AGCO recently discovered that used AGCO equipment designed and manufactured for use outside of North America is being imported into the United States and Canada without AGCO’s authorization or approval. While AGCO has specifically identified the sale of “gray market” Fendt-branded tractors, other AGCO brands (such as Valtra, Massey Ferguson and Challenger) and other types of agricultural equipment may also be affected by gray market units.
Failure to Meet North American Standards: Gray market equipment differs in many important respects from equipment that AGCO makes and sells for the North American market. For example, the identified gray market Fendt tractors lack important safety features and fail to meet North American standards regarding lighting and marking, safety decals, PTO requirements and required safety chain provisions. Furthermore, they may exceed the speed limitations of North American braking and hitching standards.
Warranty Unavailable/No Responsibility: Neither AGCO nor AGCO Dealers provide parts, service or warranty support for gray market units in the United States and Canada and AGCO NA Dealers are not authorized by AGCO NA to service gray market equipment. AGCO accepts no responsibility whatsoever, either through itself or its authorized dealers, for "gray market" equipment.
For more information, please contact:
Joseph Lewinski, Esq.
Director Legal Services, NA