AGCO puts farmers first at NAMPO Cape 2022

AGCO is investing heavily in South Africa to establish itself as the preferred supplier of mechanization and technology. “Working closely with farmers to provide high-tech solutions suitable for mechanization is one of AGCO’s main objectives. We want to see South African farmers succeed in the global marketplace,” says Dr. Dominik ReusManaging Director, AGCO, Africa in front of NAMPO Cape at Bredasdorp Park September 14-17 (Stand numbers 7, 8 and 9).

The Western Cape Province dominates much of South Africa’s agricultural export production, particularly wheat, wine and fruit. These export markets are a key driver of sustainable agricultural practices. “Our goal, together with our dealers across the country, is to ensure that farmers have the best machines and receive the best service possible,” says Dr. Reus.

“It has been accelerated now through technology in terms of the direct connection between the farmer, the dealer and us. We have aligned with our partners, the dealers in South Africa, to provide better service and improve our lead times. execution so that our customers have the best experience and maximize the availability of their equipment,” he emphasizes.

AGCO’s Massey Ferguson High Horsepower (HHP) series of tractors are designed to deliver improved power, comfort, ease of operation, efficiency and reliability. The HHP range can handle the most extreme agricultural tasks without hesitation in South Africa’s toughest conditions. Costs of inputs such as diesel are carefully considered in the design process to maximize fuel consumption and environmental awareness in terms of emissions. AGCO also supplies and designs its own AGCO Power engines for higher torque at lower rpm.

The benefit of reduced fuel consumption through the use of technology tools such as MF guidance, autopilot and MF section control increases profitability for farmers. Additionally, advanced technologies such as MF Connect have enabled live equipment monitoring in the field to ensure issues are resolved before they become a serious issue, as well as better connecting technical personnel from the dealer to provide better customer service.

The all-new MF 8S Series, with models from 205hp to 265hp, benefits from the latest technology and optimum fuel efficiency, while ensuring operator comfort. “Combined with its ergonomics, we know we have a market-leading product to offer,” says Dr. Reus.

Commenting on the importance for the agricultural industry to adopt the best technologies, Dr Reus says this is essential on medium to large commercial farms, where input costs must be carefully monitored to ensure maximum productivity and utilization. resource efficient. These include input costs such as diesel, herbicides, pesticides, seeds, etc.

AGCO continues to play a key role in bringing the best machines to the local market at an affordable cost, along with exceptional customer service and support. “AGCO is dedicated to helping farmers thrive. Our high-quality, smart solutions and exceptional customer experiences start by listening to farmers to deeply understand their needs. Our experienced product teams are solely focused on bringing products suitable for the South African environment. This is supported by ongoing professional training for our national network of dealers to ensure their teams are equipped with the knowledge and skills to support both the product and the farmers. Plus, our dealers can configure, customize and specify the machines for maximum efficiency,” concludes Dr. Reus.

NAMPO Cape follows Grain SA NAMPO’s first-ever five-day harvest day which took place May 16-20 in Bothaville in the Free State. The largest agricultural show in the southern hemisphere returns after a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19.

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