Massey Ferguson launches advanced front-end loaders
Thursday, 15 December 2011 13:21
Massey Ferguson’s latest MF 900 Series front-end loaders combine robust construction and simple operation with the advanced new Loader Control System (LCS).
This new generation of tractor loaders builds on the success of previous models’ reputation for performance and ease of use.
The wide range provides plenty of choice – including six standard models and 13 with parallel levelling linkages. This means there is a model to suit every user and conceivable application from livestock and mixed farmers, vegetable and arable growers through to all municipal, amenity, groundscare and sportsground operators.
Built to the highest standard, they are designed in close co-operation with Massey Ferguson engineers to ensure the loaders are ideally matched for work with the full range of Massey Ferguson tractors.
The new MF 900 Series offers high lift capacities and heights and employs new hydraulic valves designed specifically for use with front-end loaders and a novel flat-face coupler, which connects under pressure and is leak free. Three new joysticks – Ergo, Easy and ElectroDrive – offer superb levels of control and automation.
The new generation MF 900 Series loaders are operated by a unique hydraulic control valve that is available for both load-sensing and open-centred tractor systems. It is the only valve in the industry dedicated for use with tractor loaders and uses a regenerative system that provides total control when handling heavy loads. This is because the oil flow is independent of the load so the lower and raise speeds are virtually the same, whether the loader implement is full or empty.
This novel system provides operators with a much better ‘feel’ during operation, which is optimised to provide precise proportional control – with the system reacting exactly to the how fast and far the operator moves the joystick. This provides much better control when operating two functions, for example when simultaneously lowering and crowding.
Another unique feature introduced on the new generation MF 900 Series is the MultiCoupler MC4, which connects all the hydraulic hoses, under pressure, as well as the electric cables in one movement of a single handle.