WORK­ING won­ders

Massey Ferguson’s 92hp and 102hp MF5700 Series util­ity trac­tors are ver­sa­tile work­horses

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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.”

MOD­ERN TRANS­MIS­SION

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.

OP­ER­A­TOR PLAT­FORM

“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.

REAR AXLE

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.”

CEN­TRE-DRIVE 4WD

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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