AGCO is the first equipment manufacturer to offer short-term equipment leasing programs for combines. The program, called Harvest Solutions, is being launched this Spring in the High Plains and Western Corn Belt with five combines.
"We start out in the wheat harvest, move into soybeans and finish it out with the corn harvest in the Midwest,” says Todd Stucke, general marketing manager for AGCO.
Harvest Solutions is offering the Challenger 670B combine with a 350 bu. capacity, available with a 30 foot or 35 foot platform, and an 8- or 12-row corn head, says Kevin Cobb, sr. marketing manager.
"The grower may already have one machine and needs a second machine in the fall harvest for a corn and soybean operation, when you're needing to do both crops,” Cobb says. "It does allow a fixed cost per acre to allow the grower to work with. Also the smaller operators may get several growers together to rent the machine who cannot justify owning or renting the machine on their own.”
The hour range requirement is from 100 hours to 200 hours, depending on location and crop. Generally the wheat market requirements are 100-125 hours and there are 200 required hours in the corn market.
Listen in as Stucke and Cobb describe the program:
The program is available through select CAT dealers.
CAT Dealers Participating in Harvest Solutions
- Holt CAT – Texas
- Foley Ept – Western Kansas
- Martin Tractor –Eastern Kansas
- NMC – Nebraska
- Tractor & Eqpt Co – Montana
- Butler Machinery – North Dakota, South Dakota
- Ziegler – Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin
- Dean Machinery – Missouri
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