• AGCO has decided to market its Fendt tractors in North America. Launched in February at three major agricultural shows held during that month – Kentucky, California and Toronto – initial customer response is reported to have been "overwhelming".
The intention is to market the complete Fendt Vario range which offers models from 72hp to 240hp. These will be imported from Fendts manufacturing base in Marktoberdorf in Germany.
• THE good news continues. According to the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA) the number of tractors registered in the UK for February was 6.1% up on the same period last year.
A total of 454 tractors were sold which brings the year to date total – Jan and Feb – to 965 units – an increase of 22.2%.
Early days, but an encouraging start to the year, and one which will no doubt be welcomed by the trade.