New IDEAL harvesters from Massey Ferguson

AGCO HAS unveiled its latest Massey Ferguson combine harvester with larger power ranges and a huge 17,100 litre grain tank capacity.
New IDEAL harvesters from Massey Ferguson New IDEAL harvesters from Massey Ferguson New IDEAL harvesters from Massey Ferguson New IDEAL harvesters from Massey Ferguson New IDEAL harvesters from Massey Ferguson

Mark Saunders

The range, called the IDEAL series, features a new-generation rotary combine harvester with the biggest integral grain tank capacity now available on the European market.

Built at AGCO’s European Harvesting Centre of Excellence in Breganze, Italy, the IDEAL range represents a new design, new engineering and new styling for Massey Ferguson.

There are three brand new combine models, featuring single and dual rotary threshing systems. The three models are the 451hp MF IDEAL 7, the 538hp MF IDEAL 8 and 647hp MF IDEAL 9, plus ParaLevel versions.

Standard grain tank size is 12,500 litres with the option of 17,100 litres and engines used are  AGCOPOWER 9.8 litre (MF IDEAL 7), MAN 12.4 litre (MF IDEAL 8) and MAN 15.2 litre (MF IDEAL 9).

A 4.84m long ‘Dual Helix’ rotor is fitted to the MF IDEAL 8 and MF IDEAL 9 which is the longest in the industry.

Unloaoding rates can be 140 litres per second and there's a ‘Streamer 210’ option which will have grain pouring out of the unloading auger at 210 l/second.

There's also the optional ‘IDEALharvest’ App which adjusts the working combine automatically. Using a grain-quality camera and 52 Mass Acoustic Detection Sensors (MADS), it automatically regulates the machine’s rotor, fan speed and sieve settings to maintain optimum machine performance and efficiency at all times according to operator choice. 

More details will be available in the September Farming Ahead magazine.

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