MOD­ERN mas­ter­piece

New MF 6700 Se­ries first and only in the sec­tor to be de­vel­oped in the 21st cen­tury us­ing mod­ern de­sign and man­u­fac­tur­ing tech­nol­ogy

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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.

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