High output and cost effective
Massey Ferguson RB 4160V and RB 4180V variable chamber 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.
Consistent bale density is essential for all baled products, and the new range of MF variable chamber round balers offer farmers the best solution due to their class-leading compaction, cutter and pick-up capabilities.
PICK-UP WIDTH (M)
BALE CHAMBER WIDTH
13, 17 OR 25 KNIVES
|Models||Chamber Diameter (m)||Chamber Width (m)||Pick-Up Width (m)||Approximate Weight (kg)|
|MF RB 4160V||0.70 - 1.60||1.23||2.00 / 2.40||3,690|
|MF RB 4180V||0.70 - 1.80||1.23||2.25 / 2.40||3,870|
Higher operating speeds are possible with the Massey Ferguson cam-less pick-up design.
With fewer moving parts, the cam-less pick-up is quieter, simpler and more reliable. Low maintenance and less adjustments save time and increase productivity.
The pick-up system has five tine bars with each one being spaced only 64mm apart, providing higher capacity and a smoother even feed at high speed.
On the Massey Ferguson round balers, the pick-up is positioned very closely to the rotor, therefore improving crop flow and reducing the risk of blockage.
Designed for optimum performance, Massey Ferguson round balers can be equipped with 13, 17 or 25 knives. Cutter units are fitted with the longest knives on the market, making sure that no material will pass through uncut.
Xtracut 17 and 25 feature two sets of hydraulically operated knife banks with separate control from the cab depending on customer requirements.
The operator can select:
- A single knife bank
- Both knife banks
- Disengagement of all knives
To maximise efficiency in the field and minimise downtime from crop blockages, the MF Round balers are fitted with the unique Hydroflexcontrol protection system which works in two stages:
- Stage 1: Automatic mechanical floor cushioning to clear minor blockages
- Stage 2: Hydraulically controlled floor lowering to clear major blockages
The first stage of Hydroflexcontrol allows movement of the front part of the feed chamber floor and will automatically prevent up to 80% of potential blockages and will keep you going without unnecessary downtime.
Should a major blockage occur, stage two of hydroflexcontrol is activated by the operator, and is cleared by lowering the rear of the feed table floor hydraulically from the cab, allowing for material to easily pass through into the bale chamber, therefore minimizing downtime.
The bale chamber side panels are securely aligned during the production process with two large diameter tubes welded to the frame, providing a hardwearing and rigid connection for extended durability and better bale density control.
Four durable, double-ply, seamless belts have excellent grip on the bale. With two stretch-resistant core layers made of a special synthetic material, the belts can withstand high loads when forming heavy silage bales
A patented bale formation system features a sliding tailgate that moves downwards as the bale forms allowing the growing bale to move backwards. The bale chamber has a small bale start-off section with two additional rollers for better bale core formation.
Constant Pressure System
The Massey Ferguson Constant Pressure System (CPS) retains pressure using two large springs during bale formation, thus maintaining the correct pressure from the core outwards. Once the core is formed, the hydraulic system takes over, which increases the pressure until the complete bale is formed. This keeps the bale surface pressure constant throughout the
The end-result is uniform round bales with a firm and consistent shape, making them easy to handle and store with excellent crop conservation.
Depending on the baler specification, the maximum hydraulic system pressure in the bale tensioning arms can reach 140 or 180Bar.
The tried and tested Varionet net wrapping system features a special net tensioning and spreading device that is capable of dealing with various widths and types of net allowing for fast wrapping of bales from edge to edge or over the edge.
Perfect wrapping of perfectly formed bales is provided by the Varionet or Variotwin systems, saving cycle time, tying materials and preserving bales for safe handling and storage afterwards.
Easy Loading System
The Easy Loading System (ELS) allows one spare roll to be carried on the baler, allowing for roll replacement to be made in a matter of minutes. In addition to ELS most specifications feature storage for an additional, third net roll on the left hand side of the baler, increasing effective time in the field even further.
Variotwin Twine System
The optional Variotwin twine system offers simple and economical bale tying. The unique Variable Speed Control allows for additional twine revolutions on the bale edges, securing bale ends and increasing overall tying speed, which is particularly beneficial when baling light crops.
Monitoring and Controls
Massey Ferguson variable chamber balers can be operated with tractor mounted monitors using ISOBUS connection or with choice of E-Control or E-Link Pro monitoring systems, both allowing full control of the baler from the tractor seat.
The E-Control unit offered on Massey Ferguson round balers allows the operator a great overview of the key baler processes with all adjustments made through the monitor. Its High Definition screen provides clear working images.
The following functions can be controlled with the E-Link Control terminal:
- Knife selection
- Bale pressure adjustment
- Bale size adjustment
- Net layer adjustment
- Net start/stop/pause
- Visual bale chamber filling
- Softcore bale on/off
- Bale counter
- Total bale counter
- Customer settings
- Sensor and actuator settings
The E-Link Pro monitor with integrated ISOBUS technology features a large bright screen which offers great visibility of multiple parameters, giving the operator more information and control of the baler. If a tractor is fitted with ISOBUS control it is also possible to use the tractor’s monitor to view all the key information about the tractor and the baler in one place.
Massey Ferguson is a world leading brand with extensive experience in hay and forage production on all continents.
The Massey Ferguson round baler range is built to last and designed to exceed your expectations…
The number of unique and patented features make our balers stand out from the crowd.
The Powersplit gearbox equally divides and transfers power to drive the rotor unit on one side and the roller drives on the other, reducing the overall power requirements by simplifying the drivelines. This results in a more effcient baler which uses less fuel.
Full width side doors provide easy access for maintenance. The smooth surface design prevents dust accumulation beneath the panels while secure locking prevents unintended opening and potential damage.
Automatic chain lubrication with individual adjustment for each chain guarantees sufficient oil supply, reduces maintenance time and extends chain service life. For added durability the highest quality chains are used throughout the baler.
Regular and sufficient lubrication of roller bearings is extremely important, particularly in adverse conditions, for example when baling silage. Centralized grease banks for roller bearing lubrication are located in convenient positions for easier access and reduced service time.