MF 1840 Square Baler – Stu Jones of Manor Farm, Cheshire

Stu Jones of Manor Farm, Cheshire tells us a little bit about his MF 1840 square baler and why he has had MF balers on the farm since 1979.


Tell us abit about yourself and the farm? Cattle/Sheep/Arable?
Our family has been farming Manor Farm, Frankby since the 1930s when the farm was purchased from the Lord Royden Estate. Currently all the farm is down to grass. All hay and straw bales made go into the equine and pet store markets.

Have you always had a MF Baler? What year did you buy your first MF1840 Baler?
Our First Massey Ferguson baler was a MF20 purchased in 1979 and we purchased the MF1840 baler from RVW Pugh around three years ago.

Did you have a demonstration before buying?
No we didn’t have a demonstration as we didn’t think it was required as this baler was replacing our MF1839 model.

How many acres do you bale per year?
Weather depending, yearly we bale approx. 300 acres of grass in addition to approx. 60 acres of straw, purchased locally, from behind the combine.

Have you tried any of the other balers?
We did have a John Deere 359 Baler but we replaced this a few years previously with a MF1849 before upgrading to the MF1840 in 2017.

What are the main feature you like about the machine?
The main features we like on the MF1840 is its reliability, quality of build, coupled with the consistent bale length and weight which is exactly what you’re looking for in a baler.

What other MF equipment do you have?
We currently have a MF5425 tractor.

Why RVW Pugh?
We have enjoyed a long relationship with RVW Pughs, their sales team and service team have always provide excellent service and after care.

For more information on the MF1840 Square Baler please contact your local depot. 

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