Massey Ferguson® Introduces Two Expansive TD Series Tedders
DULUTH, Ga. (Feb. 21, 2013) — Massey Ferguson® a global brand of AGCO (NYSE:AGCO), introduces two new expansive TD Series tedders, designed to help commercial hay producers cut drying time and increase tedding efficiency to produce quality hay faster.
The new larger models are built tough to last through countless forage-crop harvest seasons. The larger width provides a thinner crop matte with better aeration, which helps hay dry faster and more evenly. Every TD Series tedder is equipped with an induction-hardened rotor casting that is break-resistant and designed for the most adverse tedding conditions.
"The longer hay lies in the field for drying, the more opportunity there is for it to be damaged by rain or bleaching from the sun," explains Dean Morrell, product marketing manager for Hay and Forage.
"Both rain and sun decrease the nutritional value and palatability," he adds. "The new TD Series tedders spread the hay out to their full width to help cut drying time so hay may be harvested quickly and at its optimum quality."
The TD1655 is a 33-foot, 6-inch model, and the TD1665 is a 41-foot, 8-inch model; both are equipped with convenient transport chassis. The chassis allows rotors to be lifted off the ground and supported in a vertical position, which improves maneuverability in and out of fields and allows on-road transport speeds up to 30 mph.
Both models are equipped with exclusive Super C coil tines that have six full windings per tine to make them flexible and durable. When the C-coil tines come in contact with the ground or an object, they are less likely to break. The C-coil tines are mounted on the bottom of the tine arm, which results in better deflection and reduces crop buildup.
"Our larger TD Series tedders were built for professional hay growers who grow and sell hay to livestock producers or for export," says Morrell. "These larger machines will especially benefit hay operations that are located in areas with cooler, more humid weather conditions, where it is much more difficult to get hay to dry."
For more information about the Massey Ferguson TD Series, contact your local Massey Ferguson dealer or visit Massey Ferguson®.
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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