M550

5.5m wheelbase and tri-axle configuration results in an unrivalled ability to carry large loads safely and securely with minimal ground pressure.

Operator environment

The Multidrive World Series cab provides the operator with a large, comfortable working environment. The unit is controlled and analysed through the AMC panel on the right hand side of the operator, with precise fingertip controls for the mounted implement within easy reach.

Powerful and economical

Using a John Deere 6 cylinder 266hp engine means the M550 is both powerful and economical. The engine is linked to an 11 speed power shift gearbox, with power transferred to the mechanical drive axles, which are equipped with independent hydraulic brakes. Add this to load sensitive air suspension and the results are a safe and comfortable 50km/h maximum speed, with the ability to carry up to 14 tonnes.

In the field

The benefits of a six wheel vehicle over a four wheel vehicle include the ability to carry the additional weight on a relatively narrow tyre The large diameter tyre and the additional axle of the M550 means the weight can be carried comfortably even at high working and road speeds. For low ground pressure applications wider tyres can be also used.

Versatility

The driven third axle of the M550 results in unrivalled traction and low ground pressure making it ideal for applications such as slurry or litter disposal in winter conditions.

The M550 offers an unequalled pay load area with 4.8 metres of usable space with up to a 14 tonne load capability making it an ideal high capacity material hauler. The M550 can be specified with a demount load bed which can either be tipped or dropped off - empty or fully loaded.

Performance

Created as a purpose-built specialist load carrier and hauler, the Multidrive M550 boasts a high payload to unladen weight ratio; high-volume carrying capacity, and a smooth and efficient mechanical power transfer system.

  • Up to 14 tonnes payload on a true flat-bed.
  • 18 tonnes, legal trailer hauling
  • Can carry and haul simultaneously

Power

Featuring the proven John Deere PowerTech engine, Multidrive vehicles offer an exceptional combination of power, strength and high torque reserves while still delivering impressive fuel efficiency.

  • High torque, John Deere 6 cylinder 266hp engine.
  • Funk DF250 Automatic gearbox with power transferred to mechanical drive axles.
  • 50 km/h maximum speed
  • Full trailing arm suspension to front and rear axles with load sensitive air suspension

Versatility

Multidrive machines can be equipped with a comprehensive range of optional equipment, transforming them into truly multi-purpose power plants. Options include: Multidrive demounted sprayers and spreaders and a growing range of crop protection and ancillary equipment created by approved suppliers.

  • Wide choice of wheel/tyre combinations from 380mm to 750mm wide flotation, row crop or radials.
  • 6-pin, detachable frame system integrates with a wide variety of spraying and spreading packs.
  • Towbar and optional outboard hydraulic linkage.
  • Automatic pick-up hitch.
  • Choice of PTO systems.

Mobility

Heavy duty front, centre and rear steering axles are specified to provide safe and reliable carriage of heavy loads. Strong differentials and four planet hub reduction gears are used to enable full engine power to be transmitted reliably and consistently to the wheels.

  • Easy to operate
  • Pentronic 6-wheel, 4 mode steering system
  • Low ground pressure
  • High traction 6 wheel drive
  • High manoeuvrability
  • Ground-hugging suspension system

Safety

Inboard oil immersed multi-plate disc brakes ensure safe, reliable and powerful braking whilst carrying or hauling the largest of loads.

  • Full roll-over protective cage with side escape door
  • Automatic, adaptive transmission
  • Independent hydraulic power braking to all axles
  • Disc parking brake with fully laden holding capability on a 50 per cent incline
  • Unique easy-access engine compartment

Comfort

The World Series safety cab with tinted glazing, provides excellent protection with panoramic vision. An efficient climate control air conditioning system enhances comfort and productivity.

