Posts Tagged ‘Harvesting’

Massey Ferguson ProCut system is a cut above the rest

The new Massey Ferguson ProCut system for MF 2200 Series large square balers introduces unique clamp-on rotor fingers and a range of new features to deliver a huge increase in capacity with a finer, uniform chop while also offering superb service access.

The 650mm diameter ProCut rotor is equipped with 26mm wide hard-faced, cast steel fingers, which are made in three sections – each clamping onto the centre tube – and held in place with bolts.


This unique mounting allows rotor finger sections to be replaced easily, saving time and maintaining optimum performance.

New Quad Augers, on each side, provide a consistent feed to the rotor. These increase capacity and ensure unrestricted, even feeding.

ProCut knives are mounted in a full-width, drop-down bed and are held in a ‘magazine’, which rolls out completely to the left-hand side on Easy Glide roller bearings, providing best-in-class access for servicing.

No tools are required. Simply releasing a catch after lowering the knife bed allows the whole magazine to roll out to one side, providing unrivalled access to the knife bank for servicing and maintenance.

Knives are spaced evenly 43.5mm apart across the bed, providing a fine, consistent chop. Made from 4mm thick tungsten hardened steel, the knives have a new serrated edge design to stay sharper longer and help cut power consumption. Simply releasing a locking pin makes it easy to lift out and change the knives.

Two hydraulically selectable knife banks in the magazine allow operators to quickly engage or disengage the knives and change chop lengths. Both knife banks are fitted with hydraulic protection. This uses an accumulator on each side that allow each knife bank fold back against the hydraulic pressure to let foreign objects to pass through.

The driveline on Massey Ferguson ProCut balers has been strengthened to handle the higher capacity it now provides, with all six-string models (making 120cm wide bales) driven through a new gearbox. The slip clutch can now also transmit 35% more torque.

Other changes include a new slip clutch and a revised cam track design for the pick-up, which gathers the swath more effectively and now be standard on all Massey Ferguson large square balers.

The ProCut system is controlled by the ISObus compatible C1000 terminal, which now includes buttons for knife control as well as pressure overrides.

ProCut is available on the MF 2240*, MF 2250, MF 2260, MF 2270 and MF 2270 XD.  (*MF 2240 is not available in all markets).

Massey Ferguson Delivers Further Enhancements to Harvest Support Service

Massey Ferguson, a worldwide brand of AGCO (NYSE: AGCO), has introduced the innovative Harvest Promise compensation scheme for operators of current production MF combines.

In the event of eligible MF combines being immobilised due to non-delivery of critical parts within 24 hours, the scheme compensates the customer should a contractor or replacement machine need to be hired to continue the harvest. Under the scheme, a refund of 35 Euros/ha will be made to the customer up to a maximum total of 3,500 Euros.

New Harvest Promise Compensation Scheme and Strategic Stocking Initiative Implemented

New Harvest Promise Compensation Scheme and Strategic Stocking Initiative Implemented

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MF 9500 Series Combine, Australian Demonstrations 2012 Part 1

It is harvest time in Australia!
Following the harvest corridor through Australia, seven MF9500 combine demos have hit the paddocks to show customers and local dealers what the MF9500 is made of.
Check out Part 1 of our MF9500 Demo Program – filmed in Queensland and New South Wales.

A Grand Entrance for Harvesting Innovations

There you are minding your own business, drinking a latte at a cafe, taking a photo at Palazzo Pisani Moretta when you see a combine floating down the canal next to you. This is precisely what happened to tourists and residents in Venice, Italy last week. AGCO core brands Fendt and Massey Ferguson hosted a harvesting launch for their European dealers and distributors in Venice and floated two combines down the Grand Canal. What a site!

While Fendt showcased their new X-Series HYBRID combine, Massey Ferguson chose their CENTORA combine. Both models are an absolute representation of AGCO’s continuing commitment to develop class-leading harvesting machinery. These products are available in a variety of European markets.

View a slideshow of photos below and a video of the Massey Ferguson CENTORA combine’s journey down the Grand Canal or read about the event from the Fendt website.

What harvesting innovations are you most impressed with?
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