Hesston by Massey Ferguson Launches 1842S Small Square Baler

Hesston by Massey Ferguson 1842S Small Square Baler Offers 20% More Capacity

New baler maximizes productivity for cost-effective baling.

DULUTH, GA | August 28, 2023 | AGCO Corporation (NYSE: AGCO), a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and precision ag technology, announces a new small square baler. The Hesston by Massey Ferguson® 1842S small square offers hay producers increased productivity with the superior construction and reliability they’ve come to expect from Hesston by Massey Ferguson. The big brother to the market-leading Hesston® 1840 Series small square baler, this new in-line square baler provides 20% more capacity and uniform, high-quality bale production to maximize ROI. The new baler was publicly launched at the Farm Progress Show and has already been hard at work in hay fields across North America. 

“Today, hay producers can’t be satisfied with just making bales when the sun is shining,” said Dane Mosel, Tactical Marketing Manager for Massey Ferguson North America. “Farmers need more productivity than ever before. That’s why we’ve powered up our popular 1840 Series small square baler to increase capacity, productivity and durability.”

Increased Productivity

The Hesston by Massey Ferguson 1842S small square baler offers increased capacity across a number of design elements, providing a significant productivity increase that allows North American hay producers to get more done in a day. Compared to the Hesston 1840 Series, the new Hesston 1842S features a 77-inch pick-up, down-turning cross augers, dual feeding forks and 145 rpm operating speeds for 20% higher feed intake capacity. Additionally, a 20%-heavier-duty flywheel slip clutch provides consistent speed, reduces noise and vibrations and minimizes power surges for a more comfortable operator experience.

The new baler also features a longer OptiForm® bale chamber. This Hesston exclusive feature helps provide dense, uniform bales. Farmers can get 20% higher density, where desired, with a 39% heavier plunger and 6% longer stroke for uniform, brick-like bales, ideal for use with accumulators.

Legacy of Reliability 

To deliver the straightforward dependability North American hay producers demand with the productivity they need, the new small square baler builds on decades of Hesston’s industry expertise.

Like the Hesston 1840 Series, the new baler features an in-line pick-up design — a brand exclusive. This feature is essential for high-quality, uniform bales. It allows for smooth crop flow without abrupt direction changes for uniform feeding and throughput resulting in denser, more consistent bales. The design also employs high-capacity dual feeding forks with six total tines for additional processing capacity, paired with a new high-capacity feeding chute with tapered design for smooth, unhindered crop flow.

Like all Hesston equipment, the new baler design also features heavy-duty construction and fewer moving parts for a long-lasting, maintenance-friendly haying solution. The updated mainframe is based on a field-proven design for high loads and long life. A heavy-duty equal angle driveline with a mid-support pedestal provides reliable transmission power and reduced risk of tire interference on sharp turns, while a heavy-duty gearbox is engineered to handle more power and higher loads. Eight heavy-duty plunger bearings decrease downtime and running costs. The main drivechain layout was also redesigned for greater accessibility and easier adjustment.

Cost-Effective Baling Solution

With 20% more capacity and the same level of dependability farmers have come to expect from Hesston, the new Hesston 1842S baler provides fast ROI and low total cost of ownership. 

“Whether they’re looking to get more bales in a shorter amount of time or wanting to accomplish more with a single operator, the new 1842S helps farmers take advantage of every second in the field,” Mosel said. “Working windows have always been tight when it comes to making quality hay, but it’s more than just weather farmers are fighting these days. Labor shortages, off-farm responsibilities and many other factors are eating into haying time. With our new baler, producers can get some of that efficiency back.”

For more information on the Hesston 1842S small square baler and the full line of Hesston hay tools, visit masseyferguson.com.

Media Contacts

Bob Blakely, AGCO | Bob.Blakely@AGCOCorp.com | 770-232-8018

Arielle Windham, Flint Group | Arielle.windham@flint-group.com | 701-499-2169

Hesston, Massey Ferguson and OptiForm are registered trademarks of AGCO.  

About AGCO

AGCO (NYSE:AGCO) is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of agricultural machinery and precision ag technology. AGCO delivers customer value through its differentiated brand portfolio, including core brands like Fendt®, GSI®, Massey Ferguson®, Precision Planting®, and Valtra®. Powered by Fuse® smart farming solutions, AGCO’s full line of equipment and services help farmers sustainably feed our world. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, USA, AGCO had net sales of approximately $12.7 billion in 2022. For more information, visit www.AGCOcorp.com. For company news, information, and events, please follow us on Twitter: @AGCOCorp. For financial news on Twitter, please follow the hashtag #AGCOIR.

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