MINNEAPOLIS, MN March 25, 2009 Donaldson Company (NYSE:DCI), a leading, worldwide manufacturer of filtration systems and parts, is pleased to recognize Massey Ferguson for being awarded “Tractor of the Year” and the “Golden Tractor Design Award,” for the MF8690 at the EIMA Show, International Agricultural Machinery Exhibition held in November 2008 in Bologna, Italy. The MF 8690 is equipped with a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) exhaust system manufactured by Donaldson.


According to a news release issued by Massey Ferguson, “At 370hp, the MF8690 is not only the world”s most powerful conventional four-wheel drive tractor, it is also first equipped with the industry leading e3 Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) exhaust treatment, making it the cleanest emission tractor in its class as well as delivering unparalleled fuel economy.”


Typical SCR exhaust systems are designed to remove 70 to 90 percent of NOx gases from the diesel engine. Donaldson engineers worked closely with Massey Ferguson to optimize performance and ensure durability of this emission system for demanding agricultural applications.


Commenting on the Massey Ferguson award, Ted Angelo, General Manager of the Exhaust and Emissions Business at Donaldson said, “We congratulate Massey Ferguson on winning this prestigious award and are pleased that our emissions system was incorporated into the tractor design. Massey Ferguson holds its OEM partners to a high standard in design and implementation. Donaldson has always been on the forefront of innovative emissions technologies and the use of analytical tools to speed development of exhaust systems. We are committed to meeting our OEM customers” needs and are proud of our long-standing relationship with Massey Ferguson.”


For more information about Donaldson”s full range of Exhaust and Emission solutions visit or contact us at (952) 887-3034.


[Editor”s Note: a digital photo of the Donaldson SCR is included in the release. To request a copy, please contact Mary Callahan at (952) 887-3034 / [email protected].]

About Donaldson Company
Donaldson is a leading worldwide provider of filtration systems that improve people”s lives, enhance our Customers” equipment performance, and protect our environment. We are a technology-driven company committed to satisfying our Customers” needs for filtration solutions through innovative research and development, application expertise, and global presence. Our employees contribute to the Company”s success by supporting our Customers at our more than 100 sales, manufacturing, and distribution locations around the world.

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About Massey Ferguson
MASSEY FERGUSON® is a worldwide brand of AGCO.


AGCO, Your Agriculture Company, (NYSE: AG) was founded in 1990 and offers a full product line of tractors, combines, hay tools, sprayers, forage, tillage equipment, implements, and related replacement parts. AGCO agricultural products are sold under the core brands of Challenger®, Fendt®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra®, and are distributed globally through more than 3,000 independent dealers and distributors, in more than 140 countries worldwide. AGCO provides retail financing through AGCO Finance. AGCO is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, USA. In 2008, AGCO had net sales of $8.4 billion. Please visit our website at   

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