Fully automatic density control, which is set up through a new Isobus terminal interface, features on the latest big square baler in the Massey Ferguson range.
The MF 2370 Ultra HD engineered and built at AGCO’s Hesston, Kansas factory in the USA is designed to significantly outperform existing MF2200 Series big balers, to mount more of a challenge to competitor machines.
It is aimed primarily at professional operators, either large farms or contractors, and particularly those involved in biomass harvesting who would value the 20% increase in bale weights that MF says the new machine can produce.
While the newcomer operates in much the same way as the MF 2270 XD baler, which produces the same 90cm x 120cm bales, a flywheel spinning 50% faster and generating 130% more energy, plus a 20% longer bale chamber helps pack more material into every bale.
Intake speed has also been increased – by 14% – so that the machine can be driven faster along swaths to consistently fill the pre-compression chamber before material is transferred to the main chamber.
2 connecting rods between the new purpose-built gearbox and the plunger, which runs at a 6.5% faster speed of 50 strokes per minute, carry load-cell sensors monitoring the load on the plunger face. The load-cell sensor is mounted at the centre of each connecting rod, measuring the compression load in kilonewtons (kN) as the plunger pushes against the bale being formed. The separate measurements provide the data to actuate the operator’s left-right guide arrows.
This enables automatic adjustment of the 55% larger double-acting rams on the density ring around the bale chamber to produce bales of consistent density and weight in variable conditions.
MF offers 2 Isobus-compliant terminals – the C1000 with 7in colour screen, buttons either side and a scroll and confirm dial; and the 12in colour display C2100 with touch screen operation.
The BaleCreate interface will also display on any other Isobus-compliant terminal to provide chamber-fill steering guidance along narrow swaths, baler function monitoring, auto density control and auto lubrication set-up.
Company: Massey Ferguson
Name: MF 2370 Ultra HD BaleCreate
Type: Operator interface terminal display
Key feature: Provides access to baler operational information, visual steering guidance, automatic density control set-up and auto lubrication settings
More info: www.masseyferguson.com