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It was literally standing-room only as nearly 1,800 Gleaner dealers, customers and enthusiasts filled Wichita’s Hartman Arena as the Gleaner S8 Super Series combines were introduced Aug. 15, 2013.
The full line of Tier 4 Final, Class 6 through Class 8 platforms and the industry’s first Class 8 transverse rotary combine is built on the Optimum Harvesting Performance platform, and is the culmination of design refinements that further reduce the liabilities of weight, size, fuel consumption, wear and complexity while maximizing capacity, grain quality, reliability and durability. These attributes have been part of many of the brand’s design principles since it was introduced in 1923, and they heavily influence today’s Gleaner Super Series combines.
“Since the day we launched the Super Series, we’ve been developing the Gleaner combine platform so that all functional areas of the machine deliver optimum performance and efficiency,” says Kevin Bien, Gleaner brand marketing manager at AGCO. “We’ve created a light, nimble combine designed so that the horsepower is used to efficiently cut and thresh the crop, not to move a heavy machine or overly complex system through the field.”
Gleaner’s one-of-a kind combine platform gets its start on a unitized, welded mainframe with a low center of gravity and true centerline design. This provides the lightest, most balanced weight distribution combine in the world. In fact, the Gleaner S88 is as much as 12,300 pounds lighter than competitive Class 8 combines, allowing the Gleaner to get through muddy fields when others will require substantially more horsepower and tracks to get through similar conditions. The new Class 7 Gleaner S78 is as much as 8,200 pounds lighter than other Class 7 machines.
There are many exciting new features and even special purchase incentives available. You can learn more at www.GleanerCombines.com or see the S8 Super Series combine at the 2013 Farm Progress Show, Husker Harvest Days and the Big Iron Farm Show.
Proud, symbolic and with great dignity, a Massey Harris 780 Combine Harvester is recovered from the town Museum of Horn in Austria back to AGCO’s UK facility at Abbey Park, Stoneleigh to be completely renovated back to its original standard by a volunteer group of Abbey Park employees.
The Combine Harvester restoration project is part of the commemoration of 75 years of the world’s first commercial production of the self-propelled Combine Harvester in 1938. The first self-propelled Combine harvester in Europe was first assembled in Manchester, UK in 1947 before full design and production began at M-H’s Combine factory in Kilmarnock, Scotland in 1948. The M-H 780 was one of the most successful produced there and went on to become one of the first to be fully branded Massey Ferguson.
The actual machine being renovated dates from the year of Massey Ferguson’s founding in 1958 and had a productive working life in Austria before ending up as an “unfinished project” within the Horn Town Museum, 30 years ago. Once completed, the M-H 780 will feature at various events around Europe, commemorating the 75 years.
With major investments and developments in the current Massey Ferguson Harvesting range that are being recognized for their high quality and reliability, it is timely to record that Massey Ferguson holds a unique position in the Harvesting world that provides a strong mandate for future success as AGCO continues to invest heavily in this critical sector within farm mechanization.
Mixed farmers from central NSW Australia, Roger Booth & Kirsten Hutchings were the happy if not surprised winners of a Massey Ferguson MF20-MD ATV. The Couple went into the running to win the 20hp diesel powered 4×4 ATV unit after entering the recent MF9500 Series Combine competition. Ignoring calls from an unfamiliar number for 3 days, Kirsten was in disbelief when she was finally delivered the good news that she had won the ATV worth $16,500. The MF20-MD made a very welcomed Christmas present when the whole family picked it up on Christmas eve from local dealer Serafin Ag Pro, Griffith. Congratulations Roger, Kirsten and family.
MF9500 Series Combine demonstrations have taken place across Australian during the 2012 harvest. Hear about the machine’s performance from both owner operators and contractors.
MF 9500 Series Combine, Australian Demonstrations 2012. Part 2
MF 9500 Series Combine, Australian Demonstrations 2012. Part 3
Massey Ferguson® 9500 Series Axial Combines are the ‘Next Generation’ of axial combines in North America delivering increased capacity without increasing the complexity of the design or drives. In addition, the combines deliver exceptional fuel efficiency without compromising power or torque, which is made possible by AGCO POWER™ diesel engines with AGCO’s exclusive e3™ SCR clean-air technology.
The flagship MF9540 and MF9560 models incorporate the all-new Trident™ processor featuring a segmented-rotor design to efficiently yet gently handle today’s heavier, tougher crop material. Combined with a new rotor-inlet design and processor cage, the Trident delivers significant increases in throughput capacity. With a goal of more clean grain in the tank, enhancements to the cleaning and clean-grain delivery systems complete the total package.
- The Massey Ferguson 9500 Series features three all-new models:
- MF9520; 8.4 liter six-cylinder, rated at 313 hp with up to 344 hp power bulge at 1,950 rpm
- MF9540; 9.8 liter, seven-cylinder positioned inline; 370 hp at 2,100 rpm delivers a power bulge up to 426 hp at 1,950 rpm
- MF9560; 9.8 liter, seven-cylinder positioned inline; 460 hp at 2,100 rpm with a power bulge at 2,000 rpm that climbs to 477 hp
- All models are Tier 4-interim emissions compliant
- Unique in-line engine and rotor configuration of the MF9540 and MF9560 transfers power directly to the rotor for efficiency and simplicity through new mechanical drives
- Industry-exclusive V-Cool™ System efficiently cools the engine and hydraulics with controlled fan speed and a “purge” cycle to clean chaff from the inlet screen
- A more robust header drive delivers over 50 percent more horsepower to meet the demands of larger headers and tougher conditions
- The spring-dampened “H”-frame support linkage protects the concaves from overload and obstructions yet allows easy concave changes
- 10-inch clean-grain cross auger and high-capacity grain elevator provide up to 60 percent more capacity in clean-grain delivery to the 350-bushel grain bin
- New unloading auger drive and 24-foot unloader option provides longer reach yet maintains industry-leading 4-bushel-per-second average unload rate
- The new MAV fine-cut chopper addresses residue sizing and even distribution with wider headers; new two-speed drive is built for power and serviceability