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