RoGator® and TerraGator® Both Win Coveted AE50 Awards From The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Two top-of-the-line models of application equipment manufactured and marketed by AGCO Corporation have been named winners of this year’s prestigious AE50 award by The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). Both of the 2012 AE50 Winners — the RoGator® RG-1300 row crop sprayer and TerraGator® TG-8400 flotation applicator – were honored by the ASABE for their innovative design and as products that will save farmers time, input costs and labor while improving user safety.
According to the ASABE, whose members are leaders in the production, transport, storage and use of renewable resources, the products winning the AE50 awards represent the best products developed around the world for the agricultural, food and biological systems engineering industries. Award winners include companies of all sizes and varying inventive focus.
“The entire AGCO Application team is both delighted and humbled that two of our most important machines received an AE50 award this year,” says Mark Sharitz, Director of Marketing for AGCO Application Equipment. “Our team at the Jackson, Minn., manufacturing facility continues to provide superior products to the field. Our customers continue to rave about both the RoGator and TerraGator performance and proven technology. These awards are an added testament to the passion and innovation that AGCO provides to the application business. We look forward to rolling out future products which will continue to build on this legacy.”
The RoGator RG1300 is a self-propelled row crop sprayer used exclusively in production agriculture for application of a range of crop-protection products and fertilizers in dry and liquid forms. The machine features a proven drivetrain system and a highly-efficient Tier-4-compliant AGCO Power 8.4-liter diesel engine designed with e3 selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology to boost horsepower while reducing emissions and fuel consumption. The RoGator RG1300 liquid system provides unsurpassed precision application with pressure variance and the ability for each boom section to be turned off or on, ensuring accuracy and cost savings with the application of high-cost inputs.
The TerraGator TG8400 is a self-propelled, four-wheel flotation applicator also used extensively in production agriculture for pre-emergence, pre-plant and post-harvest application of fertilizer and crop protection products in liquid and dry form. AGCO is the only manufacturer to engineer a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) for the application industry allowing operators to go from zero to top speed with no clutching and shifting of gears. Coupled with the AGCO Power engine, the TerraGator TG8400 has the potential to improve productivity 15 percent while reducing fuel consumption up to 17 percent.
Sharitz points out that all RoGator row crop sprayers and TerraGator TG7300 and TG8300 flotation applicator models feature the same technologies as the two award-winning RoGator and TerraGator models.
ASABE is an educational and scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food and biological systems. The organization was founded in 1907, is headquartered in St. Joseph, Mich, and comprises of 9,000 members in more than 100 countries.
The awards will be presented at the ASABE Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference (AETC) Recognition Luncheon in Louisville, Ken., on February 14, 2012.
AGCO, Your Agriculture Company, (NYSE:AGCO) was founded in 1990 and offers a full product line of tractors, combines, hay tools, sprayers, forage equipment, tillage, implements, and related replacement parts. AGCO agricultural products are sold under the core brands of Challenger®, Fendt®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra® and are distributed globally through 2,600 independent dealers and distributors in more than 140 countries worldwide. Retail financing is available through AGCO Finance for qualified purchasers. AGCO is headquartered in Duluth, GA, USA. In 2010, AGCO had net sales of $6.9 billion. http.//www.AGCOcorp.com
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