Massey Ferguson launches Global Series tractors

MasseyThe MF4707 and MF4708 are equipped with a 540rpm/6 spline shaft with independent PTO clutch, which is engaged electro-hydraulically. (Image source: AGCO)AGCO brand Massey Ferguson has announced the launch of the first tractors in its new Global Series — MF4707 and MF4708 — for Asia-Pacific region

Unveiled at ‘Vision of the Future’ event in Melbourne, Australia, these are the first models in the new 60hp to 130hp Global Series that will eventually offer four different transmissions and be available in footstep, semi-platform and cab versions.

The state-of-the-art tractors are the result of a US$350mn investment and have been developed specifically to provide fully dependable operation in a wide range of applications to meet the needs of a diverse range of farmers and food producers world-wide.

David Alvarez, general marketing manager – Far East, said, “While using the latest advanced engineering and manufacturing techniques, the Global Series still retain the traditional straightforward operation, dependability and value for money customers expect.”

More than 90 per cent of the parts and components in the Global Series are entirely new — designed and engineered specifically for this new range, Alvarez added.

The prototypes of the Global Series have been tested in brutal conditions from Arizona in the USA to Lusaka in Zambia.

The first models will make their public debut at Massey Ferguson’s ‘Vision Of The Future’ event in Melbourne, Australia. The MF4707 and MF4708 will then go on sale throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

The features of MF4707 and MF4708 include —
• 3 & 4 cylinder engines developed by AGCO Power

• Tier 2 mechanical fuel injected engines designed for Asia-Pacific applications

• High torque and excellent fuel efficiency

• New mechanical gearbox that combines modern design and engineering with straightforward operation

• Robust rear axle with a modern, heavy duty, structural casting design that contains all new inboard reduction units and oil-immersed brakes

• 4WD front axles with hydrostatic steering, offering excellent manoeuvrability and enhanced traction

• Efficient, modern open-centre high pressure hydraulic system employs a tandem pump to supply the pressure and flow required to control and power the latest implements

• Responsive hitch control that combines straightforward lever operation with advanced electronic control and reliability. A 3,000kg rear linkage lift capacity handles equipment with ease

• 540rpm speed Independent PTO, with easy operation by a three-position rocker switch for optimum reliability

• The initial MF4707 and MF4708 are available with a comfortable footstep or semi- platform operator environments with logical and easy to use controls

To continue reading the rest of this article, please see the October 2014 issue of Far Eastern Agriculture

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