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AGCO Ugrades Its Massey Ferguson and Gleaner Combines for 2015

11:10AM Aug 21, 2014
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 AGCO announced it will have a new lineup of Massey Ferguson and Gleaner combines ready for 2015. The company says upgrades to each of these harvesting platforms will help farmers with their evolving needs for a variety of crops and conditions.

Massey Ferguson 9500 Series combines were introduced in 2011, and the new 9505 Series builds on the original design with efforts toward improved flexibility and performance.

The 9505 Series includes Classes 6, 7 and 8, each with more processor-driving horsepower from new Tier 4 Final AGCO Power diesel engines. The MF9525 is rated at 322 HP and 398 maximum boost HP with a six-cylinder, 8.4-liter engine. The MF9545 and MF9565 are powered by AGCO POWER seven-cylinder, 9.8-liter engines. The MF9545 is rated at 375 HP and 451 maximum boost HP, while the MF9565 is rated at 460 HP and 490 maximum boost HP.

"We understand that farmers are harvesting more crops in a variety of different conditions and they need a combine that performs well across the board," says Kevin Cobb, AGCO combine marketing manager. "These new 9505 Series combines take the simple, high-capacity design of the 9500 Series and make it even more versatile and productive."

Other features include:

• A Trident process that has a new variable-speed hydraulic-drive fan that is adjustable from 100 to 1,350 RPM. This extended fan-speed range eliminates the need to switch pulleys for various crop types and provides improved performance harvesting grass seed and canola.
• For corn and soybean operators, perforated panels allow for better control of material distribution on the shoe, and enhance rotor and shoe performance.
• A variable-speed header drive with heavier-duty components match the machine’s new power ratings. The drive system delivers more than 28% more power to the header.
• A V-Cool cooling system provides improved engine-heat rejection by positioning the radiator, hydraulic-cooling heat exchangers and the air-to-air intercooler in a V-shaped design below a variable-speed, hydraulically driven fan. A "purge" cycle reverses the fan to clear off chaff and other debris.
• All 9505 series are also equipped Ag Leader-ready as a factory option for yield monitoring with a live yield map. The option includes an elevator mount unit, yield sensor, moisture sensor, speed module and harness – farmers must add an Ag Leader display.
• Cab design includes a more spacious layout, new steering column, improved ergonomic control placements and an updated headliner. These layout changes add up to better visibility and a more comfortable workstation.

Meantime, upgraded Gleaner 2015 S8 Super Series combines will provide farmers with a light, nimble, efficient harvester that has outstanding capacity, grain quality and reliability, according to Kevin Bien, Gleaner brand marketing manager.

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"Every Gleaner combine we build, we build with the farmer in mind," he says. "For 2015, we’ve upgraded the S8 Super Series with increased capacity for farmers who need to get out early and harvest high-moisture crops. The Gleaner platform is a natural for that situation, since the S88 is nearly 8 tons lighter than competitive Class 8 combines, for less compaction in softer fields."

The 2015 Gleaner lineup includes Class 6, 7 and 8 combines. The S68 is powered by an AGCO POWER six-cylinder 8.4-liter engine, while the S78 and S88 are powered by a 9.8-liter AGCO POWER engines. The S68 is rated at 322 HP, with 398 maximum boost HP. The S78 provides 375 rated HP and 451 maximum boost HP, while the S88 is rated at 430 HP and 471 maximum boost HP. Each engine meets Tier 4 Final standards with efficient, effective diesel exhaust fluid dosing paired with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and dual turbochargers with external-cooled EGR. Without heat-generating diesel particulate filters, these engines run cooler and last longer.

Other features include:

• A perforated cascade pan for the cleaning shoe that provides a 12.8% increase in pneumatic cleaning area. Bien says this change will particularly help farmers who need to harvest earlier in higher-moisture conditions.
• Concave filler plates boost threshing performance in wheat and other small grains.
• The clean grain elevator drive is 6% faster, and farmers can run more than 5,000 bushels of dry corn per hour through the elevator.
• A higher-capacity rear-wheel assist steering control unit has a larger cylinder to help in fully loaded conditions.
• All 9505 series are also equipped Ag Leader-ready as a factory option for yield monitoring with a live yield map. The option includes an elevator mount unit, yield sensor, moisture sensor, speed module and harness – farmers must add an Ag Leader display.
• GleanerCare uptime assurance program is an optional program. For $1,500 for two years, farmers get 24/7 access to GleanerCare dealer advocates, dealer service diagnosis and parts assessment within 12 hours and other benefits.

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