LATEST NEWS & BLOGS

Our news and blog section gives you an insight into the latest goings on at AGCO Parts & Service, including not only the products and services that make your life easier, but the people that help to provide them.

COMFORT AND SAFETY: THE FUTURE OF STEERING

AGCO Parts Books Update

15th January 2024 

Innovations in machine engineering are changing the way we farm forever.

Making the working day more comfortable, safer and ultimately increasingly productive.

Advances in cab comfort are ensuring we put less stress on our bodies and can work effectively for longer.

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Latest News

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    Exciting News: AGCO Parts Books Transition!

    8th December | Blog

    We're reaching out to share some important news. The AGCO Parts Books website is scheduled to close on January 12th, 2024. But don't worry, it's not a goodbye it's a warm welcome to the new AGCO Parts Shop!

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    A FREE AGCO TRACTOR CHECK: THE KEY TO FARMING WITH CONFIDENCE THIS SEASON?

    7th November | Blog

    A free, no obligation, 70+ point tractor check, carried out by professionally-equipped technicians – it’s no wonder 1,000s of farmers have already taken advantage of a SMART Check.

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    Did you know your AGCO dealer supplies all these products?

    12th October | Blog

    You probably know you can rely on your AGCO dealer for quality machinery and parts, but would you consider shopping there for your other agricultural product needs too?

    It might surprise you to learn your AGCO dealer also can supply a wide range of everyday essentials for you.

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Recent Stories

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    The Special Refurb by Fendt: The big reveal - A tractor transformed

    24th July 2023 | Blog

    In rural France is a very happy farmer. One who now has the tractor of his dreams – customised to meet his exact needs. That farmer is 28-year-old Alexis Neveu, winner of the #VINtoWin competition. The tractor is a 2019 Vario 720  which has been completely transformed by a team of experts in the Special Refurb by Fendt.

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    The Special Refurb by Fendt: The big reveal - what will the winner think?

    11th July 2023 | Blog

    It’s time for Alexis Neveu, winner of the #VINtoWin competition to be reunited with his 720 Vario – as the team of experts in Germany nears the end of the complete overhaul in the Special Refurb by Fendt.

    Cameras in the workshop have captured the entire refurb journey - which has seen some nerve-wracking and challenging moments, as well as some great examples of how teamwork and partner collaboration can achieve magical results.

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    The Special Refurb by Fendt: performance upgrades for the winning 720 Vario

    23rd June 2023 | Blog

    Taken straight from the field, Alexis Neveu’s tractor will not be the same when it returns. That’s because Alexis won the #VINtoWin competition and his 720 Vario is now undergoing a complete overhaul in the Special Refurb by Fendt. This week the team have been finding ways to optimise the tractor’s performance. 

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    The Special Refurb by Fendt: what would be on your wish list?

    26th May 2023 | Blog

    Imagine writing a list of all the upgrades you’d love to see on your machine – then passing that to a group of skilled Fendt technicians to deliver for you. That’s exactly what our #VINtoWin competition winner, Alexis Neveu from France, has been able to do as part of his Special Refurb prize.

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    Vin to Win: What is in store for the winning machine?

    31st March 2023 | Blog

    It’s been all systems go since we announced the winner of the Special Refurb by Fendt in the #VinToWin competition. First prize winner Alexis Neveu and his father have been busy preparing their 2019 Fendt 720 Vario for its journey from their cereal farm in France to the Fendt facility in Germany. 

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    SMART Season: Farmer Focus

    31st January 2023 | Blog

    We asked Berto Martino from società agricola Tenuta Berto, in Italy, about his preparations for the season and what sort of support he expects from his dealer during his busiest times.

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    5 good reasons to get a pre-season machine check

    20th January 2023 | Blog

    A pre-season check is exactly what is needed to tackle this year’s challenges with confidence. Get your machine checked and get on with what you are good at. Here are 5 reasons why a pre-season check is the right choice for you..

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    Fendt Vin to Win: The award-winning Fendt 700 series

    17th January 2023 | News

    The winning tractor in the Vin to Win competition is with the experts in Germany. It is undergoing a full refurb by Fendt and will be brought back to factory condition.  The winning machine is a really popular model – let's find out a bit more about it.

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    Fendt Vin to Win: The Winner's Story

    14th December 2022 | News

    There’s been a real buzz in the AGCO team office since we called Alexis Neveu in France to tell him he’d won first prize of a Special Refurb by Fendt for his Vario 720 tractor in the ‘Vin to Win’ competition. To top it off, the call landed on the eve of his 28th birthday, so he’s been given an extra special present this year.

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    AGCO Announces Winners of Aftersales Fendt 'Vin to Win Campaign

    7th November 2022 | News

    Leading genuine agricultural parts company, AGCO, has announced the prize winners of its six-month-long ‘Vin to Win’ competition, including the lucky recipient of a Fendt special refurb - a money-can’t-buy tractor restoration.

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    SMART Safety: Avoiding falls when working from height

    29th September 2022 | Blog

    Falls while working on a farm can lead to broken bones or worse. They mean time off work and inevitably cost you money. Think about the places on a farm where falls can happen – roofs, ladders, vehicles, haystacks. By being aware of the dangers and taking proper safety measures you can significantly reduce the risk.

