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Hesston by Massey Ferguson Introduces New “Extra Density” Large Square Baler

Published date August 10, 2011

All-new 2170XD square baler built tough: creates denser bales that are more efficient to stack, load, transport and store

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DULUTH, Ga. (August 10, 2011) — Commercial hay producers and large farmers can now create large “extra density” square bales that are more efficient to stack, load, transport and store, thanks to the introduction of the new Hesston® by Massey Ferguson® 2170XD Large Square Baler. To accommodate the additional weight associated with heavier bales, the 2170XD model is built tough with heavy-duty tension cylinders and plunger arms, a heavier fly wheel, and higher-capacity gearbox and driveline to provide the reliable performance producers have come to expect from Hesston.

“Since 1978, when we introduced the world’s very first large square baler, Hesston has remained at the forefront of the hay and forage industry,” explains Dean Morrell, product marketing manager for hay and forage. “Each baler we’ve introduced has built on the innovations offered by its predecessor, and pushed the benchmarks for quality and performance higher and higher. The all-new Hesston by Massey Ferguson 2170XD Large Square Baler is no exception, producing a denser bale without compromising the Hesston tradition of proven high-capacity baling.”

The 2170XD model creates 3- by-4-foot bales, up to 9 feet in length, with bale weights 15 percent greater than the standard MF2170 baler and 30 percent greater than standard MF2170 balers sold before 2010. To produce increased bale weight and density at lower operating pressures, the 2170XD features larger hydraulic tension cylinders equipped with heavier pivots to create greater overall tension within the system.

Compared to its current Hesston 2170 counterpart, the XD model has a redesigned flywheel that is not only larger and wider, but 91 percent heavier to help create a heavier bale while operating smoothly at normal load in most conditions.

The overall structure of the 2170XD model has been enhanced to easily handle the load capacity that comes with denser and heavier bales. The 2170XD baler features a newly designed gearbox, equipped with a larger input shaft, larger gears, heavier castings, a larger output shaft, larger crank arms, double-clamp bolts and stronger connecting rods capable of handling higher loads. The baler’s primary and secondary drivelines have been increased to Category 7 with heat-treated yokes.

For more information about the Hesston by Massey Ferguson 2170XD Square Baler, contact your local Massey Ferguson dealer or visit

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Massey Ferguson® and Hesston® are worldwide brands of AGCO.

AGCO, Your Agriculture Company (NYSE:AGCO), a Fortune 500 company, was founded in 1990 and offers a full product line of tractors, combines, hay tools, sprayers, forage equipment, tillage, implements, and related replacement parts. AGCO agricultural products are sold under the core brands of Challenger®, Fendt®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra® and are distributed globally through 2,600 independent dealers and distributors, in more than 140 countries worldwide. Retail financing is available through AGCO Finance for qualified purchasers. AGCO is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, USA. In 2010, AGCO had net sales of $6.9 billion.

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