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Challenger® Track Tractor and Sunflower® Tillage Equipment Headline AGCO's Newest Products on Display at Farm Progress Show

Published date August 15, 2012

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Please visit the AGCO display during the 2012 Farm Progress Show, Aug. 28-30 in Boone, Iowa. (Lot 1002 - North Ave. between 10th and 11th Streets.)

New products feature AGCO's industry-leading performance and low-emissions technology

Duluth, Ga. (August 15, 2012) — AGCO, Your Agriculture Company (NYSE:AGCO) a worldwide manufacturer of agricultural equipment, will showcase the company's newest products at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, August 28-30. Featured in the introduction are the long-awaited Challenger® MT700D Series track tractors that effectively pair with any of the three new high-acre Sunflower® tillage tools that also will be on display at the show.

“At AGCO, we are all about helping farmers produce food as efficiently as possible, which for us means not just bigger equipment, but more innovative equipment that delivers efficiency and versatility for the many different production approaches that are used today,” says Bob Crain, senior vice president and general manager, AGCO North America. “Those are the types of products we brought to the market with our extensive 2011 introduction, and the lineup being showcased this fall at farm shows across the country continues this trend.”

AGCO's new products are results of the company's global research and development efforts, and they offer solutions to help growers overcome today's production challenges. As the only manufacturer in the industry dedicated strictly to agriculture, AGCO is committed to delivering farmer-focused innovations that will help producers be more productive, efficient and profitable. This year's new model line-up is no exception and includes:

Challenger MT700D track tractor (Tier 4i compliant) – Now powered by the clean, AGCO Power™ 8.4L diesel engine for smoother operation and a longer tractor life. Built in Jackson, Minn., two new Challenger MT700D tractors feature the industry-leading Mobil-trac™ system for more power to the ground, to handle today's most demanding jobs. They are an ideal pairing with Sunflower high-acre tillage tools. (260 - 285 PTO HP)


Sunflower 6631 vertical tillage system – Designed primarily for spring-tillage, the SF6631 vertical tillage system shreds crop residue and mixes the very top layer of soil to produce a consistent seedbed that results in more uniform emergence for better yields. The latest vertical tillage tool from Sunflower is available in 35- and 40-foot widths.


Sunflower 4700 in-line ripper – Built for farmers in search of a rugged machine that can break through tough, compacted soil and flow through heavy residue conditions. The 4700 Series is available in three models and five widths to match any farm size.


Sunflower 5056 Series field cultivator – Introducing five new sizes for this industry-leading field cultivator. Ranging from 45- to 63-feet wide, the new Sunflower 5056 has the capacity to cover acres fast during critical seedbed prep time, producing a smooth, consistent finish to fields prior to planting.


Challenger 500C Series combine – Available in Class 7 and Class 8, the 500C Series sets a higher standard for harvesting capacity and fuel efficiency compared to previous models. The productivity boosts are the result of a redesigned multi-zone crop inlet and threshing system plus new in-line positioning of the industry-leading AGCO Power 9.8-liter seven-cylinder engine.


Fendt® 700 Series tractor – Built for row crop, transport and loader-tractor performance, each of the six new models offers more horsepower and 10 percent better fuel economy than previous models. The new 700 Series also features an all-new five-post cab with a vertically panoramic front windshield and full-length right-hand window. (110 – 195 PTO HP)

Massey Ferguson GC1700 Series sub-compact tractors – The new GC1700 Series tractors are the third generation of a classic, hardworking Massey Ferguson sub-compact tractor. Rugged and reliable, with sharp styling and performance, four new models offer features that make them even easier to own and operate. (22.5 and 24.5 engine HP)

Challenger MT500D Series row crop tractors (four new models; 110-125 PTO HP)
Massey Ferguson 7600 Series row crop tractors (four new models; 110-125 PTO HP)

These new products will be on display at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, at Lot 1002 – North Avenue, between 10th and 11th Streets. For more information about these new products, see your local Challenger, Massey Ferguson, Fendt and Sunflower dealer or visit

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Lindsey Pettyjohn
AGCO, Public Relations

Dee Weeda


Fendt and Massey Ferguson are worldwide brands of AGCO. Challenger is a registered trademark of Caterpillar Inc., used under license by AGCO. Mobil-trac is a trademark of Caterpillar Inc. and is used under license by AGCO. Sunflower, AGCO Power and e3 are trademarks of AGCO.      

AGCO, Your Agriculture Company (NYSE:AGCO), is a global leader focused on the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery. AGCO supports more productive farming through a full line of tractors, combines, hay tools, sprayers, forage equipment, tillage implements, grain storage and protein production systems, as well as related replacement parts. AGCO products are sold through four core machinery brands, Challenger®, Fendt®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra®, and are distributed globally through 3,100 independent dealers and distributors in more than 140 countries worldwide. Retail financing is available through AGCO Finance for qualified purchasers. Founded in 1990, AGCO is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., USA. In 2011, AGCO had net sales of $8.8 billion.

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Statements which are not historical facts, including expectations regarding the manufacture of equipment, are forward-looking and subject to risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the statements. These risks include possible declines in demand for products as a result of weather, demand and other conditions that impact farm income, actions by producers of competitive products, and the general risks attendant to acquisitions. Further information concerning these and other factors is included in AGCO's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011. AGCO disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements except as required by law.

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