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Application Machines Offer Multiple Solutions

October 27, 2012
By: Margy Eckelkamp, Farm Journal Machinery Editor and Test Plot Director
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Building on its history of adding new features to solve customers’ problems in the field, AGCO Corp. introduces the 2013 models of its RoGator and TerraGator self-propelled machines.

All three RoGator models—the RG900, RG1100 and RG1300—can be outfitted with one of four  boom options from 80' to 120' wide as well as a dry spinner box. Every machine includes a  one-year service subscription to AgCommand, AGCO’s telemetry system. For additional spray-
height accuracy and control, AGCO now offers the NORAC UC5 Spray Height Control System as an option.

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TerraGator 8300

After introducing AGCO Power 8.4-liter Tier 4 Interim compliant engines on these machines in 2011, the company reports that 13% less fuel is consumed compared with the Tier 3 predecessors. AGCO Power Tier 4 Interim engines use SCR (selective catalytic reduction) technology.

Although introduced in 1996, GatorTrak four-wheel steering systems are getting more attention due to farmers devoting extra effort to preserving as much crop as possible. The GatorTrak  system provides a tight, 16' turning radius as the rear axle automatically adjusts to the front axle for coordinated steering, which results in two tracks through the crop instead of four.

Uniform spread. Ranging from 330 hp to 425 hp, the four TerraGator models for 2013 include the three-wheel chassis TerraGator TG7300, TG8300 and TG9300 and four-wheel chassis TG8400.  With the ability to handle more than 10 products, TerraGator machines offer greater capacity and application choices. The machines feature enhancements for accuracy and better spread-pattern consistency. AirMax Precision is a single-bin dry system, and AirMax Precision 2 spreads up to two products at once with customizable application rates. Improvements made to the center outlets of both dry systems increase spread-pattern consistency and ensure accurate product placement.

Three of the four models are powered by AGCO Power engines that are Tier 4 Interim compliant. The highest horsepower model is powered by a Tier 3 compliant CAT engine. AgCommand is standard equipment for all 2013 models, with one year of the Advanced Service subscription.

Other highlights for these machines include: the Viper Pro field computer; a 9" camera/monitor kit and six-port auxiliary in-cap power strip; lowest in-cab noise levels in the flotation market at 75.9 decibels; easier access to cooling units for cleaning; enhanced application system hydraulics for maximum output flow at lower revolutions per minute on the 1,800-gal. liquid Airmax  Precision, Airmax Precision 2, Air Spreader and Soilelection Twin Bin systems; and a myriad of optional features, including an enlarged pressure washer/storage cabinet, leather deluxe seat, auxiliary front mirrors, extension mirrors, pressure washer system, power strip and additional fuel water separator filter.

For more information, visit your local AGCO application dealer or www.applylikeapro.com.

To watch video ride-and-drives featuring both machines, visit www.FarmJournal.com/AGCO_application

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FEATURED IN: Farm Journal - November 2012

 
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