Windrower with more horses

AGCO Massey Ferguson launch WR9900 windrower at AgQuip


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Tim Oldaker and Alex Milsom from Massey Ferguson with grower Luke Elsley from Spring Ridge, NSW

Tim Oldaker and Alex Milsom from Massey Ferguson with grower Luke Elsley from Spring Ridge, NSW

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AGCO brand Massey Ferguson launched the WR9900 windrower at AgQuip

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EFFICIENCY in the field is the aim of a new windrower designed to deliver more horsepower and throughput.

Manufactured by Agco, under the Massey Ferguson brand, the WR9900 series was a drawcard at Commonwealth Bank AgQuip, held in Gunnedah NSW this week.

Capable of operating a 9200 series auger and disc header, or the new 5400 draper fronts, the WR9800 series include the 147 kilowatt (197 horsepower) WR9960 and 198kW (265Hp) WR9980 models.

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AGCO, hay equipment product manager, John Russell said the new series was driven by hay producers request for increased performance, power and comfort. 

“In response, we developed the new 147kW model, the WR9980, our most powerful windrower yet,” he said.

IN THE FIELD: The new Massey Ferguson WR9800  was driven by hay producers request for increased power and comfort.

IN THE FIELD: The new Massey Ferguson WR9800 was driven by hay producers request for increased power and comfort.

“It can easily handle heavy crops such as thick grass or winter forage without the inconvenience of a larger wheelbase, added compaction-causing weight or overall dimension.”

Mr Russel said both machines are equipped with Agco Power diesel engines, the  WR9960 with a 4.9 litre, four-cylinder engine while the WR9980 runs on 7.4L and six-cylinders.

Both engines had been designed for agriculture and specifically optimised for the windrower to provide greater horsepower within the operating range, he said.

The machines also feature a new hydraulic system, which Agco claims delivers a 20 per cent increase in available flow to 4.9 metre (16 foot) headers as well as a larger tandem hydraulic pump and new hydraulic motor. 

CLEAR VIEW: The new Massey Ferguson WR9800 windrowers were a drawcard at Commonwealth Bank AgQuip.

CLEAR VIEW: The new Massey Ferguson WR9800 windrowers were a drawcard at Commonwealth Bank AgQuip.

Mr Russel said the cabin had been redesigned to increase comfort and reduce fatigue, based on operator feedback. 

“Getting hay harvested ahead of adverse weather is a common challenge and often means long hours in the field,” he said. 

“Adding more safety and comfort features to make them easier to operate was extremely important when designing the new WR9900 Series windrowers.”

Mr Russel said the new cab had improved visibility provided by a curved windshield and a much larger interior.

“This new line of windrowers is another benchmark product offering that delivers on Agco’s promise of bringing only the best possible products to market, he said. 

“The machine performance combined with the service commitment from the company’s network of dealers makes the WR9900 Series a complete package.”

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