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Massey Ferguson Raises the Bar with the Introduction of New Generation MF TH Series Telehandlers at SIMA 2017
The Massey Ferguson MF TH Telehandler Series, which made its debut at the SIMA Show, in Paris, introduces four new models that deliver more power, lift height, extra capacity and a longer reach.
The four new generation models have lift capacities from 3t to 3.8t with lift heights from 6m to 7m. Developed specifically for farmers and contractors, the new models in the MF TH Telehandler Series offer optimum manoeuvrability and performance required for all loading operations.
“This new MF TH Telehandler Series takes our continuous improvement programme to an ever greater level,” says Campbell Scott, Massey Ferguson Director Marketing Services. “The new features on our renowned machines now deliver customers even higher performance, which allow them to carry out their work in more comfort, with greater productivity and with lower costs.”
All are equipped with a hydrostatic transmission and are powered by a 3.4 litre four-cylinder Doosan engine, which delivers 100hp on the MF TH.6030 and MF TH.7035 and 130hp on the MF TH.6534 and MF TH.7038. All models have three selectable steering modes, two-wheel steer, four-wheel steer and crab-steer for optimum manoeuvrability in all operating conditions.
With four models in the MF TH Telehandler Series, customers can select a model that precisely matches the power and capacity they require.
The MF TH.6030 semi-compact format combines two cab positions with excellent manoeuvrability from its short, 5.71m wheelbase and narrow, 2.1m wide chassis, and delivers unrivalled performance in tight areas, such as narrow barns and poultry buildings.
Despite its compact dimensions, the MF TH.6030 can lift an impressive 3t to 6m for optimum versatility when loading bales, fertiliser or manure. And, at just 2.1m tall, the low cab version can also access height-restricted buildings.
With a more powerful 130hp engine, the MF TH.6534 excels in transport and features 190 litres/min hydraulic flow for faster cycle times. Capable of lifting 3.4t to 6.5m, it’s the perfect all-round materials handling workhorse.
Applications requiring extra reach and lift capacity are well served by the MF TH.7035 which combines a 100hp engine with the ability to lift 3.5 tonnes and a maximum reach of 7m.
The ultimate materials handler for heavy, high density bales or demanding grain or muck loading workloads comes in the shape of the 130hp MF TH.7038, which has a maximum lift capacity of 3.8t and lift height of 7m. It offers 190 litres/min hydraulic capacity for the fastest work cycles and is the ideal choice for contractors or larger farms and businesses.
Massey Ferguson’s advanced, new Datatronic 5 system, introduced at the SIMA Show in Paris, puts complete tractor and precision farming control at the operator’s fingertips.
Developed by Massey Ferguson’s own in-house team, the powerful, ISOBUS compatible terminal’s 9in touch-screen uses the most modern technology to make it as easy to use as the latest tablets and smartphones.
“Massey Ferguson engineers have invested 30 years of experience in creating the fifth generation of Datatronic – another innovation landmark,” says Campbell Scott, Director Marketing Services. “Datatronic 5 delivers users an advanced precision farming terminal, which is straightforward and intuitive to use and helps boost efficiency, productivity and profitability.”
Fitted as standard on all new MF 8700 Series tractors, the ISOBUS compatible Datatronic 5 provides complete tractor and implement control as well as precision farming functions.
The clear and concise 9in touch screen, which employs tablet and smartphone technology, enables operators to access and change settings quickly and instinctively. Using a single terminal operators can bring up pages to set the hydraulics, transmission, engine and set-up and run the outstanding headland management system.
Datatronic 5 makes automatic steering easy with Auto-Guide, using its straightforward ‘Go Mode’ that allows operators to quickly set-up and use the system. With the new terminal users can also choose the level of steering accuracy that suits their operations and employ signals from their preferred supplier.
A powerful and flexible system, Datatronic 5 also offers an advanced suite of features, including record keeping, mapping, automatic section control, variable rate applications, comprehensive fleet and machinery monitoring.
TaskDoc records data quickly and easily to create field records, make job reports and keep accurate records of inputs. This information can be transferred simply, wirelessly from the terminal in a format compatible with most farm management software.
With TaskDoc Pro it’s possible to add the GPS position to the data and transfer this information to field management and mapping software in real time.
Application accuracy of inputs, is enhanced by AgControl, which helps maximise profits and reduce waste using Section Control to apply seed, fertiliser and sprays accurately without overlaps. The system automatically shuts down up to 24 individual sections when it encounters previously treated areas.
Data gathered by TaskDoc Pro can be used to create variable rate treatment plans to ensure inputs are targeted to areas where they will do the most good. This cuts waste, costs and is proven to boost yields and increase crop quality and protect the environment.
VariableRateControl translates these plans into action, automatically adjusting the rate, according to the map and the precise location logged by the tractor’s GPS system. A coverage map on the screen informs operators of the changes in real time.
AgCommand is a comprehensive machinery and fleet monitoring system that employs the power of telemetry to provide a continuous link between machines and the office PC or even suitable mobile devices.
Massey Ferguson new and unique electronic top link control system, which automatically maintains the correct working angle of mounted implements, has won an Innovation Award at the SIMA, Paris show.
“Hydraulic Top Link Automation is the latest innovation from Massey Ferguson, which invented the three-point linkage and pioneered Electronic Linkage Control (ELC),” says Campbell Scott, Director Marketing Services. “We are delighted to receive this accolade, which proves once again our deep knowledge of the interaction between our tractors and implements.”
