Video: Massey dream combo of 7720 tractor with DM Series butterfly mowers
Massey Ferguson recently launched its new DM Series disc mower range which includes light, mounted disc models, front- and rear-mounted mowers, centre drawbar machines as well as trailed mower conditioners and ‘Butterfly’ folding combinations with ISObus control.
The Farmer Series is available in widths from 2.0m to 2.8m.
Massey has described the entry-level models are sturdy but lightweight, economical disc mowers for small to medium scale farmers.
It says the machines are ideally suited to work behind lower power tractors and for those with smaller areas to cut, the mowers boast features normally found on larger, more costly machines.
The Professional Series, designed for contractors and larger farms, includes mounted, semi-mounted and trailed disc mowers and mower/conditioners, with working widths from 2m up to a 9.3m front- and rear-combination.
Built to provide the performance these demanding operators need, the mowers boast a number of unique features to increase efficiency and lower operating costs, it says. Our video shows the two mowers hitched to a Massey tractor on show in the UK recently.
The tractor – a 7700 series is one of Massey’s most popular tractors in Ireland. The tractor series ranges from 165hp to 280hp. The tractor series is designed to appeal to a range of farmers and contractors.
Many of the mowers are equipped with Massey Ferguson’s award-winning driveGuard overload system. Massey says this protects the driveline with simple and easy to fit ‘tabs’ rather than shear bolts or pins.
According to the company the centre-drawbar mower conditioners in the range provide the benefit of being able to operate to the left and right – like a reversible plough.
It says this means there’s no need to work in lands and there’s no time wasted moving to the next bout as well as reducing the amount of short work.
Ultimate output is delivered by the Butterfly mower conditioner, according to Massey.
It says used in tandem with a choice of front-mounted mowers will provide a working width of 8.3m for fast, efficient harvesting.
Even greater outputs are achieved by the 9.3m working width model, according to Massey with swath conveyors and full ISObus control.