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June 13, 2000

CLA©2©87:RR:NC:MM:106 F88306

CATEGORY: CLASSIFICATION

TARIFF NO.: 8701.90.1045; 8701.90.1050; 8701.90.1055

Mr. G. Gilstorf
AGCO Corporation
4205 River Green Parkway
Duluth, GA 30096©2568

RE:√Ā???????√ĀThe tariff classification of Fendt 712, 714 and 716 tractors from Germany.

Dear Mr. Gilstorf:

√Ā???????√ĀIn your letter dated June 5, 2000 you requested a tariff classification ruling. You submitted descriptive literature with your request.

√Ā???????√ĀThese wheeled tractors are powered by a Deutz 6¬©cylinder diesel engine and are available in a 4¬©wheel drive configuration. Other features include a 3¬©point hitch, wet multi¬©disc brakes and an electronically¬©controlled Vario CVT transmission. The Fendt 712 tractor is rated at approximately 110 PTO horsepower, the Fendt 714 tractor is rated at approximately 125 PTO horsepower and the Fendt 716 tractor is rated at approximately 140 PTO horsepower. All three models will be used in farming and can accommodate a variety of agricultural implements such as rotary cutters, plows, loaders, harrows or planters.

√Ā???????√ĀThe applicable subheading for the Fendt 712 tractor will be 8701.90.1045, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other tractors suitable for agricultural use with a PTO of 74.6 kW or more but less than 89.5 kW. The rate of duty will be free.

√Ā???????√ĀThe applicable subheading for the Fendt 714 tractor will be 8701.90.1050, HTS, which provides for other tractors suitable for agricultural use with a PTO of 89.5 kW or more but less than 104.4 kW. The rate of duty will be free.

√Ā???????√ĀThe applicable subheading for the Fendt 716 tractor will be 8701.90.1055, HTS, which provides for other tractors suitable for agricultural use with a PTO of 104.4 kW or more but less than 119.4 kW. The rate of duty will be free.

√Ā???????√ĀThis ruling is being issued under the provisions of Part 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

√???√√Ā???????√ĀA copy of the ruling or the control number indicated above should be provided with the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If you have any questions regarding the ruling, contact National Import Specialist Patrick J. Wholey at 212¬©637¬©7036.


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