“Our MF 4700 M Series builds on the success of the existing MF 4700 Series, continuing to deliver the most modern technology, while still retaining Massey Ferguson’s important standards of straightforward operation, dependability and value for money,” says Francesco Murro, Director, Marketing Massey Ferguson Europe & Middle East.
“These mid-range tractors offer the right combination of specifications, comfort and price for customers looking to get work done efficiently and cost effectively. Users can, however, tailor the tractors to suit their specific needs with genuinely output enhancing options, such as the completely new Dyna-2 Powershift transmission with Speedmatching.”
Three new models take over from the existing MF 4700 Series. All are powered by the latest AGCO Power Stage V, three-cylinder, 3.3 litre engines delivering powers of 82hp, 92hp and 100hp. The new 100hp MF 4710 M, now heads the range, while the previous 75hp model is no longer available.
All models in the new MF 4700 M Series are available with cabs and all the tractors, apart from the 100hp model, can also be specified as Platform versions.
Massey Ferguson’s new Dyna-2 transmission is an option across the range. This is equipped with Speedmatching as standard and comes with the option of Brake-to-Neutral. Alternatively, users can choose the existing, superbly engineered 12 x 12 gearbox, with mechanical shuttle or Powershuttle option.
“With the launch of the MF 4700 M Series, Massey Ferguson is continuing to deliver modern, well-engineered tractors specifically designed to provide straightforward, rugged and reliable operation for demanding users in the mid-range, 82hp-100hp sector,” adds Mr Murro.
Advanced AGCO Power 3.3-litre, three-cylinder engines power the new MF 4700 M tractors. Equipped with common rail, electronic fuel injection and four valves/cylinder they meet the strict Stage V emission regulations using Massey Ferguson’s novel All-In-One unit.
On top of Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) All-In-One now has the addition of a Soot Catalyst (SC) to control emissions. Tucked neatly under the cab or platform floor this compact and effective system has no impact on visibility.
While the Soot Catalyst will require occasional ‘regeneration’ this is accomplished simply by pressing a button on the right-hand console. Unlike other designs, this does not consume any extra diesel, helping to maintain fuel economy.
New Dyna-2 transmission option
All four-wheel drive models in the MF 4700 M Series are available with the option of Massey Ferguson’s completely new Dyna-2 transmission with Powershuttle and Speedmatching.
This two-speed powershift provides 24F X 24R speeds from six gears in two ranges – providing a choice of eleven speeds in the main working range.
The new Hi-Low module provides two powershift speeds, which are selected using a small thumb operated button on the side of the gear knob – under this is a declutch button for fingertip control when changing gears.
Powershift speeds can also be changed with a rocker switch, mounted conveniently on the right-hand console. Here it’s easy to use when the hand is not on the gearlever, for example when reversing.
Speedmatching, which is standard, automatically selects the correct powershift ratio for the speed, when gears are changed. It is activated by a switch on the right-hand console.
Dyna-2 provides a top speed of 40km/hr at a low engine speed of just 1,850rpm.
Alternatively, Massey Ferguson’s modern 12 x 12 gearbox is standard. Specifically designed for these mid-range tractors, it can be equipped with either a mechanical or Powershuttle, to ease operations.
Brake-To-Neutral is an option available for both the Dyna-2 transmission and the 12 X 12 Powershuttle. Activated by a switch on the console, it simultaneously operates the clutch when the brake pedal is depressed.
This superb control greatly eases and enhances loader work, enabling operators to use just one pedal to brake and declutch as the same time.
Maintenance and repair are simplified by the addition of a new Repair and Maintenance Information (RMI) standardised socket for connecting diagnostic tools. An optional automatic battery isolator switch is also now available, which is automatically activated when the operator switches off the tractor.