Massey Ferguson recently announced that its Beauvais factory in France has produced its 1,000,000th tractor, having started manufacturing tractors on the site 62 years ago, in late 1960.
Available in two versions, the twin-axle PG1118 and PGII20 Genesis offer capacities of 18 and 20 cubic metres respectively, while the triple-axle PGII28, PGII31 and PGII35 Genesis models deliver capacities of 28, 31 and 35 cubic metres respectively. Final capacities will depend on the options selected for each tanker.
The twin axle models are designed to accommodate low-pressure tyres up to 1.95m in diameter and 800mm wide, while the triples are restricted to tyres up to 1.85m in diameter and 800mm wide.
The configurations are designed to allow optimal distribution of ground pressure on the soil during slurry application. Tyre pressures can also be inflated or deflated when driving on differing surfaces, for example from road to field, underlying soil composition or crop type, using automatic, fast action tyre pressure regulation system.
The Genesis series is also available with the newly developed Samson Hydraulic Power Drive (HPD) or the existing, well-known Hydraulic Wheel Drive (HWD) wheel drive. Both offer hydraulic power transmission from tractor to tanker to provide traction at one of the tanker’s axles. The drive systems ensure maximum traction, even in difficult terrain such as hilly or wet ground conditions, and contributes to reduced pressure, wheel slip and driving damage in the field.
In addition to the dynamic driving functions, the company has also improved the tanker’s implement-carrying properties: axle positions and weight distribution have been optimised to allow the selection of injector or boom configurations depending on a given application, without compromising travel or operator comfort.
Application with the Genesis is, like the PGII, controlled with Samson’s SlurryMaster 8000 control unit that, in combination with the tough unloading pump and built-in flow control system, ensures efficient and accurate dosing, and placement of the slurry to benefit the crop, yield and the surrounding environment.