Massey Ferguson has release an entry level self-propelled sprayer for Australia and New Zealand. The MF 9130 Plus has been introduced to fill the demand in the market for a robust model that offers exceptional value.
The MF 9130 Plus will suit smaller and medium sized operators who will appreciate its simplicity, strength and will even have some operators considering it over a large trailing sprayer.
Massey Ferguson has been building the 154kW (210hp) MF 9130 Plus at its manufacturing facility in Canoas Brazil for over six years where it has enjoyed great success in the South American market.
Massey Ferguson product manager Tim Oldaker says that the decision was made to build a machine in Brazil because of the need for a competitively priced, straight-forward machine that was strong enough to stand-up to the arduous conditions that many South American farmers experience.
“The MF 9130 Plus definitively hit the mark in Latin America and we’re confident it will do the same in Australia and New Zealand. We have been putting one of the models to work in local conditions and it has been performing extremely well. It has impressed everyone who has spent time behind the wheel or looked it over on display,” says Tim.
The MF 9130 Plus runs through a large capacity Bosch Rexroth hydrostatic transmission with three operating ranges. The transmission is coupled with Bosch Rexroth variable displacement wheel motors and final drives. It is full-time 4WD and has a proven cross-drive transmission system.
“It has two large capacity 90cc pumps that work together to maintain constant traction. One pump drives the front left and rear right wheel whilst the second pump drives the front right and rear left wheel,” Tim says. “This ensures that if a wheel hits a wet patch and breaks traction or if the weight comes off one wheel in extreme undulations, all the other wheels continue driving to keep the machine moving forward. Some competitor machines do not have this feature.”
A unique benefit of the MF 9130 Plus is the addition of a DA (double acting) valve to the transmission system. This allows the sprayer to run normally at reduced engine RPMs.
Tim says unlike most hydrostatic machines the MF 9130’s engine can happily run at 1700-1800 RPM while maintaining full torque for the engine and hydraulic system. “The obvious benefits are the machine’s excellent fuel efficiency and prolonged life of the sprayer’s hydraulic system.”
Notable design benefits on the Massey Ferguson MF 9130 Plus are:
- A proven, reliable AGCO Power six-cylinder 154kW (210hp) Tier 3 engine
- 365 litre fuel tank
- 3000 litre commodity tank with 240 litre fresh water flush tank
- 549 litre/min Hypro stainless steel ‘force field’ main commodity pump
- 24 or 28m boom with fence line nozzles and Norac boom levelling as standard
- 25mm (1.0 inch) stainless steel boom lines and Hypro nozzle bodies
- Seven section booms with section and rate control as standard
- Hypro chemical hopper and 568-lt/min Hypro reload pump with 50 and 76mm (2.0 and 3.0 inch) fittings as standard
- Hydraulically adjustable axle spacing from the cabin
- Upgradeable autonomous auto steer as standard
- Air seat with all controls located on arm rest.
For further information on the Massey Ferguson MF 9130 Plus Sprayer contact your nearest authorised Massey Ferguson dealer at: http://www.masseyferguson.com.au/Dealer-Locator.aspx