The system uses the latest sophisticated control techniques to deliver straightforward and dynamic top link adjustment, which improves implement and tractor performance. “At the same time, it will enhance the working quality of linkage-mounted application and draft equipment,” he explains.
Sensors on the tractor continually monitor the tractor and implement’s actual working angle, front axle height and, using GPS, any inclines in the field. All these parameters feed into the tractor’s control terminal, which automatically adjusts the hydraulic top link length to maintain the parameters set by the operator.
“Top link setting is the key to ensuring efficient implement operation,” says Guillaume Dutartre, Product Marketing Manager. “The correct length maintains consistent working depth from the front to back of the machine, which helps to reduce wheelslip and tine wear. This will also improve overall efficiency and save fuel.
“Hydraulic Top Link Automation will also maintain the correct working angle for fertiliser spreaders. This will improve spreading accuracy, which will increase yield and protect the environment,” he adds.
A product of Massey Ferguson’s Advanced Research Lab at its Centre of Global of Excellence for Engineering at Beauvais, the patented system is currently in the prototype stage. It is just one element in Massey Ferguson’s Vision of the Future, which focuses on providing customers with new innovations to help increase machinery performance to improve their businesses.
At the SIMA, Paris Show Massey Ferguson joined with fellow leading French manufacturers, Michelin and Grégoire-Besson, to demonstrate how advanced engineering designs combine to improve field performance for farmers.
“No machine works in isolation on a farm, so working closely with colleagues makes sense and helps us all to develop our technology,” says Campbell Scott. “This autumn we jointly examined the potential to reduce compaction and increase traction when ploughing with a Grégoire-Besson plough pulled by a MF 8730 tractor, equipped with completely new Michelin tyres.
“The results show how each element enhances the work quality, productivity and performance, as well as protect the soil. It also illustrates how by carefully selecting the right tractor, equipped with the best tyres for the job and matching those to the best implement makes a big difference,” he adds.
During the trials the MF 8730 tractor was fitted with Michelin’s new VF650/85R42 AxioBib 2 tyres with Michelin Ultraflex Technology. This is a completely new design developed particularly to enable large high power tractors to be used for ploughing in the furrow.
In tests, the large diameter tyres, running at a pressure of just 0.8 bar, placed three full lugs on the ground, creating a 26% longer footprint with a 28% increase in traction compared with previous designs. This greater traction, reduces wheelslip by up to one third, saving both fuel and time and increasing productivity by up to 11%.
“This demonstrates the gains that can be made by selecting the best tyres for the job, running at the right pressures on a well ballasted tractor and a high quality, properly set plough,” adds Mr Scott. “The figures are clear – this combination will save time, diesel and cut soil compaction in the furrow by reducing smearing and running at low inflation pressures.”
The MF 8730, at 295hp has an impressive maximum permitted weight of 18t, allowing ballast to be added, when required, for jobs like ploughing. For transport duties, the ballast can be removed to provide impressive payload, cycle times and fuel savings.
“It’s impossible to remove weight from a heavy draft tractor, but it’s simple to add ballast to an inherently light tractor, like the MF 8730. Lighter tractors use less fuel and cut soil compaction, with users adding only enough weight for each specific task,” he explains.
With the introduction of the new MF FL loader Series at the SIMA, Paris show, Massey Ferguson is further extending its leading position in providing the perfect tractor and front loader combination.
Designed and built by the world’s leading loader manufacturer in close co-operation with Massey Ferguson, the MF FL Series handles the most demanding tasks and is available with an advanced in-cab terminal, which includes dynamic weighing.
“The new MF FL range will further strengthen Massey Ferguson’s leading position in the loader tractor market,” says Campbell Scott, Director Marketing Services. “MF FL loaders combine robust operation with improved visibility, durability and reliability. At the same time the new loaders deliver improved suspension and control.”
The MF FL loader range offers an enormous choice, including three new models, ensuring they are a perfect fit for all the latest Massey Ferguson tractors from the MF 4700 through to the MF 8700 Series. They also introduce new, logical model designations, for example: MF FL.4220, denotes a lift height of 4.2m, and 2.0t capacity.
“Massey Ferguson’s strong and agile tractors include many exclusive specialist features, such as multi-function joysticks, unrivalled transmission controls and high hydraulic flowrates, which make them ideal partners for these new loaders,” adds Mr Scott.
The 20 model Massey Ferguson MF FL Series is designed for use with tractors from 75hp to 400hp. The range includes a choice of 16 self-levelling, parallel linkage models with lift heights from 3.5m to 5m and capacities from 1.5t to 3.3t. There are also four non-self levellers, which handle loads of 2,2t to 2.7t and with lift heights from 3.5m to 4m.
A new dealer-installed in-cab terminal option increases loading precision enabling operators to weigh loads, monitor loader positions and receive service reminders as well as control an optional lighting kit.
Three new models join the range: The MF FL.4220 has a lift height of 4.2m and a 2t capacity and provides extra lift height for the new MF 5700 SL Series. For the MF 6700 and latest MF 6700 S tractors is the new MF FL.4621, which can take 2.1t to 4.6m. Another new model, the MF FL.5029, can be mounted on the larger tractors right up to the MF 8700 Series and can lift 2.9t to 5m.
Developed to match the capabilities of modern tractors, the MF FL Series replaces the existing MF 900 Series. Providing greater lifting capacities and between 7cm to 14cm more lift height, they also have a longer reach and wider implement angle to help tip over the sides of increasingly larger farm and truck trailers.