DULUTH, Ga. (March 11, 2013) — Each growing season, custom applicators spend long hours in the field applying fertilizer and crop protection products over millions of acres. The spring planting season is especially demanding, as professional operators race the clock to complete farmer field applications on schedule.
That’s why recent advances in application equipment not only focus on improved accuracy and efficiency, but also on greater operator comfort and safety.
“Agri-retailers make a significant investment in training their professional applicators because of the important role they play, so increasing their comfort and safety is essential,” says Dave Lovell, field sales and marketing support manager for AGCO Application Equipment.
Lovell notes that recent enhancements to AGCO’s RoGator® sprayers specifically address this objective for professional operators, as well as large farming operations that have their own application equipment. Design enhancements include:
“Demanding work schedules are just part of the job for many operators,” Lovell says, “but making them safer and more comfortable can also translate into greater efficiency. A safe, happy operator is a productive operator.”
Nick Huston, AGCO | 770-232-8241 | Nick.Huston@AGCOcorp.com
Randy Myers, Osborn Barr | 314-746-1929 | Randy.Myers@osbornbarr.com
AGCO, Your Agriculture Company (NYSE:AGCO), is a global leader focused on the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery. AGCO supports more productive farming through a full line of tractors, combines, hay tools, sprayers, forage equipment, tillage implements, grain storage and protein production systems, as well as related replacement parts. AGCO products are sold through five core machinery brands, Challenger®, Fendt®, GSI®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra®, and are distributed globally through 3,150 independent dealers and distributors in more than 140 countries worldwide. Retail financing is available through AGCO Finance for qualified purchasers. Founded in 1990, AGCO is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., USA. In 2012, AGCO had net sales of $10 billion. www.AGCOcorp.com
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