A Quick Guide to Massey Ferguson Balers

Balers play a vital role in agriculture; they allow cut crops such as hay or silage to be compressed into compact bales which are much easier to move and store. Scot Agri is proud to supply the full baler range from Massey Ferguson and in this blog, we are going to explain the differences between the different models and the reasons they are used to help you make the right decision.

Massey Ferguson is a trusted name for farmers around the world and is a renowned pioneer in agricultural machinery and their balers are no exception.

Massey Ferguson supply both round and square balers, whether you’re baling a few hectares or producing thousands of bales all year round, no matter the size or shape of bale, Massey Ferguson and Scot Agri have got you covered.

 

Round Balers

Round balers produce cylindrical, round bales which typically range from 4 to 6 feet wide. Round bales tend to be stored outside as the shape of the bale holds up well to rain and are well suited for feeding livestock as the bales work easily with feeders for cattle.

 

Benefits of Round Balers

  1. Versatility: Round balers can handle a variety of crops and conditions, including grass, straw, silage and more while ensuring uniform and dense bales.
  2. Storage Efficiency: The cylindrical shape produced by both the MFRB F and MFRB V allows for efficient stacking and storage.
  3. Cost-saving: A round baler can save you on labour and is less expensive than a square baler.

 

Massey Ferguson manufacturers two round baler ranges, both of which are supplied by Scot Agri:

  • MF RB F (fixed chamber)
  • MF RB V (variable chamber)

 

MF RB F

The MF RB F range has a fixed chamber baler which means it produces bales of the same size and shape during each baling process.  Generally used with drier materials, fixed chamber balers are simpler in design and are mostly found in smaller operations.

The MF RB F range features two models, The MF RB 3130F and the MF RB3130F Xtra. Both are designed for reliability and consistency with a pick-up width ranging from 2.25m to 2.4m and a chamber width of 1.23m.

 

 

MF RB V

On the other hand, the MF RB V has a variable chamber which means you can change the size of the bales to suit your specific needs. This is achieved using belts or chains that contract the chamber of the baler. Variable chamber balers are more complex in design and are mostly used on wetter crops.

The MF RB V range has two models, MF RB 4160 V Classic and the MF RB 4160V Xtra. You can change the diameter of the chamber from 0.7m to 1.6m on either model, the Class model requires 80Hp whereas the Xtra requires 95Hp.