Improved levels of emissions, fuel efficiency, horsepower and productivity are a just a few advantages custom applicators will experience with the new three-wheel chassis TerraGator TG7300 and TG8300 and four-wheel chassis TG8400.

All 2012 models meet emission standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and feature an AGCO Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) and Tier 4 interim-compliant AGCO POWER 8.4-liter diesel engine with e3 selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology.

Reports indicate the new TerraGator offers fuel advantages of up to 2 gallons-per-hour over its highly efficient predecessor, which was built with a CVT and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) engine. The three new TerraGator models also have the potential to burn 17 percent less fuel compared with non-SCR engines.

A new paint scheme and decals are just the beginning of the changes found with the new TerraGator. In addition to the AGCO POWER engine with SCR technology, additional modifications have been made to improve the machine’s productivity levels.

Application System hydraulic system changes provide maximum output flow at lower RPMs on the 1,800-gallon liquid, Airmax Precision, Airmax Precision 2, Air Spreader and SOILSELECTION Twin Bin systems. The optional pressure washer/storage cabinet is enlarged to provide additional storage capacity.

The TerraGator Management System (TMS) is the "intelligent" link between the engine and transmission that sustains peak performance. After the operator selects a specific ground speed, the TMS works in tandem with the engine and transmission to find and maintain the optimum setting of power and fuel efficiency for that speed.