Massey Ferguson’s 1740M compact tractor offers 40hp.

Massey Ferguson has announced the introduction of its new MF1700M Series of compact tractors, all of which are powered by Stage V compliant engines delivering from 35 to 67hp.

“Equipped to a high specification, the powerful MF1700M Series is designed and built to provide excellent performance in a wide range of horticultural, amenity, municipal, grass care and agricultural applications,” Massey Ferguson’s director of marketing for Europe and the Middle East, Francesco Murro, said.

All models come with four-wheel drive as standard, plus a choice of a comfortable, quiet cab or with a platform, as well as hydrostatic or mechanical transmissions to perfectly match the task and users’ requirements.

The new tractors complement the existing 20hp MF 1520 and 25hp MF 1525 models. With its compact chassis the MF1700M Series is the perfect choice for those looking for a narrower and lighter tractor than the MF3700 Series and MF4700 Series, which begin at 75hp.

“With the introduction of the MF1700M Series, Massey Ferguson has now completely renewed its entire range of tractors dedicated to the smaller farm, groundscare and amenity sectors,” Mr Murro added. “At the same time, we took the opportunity to greatly increase the compact tractors’ specifications to boost productivity and comfort for both professional and occasional users.

“The new MF1700M Series is also a perfect fit with Massey Ferguson’s current tractor line-up, providing more models and an even wider choice for professional farmers and operators.”

Massey Ferguson MF1700M Series specifications:

MF1735M MF1740M MF1750M MF1765M MF1755M MF1765M
Engine 3cyl/1.8 litre Stage V 4cyl/2.4 litre Stage V
  Cab or Platform Cab Cab or Platform
Transmission Servo HST – three-range Hydrostatic 12F/12R Mechanical
Engine power 35hp 40hp 49hp 67hp 54hp 67hp
Max torque 110Nm 125Nm 140Nm 200Nm 188Nm 200Nm
Linkage lift capacity 1,200kg 1,200kg 1,580kg 1,600kg 1,580kg 1,600kg

Powered by the latest, 1.8 litre Stage V compliant engines, the 35hp MF1735M and 40hp MF1740M, combine compact dimensions with powerful performance. The perfect mowing tractors, both models come with the well-proven, improved HST hydrostatic transmission and a choice of versions with a platform or cab.

Both tractors are available with a new factory-fitted, three-blade, 60-inch-wide mower deck. With its drive-over design it’s simple to mount. Cutting heights are adjustable from the seat in eight stages from 25mm to 115mm, and the deck offers 150mm of ground clearance thanks to the larger tyre sizes.

To meet the strict Stage V engine emission standards, the common-rail engine is fitted with all-in-one after-treatment. This system, which offers automatic regeneration, contains all the components in one compact unit that’s mounted under the bonnet with no impact on visibility and requires no additional maintenance.

At 1,065mm, the comfortable cab is wider than before. Standard air-conditioning ensures it’s a cool workplace, and it’s quiet too, with low noise levels of just 76dB(A). For further comfort there’s an optional air-suspended seat.

Operators will find all the controls easily fall to hand, with an adjustable steering column ensuring they can always sit in the most comfortable position. This modern design also provides a heated rear window, two USB sockets, a 12V charger port and even a specific holder for the essential mobile ‘phone. It’s also radio-ready, coming equipped with an aerial and speakers.

Platform models have foldable ROPS protection as standard and come equipped with operator controls to the same standard as those with cabs.

The platform version of the 35hp MF1735M.

Both tractors have a three-range Servo HST hydrostatic transmission as standard, which offers top speeds of up to 34km/hr. It’s easy to use with a single foot pedal, and a separate forward/reverse shuttle lever mounted conveniently under the steering wheel.

Adjustable cruise control, on which operators can set the sensitivity, further eases operation and maintains the set speed without using the HST pedal. This helps operators easily achieve optimum productivity and accuracy to maintain the perfect finish when, for example, mowing golf courses.

With high specification PTO drive and hydraulics, the MF1735M and MF1740M operate and control implements with ease.

The standard 540/540 Eco rear PTO comes with soft start and a new auto stop mode, which disengages drive when the tractor reverses or is stationary. A mid-mounted 2,000rpm PTO is also standard.

Plentiful oil flow is supplied by the 41.5 lit/min auxiliary pump to the linkage and hydraulics operate and control equipment. A separate steering pump ensures there is no reduction in flow while turning. With a lift capacity of 1,200kg, the Cat 1 linkage can handle modern implements with ease.

Two rear spool valves are fitted as standard along with four mid-mounted valves with joystick control on the cab versions (option on platform models). The single joystick considerably eases operation of implements such as mowers and front loaders, helping to improve accuracy and working quality.

For those requiring more power for higher productivity and performance are the 49hp, MF1750M and 67hp, MF1765M. These come equipped with the HST hydrostatic transmission and a comfortable, air-conditioned cab as standard.

Power is delivered by a 2.41 litre, turbocharged four-cylinder engine with common rail fuel injection, which complies with the strict Stage V emissions standard with all-in-one after-treatment.

A new memory switch enables operators to store two engine speeds. This improves convenience, particularly when using PTO powered equipment, allowing the driver to select the perfect speed at the touch of a button.

A cab 106cm wide is available on all six models in the MF1700M Series.

The three-range Servo HST transmission combines high productivity with ease of use. Operation is by a single floor pedal, with direction changes made using a shuttle lever by the steering wheel.

Cruise control further eases operation, allowing operators to save a set speed that is engaged with the press of a switch when the tractor is moving. It is disengaged simply by pressing the HST or brake pedal.

This useful feature helps operators maintain maximum productivity with ease. It also allows them to concentrate on improving the quality of work by focusing attention on implement settings, height and steering.

During operation, cruise speed can be adjusted with a lever on the right of the steering column. A new rotary dial sets the acceleration rate, enabling operators to control how quickly the transmission responds. It’s also now possible to set a maximum speed.

In common with the smaller models, these tractors have a single 2,000rpm mid-mounted PTO and two-speed (540/750) independent rear PTO with soft start as standard. The same new Auto-PTO mode, which disengages the PTO when the tractor is stopped or in reverse, is also standard.

The tractors are built for hard work, with lift capacities of 1,580kg on the MF1750M and 1,600kg for the MF1765M, enabling them to handle larger, modern implements.

With oil flows up to 48 lit/min, the tractors are equipped to operate a wide range of modern implements. Two rear spool valves with joystick control are fitted as standard.

For farmers and smallholders requiring a lightweight and compact tractor are the 54hp, MF1755M and 67hp, MF1765M. Both are equipped with a mechanical gearbox, are available in cab and platform versions, and are ideally suited to working in small fields, vineyards, orchards, specialist crops or equestrian centres.

These two tractors are fitted with a 12-forward/12-reverse mechanical gearbox as standard. This offers four gears in three ranges that are changed by levers mounted conveniently alongside the seat.

Direction changes are made simply using the shuttle lever located below the steering wheel on the left-hand side. In other respects, these two tractors are equipped to the same high specification as the HST mid-range models.