Massey Ferguson’s 92hp and 102hp MF5700 Series utility tractors are versatile workhorses
Massey Ferguson’s MF5700 Series tractors, part of the Global Series range of utility machines, are proving popular with customers looking for versatile workhorses.
The two larger and more powerful models, the 92hp MF5709 and the 102hp MF5710, continue on from the successful
MF4700 Series (74hp-82hp) that was released in Australia and New Zealand in 2014.
“The release of the MF4700 Series a couple of years ago was an exciting initiative as it allowed us to offer customers a new concept in utility tractors with a choice of build-specifications, options and accessories at exceptional value,” Massey Ferguson product manager Tim Oldaker says.
“The MF5700 Series further increases the offering and provides added flexibility for customers wishing to tackle heavier tasks with a straightforward and dependable tractor.”
The two models are powered by AGCO Power 4.4-litre, fourcylinder turbocharged, mechanical fuel-injected engines and boast features such as a new transmission, a new open-centre hydraulic system and logical, easy-to-use controls.
The Global Series from Massey Ferguson – a worldwide brand of AGCO – is the result of a $350 million investment in a clean-sheet design with more than 90 percent of the parts and components being engineered specifically for the tractors.
“Unlike the majority of other tractors in the sector, which are based on earlier designs and components, the Massey Ferguson Global Series has been designed and built in the 21st Century and is purpose-built for modern applications,” Oldaker says.
“While using the very latest advanced engineering and manufacturing tools and techniques, they still retain our traditional straightforward operation, dependability and value.”
Massey Ferguson engineers in France developed a new transmission with electro-hydraulic reverse shuttle and 12 synchronised forward/reverse speeds which are engaged with two levers mounted on each side of the driver’s seat.
The levers act directly on the selector rails, which offer simple, easy and reliable operation, Massey Ferguson says. One lever selects high or low range; while the other shifts the gears.
“The declutch button mounted on the gear lever makes shifting on the move even easier,” the company adds.
“Both models are available with comfortable, flat-floor platform operator environments with logical and easy to use controls that are operated manually and thanks to good, ergonomic design all fall to hand easily,” Massey Ferguson says.
An analogue instrument panel provides information on engine speed, fuel level and temperature as well as housing the warning lights for 4WD, PTO, diff-lock and other functions.
A digital display shows the PTO speed, the engine hours and the forward speed.
As well as performance telemetry, a fully approved ROPS frame is fitted as standard on both of the models. There’s also an optional sun canopy.
The modern, heavy-duty, structural casting rear axle design contains redesigned inboard reduction units and oil-immersed brakes. Massey Ferguson says the hitch control has been designed to combine straightforward lever operation with the responsiveness and accuracy of an electronic system.
Maximum rear lift capacity is 4,500kg.
NEW HYDRAULIC POWER
Massey Ferguson developed a completely new open-centre hydraulic system for the Global Series tractors, designed to exceed the flow and pressure demands of most modern applications and implements.
This employs two high pressure gear pumps: one to supply the rear linkage and the other to supply auxiliary spool valves. A separate pump supplies the low pressure system including the steering, 4WD and diff-lock engagement as well as PTO control.
“This dual circuit system ensures there is always sufficient flow for continuous, efficient operations,” the company says.
“The two high-performance pressure pumps can be coupled using a switch supplying 98 l/min to loader or auxiliary operations without disabling the lift functions.”
The modern gearbox design provides an additional output shaft to provide drive to the front axle. The drive shaft is tucked neatly underneath the centre of the gearbox and engine and is fully guarded for protection.
Four-wheel drive is engaged electro-hydraulically on the move, through a simple, robust ‘dog-tooth’ clutch. It is permanently engaged by spring pressure and released by hydraulic pressure.
“The purpose-built 4WD front axles with hydrostatic steering, offer excellent manoeuvrability and load capacity,” Massey Ferguson says. “To enhance traction, the electro-hydraulic differential lock engages both the front and rear axles.” For more information contact your local dealer or visit www.masseyferguson.com.au
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