Hesston by Massey Ferguson 2900 Series Round Balers Improve Baling Efficiency
DULUTH, GA (Aug. 26, 2013) — Hesston by Massey Ferguson®, the industry-leading hay equipment brand from AGCO (NYSE:AGCO), is raising the bar on baling efficiency with the introduction of the new 2900 Series round baler. This high-capacity baler is designed to feed faster and more smoothly, achieving dense, uniform big round bales regardless of the crop or crop conditions. These features mean faster baling speeds and better results when baling tough crops such as corn residue or wheat straw.
"The Hesston 2900 Series features design enhancements that keep pace with the productivity needs of our largest hay and livestock-feeding customers," says Dean Morrell, product marketing manager for hay and forage equipment. "The Hesston legacy of innovation and commitment to quality is evident in the detailed engineering and rigorous testing that this Series has undergone."
The 2900 Series offers two models, the MF2946 that produces a four-foot-by-six-foot bale and the MF2956 that creates a five-foot-by-six-foot bale. Both models are available with either auto-tie or Hesston's industry-leading Auto-Cycle™ that automates bale formation from start to finish. The new balers leave the factory with defined, factory-set specifications for baler settings, hydraulic functions and belt tracking so they're ready to go to work with minimal set-up. Thorough 35-minute testing puts each baler through its paces to ensure it arrives on the farm needing only to be adjusted to that day's crop and field conditions.
Built for smooth, consistent feeding
The 2900 Series balers feature a redesigned rotor feeder system with adjustable feed auger strippers and plenty of room above the side augers to smoothly pull the crop into the bale chamber. High intake capacity comes from a wide and functional pickup design similar to that of industry-leading Hesston large square balers. This helps ensure more crop is baled faster, despite tough field conditions such as damp or uneven windrows.
Designed for fast, uniform baling
Auto-Cycle ensures that 2900 Series round balers produce more uniform results in less time and the Hesston-exclusive Quad Cylinders System™ provides absolute control over belt and bale tension for uniform bale density.
Other features include real-time monitoring with the C1000 monitor for greater control of baler functions, an advanced mesh wrap design that streamlines loading and maintenance, and a single 5.5-inch tailgate roller that offers more durability and improved cycle time from gate open to close.
Engineered to take on tough crops
Challenging conditions are no threat to the 2900 Series. The Rotor Stuffer Drive System controls the crop from the pick-up to the baler. This will provide better feeding and faster feeding in all crops including residue crops such as corn stalks, soybean residue and wheat stubble.
For more information on products to help you harvest high-quality Hesston Hay™ including the new 2900 Series round baler, please visit your local dealer or www.Hesston.com.
Hesston, Hesston Hay, Auto-Cycle and Quad Cylinders System are trademarks of AGCO. Massey Ferguson is a worldwide brand of AGCO.
AGCO, Your Agriculture Company (NYSE:AGCO), is a global leader focused on the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery. AGCO supports more productive farming through a full line of tractors, combines, hay tools, sprayers, forage equipment, tillage implements, grain storage and protein production systems, as well as related replacement parts. AGCO products are sold through five core machinery brands, Challenger®, Fendt®, GSI®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra®, and are distributed globally through 3,150 independent dealers and distributors in more than 140 countries worldwide. Retail financing is available through AGCO Finance for qualified purchasers. Founded in 1990, AGCO is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., USA. In 2012, AGCO had net sales of $10 billion. www.AGCOcorp.com
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