Loader specialist MX has launched a new range of multi-section weight blocks that allows farmers to ballast tractors more precisely than before.
The Multimass system fits to a three-point linkage just like any other, but buyers order a base weight as well as a number of 400kg add-ons that allow them to adjust the weight on-board to suit the job. That should improve balance and traction where necessary, but reduce fuel consumption and tyre wear when the extra pounds are not needed.
In total there are 12 configurations from 600-2,300kg, with each extra block adding 270mm to the length of the tractor’s nose. You can also order a 168-litre toolbox, which puts an extra £295 on the bill.
Blocks will fit tractors with link arms rated at Cat 2, 3 and 4. A 600kg set-up hangs 385mm out the front of the tractor and costs £1,150, while the biggest Multimass weighs in at 1,500kg, pokes 600mm out the front and costs £1,950.