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Massey Fer­gu­son in­tros Brazil-made MF 9130 Plus self-pro­pelled sprayer

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Massey Fer­gu­son has an­nounced the re­lease of its new MF 9130 Plus self-pro­pelled sprayer in Aus­tralia.

The com­pany says the new sprayer is de­signed es­pe­cially for op­er­a­tions look­ing for a ro­bust, en­try-level sprayer, and is well suited for smaller and medium-sized op­er­a­tors thanks to its “sim­plic­ity, strength and ex­cep­tional value”.

The MF 9130 Plus self-pro­pelled sprayer is built at Massey Fer­gu­son’s fac­tory in Canoas, Brazil.

Massey Fer­gu­son prod­uct man­ager Tim Ol­daker says the de­ci­sion was made to build the ma­chine in Brazil be­cause

South Amer­i­can farm­ers needed a com­pet­i­tively priced, straight­for­ward ma­chine that was strong enough to stand up to the ar­du­ous con­di­tions there.

“The MF 9130 Plus defini­tively hit the mark in Latin Amer­ica and we’re con­fi­dent it will do the same in Aus­tralia and New Zealand,” he says. “We have been putting one of the mod­els to work in lo­cal con­di­tions and it has been per­form­ing ex­tremely well and im­press­ing every­one who has spent time be­hind the wheel or looked it over on dis­play.”

The MF 9130 Plus boasts a large-ca­pac­ity Bosch Rexroth hy­dro­static trans­mis­sion with three op­er­at­ing ranges. The new model is also full-time 4WD.

“It has two large-ca­pac­ity 90cc pumps that work to­gether to main­tain con­stant trac­tion,” Ol­daker says. “One pump drives the front left and rear right wheel while the sec­ond pump drives the front right and rear left wheel. This en­sures that, if a wheel hits a wet patch and breaks trac­tion or if the weight comes off one wheel in ex­treme un­du­la­tions, all the other wheels con­tinue driv­ing to keep the ma­chine mov­ing for­ward.”

Other fea­tures of the MF 9130 Plus in­clude a 365-litre fuel tank, a 3000-litre com­mod­ity tank with a 240-litre fresh wa­ter flush tank, a 24m or 28m boom with fence line noz­zles and No­rac boom lev­el­ling. A dou­ble act­ing valve to the trans­mis­sion sys­tem al­lows the sprayer to run nor­mally at re­duced en­gine revs.

Ol­dacker says that, un­like many hy­dro­static ma­chines, the MF 9130 can run at 1700-1800rpm while main­tain­ing full torque for the en­gine and hy­draulic sys­tem.

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