The Planter’s Positive Air Metering system (PAM™) handles seed gently and accurately with low, positive air pressure, resulting in controlled populations and higher yields for farmers.
Unlike vacuum seeding systems, which typically draw air from around metering units, The PAM™ system draws air from above of the planter’s row units. This reduces the amount of dust drawn into the metering system and the amount of wear and tear on parts – making the MF Precision Planter virtually maintenance free.
Demonstrations of the MF Precision Planter have been taking place at Griffith, a productive row cropping region in southern NSW and are set to move to northern NSW and southern QLD in the coming weeks.
Local farmers and agronomists are able to see first hand the exceptional performance of the planter in a variety of crops including cotton and corn and hear from the MF Seeding and Tillage Product Manager about the machine’s application in sorghum, sunflower, soybean and canola planting.
Australian MF Dealers in row cropping regions will also be undertaking comprehensive planter training, equipping them with the information and skills to support customers with knowledge that will improve the productivity of their farms.
The MF Precision Planter demos have also featured the MF7600 Row Crop Series tractor – impressing farmers with low fuel use and flexibility in various applications, it has proved the ideal row crop machine.
If you own a Massey Ferguson 6400, 7400 or 8600 series tractor with the onboard Datatronic console, you have at your fingertips a powerful tool for use in cultivations, planting and seeding!
In addition to the more obvious benefits of Datatronic like being able to read fuel consumption and work rates, you also have the possibility to set up, automate and manage many of the functions of the tractor. This could include flow rates and timings for spool valves, management of headland operations and auto control of wheel slip… all designed to optimise your performance and work rate in the field.
I would also like to draw your attention to two further options within Datatronic… Dual Control and Trailed Implement Control. Recognising that many bigger implements are not purely controlled by rear 3 point linkage, these two systems allow front and rear semi-mounted machines and rear drawbar pulled machines to fully utilise the tractor’s sophisticated control systems just as if they were fully mounted on the 3 point linkage.Bear in mind too, that you may also have opted for additional systems like ISOBUS, Video or Autoguide on your console and these too will help you get cultivations completed in a very smart productive way.
And the “icing on the cake”… if you also have datalogging or telemetry, you can relax back in the farm and analyse exactly what your tractor has been doing in the field and look for ways of improving the performance even further!
Like most things, all of these functions will take a minute or two to set up and understand but the reward will be well worth it and you will be amazed at the results!
If you are in Europe and setting off on a few hard weeks of cultivations with your Massey Ferguson tractor fitted with Datatronic, take a bit of time to read up on its full capability and don’t hesitate to ask your Dealer for further advice on how to get the best from it… it is designed for you !
And finally, enjoy it… our tractors are straightforward and dependable and designed for a hard day’s work! What work do you do with your Massey Ferguson?
The Sunflower® 9610 conventional drill delivers precise seed placement for grasses, legumes and small grains in conventional tillage systems. The 9610 offers 15- and 20-foot wide working widths, one of the industry’s largest-capacity seed hoppers, easily adjustable down pressure and a maintenance-free meter-drive system to help producers accurately and efficiently seed more acres in a day.
The Sunflower 9610 conventional drill is built on a heavy-duty frame and offers varied row-spacing options to meet producer needs. Two down-pressure zones ensure consistent seed placement in different soil conditions, such as behind tractor tires.
• Largest capacity seed hoppers in the industry
• Available in 15- and 20-foot wide working widths
• Row-spacing options of 6 inches, 7 1/2 inches or 10 inches
• Easily adjustable seeding depth in ¼-increments from minus 1 inch to plus 3 inches
• Single-arm-mount conventional openers placed at an 8-inch stagger for increased residue flow
• Choice of four press wheels for varied soil conditions
• Heavy-duty frame withstands the rotational forces created by the openers
The all-new Sunflower® 9800 Series Single-Disc Air Drill is built to ensure North American producers are able to cover more acres per day quickly and efficiently, across the entire range of soil conditions, from no-till with heavy residue to soft fluffy conventional till. Even though the Sunflower 9800 Series boasts some of the most innovative features in the industry, they’re some of the simplest drills to understand and easiest to operate.
Designed with fewer moving parts to minimize maintenance down time, and engineered for easy operation with simplified seed-depth control, these innovative air seeders are available in 30-, 40-, and 50-foot widths, to fit well into any size farming operation.
• Single-disc opener establishes consistent, unobstructed seedbed
• Gauge wheel significantly reduces sidewall compaction or “smearing”
• Down pressure adjustments made on-the-go from inside the cab
• Seeding depth easily adjustable between 0 and 3 inches
• Two 25-hour grease zerks on each transport tandem for simple maintenance
• Designed for use with Sunflower 9900 Series Air Carts, which offer three models from 280-bushel up to 525-bushel capacity
Growers in North America will definitely want to see the all-new White Planters™ model 8936-30 planter at farm shows this fall. This amazing new planter is AGCO’s answer to three requests from farmers:
- Big, to help plant more acres in a day.
- Efficient, to optimize the amount of running time in the field.
- “Light on its feet”, allowing earlier planting with reduced compaction.
The White Planters 8936-30 is built to minimize compaction while providing performance in the field and convenience in transport. The 8936-30 is a 36-row planter with 30-inch row spacing and is the industry’s first row crop planter equipped with a 30-inch by 67-inch, factory-installed rubber track transport system. This track system combines with four large gauge wheels on each wing to provide three times the floatation as similar planters equipped with wheels – to significantly reduce soil compaction.
With a 150 bushel central fill system (CFS), the 8936-30 allows the operator to plant 450 acres before stopping to fill with seed.
In addition the 8936-30 is built on a heavy-duty, durable frame of 7-inch square by ½-inch thick steel tubing. The five-section tool bar is designed with exceptional wing flex to ensure consistent seed depth regardless of the terrain. From the convenience of the tractor cab, the operator can have the planter unfolded in just over two minutes. It folds to a width of 15 feet for convenient transport.
A 12-cc piston-style orbit motor on the CFS fan provides consistent airflow to distribute seed to all 36 rows, and the planter’s three-section variable-rate hydraulic seed drives are controlled by a microprocessor terminal/monitor. Pneumatic row-unit down pressure and GPS-compatible automatic row-shutoff come standard. The White Planters 8936-30 can be configured with several tillage attachments as well as granular chemical and liquid fertilizer tank options to meet producers’ individual production practices.