Built in 1973 by Al McQuinn, founder of what is today the application equipment division of AGCO, the facility in Jackson produced the industry’s first self-propelled sprayers. The factory has undergone renovations and expansions over the decades to keep up with the growing demand for application equipment. In 2002, the first tractor assembly was brought to Jackson, with the new assembly line to handle the Challenger track tractors and articulated 4WD tractors. Most recently, in 2011, the tractor assembly line underwent a 75,000 square foot expansion to bring wheeled row-crop tractor production to North America for Massey Ferguson and Challenger. This expansion includes AGCO’s first North American visitor center – Intivity Center.
The factory has grown from the original 150 workers employed in 1973 to approximately 950 employees. Many of the original staff members remain. The factory staff includes engineers, operations, administrative staff and assembly line workers.
|Brand||Type of Equipment||Series||Models|
|Massey Ferguson||Wheeled Row Crop Tractors||7700S Series||7719S, 7720S, 7722S, 7724S, 7726S|
|Massey Ferguson||Wheeled Row Crop Tractors||8700S Series||8727S, 8730S, 8732S, 8735S, 8737S|
|Challenger||Track Tractors||MT700||MT738, MT740, MT743|
|Challenger||Track Tractors||MT800E||MT845E, MT855E, MT865E, MT875E|
|Challenger||Articulated 4WD Tractor||MT900E||MT955E, MT965E, MT975E|
|RoGator||Row Crop Self-Propelled Applicator||RoGator||RG900C, RG1100C, RG1300C|
|TerraGator||Floatation Self-Propelled Applicator||TerraGator||TG7300C, TG8300C, TG8400C, TG9300C|