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    SMART Safety: 10 tips for safer livestock handing

    29th September 2022 | Blog

    1. Take the time to understand the behaviours of the livestock you are working with.

    2. Make sure they are handled by trained workers.

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    SMART Safety: Protecting children on your farm

    29th September 2022 | Blog

    As confident as some children may seem around the farm they are still exposed to high levels of risk. They can be injured or killed by machines or animals and are particularly susceptible to dangers in the farmyard. It is your responsibility to keep your farm as child-safe as possible or keep children away.

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    SMART Safety: Fatigue - More than just tired

    29th September 2022 | Blog

    Would you recognise the symptoms of fatigue? Being tired is an accepted part of the challenges of farming, but fatigue is more than that. When you are fatigued you can experience a range of symptoms that are not only physical. Fatigue impacts your productivity and mental health.

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    SMART Safety: Overhead powerlines - know how to work safely 

    29th September 2022 | Blog

    A powerline does not have to be touched to lead to serious or fatal injury. Electricity can leap if a person or vehicle simply gets too close – it’s called a flashover. The type of machines used in farming are particularly at risk because they tend to be high or have long equipment, like combines or sprayer booms.  

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    SMART Safety: 7 things you need to know about slurry

    29th September 2022 | Blog

    1. ONE BREATH CAN KILL – slurry gas at the right concentration will kill. The most dangerous gas, hydrogen sulphide can attack your sense of smell, even at low concentrations, meaning you are not even aware of it. At higher concentration it will impact breathing and lead to confusion and eventually collapse.

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    SMART Safety: PTO's - How to stay safe

    29th September 2022 | Blog

    Your PTO could well be the most dangerous piece of equipment on your farm. Accidents involving PTOs can be horrific and lead to life-changing injuries or death. It doesn’t matter how many times you have used your PTO before you can NEVER afford to drop your guard when you are working with it.

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    THE MF ULTIMATE REFURB: THE BIG REVEAL

    14th September 2022 | Blog

    After 18,000 hours of intense work restoring the 18-year-old MF 5455, things at the Massey Ferguson facility in Beauvais, France are getting really exciting as the refurb now nears completion. The travel arrangements have been made to return the refurbished tractor back to its home on the farm in Wales. The date for the ‘Big Reveal’ has been set, and the final push is on.

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    The MF Ultimate Refurb: The Next Steps

    30th August 2022 | Blog

    Since it was announced that they had won first prize in our AGCO #VinToWin competition, UK farmers Nigel and Robert Bowyer have waved goodbye to their 18-year-old tractor which has clocked up more than 18,000 hours of cross farming work and taken receipt of the loan vehicle.

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    VIN TO WIN: MF 5455 – PROGRESS UPDATE

    11th March 2022 | Blog

    We are now well underway with the Ultimate Refurb of our Vin to Win prize winner’s MF 5455. While Nigel and Robert Bowyer have been given a Massey Ferguson loan tractor for the duration of the Ultimate Refurb, the MF team at Beauvais have been busy carefully dismantling their well-loved tractor, diagnosing what needs to be addressed and getting stuck into the refurb.

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    VIN TO WIN: MF 5455 - A NOUGHTIES CLASSIC

    10th March 2022 | Blog

    The winner of the Massey Ferguson ultimate refurb was an MF 5455, owned by Robert Bowyer from Wales. The refurb team in Beauvais have been busy working on the machine since it arrived with them, and we will soon be able to share more information on how it’s progressing - but in the meantime, we thought we’d look back at the history of the winning machine, the MF 5455, which was manufactured in Beauvais, France between 2003 and 2012.

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    VIN TO WIN: THE VALTRA 6350 HITECH

    16th February 2022 | News

    The winner of the Valtra ultimate refurb was a Valtra 6350 Hitech owned by Christoph Brunner from Austria. We can’t wait to share more information about the refurb of this machine but in the meantime, we thought we’d look back at the 6350 which was manufactured in Suolahti, Finland between 1999 and 2007.

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    ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF THE VALTRA VIN TO WIN BIG PRIZE DRAW

    22nd October 2021 | Blog

    Valtra fans have been taking part in our Vin to Win games since March this year, with over 250 game players claiming instant-win prizes, including Valtra overalls and scale-model tractors. We are now thrilled to announce the winner of the Ultimate Refurb grand prize! 

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    MASSEY FERGUSON VIN TO WIN WINNERS ANNOUNCED

    15th October 2021 | Blog

    Massey Ferguson fans have been taking part in our Vin to Win games since March this year, with over 250 game players claiming instant-win prizes, including MF overalls and scale-model tractors. We are now thrilled to announce the winner of the Ultimate Refurb grand prize! 

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    BIODIESEL AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU

    26th March 2021 | News

    In these ever-changing times, sustainability is of utmost importance and the requirement to increase the volume of bio fuel in petrol and diesel is one more step towards a cleaner planet. In 2019 the agricultural industry was required to increase the volumes of renewable content used in fuel by adding biodiesel. But what does this mean for you and your farm machinery? 

