New MF 6700 Series first and only in the sector to be developed in the 21st century using modern design and manufacturing technology
Massey Ferguson, a worldwide brand of AGCO, has introduced three new tractors in the new MF 6700 Global Series to the Australian and New Zealand markets.
Delivering maximum power of 132hp, these are the largest, most-powerful models in Massey Ferguson’s Global Series of sturdy and straight-forward, all-purpose tractors, which now includes three fantastic ranges that deliver practical, costeffective operation for the demanding 70-130hp sector.
“The MF 6700 Series is the culmination of significant investment in developing the Global Series. These completely new tractors are the first and only in the sector to be developed in the 21st century using the most modern design and manufacturing technology,” product manager Paul Morris says.
“The modern, straight-forward Global Series tractors are purpose-built for ease-of-use, cost-effective operation and superior reliability without compromising on comfort or performance.
“The latest MF 6700 Series, with a 2.5-metre wheelbase and 5.2-tonne linkage capacity, now extend these benefits into another sector. Strong and agile, they make ideal loader tractors, capable of handling heavy loads. They are also perfect for livestock and mixed farming enterprises, while their ease of operation and low cost of ownership makes them well suited to working in fleets on large enterprises, or as the second or third main tractor on big arable farms.”
The MF 4700, MF 5700 and MF 6700 offer a choice of seven models, from 74-132hp, for those requiring a dependable and versatile tractor, which combines uncompromising performance with value for money.
“Massey Ferguson customers can now select exactly the right specification and level of sophistication they require. This ensures they can choose the right model to suit their particular needs and budget without making compromises,” Morris adds.
The MF 6700 Series is powered by the highly-efficient AGCO Power 4.4-litre, four-cylinder Tier 2 mechanical injection engine, which provides low-cost operation and maintenance with great power and torque delivery.
Inside the cab, the modern, ergonomic design makes the MF 6700 Series easy to operate, control and assists with automation. Electro-hydraulic activation of the differential lock and 4WD, for example, automatically disengages and activates the systems when the brakes are applied according to speed. An advanced dashboard design presents a mix of analogue and digital displays, showing all essential information in an easyto-read way. It also includes a straight-forward performance monitor, which provides information on work rate and area worked, as well as advanced diagnostic capabilities.
Controls are grouped logically – with the console on the right housing the throttle lever and mechanical spool valve controls. A small ‘mouse’ controls the electronic linkage control, providing precise and reliable operation; and there are a range of sockets to power auxiliary control boxes and equipment.
All models are equipped with the sector’s most modern 12 x 12 synchronised mechanical transmission, offering six gears in two ranges and a top speed of 40km/h. Gears are easily changed with the help of up-to-date electro-hydraulic wet clutch system.
Direction changes are made using the Power Shuttle, providing fingertip forward/reverse shifts without using the clutch as well as a button on the gear lever for clutch-less shifting on the go.
The gearbox provides seven gears in the important 4-12km/h field working range and offers a top speed of 40km/h. A practical overlap of speeds ensures it is possible to pull away with a laden trailer without the need to change ranges. A ‘creeper’ option, providing a 14:1 reduction, extends the tractor’s versatility.
A responsive, high-pressure gear pump supplies 57L/min for rear linkage, with a second 41L/min pump dedicated to the auxiliary spool valves. A separate pump delivers 27L/min for auxiliary circuits including the steering, 4WD and diff-lock engagement as well as PTO control.
When extra flow is required, the combined flow system couples the pumps to provide 98L/min to the auxiliary system. Two double-acting spool valves with float are fitted as standard and a third spool with flow divider is optional.
The MF 6700 Series tractors are built for hard work. To meet these demands, they are equipped with the same modern, rugged rear axle as the latest advanced MF 5700 SL Series.
The rugged three-point linkage maximum lift capacity of 5,200kg enables the MF 6700 Series to handle modern implements with ease. Special linkage-arm sensors provide accurate and reliable draft and position control through Massey Ferguson’s well-proven electronic hitch control (ELC).
The heavy-duty structural axle design contains new inboard reduction units, which employ epicyclic gears for final speed reduction. These amplify torque to ensure maximum engine power is transmitted to the ground to maximise traction and performance.
A three-speed 540/540E/1,000rpm PTO is fitted as standard. Control is via modern independent PTO multi-disc clutch, which is engaged electro-hydraulically to ‘ease’ the engagement and, as a result, protects the driveline by taking up the drive gradually.
The PTO speed is selected electro-hydraulically from the operator’s seat. The changes occur internally so there’s no messing about with oily shafts and no risk of contamination. A transport brake for the PTO is standard on the MF 6700 Series.
The MF 6700 Series make perfect loader tractors, with the combined flow 98L/min hydraulic system further improving handling performance. Each model is fully compatible with the five largest models, from the MF 946X or new MF FL4018 upwards in the Massey Ferguson 900X and Massey Ferguson Professional series loader ranges – which are standard with mechanical self-levelling.