Sneak Peek of AGCO's Challenger 1000 Series Tractors Coming Soon

July 1, 2016 11:04 AM

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

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common sense
Bristol, SD
7/5/2016 07:14 AM

  This is a last ditch stunt to revive this failed marketing attempt by the "dictator in chief" at agco. It is obvious that the whole challenger game has not been working and will not work. This is simply a Fendt painted yellow. Couldn't make it work under the Fendt name, so lets try this and see how many suckers bite! Looking at used equipment values, this so called "premium" brand is dismal compared to the other mainstream brands. The challenger combine is nearly a giveaway. In addition to the tractor joke, there is this behemouth of a combine rumored to be on the way which will once again be trounced by Lexion through the Cat dealers, wasting millions of shareholder dollars again and the agco board stands idly by!


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