As more and more farmers come to realise the true value grass brings to their business, the more demanding they are of the machinery that enables them to make the most of this valuable resource.
As a result, ScotGrass has become an important event for grassland farmers from all over northern Britain, as they seek to become ever-more efficient and, subsequently, profitable.
Precision, ease of operation, reliability and value for money – these are some of the boxes that need to be ticked when investing in new grass kit, and all of them satisfied by Massey Ferguson’s comprehensive line-up of its latest machine offering.
In order of their appearance in the field, here’s a summary of what MF will be bringing to Crichton Royal Farm, Dumfries, next month:-
MF DM 316 TL V KC Disc Mower-Conditioner (rear)
This is the latest model in the range, featuring a full-width spreading device, centre support and three-point linkage, together with hydro-pneumatic suspension. Simple, robust and reliable, this new machine has a large contact drum area that imposes minimal ground pressure, while at the same time handling the crop with respect. Chunky square steel gear frames ensure a prolonged life of service.
MF DM 306 Disc Mower (front)
An eight-model range of highly-effective and economical front disc mowers, providing a precision cut with high output, even in challenging conditions. Speed of operation, a precision cut and high throughput combine to achieve blockage-free efficiency.
MF TD 776 Tedder
The TD 776 is part of a range of new generation of high output tedders that embrace operating widths from 4.5m, right up to 12.7m, covering all forage crops and prevailing conditions. Simple to set up and adjust, synchronised lifting of exterior rotors is via a centralised hydraulic lift system that avoids the accumulation of one-sided loads – even on difficult terrain. 12 models to choose from.
MF RK 662 Rake
Available with one, two or four rotors and in working widths from 3.4m right up to 14.0m, these rakes deliver impressive uniformity, with right-hand side delivery. Thanks to the tangentally arranged tine arms, you can select a swath width of between 0.6m and 2.2m.
MF RB 3130F Round baler Combination
A new model, launched towards the end of last year, this fixed chamber machine incorporates a number of updates designed to enhance performance and bale quality. The chamber, for example, now has a new spiral design to boost feeding and bale rotation while increasing bale density and net grip. In addition, mechanical tailgate locks with pressure sensors on both sides help to maintain the shape of the bales.
MF RB 4160V Variable Round Baler Xtra
For even higher output, the 4160V produces bales up to 1.6m in diameter and features a patented bale formation system that combines spring and hydraulic pressure to create dense, uniform bales.
MF 130 Trailed Bale Wrapper
A very low wrapping table, together with semi-automatic controls provide quick, reliable delivery. A strongly welded loading arm lifts bales up to 1.3m in diameter and up to 1000kg in weight with ease. The discharge table is very close to ground level and tilts on delivery to provide a soft landing for the bales.
This innovative array of the latest Massey Ferguson grass and forage equipment will be partnered at the event with the very latest, suitably-powered tractors from the MF range.
We very much look forward to seeing you at ScotGrass on May 15.