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Massey Ferguson Supports Small Farms With Big Demands

Ron Thompson treats his Massey Ferguson® 1528 tractor like a farmhand, using it for farm chores such as cultivating the fields, hauling bushels of produce and spreading chicken manure. His tractorless neighbors also count on the tractor (and Thompson) to help spread topsoil in the spring.

Ron Thompson

Ron Thompson

The compact model, he says, is perfect for his 9-acre farm in Rockwood, Ontario. “I put it through a lot and it keeps going,” Thompson says.

In Marshall, N.C., Stephen Robertson appreciates the 4-wheel drive and wide stance of his Massey Ferguson 243 to move manure and drill seed on the hilly terrain of his 40-acre farm. The stability the tractor provides is one of his favorite features, and other farmers have taken note. “I have a lot of friends who would love to have this tractor,” he says.

Stephen Robertson

Stephen Robertson

Thompson and Robertson appreciate the ease of purchasing new parts for their tractors, though both note their models almost never need repairs. When Robertson needs parts, he calls Wells Repair in Greenville, Tenn.; Thompson relies on Connect Equipment, the largest AGCO dealership in Southern Ontario, to service his tractor.

“They can always tell me exactly what’s wrong and get it fixed, so I can get it back on the farm,” Thompson says. “I depend on that tractor.”

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Massey Ferguson introduces the world’s first 200hp four-cylinder tractor – The MF 6718 S

Massey Ferguson, a worldwide brand of AGCO (NYSE: AGCO), is pleased to announce it is setting a new standard with the introduction of the MF 6700 S Series, which includes the world’s first 200 hp, four-cylinder agricultural tractor.

Its unrivalled four-cylinder power, manoeuvrability and agility puts the MF 6700 S in a class of its own. Massey Ferguson’s new ‘S Effect’ takes maximum four-cylinder engine output to 200hp (with Engine Power Management) for the first time in the MF 6718 S, which along with five other new models, will be introduced at Innov-Agri, Outerville, France on 6th to 8th September.

MF 6718 S

MF 6718 S

The compact, powerful engine, a 2.67m wheelbase and a turning radius of just 4.75m also makes the MF 6718 S the most manoeuvrable 200hp agricultural tractor. With an exceptional power to weight ratio, the tractor combines the highest performance with optimum economy.

Light and nimble for loader operations, the MF 6700 S Series also provides the strength, hydraulic power and lift capacity for heavy duty fieldwork.

The six new models in the MF 6700 S Series are powered by the very latest AGCO Power 4.9 litre, four-cylinder engine. This generates maximum powers from 120hp to 175hp, with Engine Power Management (EPM), boosting output on all models – up to 200hp on the largest, MF 6718 S.

“Massey Ferguson invented the concept of the high power, four-cylinder tractor, with the original MF 6600 breaking new ground and creating a completely new class of 150hp+ tractors. Now, with the ‘S effect’ we are further advancing performance this sector up to 200hp on the MF 6718 S,” says Campbell Scott, Massey Ferguson Director Marketing Services.

“The advanced engine develops its maximum power at just 2,000rpm and generates maximum torque at 1,500rpm, which means it delivers exceptional fuel economy combined with superb pulling power – and with plenty in reserve. This provides users with the operating benefits associated with larger, longer and heavier six cylinder tractors, but in a compact and extremely light machine,” he adds.

“The only comparison with the MF 6600 Series is its looks. The MF 6700 S Series contains considerable changes and new developments in engine design, transmission choice, hydraulic output, four-speed PTO and superb cab comfort,” he adds.

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Massey Ferguson raises the bar by introducing the New Generation MF TH Series Telehandlers at Innovagri 2016

Massey Ferguson is proud to announce the introduction of its new MF TH Telehandler Series at Innovagri 2016, Outarville, Loiret, France on 6-8th September. The new MF TH Telehandler is a powerful addition to Massey Ferguson’s impressive farm machinery line-up, part of its Full Line product strategy.

MF TH Series

MF TH Series

Featuring the latest Tier IV final/stage 4 compliant engines, the new MF TH Telehandler series has been updated to boost productivity and performance to meet agricultural demands. The MF TH range includes Telehandlers to meet all requirements, from the semi-compact MF TH.6030 which is ideal for work in restricted spaces, through to the high capacity MF TH.7038 which can lift the heaviest high density bales, offers fast efficient cycles to load grain into trucks and has the power to tow a laden trailer to or from the farm.

Massey Ferguson engineers have farming in their blood, so they’ve designed the new MF TH Telehandler series to provide maximum output and efficiency during all agricultural operations and the entire life cycle of the product.

