New Challenger in the US

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Challenger, a global brand of  Agco has introduced an entirely new category of tractors to North American agribusiness operations. Source: AFDJ eNews

Challenger 1000 Series tractors are one of the industry’s most versatile standard tractors and an innovation for 2016.

Designed to deliver lower cost of ownership per acre, advanced connectivity and world-class Challenger performance, they are available in four powerful models ranging from 396 to 517 engine horsepower.

Producers will get their first look at the tractors during the 2016 Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa during August.

“The needs of producers in North America continue to evolve as operations become larger and require more efficiency,” Josh Keeney, tactical marketing manager at AGCO said.

“The Challenger 1000 Series tractors bring an entirely new solution to the market. These tractors combine the power of a small-frame, articulated 4-wheel drive with the flexibility and speed of a lighter-weight, fixed-frame row crop machine.

“Using what we call the new Accu platform, the 1000 Series tractors are built to be smarter, more intuitive and efficient, to help producers reduce input costs, increase productivity and ultimately be more profitable.

“This approach is a logical next step in Challenger’s evolution after our work perfecting the track tractor.”

Key to the new Series is the entirely new AccuDrive powertrain concept and an upgraded stepless CVT transmission, which provide the tractors with both their power and flexibility.

Add to this the tractor’s full suite of on-board technology and an all-new, comfort-focused cab, and these tractors are a single solution for today’s high horsepower needs, from planting and heavy tillage or row crop work to harvesting and on-road hauling up to 31 mph.