MF RB Series Round Balers - Fixed Chamber Range - ProTec

Massey Ferguson RB 3130F Protec (Protection baler & Professional Technology) combines all the benefits of a fixed chamber baler with the addition of an integrated wrapper device for baling and wrapping on the go. Bales are instantly protected from changeable weather and forage quality is preserved, freeing up the operator to stack or transport bales or begin harvesting in another field.

Key Benefits

New addition to MF round balers range

New addition to MF round balers range

Our new MF RB 3130F Protec baler combines all the benefits of our fixed chamber baler with the addition of an integrated, specially designed wrapper device for fast, non-stop baling and wrapping on the go.

Bale Handling and Transfer

Bale Handling and Transfer

The new combination unit has a lower crop elevation angle, reducing the overall baler height. This feature improves stability, allowing safer and faster hillside operation. It also reduces back pressure in the feeding area, streamlining crop flow and minimising the risk of blockages.

Transfer arm

Transfer arm

In addition to the transfer arm, the new design features two active guiding plates on both sides of the baler clearly directing the bale to the centre of the wrapper plate allowing for a faster and more secure transfer cycle. For added safety in hillside conditions the unique slope transfer mode allows for the transfer arm to move more slowly while the wrapper ring is lifted higher to receive the bale. This ensures that the bale will be securely delivered to the wrapper even in sloping terrain.

Transport mode

Transport mode

In transport mode the wrapper ring is folded forwards, reducing the overall machine length to just 5.9m for safer transport and improved manoeuvrability.

Bale wrapping

Bale wrapping

Once the bale is transferred to the centre of the wrapper table, a hydraulically driven wrapper ring begins its rotation even before the tailgate is fully closed, completing the cycle well before the next bale is formed. Designed to withstand the heaviest bale loads, the robust frame with its quiet running gear operates at up to 35 rpm smoothly for trouble free wrapping, bale after bale.

Technology & Innovation

Spiral Bale Chamber

Spiral Bale Chamber

The new, improved chamber has a ‘spiral’ form with slightly reduced diameter at the front thus improving feeding and bale rotation, increasing density and net grip when wrapping.

Xtracut

Xtracut

Designed for optimum performance, Massey Ferguson Xtracut can be equipped with 13, 17 or 25 knives. Cutter units are fitted with the longest knives on the market, making sure that no material will pass through uncut.

Xtracut Knife Banks

Xtracut Knife Banks

Xtracut 17 and 25 feature two sets of hydraulically operated knife banks with separate control from the cab depending on customer requirements. The operator can select: a single knife bank, both knife banks or disengagement of all knives.

Powergrip Rollers

Powergrip Rollers

The bale chamber is made up of 18 Powergrip rollers which ensure an effective grasp and quicker bale rotation for higher density and improved bale shape.

Powergrip Roller Tubes

Powergrip Roller Tubes

Rollers with 10 ribs are made from a seamless solid tube. They are the industry benchmark for durability and performance, known for their proven design and capability to withstand the harshest environments.

Hydroflexcontrol

Hydroflexcontrol

To maximise efficiency in the field and minimise downtime from crop blockages, the MF Round balers are fitted with the unique Hydroflexcontrol protection system which works in two stages:

Hydroflexcontrol - Stage 1

Hydroflexcontrol - Stage 1

The first stage of Hydroflexcontrol allows movement of the front part of the feed chamber floor and will automatically prevent up to 80% of potential blockages and will keep you going without unnecessary downtime.

Hydroflexcontrol - Stage 2

Hydroflexcontrol - Stage 2

Should a major blockage occur, stage two of hydroflexcontrol is activated by the operator, and is cleared by lowering the rear of the feed table floor hydraulically from the cab, allowing for material to easily pass through, therefore minimizing downtime.

Easy Loading System

Easy Loading System

Fitted as standard, the Easy Loading System (ELS) allows one spare roll to be carried on the baler. Roll replacement can be made in a matter of minutes, thus extending your time in the field and increasing output.

ProTec Control Panel

ProTec Control Panel

An external control panel on the back of the baler allows control of the tailgate, wrapping ring and table and the film clamps for easy film roll change, maintenance or cleaning.

ProTec Transport Mode

ProTec Transport Mode

In transport mode the wrapper ring is folded forwards, reducing the overall machine length to just 5.9m for safer transport and improved manoeuvrability.

ProTec Combination Unit

ProTec Combination Unit

The unit has a lower crop elevation angle, reducing the overall baler height. This improves stability, allowing safer hillside operation. It also reduces back pressure in the feeding area, streamlining crop flow and minimising the risk of blockages.

ProTec Slope Transfer Mode

ProTec Slope Transfer Mode

For added safety on hillside conditions this mode allows for the transfer arm to move more slowly while the wrapper ring is lifted higher to receive the bale. This ensures that the bale will be securely delivered to the wrapper even in sloping terrain.

