Massey Ferguson hay and forage range extended


Massey Ferguson has released new products in its hay and forage range

Massey Ferguson has released new products in its hay and forage range, including an upgraded and new-look MF Fixed Chamber Round Baler range, new MF Fixed and Variable Chamber Baler, and Wrapper Combination Units.

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MF RB 3130F and MF RB 3130F Xtracut

The MF RB 3130F features a sleek new appearance, with redesigned side panels enhancing ergonomics and numerous improvements under the covers to improve performance and bale quality. Additional versatility to produce chopped forage for easier feeding and enhanced feed quality is offered by the MF RB 3130F Xtracut.

MF RB 3130F balers use a camless pick-up for high speed feeding with low maintenance requirement. The pick-up system has five tine bars (each spaced 64mm apart). Positioned close to the rotor, this improves crop flow and reduces the risk of blockage. Two large capacity 25cm diameter feeding augers direct crop to the centre.

The 18 Special Powergrip rollers in the fixed chamber design ensure constant grip for bale shape and appearance, enhanced by mechanical tailgate locks with pressure sensors on both sides.

The improved chamber has a spiral-type design with a slightly reduced diameter at the front, improving feeding and bale rotation, increasing density and net grip when wrapping. Roller support bearings in the bale chamber feature new scrapers, efficiently removing debris and moisture from the roller bearings and keeping outside panels clean.

Designed for optimum performance, Xtracut models can be equipped with 13, 17, or 25 knives. Xtracut 17 and 25 versions feature two sets of hydraulically operated knife banks controlled from the cab, allowing the operator to choose a single knife bank, both knife banks, or the disengagement of all knives for ultimate flexibility.

Hydroflexcontrol offers a two-stage protection system against crop blockages, using automatic mechanical floor cushioning to clear minor blockages and hydraulically controlled floor lowering to clear major obstructions.

MF RB 3130F Protec and MF RB 4160V Protec

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The new MF RB 3130F Protec and MF RB 4160V Protec balers combine all the benefits of the MF fixed and variable chamber balers with the addition of an integrated, specially-designed wrapper device for fast, non-stop baling and wrapping on the go.

A lower crop elevation angle for the new combination reduces the overall baler height, improving stability and allowing safer and faster hillside operation. It also reduces back pressure in the feeding area, streamlining crop flow and minimising the risk of blockages.

The new design features two active guiding plates clearly directing the bale to the centre of the wrapper plate, allowing for a faster and more secure transfer cycle. For added safety on hillsides, the unique slope transfer mode allows for the transfer arm to move more slowly while the wrapper ring is lifted higher to receive the bale. This ensures that the bale will be securely delivered to the wrapper even on sloping terrain.

In transport mode, the wrapper ring is folded forwards, reducing the overall machine length to just 4.7 metres for safer transport and improved manoeuvrability.

Once the bale is transferred to the centre of the wrapping table, a hydraulically driven wrapping ring begins its rotation even before the tailgate is fully closed, completing the cycle well before the next bale is formed.

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The wrapping table is lowered for unloading, thus minimising the bale rolling speed, preventing film damage and maintaining the ideal bale shape. An optional bale tipper puts bales on their ends, preventing them from rolling away and making for easier loading on the trailer. The operator can also choose between automatic and manual unloading modes.

An external control panel on the back of the baler allows control of the tailgate, wrapping ring and table and the film pre-stretchers, for easy film roll change, maintenance or cleaning.

The E-Link Pro monitor has integrated ISOBUS technology and features a large bright screen which offers monitoring of multiple parameters, giving the operator more information and control of the baler.

The MF RB 3130F Protec and RB 4160V Protec can also be controlled via the tractor’s ISOBUS monitor, where fitted. The baler wrapper combination is fitted with a rear-view camera for better control of the wrapper.

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