1422 Elbridge Payne Road #250, Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone: 217/251-3659; e-mail: editor@ruralmarketingnews.com
MASSEY FERGUSON INTRODUCES SMALL-FRAME TRACTORS TO 7600 SERIES
Source: Massey Ferguson press release

Duluth, Georgia - Massey Ferguson, a global brand of AGCO (NYSE:AGCO), is adding four new small-frame tractors to the 7600 Series of row crop tractors for North American producers. The new tractors, with 110 to 130 PTO horsepower, boast a 6 to 8 percent fuel-efficiency improvement over previous Series. They join four other models in the 7600 Series ranging from 140 to 180 PTO horsepower, introduced in 2011.

"These tractors are a great choice for dairy and other livestock producers who want a versatile tractor that's ideal for loader work or powering a feed mixer, but equally capable for fieldwork, such as pulling a disc mower or silage or hay wagon," says Conor Bergin, product marketing specialist for high-horsepower tractors.

The new tractors feature a redesigned, more ergonomic cab with OptiRide cab suspension, for improved comfort and easier operation. Combined with a quieter engine, the cab helps reduce operator fatigue from long days in the field.

Industry-leading emissions compliance, efficiency

All four models, including the MF7614, MF7615, MF7616 and MF7618, feature Tier 4 interim emissions-compliant AGCO POWER 6.6 liter engines. The engines use AGCO-exclusive second-generation e3 selective catalytic reduction (SCR) clean-air technology. The system monitors exhaust and adjusts diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) treatment in real time for improved emissions, minimal maintenance, reduced fuel consumption and industry-leading DEF use efficiency.

Increased horsepower is courtesy of a larger AGCO POWER engine, plus a boost in common rail (CR) injection system pressure from an AGCO-exclusive Bosch pump.

"Higher injection pressure ultimately provides better response in terms of horsepower recovery as you lug down," explains Bergin. "The torque response is far greater, so the tractor doesn't slow down under tough conditions, plus you get improved fuel economy."

Depending on the model, tractors are available with a choice of Dyna-VT (continuously variable), Dyna-6 (24-speed, partial-powershift) or Dyna-4 (16-speed, partial-powershift) transmissions for efficient power transfer under any field condition. The AGCO-exclusive Dyna-VT CVT delivers true clutch-less, step-less operation for no shifting between ranges, the convenience of a 1200-hour service interval and limited moving parts for long life. The Dyna-6 and Dyna-4 semi-powershift transmissions also are unique in the industry, with no need to engage the clutch when shifting between ranges.

Greater Comfort and Improved Control

As with other 7600 Series tractors, the cab on the new small-frame tractors features an OptiRide hydraulic suspension system. This unique cab suspension system relays information through an electronic control unit to automatically control bounce, rolling and pitching for a comfortable ride in the field or down the road.

Inside the redesigned cab, a right-hand control armrest, multipad control and new multi-function joystick provide easy-to-reach, fingertip control and ergonomic design that are comfortable for the operator. A Datatronic CCD display offers greater performance and functionality and increased legibility so producers can accurately monitor and adjust tractor and implement settings.

For more information about these new Massey Ferguson 7600 Series tractors, contact your local Massey Ferguson dealer or visit http://www.masseyferguson.us/products/tractors/.