Variable Chamber Baler Wrapper Combination

Massey Ferguson RB 4160V and RB 4180V variable chamber balers share a common platform and produce bales up to 1.60m or 1.80m in diameter respectively and feature patented bale formation system with Constant Pressure System (CPS) that combines spring and hydraulic action producing dense and uniform bales.

Consistent bale density is essential for all baled products, and the new range of MF variable chamber round balers offer farmers the best solution due to their class-leading compaction, cutter and pick-up capabilities.

Key Benefits

High speed pick-up

High speed pick-up

Higher operating speeds are possible with the Massey Ferguson camless pick-up design. With fewer moving parts, the camless pick-up is quieter, simpler and more reliable. Low maintenance and less adjustments save time and increase productivity. 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. On the Massey Ferguson round balers, the pick-up is positioned very closely to the rotor, therefore improving crop flow and reducing the risk of blockage.

Xtracut for optimum cutting performance

Xtracut for optimum cutting performance

Designed for optimum performance, Massey Ferguson round balers 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 17 and 25 feature two sets of hydraulically operated knife banks with separate control from the cab depending on customer requirements.

Hydroflexcontrol - Two stage protection system

Hydroflexcontrol - Two stage protection system

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. 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 into the bale chamber, therefore minimizing downtime.

Bale chamber

Bale chamber

The bale chamber side panels are securely aligned during the production process with two large diameter tubes welded to the frame, providing a hardwearing and rigid connection for extended durability and better bale density control. Four durable, double-ply, seamless belts have excellent grip on the bale. With two stretch-resistant core layers made of a special synthetic material, the belts can withstand high loads when forming heavy silage bales.

Constant Pressure System

Constant Pressure System

The Massey Ferguson Constant Pressure System (CPS) retains pressure using two large springs during bale formation, thus maintaining the correct pressure from the core outwards. Once the core is formed, the hydraulic system takes over, which increases the pressure until the complete bale is formed. This keeps the bale surface pressure constant throughout the complete cycle.

Technology & Innovation

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.

Constant Pressure System - CPS

Constant Pressure System - CPS

CPS retains pressure using two large springs during bale formation, thus maintaining the correct pressure from the core outwards. Once the core is formed, the hydraulic system takes over, which increases the pressure until the complete bale is formed.

CPS Hydraulic Pressure

CPS Hydraulic Pressure

Depending on the baler specification, the maximum hydraulic system pressure in the bale tensioning arms can reach 140 or 180Bar.

CPS Results

CPS Results

The end-result is uniform round bales with a firm and consistent shape, making them easy to handle and store with excellent crop conservation.

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.

Bale Chamber Belts

Bale Chamber Belts

Four durable, double-ply, seamless belts have excellent grip on the bale. With two stretch-resistant core layers made of a special synthetic material, the belts can withstand high loads when forming heavy silage bales.

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.

Variotwin Twine System

Variotwin Twine System

The optional Variotwin twine system offers simple and economical bale tying. The unique Variable Speed Control allows for additional twine revolutions on the bale edges, securing bale ends and increasing overall tying speed.

Bale Formation System

Bale Formation System

A patented bale formation system features a sliding tailgate that moves downwards as the bale forms allowing the growing bale to move backwards. The bale chamber has a small bale start-off section with two additional rollers for better bale formation.

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.

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.

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.

Bale Chamber Side Panels

Bale Chamber Side Panels

The bale chamber side panels are securely aligned during the production process with two large diameter tubes welded to the frame, providing a hardwearing and rigid connection for extended durability and better bale density control.

The number of unique and patented features make our balers stand out from the crowd. Massey Ferguson variable chamber balers can be operated with tractor mounted monitors using ISOBUS connection or with choice of E-Control or E-Link Pro monitoring systems, both allowing full control of the baler from the tractor seat.
E-Link Control

E-Link Control

The E-Link Control unit, offered as standard, allows the operator a great overview of the key baler processes with all adjustments made through the monitor. Its High Definition screen provides clear working images.

E-Link Control Terminal Functions

E-Link Control Terminal Functions

Knife selection, Bale pressure adjustment, Bale size adjustment, Net layer adjustment, Net start/stop/pause, Visual bale chamber filling, Softcore bale on/off, Bale counter, Total bale counter, Customer settings, Sensor and actuator settings.

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.

Side Doors

Side Doors

Full width side doors provide easy access for maintenance. The smooth surface design prevents dust accumulation beneath the panels while secure locking prevents unintended opening and potential damage.

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.

Available Models

Model

Chamber diameter (m)

Chamber Width (m)

Pick-Up Width (m)

Approximate weight (kg)

MF RB 4160 V Classic 0.7 - 1.6 1.23 2 / 2.25 3,690
MF RB 4160V Xtra 0.7 - 1.6 1.23 2.25 / 2.4 3,950
MF RB 4180V Classic 0.7 - 1.8 1.23 2.25 3,870
MF RB 4180V Xtra 0.7 - 1.8 1.23 2.25 / 2.4 4,070

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