Massey Ferguson® introduces New RK Series Rotary Rakes

Three tough, durable models are easy on crop and provide options that fit any operationDULUTH, Ga. (July 7, 2010) — Massey Ferguson® introduces the new RK Series rotary rake in three models, each designed to help hay producers optimize hay quality.

These efficient high-capacity models sweep hay or forage into a uniform windrow to match any baling or chopping application. By gently sweeping, rather than rolling the crop to the center, the Massey Ferguson RK Series rakes maximize leaf retention for optimum protein content and more valuable hay. And since these rakes gather hay rather than roll it, there is better airflow within the windrow so hay can dry faster and more evenly.

The new high-capacity RK Series of rotary rakes includes three models, one of which is sure to fit the needs of any hay operation:

• Model RK3824 -- Single Basket, 13.5 ft right delivery;

• Model RK3855 – Twin Basket, 27.5 ft with either right side delivery or two single windrows, and

• Model RK3879 – Twin Basket, 26.6 ft center-delivery

While the rakes are gentle on hay, they’re built tough to deliver years of reliable service. The Massey Ferguson RK Series rotary rakes feature a heavy-duty frame and are equipped with the exclusive ROTORFLEX™ Rotor Suspension system which lets the rakes closely follow the contour of your field through dips and over hills for a cleaner job of raking, without getting debris into the crop.

Heavy-duty, large-diameter tine arms and extra tough tines will handle the wear and tear of long hours in the field. In addition, the drive system features helical cut gears to provide more torque than straight-cut gears as well as to deliver longer driveline and rotor life.

Standard tandem wheels support the rotors as they travel across the field, allowing better ground contour, stability and flotation. The Massey Ferguson RK3855 and RK3879 feature a sturdy running gear with narrow transport and steerable rear transportation wheels which carry the chassis and also provide greater maneuverability in the field and during road transportation.

Sealed-grease gearboxes deliver smooth movement and minimize opportunity for damage. The main drive gearboxes automatically swivel when the machine is folding to prevent damage to the driveline. A simple hydraulic system and overrunning clutches help prevent operator errors that could damage the machine. Visit your local Massey Ferguson dealer or for more information.