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    THE PEOPLE WHO USE OUR PARTS: LAUREN SAVAGE

    18th December 2020 | Blog

    This year we’ve been celebrating the International Women’s Day theme of #EachforEqual and shining a spotlight on just a few of the inspiring and dedicated men and women working in the Agricultural and Aftersales industries. In our final installment meet Lauren Savage, one of our AGCO Apprentices working with Lister Wilder at their Bristol branch.    

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    RICHARD CHARLES JOINS THE PANEL OF JUDGES AT THE BRITISH FARMING AWARDS 2020

    16th October 2020 | News

    We’re looking forward to the 2020 British Farming awards on Wednesday 21st October and this year we’re excited and extremely proud that Richard Charles, Manager, Aftersales Customer Care and Training here at AGCO, has been chosen as one of the judges on the Agri-tech Innovator of the Year panel. 

    We caught up with Richard to learn a little more about the Agri-tech Innovator award and his role as one of the judges.   

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    THE PEOPLE WHO USE OUR PARTS: CAROLIN WIRTH

    17th July 2020 | Blog

    In our latest edition of ‘The People who use our Parts’ series, meet Carolin Wirth, Aftersales Commercial Manager at AGCO who shares her story about how she has developed a successful career within Sales and advice for others looking to embark on a similar career path.   

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    THE PEOPLE WHO USE OUR PARTS: EMILY PADFIELD

    12th June 2020 | Blog

    In our second installment of ‘The People who use our Parts’ series, we caught up with Emily Padfield, a freelance writer and who, together with her partner Mark, run their mixed livestock farm in Warwickshire. Oh, and you may recognise Emily and Mark as winners of the recent BBC2 show ‘Win the Wilderness: Alaska’ where they competed to live off-grid in the wild and walked away with an amazing house and land in Alaska.    

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    AGCO PARTNERS WITH SIGHTCALL

    19th May 2020 | News

    Here at AGCO we are continually exploring new, innovative ways to meet your needs for Parts and Service support and keep you farming during this critical time. 

    Read all about AGCO's exciting new partnership with SightCall to offer real time visual service support between our dealer technicians and the AGCO Technical Service teams, ensuring your machine is back at work as soon as possible.

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    HERE FOR YOU

    9th April 2020| News

    AGCO and our dealers are standing strong in the face of uncertainty from coronavirus COVID-19.

    Here in Europe we are rising to the unprecedented challenge by taking exceptional measures to protect the well-being and safety of ourselves, our customers and our communities.

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    THE AGCO PARTS LEAP EXPERIENCE

    30th March | Blog

    Presented last year during Agritechnica, the Leap Experience is a fun and interactive way to understand more about your engine and its core components. This is a new approach on how to explore some hard to reach sections of your engine.

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    PEOPLE WHO USE OUR PARTS: GRACE MAPLE

    12th March 2020| Blog

    As part of our International Women's Day celebrations, throughout 2020 we’ll be shining a light on just some of the inspiring and dedicated men and women working within the agricultural industry. Our first story comes from Grace Maple, a trainee Agricultural Machinery Technician with C&O Tractors Ltd, read all about her experiences during her training programme.  

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    NEW GEARBOX REMANUFACTURING FACILITY IN BEAUVAIS

    6th March 2020 | News

    The Massey Ferguson Beauvais factory will further expand to include a dedicated gearbox Remanufacturing facility.

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    WORKSHOP DRIVES HOME FARM SAFETY MESSAGE

    25th February 2020 | News

    It goes without saying that safety awareness needs to be part of every farmer’s daily routine. With this in mind, members from Yorkshire Federation of Young Farmers Clubs (YFYFC) were invited to a special Massey Ferguson Machinery Maintenance and Safety Workshop at distributor Peacock & Binnington’s Selby branch on 18 February.

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    TRACTOR MAINTENANCE IS A QUESTION OF ATTITUDE

    6th February 2020 | Blog

    We all know about the daily inspections that are listed in the owner’s manual, but how many of us actually carry out these inspections? Not many hands go up. 

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    TEAM AGCO COMPLETES COMMUNITY PROJECT AT LIFEWAYS

    20th September 2019 | News

    A fantastic AGCO community project was completed at the Lifeways Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. Give & Gro matched our AGCO team with the Lifeways Centre and brought us together to create, shape and deliver a project that will make a real difference. 

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    AGCO PARTS BACKS CALL FOR FARMERS TO PUT THEMSELVES FIRST

    15th July 2019 | News

    AGCO Parts is supporting this year’s Farm Safety Week, which runs from 15-19 July. Organised by leading farming charity Farm Safety Foundation, the campaign encourages the farming community to use good safety practices while working on the farm.

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    QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL

    11th July 2019 | News

    AGCO Reman has paired up with the world’s most powerful motorsport – Tractor Pulling. The Bear Essentials Team, based near Shrewsbury, has called on the expertise of AGCO Reman, to keep their 2,000hp tractor running smoothly in competitions across the UK and Europe.

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