New Massey models boost green goals
Published 11/01/2012 | 06:00
At the Agritechnica Show in Germany late last year Massey Ferguson (MF) introduced a huge number of new combine harvester models across all of their ranges.
Most were in keeping with the latest round of emission regulations and, like much of the competition, MF took the opportunity to make other improvements or changes as well.
Two new models join the MF 7300 Activia S series and both are powered by in-house Agco Sisu Power engines. These are equipped with Selective Catalytic Reduction (AdBlue) exhaust emission control, developing 243hp in the five straw-walker, Activa 7345 S and 276hp in the six straw-walker, Activa 7347 S.
The firm's PowerFlow header with continuous belt feed instead of auger is now available on the two new models and is available in widths from 5.4m to 6.2m. Auto level tables are now standard, as is automatic reel speed adjustment, relative to ground speed through the new hydraulic drive system.
A new heavy duty feeder house (neck) is longer to improve visibility during connection and operation, plus there is a new three V-belt drive system. A new reverser is also fitted for clearing blockages.
The firm is also providing a choice of two threshing and separating systems, with electrical front and rear concave adjustment.
Both machines have a new 8,600 litre capacity grain tank. The cab is also new with a newly designed seat, armrest and console, which includes the Multi-Function lever control system. Extra lighting on the cab offers improved visibility through a wide screen.
Two new high specification MF 7300 Beta combines get a similar makeover to the MF7300 Activa S series. However, engine power is higher at 276hp in the MF 7360 and 360hp in the larger MF 7370, but both are also five and six walker machines. Agco Sisu provides the power plants for both, with SCR exhaust emission control.