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Massey Ferguson rolls out new E series compact tractors

Massey Ferguson's new 2860E compact tractor. (Agcocorp.com)

Agco’s Massey Ferguson arm has launched a “new family” of compact tractors for what it describes as the “budget-minded” user on farms, large properties and elsewhere.

The 1800E and 2800E series will replace the 1700E and 2700E series and include five models ranging from 24 to 57.3 engine horsepower.

The new tractors, Agco said in a recent release, are “engineered and built for heavy-duty jobs and tough applications. A cast steel rear end and cast front axle, four-wheel drive and high-capacity hydraulics provide the weight, muscle and traction to tackle demanding jobs, such as transporting round bales, skidding logs or moving heavy gravel, topsoil and other bulk materials.”

The E series, Agco said, “can be equipped with a broad range of implements and attachments, making them an economical and versatile choice for property owners, livestock producers, landscapers, hobby farms, municipalities and commercial contractors.”

The new compacts also offer up to 18 per cent greater hydraulic capacity than the previous generation, Agco said, with a dual-pump high-flow system that “provides more responsive power at low engine speeds, allowing operators to throttle back to reduce noise, while maintaining full steering and implement function and control.”

The 1825E features a naturally aspirated 1.49-litre, three-cylinder diesel engine producing 24 horsepower, while the 1835E and 1840E feature turbocharged 1.83-litre, three-cylinder engines that provide 34.5 and 39.4 engine horsepower, respectively.

The larger-chassis 2850E and 2860E models, meanwhile, have a “brawny” 2.43-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, delivering 48.8 and 57.3 engine horsepower, Agco said.

The new units feature “clean-burning” Iseki engines which “meet final Tier IV emissions standards and can be found in specialized equipment used worldwide in a broad range of demanding ag, turf and commercial applications.”

The Iseki engines”deliver outstanding fuel efficiency, tremendous power, torque and reliability. Plus, they are easy to service and maintain,” Jeffrey Ratliff, Agco’s tactical marketing manager, said in the company’s release.

The E series compacts, Agco said, are standard equipped with an 8F x 8R Synchro Shuttle transmission, offering working and transport speeds from 1.4 to 26.8 km/h, depending on tire size and type. An optional three-range hydrostatic transmission also is available.

The 1800E models offer a category I rear three-point hitch, while the 2800E models are equipped with a category I/II three-point hitch with up to 2,425 lbs. lift capacity. Third-function loader control allows for the use of skid-steer attachments such as root grapples and four-in-one buckets. A 540-rpm rear PTO is standard, the company added.

“Whether you own an acreage with a few horses, a dozen cattle or half-dozen food plots, or you’re the equipment manager of a municipality or township with miles of roadsides to mow, the E series tractors offer powerful, dependable choices, sold and supported by a dealer network with a keen focus on the small tractor market,” Ratliff said in Agco’s release.

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