AGCO Corporation has announced a new family of compact tractors ― the Massey Ferguson 1800M and 2800M Series, with five models ranging from 35 to 60 engine horsepower.
The 1800M Series tractors feature 1.83-liter, 3-cylinder Iseki diesel engines and are available in two models with 36.2- or 39.4-engine horsepower. The 2800M Series offers three 2.43-liter, 4-cylinder Iseki-powered models, from 48.8 to 60.3 engine horsepower. These turbocharged engines meet Tier IV emissions standards.
The M Series premium compacts are standard-equipped with the popular 12x12 power shuttle-shift transmission. AGCO says this rugged mechanical-gear transmission provides a broad range of working and transport speeds. And with the forward/reverse shuttle shift, no clutching is required. Located conveniently on the steering column, the power shuttle control lever provides smooth, easy direction changes ― ideal for loader work.
An optional 3-range hydrostatic transmission is also available. AGCO says this allows the operator to reach the speed needed for the job within each range without shifting gears. Dual foot-pedal controls make for quick and easy forward/reverse direction changes. Cruise control allows operators to set and maintain their preferred working or transport speed.
The M Series compact tractors are available in both cab and open-station configurations. Along with tilt-steering and a flat, unobstructed platform, AGCO says the open-station ROPS models now come with a new premium seat, providing greater support and comfort, which operators appreciate when working in rough conditions or over uneven terrain. A new thumb-controlled throttle ― also available on cab models ― lets operators quickly dial in the right engine rpm.
The standard cab models feature dual lockable, entry/exit doors, tilt steering and heating/air conditioning. An optional Deluxe Cab package is also available and includes an air-ride seat, bright LED work lights, Bluetooth-ready radio with CD player, rear windshield defrost and a pull-down sun visor, the company says.
M Series compact tractors offer up to 12.6 gpm hydraulic output. The high-output system provides more responsive power at low engine speeds, allowing operators to throttle-back to reduce noise, while maintaining full steering and implement function.
All M Series compact tractors are standard-equipped with 540 rpm independent power takeoff (PTO), electro-hydraulic controlled for smooth engagement. A push-button switch mounted on the rear fender lets an operator engage or disengage the rear PTO from ground level, outside of the cab or operator platform. An optional 2,000-rpm mid-mount PTO also features electro-hydraulic engagement with the twist of a knob, the company says.
The 1835M, 1840M and 2850M Models offer a Cat. I rear 3-point hitch, while the 2855M and 2860M models are equipped with Cat. I and II 3-point hitch with 3,086-lb. lift capacity, providing compatibility with a wider range of attachments.