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AGCO paints positive market presence

AGCO Geraldton dealership AgWest Machinery unveiled its two header flagships last week to provide farmers with the latest technology updates.

And WA area sales manager Jason Hayes also was keen to emphasise AGCO’s exponential growth in Australia.

“I’m here today with our national sales manager Stephen Nankivell and national combine product manager Shane Jardine to support AgWest’s efforts and to underline the company’s commitment to service back-up,” he said.

“We know we have some great products in Gleaner and Massey Ferguson headers and Fendt and Challenger tractors and it’s just a matter of creating product awareness and talking with farmers, which is what these type of days are all about.

“We think we have a great story to tell with a bigger focus on the broadacre market than we previously had and we’re in the market with products which have world-wide appeal because of their performances, reliability and resale value.

“And in many instances we are ahead of the game in areas such as precision technology with the benefits of our research and development programs already being implemented with products such as our Tyton terminal which integrates data from yield and moisture sensors and global positioning to provide live mapping.”

Mr Hayes said the Tyton was a big feature in the company’s new S97 Super Series Gleaners which would be the focus of demonstrations throughout the Wheatbelt during this harvest.

Designated the S97 and S98, the models have been designed for farmers seeking class 7 and 8 machines.

Both models boast a new Vision cab and a Tyton terminal, plus modifications to the feeder house, drive electronics and drive mechanics.

According to Mr Jardine, AGCO has incorporated the latest technology, comfort features and engineering advancements to ensure the combines can handle a wide range of harvesting conditions.

Gleaner’s Vision cab is a completely re-designed cab being 15 per cent larger than previous models and has a larger instructor seat with a fold-down back that doubles as laptop computer storage and workspace.

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