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May 2010 Archive for Machinery Journal

RSS By: Aimee Cope, Farm Journal

The Machinery Journal blog is your place to find the latest machinery updates, industry news, and interesting tid bits.

Special Edition Honors Brand’s Legacy

May 28, 2010

As the chapter in AGCO history comes to a close for AGCO orange tractors, the models produced in 2010 have a special way to acknowledge the end of Persian orange.





Customers will receive an AGCO Tractors Legacy Edition gift kit sent by participating dealers.

For the final year of production, 2010 models of AGCO DT, RT and LT Series tractors will have a medallion representing the legacy of the brand. Designed to mount on the grill of the tractors, it includes the AGCO logo surrounded by the logos of Allis Chalmers, Oliver, White, Minneapolis-Moline and Cockshutt.



In late-2009, AGCO announced the decision to phase out their line of orange tractors and implements branded and co-branded with the AGCO name. Moving forward, AGCO Corporation will focus on the Challenger and Massey Ferguson brands in North America.

Witness to John Deere History

May 24, 2010

It’s not every day you can bear witness to history being made.

But earlier in May I was able to take part in an event that will serve as a benchmark for years to come. In East Moline, Ill., John Deere Harvester Works manufactured the company’s 500,000th combine. I was able to tag along as the farmer and his dealer took the Gold Key tour at the factory and were able to drive the combine for the first time.

See a slideshow of the event:

Here's an interview with Greg Briggs, a farmer from Cisco, Ill., who purchased the 500,000th combine:

Watch as Briggs takes the combine for its first spin around the front lot at the factory:

Go inside John Deere Harvester Works for a Gold Key tour with Briggs and his dealer, Tom Sloan of Sloan Implement Co.:

Hear Sloan describe the opportunity to sell this miestone machine:

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