Massey Ferguson have announced an extension of its hay and forage range with the launch of number of new balers and wrappers.
The new models are part of the upgraded MF fixed and variable chamber baler and wrapper combination units.
Massey Ferguson, product manager, Paul Morris said the new range is ideal for the business-oriented farmer who is seeking to increase productivity and efficiency.
“We strive for perfection in every step of the design and manufacturing process of our products,” he said.
“As a result of our continuous development we proudly introduce a new range of MF round balers and baler and wrapper combinations, packed with new features and innovations.”
Mr Morris said the goal behind upgrading the range was to better meet the needs of its customers.
“Offering solutions to suit their end use or market requirements, their crops, and their terrain, and this is clearly demonstrated in these new machines,” he said.
“With this new introduction and development, we underline our commitment to providing our customers and dealers with a full line offer.”
New models include the MF RB 3130F Protec and MF RB 4160V Protec.
On release, Massey Ferguson said the 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.
The company said the lower crop elevation angle on the new combination reduces the overall baler height, improving stability and allowing safer and faster hillside operation and reducing pressure in the feeding area, streamlining crop flow and minimising the risk of blockages.
Other new design features include the two active guiding plates on both sides of the baler. Massey Ferguson said this clearly directed the bales to the centre of the wrapper plate, allowing for a faster and more secure transfer cycle.
The slope transfer mode, which allows the transfer arm to move more slowly while the wrapper ring is lifted higher to receive the bale, will increase safety of operation on hillsides, the company said, ensuring safe transfer of the bale to the wrapper.
In transport mode the wrapper ring is folded forwards, reducing machine length to 4.7 metres.
Massey Ferguson said the machine is designed to withstand the heaviest of bale loads and has a robust frame with quiet gears.
The company has also released two new standard balers, the MF RB 3130F and MF RB 3130F Xtracut.
On release, Massey Ferguson said the 3130F features a sleek new appearance, with redesigned side panels and enhanced ergonomics, along with numerous improvements to improve performance and bale quality.
While a significant feature of the 3130F Xtracut is the ability to produce chopped forage, increasing feed quality and ease of feed-out.
The 3130F balers use a camless pick-up, Mr Morris said this allows high speed feeding with low maintenance requirement.
Mr Morris said capacity is also increased due to the five tine bars spaced only 64 millimetres apart.
According to the specifications, the pick-up is positioned very close to the rotor, improving crop flow and reducing the risk of blockage.
Mr Morris said the two large capacity 25cm diameter feeding augers direct crop to the centre to create the best bale shape.
He said bale shape was further enhanced through mechanical tail gate locks with pressure sensors on both sides of the 18 powergrip rollers used in the fixed chamber design.
Mr Morris said the improved chamber has a spiral-type design with slightly reduced diameter at the front.
This, he said, improved feeding and bale rotation, increasing density and net grip when wrapping.
Mr Morris said the Xtracut models can be equipped with 13, 17 or 25 knives.
“Cutter units are fitted with the longest knives on the market, ensuring that no material will pass through uncut,” he said.