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Massey Ferguson enlarges its trailed round bale wrapper range and updates its round baler range

Massey Ferguson, a worldwide brand of AGCO (NYSE:AGCO), is delighted to announce at Agritechnica 2019, the introduction of the MF TW 160, its new trailed round bale wrapper model. This model enhances the Massey Ferguson range, in addition to the existing MF TW 130, introduced in September 2018.

“The introduction and the development of our wide range of implements and green harvesting machines embody Massey Ferguson’s willingness of offering a complete solution to its customers as a full-liner manufacturer. A product for every need, an answer to every request: Massey Ferguson perfectly addresses any customers’ expectations” says Francesco Quaranta, Vice-President Sales, Marketing & Product Management, Massey Ferguson Europe & Middle East.

The new MF TW 160 is a reliable and robust wrapper, developed for more demanding work and providing high output with the largest bale sizes (up to 1250kg weight). It features a heavy duty welded frame and loading arm that can be adjusted to accommodate bales between 0.9m and 1.60m in diameter.

It is fitted with a width adjustable active bale discharge system that lifts the table to catch the bale and gently lower it to the ground, eliminating any film damage. During the process a foot stand lowers to transfer the bale weight to the ground reducing stress on the tractor’s hitch.

In addition to this, an optional baler tipper is available to prevent the bales from rolling in hilly conditions, improving safety and reducing by up to 15% the time required for transport/loading and for bale collections in the field. Depending on the crop and conditions, the operator can easily adjust the required number of film layers.

The pre-stretching device is designed to work with 500mm or 750mm rolls and can be set at 55% or 70% stretch for tighter wrapping and reduced film consumption. A quick-lock system makes the replacement of empty rolls fast and easy, while the storage positions provide the facility to carry up to 3 extra rolls of film.

As an additional feature, the MF TW 160 can be used to transport one or two pre-wrapped bales from the field.

Finally, the MF TW 160 is equipped with the ‘E-link Plus’ control box, that allows a semi-automatic or fully automatic control of the wrapper. Thanks to this system, the complete process (from loading through to discharge) is controlled with minimum effort and the counter can record 10 separate bale counts with a day counter to provide a perfect overview of the work done during the day.

MF TW 160
Bale diameter 0.90-1.60m
Bale width 1.25m
Max bale weight 1,250kg
Machine weight 2,110kg
Transport dimensions
(LxWxH)
5.8 x 2.3 x 2.7m
Hydraulic requirements 1xSA + free return
Tyre size 380/55 – 17
Variable stretchers 55%, 70%
Bale counter STD
Rotation counter + audible alarm STD
Bale tipper OPT
Film width 750mm (500mm optional)

Massey Ferguson takes the opportunity of Agritechnica 2019, to also introduce a new facelift for its variable chamber round balers range: the MF RB 4160V and the MF RB 4180V series.

These variable chamber round balers share a common platform and produce bales up to 1.60m or 1.80m in diameter respectively and feature patented bale formation system with Constant Pressure System (CPS) that combines spring and hydraulic action producing dense and uniform bales.

Their full width side doors now present a new modern design, aligned with the rest of the MF round balers range including the MF RB Protec series baler-wrapper combination. The new facelifted side doors continue to ensure easy access for maintenance and the smooth surface design still prevents dust accumulation beneath the panels while secure locking prevents unintended opening and potential damage.

“Our target is to develop our products to entirely match customers’ demands. That’s the reason why we regularly bring new products and updates to our offers, satisfying changing needs of modern agriculture.” concludes Francesco Quaranta.