DULUTH, Ga. —AGCO Corp., a worldwide distributor and manufacturer of agricultural equipment, is expanding the company’s offering of risk management products for used equipment. AGCO now offers the industry’s broadest offering of equipment available as Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) with the addition of application machines and the longest extended service coverage (ESC) available, now up to 36 months.
“With low commodity prices, farmers are looking for ways to upgrade their equipment to take advantage of technology and improved efficiency, while optimizing their cost of ownership,” says Matt O’Brien, used equipment remarketing manager at AGCO. “But, they still need and want the reliability and uptime available with a new machine. We’ve expanded our programs to help them achieve these goals. AGCO’s Certified Pre-Owned program and extended service coverage provide customers peace of mind and fixed cost of ownership while minimizing risk when purchasing used equipment from AGCO-authorized dealers.”
Application Equipment Now Available as CPO
With the addition of TerraGator high floatation applicators and RoGator row crop applicators to the AGCO CPO program, AGCO now has the broadest offering of equipment available as CPO in the industry, including tractors, combines, large square balers and self-propelled windrowers. AGCO is the only company to offer CPO for hay equipment. In addition, every CPO machine is backed by a 1-year protection plan.
Each CPO machine undergoes a thorough inspection and all key systems and parts are tested to ensure they are up to standard. For RoGator applicators and TerraGator floaters, this includes a 140+-point inspection from the cab to the booms. Machines under four years of age and with less than 1,800 hours are eligible. These inspections are performed by AGCO-certified technicians who have passed two levels of training. After inspection, each machine goes through a reconditioning process and when needed, parts are repaired or replaced so the machine is in field-ready condition.
Extended Service Coverage Available for up to 24 or 36 Months
One year of AGCO Protection is provided on each CPO machine and is an actual insurance policy covering the engine and powertrain components to protect against unexpected repair costs and to help maintain the machine’s re-sale value.
AGCO is making Basic AGCO Protection extended service coverage (ESC) available for 24 and 36 months on CPO equipment with up to 3,000 engine hours. In addition, the extended service coverage can be customized by budget and farming style. This program is available on the following products:
- Challenger combines, windrowers and utility, mid-range, high horsepower, track and articulated tractors
- Massey Ferguson combines, windrowers, sub-compact, compact, utility, mid-range and high horsepower tractors
- Fendt high horsepower tractors
- Gleaner Class 6, 7 and 8 combines
- RoGator and TerraGator application machines
“As producers wrap up 2017 and plan their equipment needs for 2018, the expanded offering from AGCO will provide more options as they consider equipment purchases,” O’Brien says. “There are some excellent used machines on the market and CPO plus the extended service coverage will help buyers get even more from their investments in gently used equipment.”