Efficient harvest generates gains for the producer

Information extracted by harvesters helps improve soil conditions for new sowing

12.12.2022 | 14:39 (UTC -3)
Flavia Amarante
Harvester MF 9895
Harvester MF 9895

The advancement of precision agriculture has increased harvesting efficiency and has allowed production to grow to meet global demand. If in the 1960s, a machine harvested around 500 bags of 60 kilos of soybeans per day; Currently, the most modern equipment reaches a volume of 5.220 bags of 60 kilos of soybeans per day, a 900% increase in results.

In addition to streamlining the operation, reducing costs and increasing profitability for rural producers, the harvester helps in planning the next harvest. Onboard technologies, such as humidity sensors, productivity, temperature, grain losses and soil pressure, generate important data, which contribute to the success of the next planting.

"It is possible to know, for example, which area is less productive and use this information when planting the next crop. This information comes from the productivity maps that are generated and extracted from the harvester. With such data in hand, the control of the variable rate of Fertilization can be done at the time of planting, providing the next harvest with more uniform productivity” explains Anderson Schofer, Massey Ferguson Harvester specialist.

The uniform distribution of straw during harvest provides better soil condition and favors plant germination. “The more uniform the straw distribution, the greater the planting efficiency at the time of seed distribution and germination”, explains Ederson Soares, Product Marketing coordinator.

Ederson Soares and Anderson Schofer
Ederson Soares and Anderson Schofer

Evolution of harvesters

Harvesters have undergone improvements and changes in the processing of the harvested product, changing from the conventional system to hybrid and axial systems – the difference lies in the way the flow of harvested mass is conducted and processed by the machine's systems.

The platforms have also evolved in their concept of cutting and transporting the harvested product. The cutting system is no longer completely rigid and receives platforms with flexible adjustments and adjustments in the angle of attack, allowing a variation of up to 200mm of adjustment in the cutting height controlled by an electro-hydraulic system, in addition to the feeding system, which can be made by snail and also by mats.

“The changes made it possible to make full use of the plant and the new processing systems brought greater smoothness to the threshing, separation and waste management systems. This way the machine can develop greater speed and, consequently, greater productivity, losing less grain”, highlights Soares.

Harvester MF 9895

An example of technology that promotes productivity and operational efficiency is the MF 9895, which makes harvesting possible one to two days faster, with up to 25% fuel savings.

The MF 9895 has AGCO Power electronic engine technology, producing more, in less time. The model features the modern V-Cool cooling system, exclusive to Massey Ferguson, which drastically reduces the need for cleaning the radiators and offers high cooling capacity and, consequently, longer engine life.

In addition to reducing fuel consumption, the harvester has a Trident processing system, made up of a 3,56 m long rotor, promoting more threshing and separation, while increasing the quality of the grains. It has the highest grain unloading rate on the market (150 liters per second) and a tank with a storage capacity of 12.334 liters. The feed cylinder drive system is responsible for the high performance of the equipment, expanding the range of crops and applications.

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