AGCO wins major European tractor of the year awards

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Massey Ferguson tractors at Farm Science Review 2015

DULUTH, Ga.— AGCO achieved a remarkable success when Fendt, Massey Ferguson and Valtra, three of its leading brands, achieved all but one of the Tractor of the Year 2016 Awards at Agritechnica this week.

AGCO Wins Major European Tractor of the Year Awards at Agritechnica, Hannover Fair for Fendt, Massey Ferguson and Valtra Tractors.  The awards, judged by a jury of journalists from 23 European countries, were presented at a special ceremony at the Agritechnica Show, Hannover, Germany Nov. 8.

The awards were:

Tractor of the Year 2016 – Fendt 1050 Vario; Tractor of the Year 2016 Best Utility – Massey Ferguson 5713 SL; and Golden Tractor for The Design 2016 – Valtra N 174 V.

In awarding the title, Tractor of the Year 2016 to the 517hp, Fendt 1050 Vario, the judges noted it is the world’s most powerful standard tractor.

The 1000 Series Fendt occupies a new power segment, fulfilling demand for even more powerful standard tractors, which are also manoeuvrable and versatile. The judges also praised the innovative Vario Drive system that provides independent hydraulic drive to the front and rear axles.

This, they commented, offers a driving experience very similar to the most sophisticated cars.

Massey Ferguson is the first manufacturer to take the top spot in the new tractor of the year, best utility category with its new 130 hp MF 5713 SL.

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