AGCO® Announces Most Open Agricultural Equipment Guidance Systems on the Market

AGCO’s next generation of guidance offers customers seamless
integration and more choices than any other agricultural equipment

DULUTH, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO), a world-leading manufacturer and
distributor of agricultural equipment, announced today its next
generation of integrated guidance technology for farm machinery to help
growers maximize outputs. With this new move, users of AGCO’s guidance
systems will have greater choice as to which receivers they employ with
their farm equipment to process the positioning information sent from
the global navigation satellite system (GNSS). This new offering
represents a significant update for VarioGuide, available on AGCO’s Fendt®
machines, and for Auto-GuideTM for all other AGCO brands
including Challenger®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra®.

As part of Fuse®, AGCO’s open approach to precision
agriculture focused on optimizing the farm, these new guidance offerings
bring customers more guidance and correction signal choices than any
other manufacturer. With the new Auto-Guide and VarioGuide equipped AGCO
machines, customers can choose the accuracy level, the correction source
and now also the GNSS receiver—Trimble® or NovAtel®—that
best meet their requirements.

“Growers need solutions focused on reducing farm waste and improving
yields,” said Matt Rushing, vice president, Global Advanced Technology
Solutions (ATS) Product Line at AGCO. “Aligning with our Fuse promise,
this new technology is about openness and facilitation, not limitation.
To do this, we’re changing the way we deploy our technology to let
customers choose what is best for them,” said Mr. Rushing. “With the
support of new partners like Trimble and NovAtel, our customers now have
more freedom and flexibility than ever before, and AGCO adds to its ever
expanding list of Fuse partners.”

These new technologies will become available globally on many AGCO
machines starting in the third and fourth quarters this year on select
tractors and combines in North America, and self-propelled sprayers and
tractors in Western Europe with additional machines to follow in the

For more information about AGCO’s guidance technology, visit

About AGCO

AGCO (NYSE: AGCO) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and
distribution of agricultural equipment. AGCO supports more productive
farming through a full line of tractors, combines, hay tools, sprayers,
forage equipment, grain storage and protein production systems, seeding
and tillage implements and replacement parts. AGCO products are sold
through five core equipment brands, Challenger®, Fendt®,
GSI®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra® and
are distributed globally through a combination of approximately 3,100
independent dealers and distributors in more than 140 countries. Founded
in 1990, AGCO is headquartered in Duluth, GA, USA. In 2014, AGCO had net
sales of $9.7 billion. For more information, visit
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© 2015 AGCO Corporation. AGCO, Fendt and Fuse are registered trademarks
of AGCO Corporation. Auto-Guide is a trademark of Caterpillar Inc. and
used under license by AGCO. NovAtel is a registered trademark of NovAtel
Inc. Trimble is a registered trademark of Trimble Navigation Limited.


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