Agco’s Massey Ferguson roster has expanded to include five new compact tractor models with the launch of its 1700M series at the (U.S.) Farm Progress Show.
The company describes the new series as “ideal for general farm and property maintenance tasks, landscaping, small-scale road and land grading, and light construction.”
Depending on the model, operators can have either a 12×12 power shuttle transmission with a forward/reverse wet clutch or an electronically controlled, three-range hydrostatic transmission. The 1700Ms’ rear three-point hitch offers lift capacity of 2,535 lbs. and, for the MF1750M and MF1760M, 3,086 lbs.
All 1700M models include a 540-rpm independent rear PTO; an optional 2,000-rpm mid-mount PTO that engages electro-hydraulically is also available.
Under the hood, the new Masseys sport turbocharged diesel engines ranging from 36 to 60 hp; the MF1735M and MF1740M have Shibaura three-cylinder diesels, while the MF1750M, MF1755M and MF1760M have Shibaura four-cylinder diesels. All models meet Tier 4 emissions standards, the company said, by way of an exhaust gas recirculation valve (EGR) and a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC).
“Meeting the Tier 4 emissions standards without a DPF (diesel particulate filter) is a significant advantage of the 1700M Series compared to many other compact tractors,” Jeffrey Ratliff, tactical marketing manager for Agco, said in a release.
“No DPF means no excessive heat buildup, no downtime related to emissions, lower maintenance costs and the engine can be shut down at any time without fear of bypassing necessary regeneration.”
Options are available for an open station platform or factory-installed standard cab and, for the MF1740M, MF1750M and MF1760M HST models, a Deluxe Cab package which includes an air-ride seat, radio/CD/Bluetooth and LED work lamps.