AGCO officials are calling the company’s Challenger 1000 Series tractors the “must-see innovation for 2016,” and farmers will get a chance to get a sneak peek later this summer.
“The needs of producers in North America continue to evolve as operations become larger and require more efficiency,” according to Josh Keeney, tactical marketing manager at AGCO. “The Challenger 1000 Series tractors bring an entirely new solution to the market. These tractors combine the power of a small-frame, articulated 4-wheel drive with the flexibility and speed of a lighter-weight, fixed-frame row crop machine.”
The Challenger 1000 Series tractors will include four models that range from 396 HP to 517 HP. Keeney says several things sets the 1000 Series apart, including a new AccuDrive powertrain concept and upgraded stepless CVT transmission. The tractors will be able to serve a variety of on-farm needs, from planting and heavy tillage to row-crop work and harvesting. On-road hauling speeds can reach 31 mph, Keeney adds.
In-cab features include air-ride suspension and leather seats, as well as ergonomic and intuitive tractor controls. All models also include an ISO-compliant AccuTerminal that allows one-stop control of all tractor and implement functions.
Farmers can catch a first glimpse at the Challenger 1000 Series at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa; Big Iron in West Fargo, N.D.; and Husker Harvest Days in Grand Island, Neb.
Ordering is currently open, and delivery will begin starting in December 2016. For more information, visit http://www.challenger-ag.us/.