AGCO Announces its Latest Industry Connection Between VarioDoc and TaskDoc® with Trimble Farm Works Software
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DULUTH, Ga. (Feb. 24, 2014)— AGCO, Your Agriculture Company (NYSE:AGCO), announces a new interoperability between Trimble’s Farm Works Software® and VarioDoc™ and TaskDoc® as part of its Fuse™ Technologies initiative. This interoperability will allow operators to transfer task files between their machine’s cab and the Farm Works Software.
AGCO’s VarioDoc and TaskDoc are task file management systems that allow operators to wirelessly transfer task files between the machine and office without the need for a data card or USB flash drive. This eliminates the need for the operator to remember to save information to a data card or USB flash drive, and physically transfer it to the farm office. Transferring task files wirelessly ensures that all information is securely and efficiently transferred to the office for use in future management decisions and record keeping.
Trimble’s Farm Works Software is an industry-leading desktop mapping and field record-keeping software package that enables growers to manage information about their operation to make smarter decisions. Farm managers are able to track inputs and yields in each field, create variable-rate application maps, as well as keep detailed equipment records. They can also integrate additional modules to manage livestock, accounting and water management for their operation.
“The addition of Farm Works to the list of farm management information system programs compatible with VarioDoc and TaskDoc helps growers become more efficient in the management of their farm’s data without having to use multiple software platforms,” says Bruce Hart, director of marketing for AGCO’s Global Advanced Technology Solutions (ATS). “Fuse Technology’s open approach enables farmers to integrate their AGCO equipment and precision agriculture technology with the trusted service providers and software partners they choose.”
“This new interoperability is an example of how our companies are working together to provide growers with the tools they need to better manage their operation’s data, which can result in enhanced decision making and improved return on investment,” says Levi Kettle, business area director for Trimble’s Agriculture Division.
VarioDoc is available as optional equipment on most Fendt® tractors; TaskDoc is now available on select Massey Ferguson® and Challenger® combines, with more AGCO products planned in the future.
For more information about Fuse Technologies and AGCO’s new connected strategy, visit our home page. Visit http://www.farmworks.com to get more information about Trimble’s Farm Works Software and to download a free trial version.
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Emily Richardson, AGCO | 770-232-8418 | Emily.Richardson@agcocorp.com
Whitney West, AGCO | 770-813-6049 | Whitney.West@agcocorp.com
Fendt and Massey Ferguson are registered trademarks of AGCO. VarioDoc, TaskDoc and Fuse are trademarks of AGCO. Farm Works Software is a registered trademark of Trimble Navigation Limited, registered in the United States and in other countries. Challenger is a registered trademark of Caterpillar Inc. and used under license by AGCO.
AGCO (NYSE: AGCO) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery. AGCO supports more productive farming through a full line of tractors, combines, hay tools, sprayers, forage equipment, grain storage and protein production systems, tillage implements and replacement parts. AGCO products are sold through five core machinery brands, Challenger®, Fendt®, GSI®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra® and are distributed globally through approximately 3,100 independent dealers and distributors in more than 140 countries worldwide. Founded in 1990, AGCO is headquartered in Duluth, GA, USA. In 2013, AGCO had net sales of $10.8 billion. www.AGCOcorp.com
About Trimble’s Agriculture Division
Trimble Agriculture solutions help customers maximize efficiency and reduce chemical and fertilizer inputs while also protecting natural resources and the environment. Trimble’s precision agriculture solutions cover all seasons, crops, terrains, and farm sizes, and its brand-agnostic strategy allows farmers to use Trimble products on most vehicles in their fleet — regardless of manufacturer. To help farmers better manage and make decisions with their data, Trimble offers the Connected Farm™ solution, which allows farmers to collect, share and manage information across their farm in real time. To help optimize water use, Trimble provides water solutions for irrigation, drainage and land leveling. Trimble’s product suite includes vehicle and implement guidance and steering, as well as a portfolio of correction options that are the most versatile of their kind in the industry. Additional solutions include application control for seed, liquid, and granular products; a harvest solution; and farm management software. For more information on Trimble Agriculture, visit www.trimble.com/agriculture.
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