Valley AG Weekly

Valleyag Weekly

ON VALLEY AG WEEKLY WITH BRIAN GUM AT MACALLISTER, WE”RE HERE ON MARGARET AVENUE IN TERRE HAUTE, BUT, BRIAN, BEFORE THE BREAK WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THE MEDIUM TO SMALLER SIZED TRACTOR THAT, THE MASSEY LINE, THAT AG CO HAS COME UP WITH, TELL US ABOUT SOME OF THE ”BIG” STUFF YOU GUYS HAVE. BRIAN SAYS, SO THE BIG STUFF THAT WE”VE GOT COMING. WE”VE GO THE NEW 1000 SERIES CHALLENGER TRACTOR THAT WE”VE ACTUALLY BROUGHT OVER FROM GERMANY, UH, ANYBODY THAT”S HEADED DOWN TO LOUISVILLE THIS WEEK MAY ACTUALLY BE ABLE TO SEE THAT THING. IT”S STARTING TO HIT SOME DEALER LOTS, UH PROBABLY SEE THOSE IN OUR AREA LATER IN THE SUMMER BUT IT”S THE WHEELED COUSIN TO THE BIG TRACTOR WE HAVE HERE BEHIND US. BARRY SAYS, AND HOW BIG ARE WE TALKING? BRIAN SAYS, UH, SO THE SMALLEST MODEL”S 380 HORSE AND THE BIGGEST, THE BIGGEST IN THAT SERIES IS ACTUALLY A 500 HORSE, UH, FIXED FRAME, FRONT-WHEEL ASSIST TYPE TRACTOR SO, SO THE IDEA BEHIND THIS MACHINE IS THAT”S IT”S ABLE TO REPLACE THE TRACTOR THAT YOU DO YOUR PLANTING WITH, AS WELL AS, YOUR BIG TILLAGE TRACTOR THAT YOU DO ALL YOUR FIELD PREP WITH SO. BARRY SAYS, SO, TELL US ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY, WE”RE SEEING MORE AND MORE TECHNOLOGY IN THIS INDUSTRY, TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT TECHNOLOGY AND AGCO. BRIAN SAYS, WELL, AGCO”S STANCE IS THAT ALL THIS TECHNOLOGY NEEDS TO INTEGRATE AND RATHER TRY TO COME UP WITH A GPS SYSTEM THAT”S BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE HAS, AGCO”S TAKEN THE APPROACH THAT THEY WANT TO BE THE MOST OPEN ARCHITECTURE THAT THEY CAN, SO THE IDEA IS WE DON”T WANT A CUSTOMER TO SHY AWAY FROM US BECAUSE THEY CAN”T INTEGRATE THEIR EXISTING TECHNOLOGY. WE WANT TO BE THE MOST OPEN THAT WE CAN AND HELP THEM USE WHAT THEY HAVE. BARRY SAYS, MAKES A WHOLE LOT OF DIFFERENCE. WE WERE JUST OUT AT IVY TECH A FEW WEEKS AGO AND THE KIDS DOWN THERE ARE LEARNING A WHOLE LOT ABOUT THIS STUFF, SO IT”S THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE, THAT”S FOR SURE WHEN YOU CAN SIT BACK AND LET THE TRACTOR DO IT”S THING WHEN YOU”RE OUT IN THE FIELD, IT”S KIND OF SCARY. BRIAN SAYS, RIGHT. BARRY SAYS BRIAN, THANKS A WHOLE LOT FOR JOINING US AND YOU”RE GUY, ANYBODY NEEDS TO GET A HOLD OF YOU, HOW CAN THEY DO THAT? BRIAN SAYS, UH, YOU CAN GO ON OUR WEB SITE MACALLISTER AG DOT COM. ALSO, ANOTHER GREAT WAY TO GET A HOLD OF US, EVERYBODY”S GOT A SMART PHONE AND THERE”S AN APP FOR EVERYTHING, RIGHT, IF YOU GET IN YOUR APP STORE AND LOOK UP MACALLISTER AG, YOU CAN CONTACT ME, YOU CAN CONTACT THE PARTS DEPARTMENT, THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT, ALL RIGHT FROM THE APP. BARRY SAYS, SO, YOU”RE OUT IN THE FIELD AND YOU HAVE A PROBLEM, YOU CAN A HOLD OF YOU. BRIAN SAYS, GET ON THE APP AND GET YOU WHERE YOU NEED TO GO. BARRY SAYS, BRIAN GUM, THANK YOU SO MUCH. BRIAN SAYS, THANK YOU. BARRY SAYS, APPRECIATE IT. YOU”VE BEEN WATCHING VALLEY AG WEEKLY, WE”RE HERE AT MACALLISTER MACHINERY THIS WEEK, WE”LL SEE YOU NEXT WEEK

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