Each machine offers an outstanding return on investment, great fuel efficiency and low running costs.

Should the owner need extra service, he can rely on the extensive Massey Ferguson Dealer Network offering financing solutions as well as service and repair contracts through the Massey Ferguson’s renowned Manager scheme.

Campbell Scott, Director, Marketing Services and Public Relations Massey Ferguson Europe, Africa & Middle East said: “This new range takes our continuous improvement programme to an ever greater level. With performance and sheer usability at its core, our renowned machines are now equipped with additional advantages for our customers, which will in turn allow them to do their work in greater comfort, with greater productivity and at lower cost.“

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New MF 300 Xtra Series tractors available, in Africa and Middle East Regions, exclusively through official Massey Ferguson Dealers

The recently-launched MF 300 Xtra tractors with exclusive features and comprehensive after-sales support are now available to purchase new exclusively through the official MF Dealer Network.

This range of 50-85hp multi-purpose, entry-level tractors strengthens Massey Ferguson’s position in the lower horsepower sector and offers customers even greater choice.

New MF 300 Xtra Series tractors available exclusively through official Massey Ferguson Dealers: The MF 385 Xtra Working with a 7 Tine Cultivator in Zambia, Africa

New MF 300 Xtra Series tractors available exclusively
through official Massey Ferguson Dealers: The MF 385
Xtra Working with a 7 Tine Cultivator in Zambia, Africa.

“Massey Ferguson’s extensive Distributor and Dealer Network is trained by us and is qualified to provide sales and full back-up for our products,” says Thierry Lhotte, Massey Ferguson Vice-President Marketing, Europe/Africa/Middle East. “The new MF 300 Xtra tractors and the wide-ranging after-sales services we offer are available only from accredited Massey Ferguson Dealers. They alone are authorised to sell and support brand-new MF 300 Xtra models which come equipped with exclusive features including sun canopy, front weights, drawbar and trailer tipping pipe.”

“Our highly-professional Massey Ferguson Dealer Network is what sets us apart and protects our customers,” Mr Lhotte emphasises. “Through these outlets, Massey Ferguson customers have access to the complete range of the MF 300 Xtra Tractor Series, 12-month warranty supported by fully qualified MF Dealer technicians, genuine AGCO Parts, maintenance and service programmes, training and advice. Only official outlets holding a Massey Ferguson franchise can offer our factory-backed support.”

To complement the six new MF 300 Xtra tractor models, a new line of Massey Ferguson-branded implements is available including disc harrows, fixed-disc ploughs, subsoilers, planters, trailers and a transport box. Again, these are only offered through the official MF Distribution Network.

“Massey Ferguson and its accredited MF Distribution Network have the tools, the technical knowledge, the specialist programmes, the logistics and the right people to offer world-class support. This is what creates the bond of trust with owners and operators, and is a position we strongly guard in the interests of our customers and their farming operations,” remarks Thierry Lhotte.

AGCO Equipment: Tried and True

Like his grandfather, Cody Waters buys Massey Ferguson tractors and serves in the military. These days, Waters, who farms both near his current home in Missouri and also where he was raised in Southern Illinois, owns an MF235, an MF275 and an MF285, in addition to two Gleaner F2 combines and an N6 combine.

“They’re standardized. They’re tough and they’re easy to work on,” he says of his AGCO equipment. “They’re nimble, easy to handle and easy on fuel.”

Waters acknowledges that his older equipment does not come without headaches. Breakdowns can be all the more troublesome for someone who works a full-time job, serves in the National Guard, farms in two states and has a young family. Yet his dealership, Lauf Equipment Co. Inc. in Jefferson City, Missouri, has been a port in the storm when repairs are needed, he says, with high praise for the dealer’s ability to respond quickly to his requests.

Cody Waters

Cody Waters

He buys parts and gets advice from Lauf’s knowledgeable staff. “They usually have the part on hand, and they have a good service department,” he says.

Waters, who’s been deployed overseas twice in his 15-year career with the Army National Guard, helped Afghan farmers improve their farming operations when he served as part of an Agribusiness Development Team. While in that war-torn country, he witnessed an ingenuity similar to farmers back home. He also saw much of the durability and versatility in Massey Ferguson tractors while there.

USAID donated 40-plus-HP tractors, including MF240 models, to help the Afghan farmers. According to Waters, they were a good fit for the Afghan operations because of their “small size, simplicity [and] power.” The Massey Ferguson machines also got points for durability and fuel efficiency in a country where fuel is expensive and trained mechanics are almost impossible to find.

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