2016-04-25   facebooktwitterrss

Massey Ferguson Hay and Forage Range at Grass & Muck

Massey Ferguson will be showcasing its new range of hay and forage equipment at FTMTA Grass & Muck 2016.

The comprehensive line-up, well suited to fulfilling the needs of Ireland’s dairy and livestock farmers, includes a wide array of mowers, tedders and rakes – many of which will be on show for the very first time. There will also be a chance to see the top of the range MF 9305 Xtra telehandler and the MF 4700 series tractor that was launched earlier this year – complete with new cab.

RK 1254

RK 1254

The new MF Hay and Forage line-up includes five mounted disc mowers from 2m to 4m working widths, two 3m and 4m wide semi-mounted mower conditioners and a heavy duty 3m trailed mower conditioner. There is also three centre-drawbar, trailed mower conditioners and two butterfly-folding mowers with widths of 8.3m and 9.3m.

Among the models on show at FTMTA Grass & Muck will be the front-mounted DM 306 FZ KC, a high spec, six-disc mower with tine rotor conditioner, equipped with compact angle drive and front-linkage headstock, with pull-type linkage and a working width of 3m.

Other machines include the 3m wide, six-disc DM 306 TL KC, equipped with tine rotor conditioner, compact angle drive, three-point linkage and centre support, along with the DM 246, a six-disc mower with a working width of 2.42m equipped with spur gear drive and three-point linkage with inner shoe drive.

The MF tedder series is made up of six models, offering working widths from 5.2m to 12.7m. It includes four mounted machines with four, six or eight rotors and two trailed models with eight or ten rotors.

The angle of the tines can be adjusted to 15°, 18° or 20.5° according to crop conditions, while the tedder arms are made of strong, galvanised, flat steel – ensuring consistent power transmission.

Visitors to FTMTA Grass & Muck will be able to see the six-rotor TD 676 DN, which has a working width of 6.6m and is equipped with three-point linkage with floating headstock.

The MF rake range includes four single-rotor, linkage mounted rakes with working widths of 3.6m-4.5m and four two-rotor, semi-mounted, trailed chassis rakes that offer working widths up to 10m. There is also a flagship four-rotor rake providing adjustable working widths up to 12.5m.

Among the models at FTMTA Muck and Grass will be the RK 662 TRC, a two-rotor trailed rake with transport chassis, equipped with centre swath delivery and a working width of 5.8m to 6.6m.

Launched earlier this year, the MF 4700 tractor range features three models ideal for dairy and livestock farmers - the MF 4707 (75hp), MF 4708 (85hp) and MF 4709 (95hp). Designed and built using the latest engineering techniques, the machines offer the most up-to-date equipment and specifications in the 75hp-95hp sector, including all new cab, engine, transmission and driveline technology.

They benefit from a completely new, spacious, air-conditioned, ergonomically designed cab with excellent all-round visibility, while an AGCO Power 3.3 litre three cylinder engine delivers high power and torque with exceptional economy – complying with strict Stage IV/Tier 4 Final emission regulations.

The MF 9305 Xtra telehandler offers farmers the ideal mid-size machine with a more compact option for buildings with restricted access.

With lift capacity of 3,000kg and maximum lift height to 5.8m it can be used for a wide range of loading tasks.

Yet its compact chassis, at just 2.1m wide, and 2.1m tall on 20in wheels and in its low cab format, means that it can easily access traditional buildings for feeding or mucking out duties.

Where height is not an issue, the higher cab and 24in tyres offer maximum ground clearance and visibility.

Powered by a Deutz 3,6l Tier 4i engine delivering 100hp, the MF 9305 has plenty of muscle for demanding tasks such as muck loading, with a two-range hydrostatic transmission giving a top speed of 40kph for efficient transport.

Open centre auxiliary hydraulics offer a punchy 100 l/min, while four electro-hydraulic load sensing spool valves allow the operator to simultaneously use three functions with high precision. Optional boom suspension provides outstanding comfort for all transport applications.

Three semi-automatic selectable steering modes ensure optimum manoeuvrability, and together with the MF 9305’s compact dimensions, boost productivity where space is limited.

The new cab offers a straightforward design focused on the operator with superb ergonomics and simple to use controls and instruments

A Smart Handling System (SHS) is a brand new feature that uses the display menu to allow the operator to set the maximum available hydraulic flow for smoother, more accurate loading.

Another innovation is the new ECO mode, operated via a switch in the cab to manage oil flow and engine RPM to reduce fuel consumption.

As an option, front/neutral/reverse controls can be fitted on the left hand side of the steering wheel as well as on the multifunction joystick to the right.

Massey Ferguson

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