A Tractor Tailored To Meet Your Farming Needs
The new Massey Ferguson® 1700 Series introduces several advanced features new to the compact market.
By Tharran E. Gaines
With the new Massey Ferguson® 1700 Series, customers can create a tractor for their specific needs and budget. Here are just a few of the options from which to choose.
The 1700 Series includes six models from 36 to 59 hp.
Each model runs on a new diesel engine from Mitsubishi® that features a turbocharger with intercooler for greater combustion potential. Such design allows for more power that’s produced extremely efficiently and meets all EPA requirements to be Tier 4 final emissions compliant.
Transmission choices include either a mechanical 12 x 12 power shuttle or a three-range electronic-servo hydrostatic (HST) option.
For use with mid-mount mowers and front-mount attachments, a mid PTO is available as an option on all MF1700 tractor models.
Customers also have a choice of an open-station platform with a flat floor or a newly designed, climate-controlled factory cab.
Models equipped with the servo HST include:
- Max Speed Control: allows the operator to set the maximum desired speed using a simple rotary dial, providing tighter control over a precise speed range.
- Response Control: lets the operator adjust how aggressively the transmission reacts when a travel pedal
- is pressed.
- Electronic Cruise Control: lets the operator set a travel speed.
- Stall Guard: automatically monitors the engine’s performance and reduces travel speed when necessary to maintain engine power and torque to prevent engine stalling.
The standard 540-rpm independent rear PTO is also gentle on the engine and powertrain. A button on the dash allows the operator to modulate the PTO startup for a slow, “feathered” engagement of heavier implements to reduce shock load and prevent driveline damage.
For more information about the new Massey Ferguson 1700 Series tractors, contact your local Massey Ferguson dealer or visit myFarmLife.com/1700.