Massey Ferguson Announces New Utility Tractors For 2015
DULUTH, Ga. (Aug. 5, 2015) — Massey Ferguson®, a global brand of AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO), has introduced the new 2700E Series of utility tractors, further demonstrating that AGCO is making this year the year of the utility tractor.
"This versatile, easy-to-use tractor series provides customers a great value to complete just about every job they have," says Warren Morris, tactical marketing manager at AGCO. "These tractors are ideal for loader work, hay work, mowing and countless other applications. Rural lifestyle customers continue to demand a cost effective solution for completing chores around their property. That’s why this is the year of the utility tractor – this is one of four new utility tractor series starting production in 2015."
Two models are available in the series: the MF2705E (49 engine HP) and the MF2706E (57 engine HP). These tractors are also offered with two transmission choices, 4-wheel drive and industry-leading, five-year power train warranty coverage. Transmission options available include an 8x8 Synchro-Shuttle and a hydrostatic, so customers can choose based on preference or application.
A hallmark of this Massey Ferguson utility tractor design is a constant quest to make the operator environment as comfortable and easy to understand as possible.
"Introducing a new generation of utility tractor presented an opportunity for more improvements," explains Mr. Morris. "The flat floor platform and intuitive controls on the 2700E Series are more comfortable and easier to operate than ever. If our customers are working hard, we want to make sure the interface with the tractor is comfortable and simple."
The 2700E Series is well suited to tackle many rear implement jobs, including rotary cutting, box blading, rotary tilling, posthole digging and more. With a hitch lift capacity of 2,425 pounds, the three-point hitch on the 2700E Series provides greater lift capacity than most in its class with greater hitch system versatility and ease of use. For example, the hitch has extendable, telescopic lower links as a part of its standard equipment.
As for other implements, the 2700E Series is available with the Massey Ferguson L135E front loader and the CB85 backhoe. The L135E is available with a skid steer–style, compatible, quick-attach system for buckets, forks and other loader attachments.
The 2700E Series not only makes lives easier for a variety of customers, it also makes it easier on the environment. It meets the EPA’s stringent Tier 4 emissions requirements. Powered by a low-maintenance, 2.2liter, four-cylinder liquid-cooled diesel engines, this utility tractor achieves Tier 4 compliance with external-cooled exhaust gas recirculation and diesel oxidation catalyst without the need for a diesel particulate filter. Similar to the systems found on the most modern large tractors and other diesel-powered machines, this utility tractor’s engine uses electronically controlled high-pressure, common-rail injection and turbocharging technology to increase power and fuel efficiency.
Customers will be able to see the new 2700E Series tractors for the first time at selected fall 2015 farms shows including the Farm Progress Show, Sept. 1–3, in Decatur, Illinois. For more information, visit your Massey Ferguson dealer or www.masseyferguson.us.
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