Massey Ferguson is pleased to unveil the ‘Next Generation’ of axial combines and a new series of high horsepower tractors.
Simply put, the all-new Massey Ferguson 9500 Series Combines are the most productive and efficient combines ever offered from Massey Ferguson — providing greater power and capacity — designed to perform in even the most adverse crop conditions.
The 9500 Series combines are powered by new AGCO Power engines and offer exclusive advancements such as the new Trident processor, exclusive V-Cool system, redesigned cleaning system and more.
The Massey Ferguson 9500 Series exhibits exceptional fuel efficiency without compromising power or torque ratings. This is made possible by AGCO Power diesel engines that feature AGCO’s exclusive e3 Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) clean-air technology to meet Tier 4 interim (Tier 4i) emission compliance standards.
With SCR technology, the exhaust reduction process takes place outside of the engine after combustion — allowing the engine to operate at a cooler temperature — so as to not diminish engine performance or fuel efficiency.
The Massey Ferguson 9500 Series features three all-new models.
With a six-cylinder 8.4 liter engine, the MF9520 is rated at 313 hp with up to 344 hp power bulge at 1,950 rpm.
The MF9540 and MF9560 offer an all-new 9.8 liter, seven-cylinder engine positioned inline with the axial rotor for maximum driveline efficiency.
The MF9540 with 370 hp at 2,100 rpm delivers a power bulge up to 426 hp at 1,950 rpm; and the model 9560 with 460 hp at 2,100 rpm provides a power bulge at 2,000 rpm that climbs to 477 hp and an unloading boost up to 502 hp.
The MF9540 and MF9560 models also feature the industry-exclusive V-Cool system. This setup positions the engine radiator, hydraulic cooling system and air-to-air intercooler in a V-shaped design below a hydraulically driven variable-speed fan which operates at the optimum speed according to temperature demand.
The unique design eliminates the need to “stack” cooling elements, thereby creating a more efficient system with less chance of blockage.
The V-Cool system even includes a “purge” cycle that reverses the fan as needed to clear the air intake of chaff and other debris.
This process is controlled by temperature sensors which verify air flow through the cooling system. When airflow decreases despite increased fan rpm, the system will reverse the fan to blow dirt and chaff away, cleaning the intake screen so airflow is not obstructed and the engine maintains optimal temperature.
The V-Cool “purge” cycle is triggered four different ways: detection of airflow restriction; engine speed reduced below 1800 rpm; manual control; and automatic cleaning at 15-minute intervals.
At the heart of the MF9540 and MF9560 models is the all-new Trident processor featuring a segmented-rotor design versus a straight-bar design to efficiently yet gently handle today’s heavier, tougher crop material.
The mechanically driven rotor uses a combination of threshing elements and separation paddles arranged in a helical configuration.
Gentle separation of crops
The interchangeable narrow and wide paddles deliver even and gentle separation of crops in various conditions. To maximize crop flow, the Trident rotor features a multi-zone intake that feeds the rotor evenly and consumes less power.
In addition, the Trident processor has a six-segment concave design with three options for various crops — small wire (10.4 mm spacing; small grains), large wire (16.6 mm spacing; soybeans, corn) and round bar (16 mm spacing; soy and edible beans, corn).
These interchangeable concaves are designed to be easily removed and replaced by one person, allowing quick changes to optimize capacity if necessary.
The Massey Ferguson 9540 and 9560 models take added crop material in stride due in part to a new H-frame suspension system for the concaves which incorporates spring overload protection.
The springs allow the concave support frame to expand outward so crop material and obstacles in the field can more easily pass through, reducing the chance of damage to the concaves or frame.
To meet the increased capacity of the Trident processor, both models boast a newly designed cleaning system that naturally stratifies crop using three distinct air zones for full-length cleaning without the need for distribution augers.
By adding an upper deck air stream directly below the processor, a forceful air blast pushes material other than grain (MOG) towards the rear of the machine so less material is landing directly on the cleaning shoe.
A new adjustable pre-chaffer replaces the cascade pan on previous models for more capacity and adjustability in all crops.
A 10-inch clean grain cross auger and high capacity grain elevator both contribute to a 60 percent capacity increase in clean-grain delivery to the standard 350-bushel bin.
An optional 24-foot unload auger still maintains the industry’s fastest average unload rate at four-bushels-per-second and gives a longer reach when using a larger header.
The feeder house of the MF9540 and MF9560 combines has been lengthened by more than six inches to improve operator visibility.
Additionally, header-drive power capacity has been increased by more than 50 percent compared to previous models to accommodate the power needs of today’s larger headers.
By increasing power capacity, the variable or fixed speed header drive can efficiently handle the demands of increased crop volume combined with the tougher stalks and stems of today’s crop genetics.
Massey Ferguson has also introduced the all-new Massey Ferguson 7600 Series high-horsepower row crop tractors to North American producers in search of a versatile, hardworking tractor that combines technology with exceptional comfort features.
Four new models
These new mid-frame row crop tractors are modeled after the highly advanced and popular Massey Ferguson 8600 Series and replace the 6400 and 7400 Series. Four completely new models ranging from 170 to 225 engine horsepower (140 to 180 PTO HP) give producers more choices in power, productivity
The 7600 Series boasts some of the most innovative technology you’ll find today. The new Series is powered by Tier IV interim emissions-compliant AGCO POWER diesel engines with e3 selective catalytic reduction (SCR) clean-air technology for improved emissions, minimal maintenance and exceptional fuel consumption. AGCO’s new Generation 2 e3 SCR system incorporates a catalytic converter and diesel oxidation catalyst that work with the tractor’s engine to maximize efficiency and simplify maintenance. This approach provides the most innovative and functional SCR system in the agriculture market today and offers owners best-in-class total fluid usage.
With a choice of Dyna-6 (24-speed, partial-powershift) or Dyna-VT (CVT) transmissions, plus redesigned cabs that offer a wide-angle view and superior operator comforts, these machines are designed to make a long day of work more enjoyable. To make the most of the CVT transmission, Dynamic Tractor Management (DTM) provides greater communication between the engine and gearbox so that the engine speed can automatically adjust to the load for more consistent power to the ground and improved fuel efficiency.
SCR is widely regarded as the most efficient and well-designed engineering answer to meet new exhaust emission rules, and Massey Ferguson’s innovative lead is one that virtually every other major manufacturer is now following. Unlike the alternatives, it does not require any additional valves, extra turbochargers, expanded cooling packages or extensive changes to existing engine designs. It also does not employ any complex internal engine components or external filter housings and is nearly maintenance free.
SCR technology allows these AGCO POWER engines to run better, stay cooler and last longer. The 7600 Series comes with large 114-gallon-capacity diesel fuel and 11-gallon diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tanks to allow for longer periods of work between refueling.
New for the 7600 Series is the inclusion of an OptiRide Plus cab suspension system. This unique cab suspension system relays information through an electronic control unit to automatically adjust the cab suspension to control bounce, rolling and pitching for a comfortable ride in the field or down the road.
Inside the redesigned cab, a right-hand Control Armrest, new Multi-pad control and new Multi-function Joystick provide easy-to-reach, fingertip control and ergonomic design that are comfortable for the operator to use. A new Datatronic CCD display offers greater performance and functionality and increased legibility so producers can accurately monitor and adjust tractor and implement settings.
For more information about the new Massey Ferguson 7600 Series, contact your local Massey Ferguson dealer or visit http://www.masseyferguson.com/products/tractors.