  • Ergonomically designed cab layout
  • Outstanding visibility
  • Climate control air conditioning
  • Load sensitive air suspension
Specification
Chassis 5.5 metre wheel base
Purpose built ladder type with DOMEX high tensile steel C-Sections & bolted cross members
6-point quick-attach implement mounting system
Engine John Deere 6-cylinder 6.8 litre PowerTech
266 hp/196 kw @ 2000 r.p.m
1025 Nm/756 lb/ft @ 1500 r.p.m
Pneumatics Funk DF250 11 speed with fully automatic or manual power shift modes.
Single lever control with shuttle shift capability. Inching pedal for precise manoeuvrability
Electrically operated 2/4/6WD select
Lockable centre diff and parking brake
Transmission 7.5 cfm air compressor unit - side mounted air tank and drier system
Axles Heavy-duty front, middle and rear steering with switch operated differential locks
Planetary reduction hubs and dual circuit power operated multi-plate oil immersed brakes
72” – 80” track (1.8 - 2.0m)
Steering Pentronic 4-function Six-Wheel-Steering system
2WS, 6WS
Delay-1 & Delay-2
Suspension A-frame trailing arm front and leading arm middle with H-frame trailing arm rear
Load sensitive air suspension
Heavy-duty shock absorbers
Hydraulic system Load sensing 45cc + 33cc gear pump. PTO output with in-cab controls
1 x D/A spool valve, diverter valve & kit to suit implement electro-hydraulic system
Side mounted oil tank with filter & gauge.
Cab World series mid-mounted cab with all-round tinted glass for panoramic vision
Climate controlled air conditioning
Stereo/CD player
KAB suspension seat with lap belt & arm rests
Adjustable steering column
AMC digital dash instrument display
Control console for implement control gear
Buddy seat
Work lights
Aerolite twin LED flashing beacon
Large side mirrors on adjustable arms
Wide/deep anti-slip access steps
Additional 2-stage easy access/hinged bonnet assembly
Stainless steel exhaust pipe
300 litre side mounted fuel tank
Front & rear road lights
Front mudguards
7-pin trailer lighting socket at rear
Tyre & fixed center wheels Michelin Axiobib 620/75 R30
Michelin Axiobib 650/75 R30
Michelin Multibib 600/65 R34
Michelin Agribib 380/90 R46
Michelin SprayBib 380/90 R46
Optional equipment Uprated hydraulic systems and oil coolers
Additional hydraulic spool valves
Range of drawbars or hydraulic pick-up hitches
Hydraulic and/or air trailer brake systems
Alternative mudguards to suit particular wheels & tyres
Instrument mounting bracket – in cab
KAB Air suspension seat
Carbon cab filters (in-lieu of standard card filters)
Bolt on step extension
Rear screen wipe/wash
Galvanized chassis finish
Stainless steel fuel & hydraulic tanks
Load capacity 14,000kg including implement & product
24,000kg gross train weight, up to 12,000kg Hauling Capacity
Maximum speed 50 km/h

Sprayer Unit

Specification
Spray tank 9,000-litre capacity, fitted with dry sight gauge and adjustable agitation.
Wash system
900-litres clean water for tank with three internal tank wash nozzles.
Retractable hose reel and gun for external washing.
Booms 36m aluminium booms, tri-fold, pantograph height control and suspension.
Hydraulic anti-yaw system.
Variable geometry.
Spray lines Stainless steel spraylines with triplet nozzle bodies spaced at 0.5m. Wide range of spray nozzles available.
Boom circulation Fitted with Kellands 'Circu-flo' boom re-circulation system. Unique circulation system ensures spraylines are full of chemical before spraying. Whilst spraying, the spraylines are pressurised from both ends of each individual section ensuring even pressure distribution and nozzle output. Circu-flo also ensures thorough sprayline and pipework rinsing or cleaning.
Section controls 9-section with quick-acting air shut-offs. Pressure controlled by Ramsay air diaphragm controller.
Spray controller Teejet Aeros rate control with field mapping, auto boom shut-off, tank level, and optional self-steering.
Chemical inductor 30-litre and fitted with can rinse and powder incorporation 'jet'.
Mounted on hydraulic pantograph arms.
Controls Pressure and suction side controlled by 5-way electro-ball valves.
Both valves and filling point mounted at rear of sprayer to keep pipework and therefore rinsings to a minimum.
Single, simple rotary switch control, accessible from inside and outside the cab.
Pump High output centrifugal pump rated at 800Lpm for filling.
Bleed system from clean water tank for priming.
Auto boom levelling
Foam bout marker
450 Lpm diaphragm pump in lieu of centrifugal.
Optional equipment Additional centrifugal, high-output filling pump.
Rear boom lights and cameras.
Automatic tank fill.
Alternative rate controllers.