New 260hp model tops trio of five-walker MF Activa combines

Massey Ferguson has tweaked its entry-level five-strawwalker Activa range, which now includes the option of the company’s multi-crop separator on all three models.

The 260hp 7344 is the biggest of the trio, although it’s powered by the same 7.4-litre six-cylinder Agco Power engine as the 226hp 7343.

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At the bottom of the pile is the 7342, which is rated at 185 hp and powers the 4.9-liter four-cylinder used by many of the company’s mid-size tractors. In each case, the engine is mated to an updated three-speed hydrostatic transmission.

Header options include the Powerflow range from 5.5m to 6.2m for the two largest models. This uses a continuous belt feed to serve the harvesting head first into the conveyor, which is claimed to significantly reduce losses and increase production by up to 73% for oilseed rape, 15% for wheat and 12 % for barley.

The low-end 7342 comes with a Freeflow header available in widths of 4.8m to 6m, although it can be specified up to 7.6m wide on larger models. Automatic platform height control is standard, with optional side flotation.

Standout features of the threshing department include independent front and rear concave adjustment electronically managed from the cab.

All three use the same 600mm diameter, 1340mm wide drum with eight grater bars, and the sectional concave apparently allows the elements to be changed quickly when switching between small and coarse grain crops.

There is also the option of the multi-crop separator to extract grain before the straw walkers, as well as a new modular grain bin with removable plastic inserts to facilitate cleaning when working in difficult conditions.

Grain tank capacities range from 5,200 liters to 6,500 liters and unloading speeds are 72 litres/s or 85 litres/s, depending on model.

Cabin upgrades include the addition of an air suspension seat with an armrest that carries a multi-function lever to control the hydrostatic transmission, unloading auger and a host of other functions.

Optional extras include electric sieve adjustment and back monitor, a cooler and rear camera.

List prices, excluding header, are £153,035 for the 7342, £164,039 for the mid-range 7343 and £180,127 for the 7344. Opting for the multi-crop separator adds around £10,000 to these figures.

Activa Range Specifications

Active 7342

Active 7343

Active 7344

Engine

Agco 4.9 liter four cylinder

Agco 7.4-litre six-cylinder

Agco 7.4-litre six-cylinder

maximum energy

185hp

226 hp

260hp

Transmission

Three-speed hydrostatic

Three-speed hydrostatic

Three-speed hydrostatic

straw walkers

Five

Five

Five

On your mind

Free circulation

Freeflow/Powerflow

Freeflow/Powerflow

cutting width

4.8m to 6.m

4.8m-7.6m/5.5m–6.2m

4.8m-7.6m/5.5m–6.2m

Grain hopper

5,200 liters

5,200/6,500 liters (optional)

6,500 liters

Unloading speed

72 liters/s

72/85 litres/sec (optional)

85 liters/s

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