Combines are great. They do a lot of work and help you get that annual harvest payday for the farm but they're also a challenge to drive and getting a good view of what's around those big machines isn't easy either.
Agco and Dakota Micro have announced a new factory-install partnership that will allow customers of the Agco combine lines - Gleaner, Massey Ferguson and Challenger - to include the AgCam camera as part of their order. The camera - or cameras - can be installed where the user feels they need to monitor the machine - and you can view the image right from the cab.
The AgCam cameras feature a waterproof housing, an auto-darkening lens, crimp-resistant cables and infrared night vision. You can learn more about the new option by visiting your local Agco dealer or visit www.agcoagcam.com. You'll find a range of options for cameras and monitors.
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