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Agco to buy GrainViz system’s Winnipeg developer

System due out in limited release this fall

U.S. farm machinery firm Agco has set up a deal to buy its Winnipeg partner in the development of the GSI GrainViz grain monitoring system. Georgia-based Agco announced Friday it now has an agreement to acquire 151 Research, with which it had signed an “exclusive technology partnership” back in December 2018 to develop the GrainViz […] Read more

The new steering system increases the combine operator’s 
comfort and provides easy 
access to controls.

Joystick-controlled steering offered on IDEAL combine

IDEALDrive offers more operator comfort and better visibility

AGCO continues to improve its award-winning Fendt IDEAL combine. IDEALDrive is a joystick-operated steering system that will be available to North American farmers for the 2021 harvest season. The innovation is a direct result of the implementation of customer suggestions. How it works: IDEALDrive is a joystick-operated steering system that will be available to North […] Read more


Fendt takes (out) the wheel on new combines

Agco says it's first of majors to offer joystick steering

Agco has officially declared itself to be the first major farm equipment player to put joystick steering in a combine. The ag equipment manufacturer unveiled IdealDrive on Thursday during the Commodity Classic in San Antonio, billing the new steering system for its Fendt Ideal combines as “the first joystick steering system on a combine from […] Read more

The number of authorized Fendt dealers across Canada and the U.S. has doubled in the last 12 months.

AGCO doubles Fendt dealerships

AGCO operations ramp up North American focus on Fendt

If it feels like you’ve been hearing the Fendt name more than usual lately, you’re probably right. Of the four major brands acquired by AGCO since it was formed, Deutz-Allis (which was discontinued), Massey Ferguson, Challenger, and Fendt, AGCO is beginning to put more of its marketing eggs in the Fendt basket here in North […] Read more


A variety of field data, like this map that shows applied down force when seeding, will be compared against yield data to determine the effects of tillage on different soil types, topography and field conditions.

AGCO’s tillage approach on trial

Are new technologies paying off in the field? AGCO wants to find out


This year AGCO hired a new PhD agronomist for North America and gave him the task of testing the effects of today’s equipment and high-tech features when used in the real world. Speaking to a group of journalists at the brand’s Jackson, Minnesota, facility this summer, Jason Lee gave an update on the progress of […] Read more

AGCO Connect telematics’ offering is compatible with both IOS and Android systems.

AGCO updates its digital product with “Connect”

AGCO Connect offers enhanced features across all brand lines

It’s our next-generation telemetry solution. It’s going to provide a web and mobile interface for our dealers and customers,” said Mike Uilk, AGCO Fuse product specialist in late June. “It’s mobile and web based for IOS and Android.” This new telemetry solution, which the company is just rolling out, offers the company’s best-yet suite of […] Read more



In July AGCO introduced the 296 to 415 hp 900 Series row-crop Fendt tractors designed for the North American market.

Fendt introduces the 900 Series tractor

AGCO looks to dominate the premium high-horsepower tractor market

In late June Grainews joined a group of machinery writers that was given a preview look at Fendt’s newest tractors, the 900 Series Gen 6, which offers five models between 296 and 415 engine horsepower. To put it plainly, they are smaller versions of the unique 1000 Series tractors introduced a couple of years ago. […] Read more


GSI expands Z Series Flexwave grain bin sizes

Self-cleaning bins now available in 30-foot diameters

Last fall AGCO’s GSI division introduced its Z Series grain bin with a 24-foot diameter base. These bins have the brand’s Flexwave system that uses large liners, which alternately inflate and deflate to gently remove the remaining grain pile left after gravity stops feeding the auger. The company claims Flexwave is capable of cleaning out […] Read more

AGCO introduces two new RB Series silage balers to 
North America. They are based on a Lely design.

PHOTOS: AGCO introduces the RB Series round baler

Lely-influenced round balers join 
the MF family in North America

European expatriates will certainly be familiar with the Lely brand of equipment. The brand has had a presence here in North America for several years as well, and long-time Canadian dairy operators will be well aware of their barn systems. But the brand has had a strong presence in the hay and forage sector overseas […] Read more