Six AE50 awards for AGCO brands

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Six of AGCO’s products and solutions won the 2024 AE50 Award for innovation and engineering excellence. The company’s products include (clockwise from upper-left) Massey Ferguson’s 3S and 9S series tractors, Fendt’s 200 and 600 Vario series tractors, Massey Ferguson’s 500R Series sprayer, and Precision Planting’s SymphonyNozzle.

The AE50 awards from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). recognize the industry’s top new products and services for remarkable innovation, significant engineering advancement and impact on their markets. AGCO’s 2024 awards span its Fendt, Massey Ferguson and Precision Planting brands, confirming consistent excellence across its product lines and cementing the company as innovator of farmer-focused solutions.



“AGCO is greatly honored by ASABE’s recognition again this year,” said Eric Hansotia, AGCO President, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer. “Over the last three years, AGCO and our brands have earned 24 AE50 awards, confirming our position in innovation and engineering that advances farmers’ capabilities, improves their operations and helps them feed the world.”

AGCO’s 2024 AE50-winning products

The Fendt 200 Vario Series is the brand’s smallest tractor, but it combines all the features Fendt customers expect of its larger tractors. Fendt 200 Vario tractors are available in North America in three models ranging from 94 to 114 rated horsepower and are available in a standard configuration or in three crop variants as advanced specialty tractor. The tractors are powered by the AGCO Power 3.3 L engine and feature the Fendt Vario CVT, allowing operators to focusing on the task at hand instead of shifting gears.


Fendt 200 Vario Series

Fendt 200 Series

Fendt’s 600 Vario Series
tractor features the all-new AGCO Power Core 50, 4-cylinder, 5.0-liter engine in four models from 164 to 224 maximum horsepower. Coupled with the intelligent Fendt VarioDrive CVT transmission, the tractor’s engine produces an efficient and easy-to-operate powertrain. All models have Dynamic Performance (DP) capabilities, which allow the release of up to 15 additional horsepower with the use of smart sensors that determine power demand.


Fendt 600 Series


The Massey Ferguson 500R Series sprayer is a straightforward, dependable and economical option for growers to help them take control of their chemical application. The MF 500R comes standard with LiquidLogic, which ensures constant circulation through the entire system and offers boom clean out, product recovery and no spray priming capabilities, reducing costs and waste. Smart all-wheel drive (AWD) with the transmission management system allows the machine to operate at a lower engine RPM to save fuel while maintaining pump pressure and spray pattern, ground speed and hydraulic flow.

Massey Ferguson 500R Series sprayer

Massey Ferguson 500R


The Massey Ferguson 3 Series Specialty tractors consist of seven models across three versions that focus on meeting specific requirements of vineyards and fruit orchards at an affordable price. The MF 3 Series features Stage 5-compliant engines, transmissions with up to 30 speeds, a new operator interface and the brand’s global ‘Saber’ styling scheme. The MF 3 Series offers a wide variety of power settings and modern specifications, including the 3VI.95 at widths down to 39.4 inches (1.0 meters), and the 3GE.95 and 3GE.105 with minimal steering wheel heights of 30.7 inches.


Massey Ferguson 3 Series


The Massey Ferguson 9S Series tractor expands the brand’s award-winning S Series into the 285-425 hp segment. The 9S provides a planting, baling and tillage solution with intuitive operation, ergonomics and increased dependability. The 9S’ 90 gallon-per-minute ECO pump delivers additional hydraulic flow to maximize Precision Planting components at a remarkable 1650 engine RPM, reducing fuel usage and cabin noise levels. The innovative Protect-U cab design produces a 69db cabin environment. The 9S’ improved turning axle achieves a 10% improvement in turning radius for more efficient turning on the headlands, which saves operator time and reduces soil impact.


Massey Ferguson 9S

Massey Ferguson 9S


Precision Planting’s SymphonyNozzle is a pulse width modulation system (PWM) that allows for independent rate and pressure control in self-propelled or pull-type sprayers. These capabilities allow for a consistent droplet size to be maintained across the field regardless of changes to rate or operating speed, providing consistent spraying efficacy across the entire field. SymphonyNozzle’s design enables farmers to retrofit existing sprayers that have traditional nozzles into more accurate PWM systems. The nozzle is easy to install and simple to service and uses point-to-point electronic architecture as opposed to large harnesses on each half of the sprayer. The SymphonyNozzle body is toolless to disassemble for easy cleanout and replacement is easy. Check valves can also be moved to either side of the nozzle body without tools for further ease of installation.


Precision Planting SymphonyNozzle


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