ProTec Guiding Plates

ProTec Guiding Plates

In addition to the transfer arm, the new design features two active guiding plates on both sides of the baler clearly directing the bale to the centre of the wrapper plate allowing for a faster and more secure transfer cycle.

Varionet Net Wrapping System

Varionet Net Wrapping System

The tried and tested Varionet net wrapping system features a special net tensioning and spreading device that is capable of dealing with various widths and types of net allowing for fast wrapping of bales from edge to edge or over the edge.

ProTec Bale Wrapping

ProTec Bale Wrapping

Once the bale is transferred to the centre of the wrapper table, a hydraulically driven wrapper ring begins its rotation even before the tailgate is fully closed, completing the cycle well before the next bale is formed.

Round Balers - Pick-Up Position

Round Balers - Pick-Up Position

On the MF round balers, the pick-up is positioned very closely to the rotor, therefore improving crop flow and reducing the risk of blockage.

ProTec Wrapper Table

ProTec Wrapper Table

The hydraulically driven wrapper table consists of two rollers and three endless belts mounted on a welded frame for extra durability.

ProTec Wrapper Table Sensor

ProTec Wrapper Table Sensor

A sensor underneath the middle belt will allow for wrapping to begin only after the bale is fully positioned on the table, while four large side support rollers keep the bale centred while wrapping.

ProTec Tyres

ProTec Tyres

Massey Ferguson Protec range is equipped with large low-pressure tyres for reducing ground compaction. They permit greater stability and manoeuvrability on headlands without damaging turf also during very wet conditions.

ProTec Film Roll Holders

ProTec Film Roll Holders

Twelve film roll holders are conveniently located at a comfortable height on both sides of the baler and with two additional rolls installed on the wrapper, increase uptime in the field.

ProTec Bale Discharge

ProTec Bale Discharge

To ensure gentle bale unloading, the wrapping table is lowered, thus minimising the bale’s rolling speed, preventing film damage and maintaining the ideal bale shape.

Cam-Less Pick-Up

Cam-Less Pick-Up

Higher operating speeds are possible with the MF cam-less pick-up design. With fewer moving parts, the cam-less pick-up is quieter, simpler and more reliable. Low maintenance and less adjustments save time and increase productivity.

ProTec Wrapping Ring

ProTec Wrapping Ring

The wrapping ring is driven by a set of two rubber rollers, ensuring plenty of gripping surface, eliminating slippage and reducing noise levels.

Five Tine Bars

Five Tine Bars

The pick-up system has five tine bars with each one being spaced only 64mm apart, providing higher capacity and a smoother even feed at high speed.

ProTec Robust Frame

ProTec Robust Frame

Designed to withstand the heaviest bale loads, the robust frame with its quiet running gear operates at up to 35 rpm smoothly for trouble free wrapping, bale after bale.

Optional Bale Tipper

Optional Bale Tipper

An optional bale tipper puts bales on their ends, preventing them from rolling away and making for easier loading on the trailer. The operator can also choose between automatic and manual unloading modes.

The number of unique and patented features make our balers stand out from the crowd. Massey Ferguson ProTec is offered either with our E-Link Pro console, or with ISOBUS. They both have the same simple menu navigation, developed to ensure professional baling as well as advanced process monitoring by the operator.
E-Link Pro Monitor

E-Link Pro Monitor

The E-Link Pro monitor with integrated ISOBUS technology features a large bright screen which offers great visibility of multiple parameters, giving the operator more information and control of the baler.

E-Link Pro Wizard

E-Link Pro Wizard

Specific field or customer information, such as the number of bales or hours worked, can easily be set and collected with the Wizard and later exported via a USB connection for easy management of records and further performance analysis.

ISOBUS

ISOBUS

Utilising a single in-cab terminal in the tractor for all implements reduces cab clutter and can make for simpler and more accurate control by drivers who may carry out a wide range of operations with different machines.

Centralized Grease Banks

Centralized Grease Banks

Regular and sufficient lubrication of roller bearings is extremely important, particularly in adverse conditions. Centralized grease banks for roller bearing lubrication are located in convenient positions for easier access and reduced service time.

Powersplit Gearbox

Powersplit Gearbox

The Powersplit gearbox equally divides and transfers power to drive the rotor unit on one side and the roller drives on the other, reducing the overall power requirements by simplifying the drivelines.

Automatic Chain Lubrication

Automatic Chain Lubrication

Automatic chain lubrication with individual adjustment for each chain guarantees sufficient oil supply, reduces maintenance time and extends chain service life. For added durability the highest quality chains are used throughout the baler.

Bearing Housing Design

Bearing Housing Design

The bale chamber can experience extreme loads with forces from all directions. The clever bearing housing design allows some movement of the rollers to eliminate major axial loads occurring during operation.

Available Models

Model

Chamber diameter (m)

Chamber Width (m)

Pick-Up Width (m)

Approximate weight (kg)

MF RB 3130F PROTEC 1.25 1.23 2.25 / 2.6 5,990

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