Massey Ferguson®, a global brand of AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO), introduced the 6700S Series tractors to producers during the 2016 Farm Progress Show. This three-model series includes the largest, most fully equipped mid-range Massey Ferguson tractors offered. With max engine horsepower ratings of 140, 150 and 160 and the choice of three transmission options, including the Dyna-VT™ (CVT), they will be ideal for use on mid-size to large dairies and smaller row-crop operations. Models include the MF6714S, MF6715S and MF6716S.
“These tractors are ideal for material handling because of their power, stability and lift capacity in addition to operator conveniences such as our optional industry-exclusive multi-function joystick and three transmission options,” says Eric Zimmerman, AGCO tactical marketing manager. “Also, the series is an excellent choice for someone who wants to run a large round baler or a mower conditioner, or pull mid-size planters and tillage equipment. These are big mid-range tractors. The next step up from the 6700S Series is our high horsepower models,” he explained. The 6700S Series tractors boast a base weight of 15,432 lbs. and maximum lift capacity of 5,032 lbs. at the pivot pin.
Improved operator efficiency with multi-function joysticks
“The big advantage of the 6700S Series for larger dairy producers is the multi-function joystick, which includes shuttle controls and loader controls all on the same control lever,” Zimmerman says.
“Dairy producers are constantly unloading and loading feed, hay or other material,” he continues. “With the multi-function joystick, loader work is much easier and more efficient because an operator can control the loader as well as move the tractor backward and forward with one hand.”
Row-crop operators also will appreciate having all controls at their fingertips, from easy configuration and set up of headland management to flow control valves for the hydraulic system on the pillar panel and console.
Tier 4 Final power with no diesel particulate filter
The Massey Ferguson 6700S Series tractors are powered with a 4.9L AGCO Power™ 4-cylinder diesel engine meeting EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards using Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) – meaning no diesel particulate filter, no regeneration requirements and no exhaust gas recirculation system. The engines breathe intercooled intake air provided by a new turbocharger equipped with an electronic wastegate, and are fed by a 29,000 psi fuel injection system. All three models in the 6700S Series have engine service intervals of 600 hours.
A new Vistronic engine-cooling fan automatically adjusts air flow through the radiator depending upon operating conditions, a feature that also improves engine brake efficiency by 15% over previous models.
To enable the 6700S Series to stay in the field working longer, engineers have included a 54-gallon fuel tank and a 7.9-gallon secondary Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank.
Technology in three transmission options ensures proper power to the ground at all times
Three transmission choices ensure the tractor is equipped to match the job at hand as well as the operator’s preferences. To efficiently deliver power to the ground and obtain the most productivity from every gallon of diesel fuel, AGCO engineers have equipped the 6700S Series with Engine Power management (EPM). This advanced electronic engine and transmission management system adjusts to provide more fuel when operating conditions require it, delivering the extra power needed for optimum performance in the field and on the road.
Each of the three transmission choices for the 6700S Series includes EPM. They include:
- The Dyna-VT, a true continuously-variable transmission with no clutch packs, capable of road speeds up to 31 mph.
- The Dyna-6, 24F/24R Semi-Powershift with 4 ranges and 6 Powershifts per range and road speeds up to 31 mph.
- The standard Dyna-4, 16F/16R Semi-Powershift with 4 ranges and 4 Powershifts per range with a max road speed up to 25 mph.
“The Power Management system operates automatically without operator involvement,” Zimmerman says.
Improved ride and traction available through dampened suspension
The 6700S Series uses a proven front axle with QuadLink suspension, fully adjustable from the cab. The linkage has 4.5 inches of travel and is controlled by a single hydraulic cylinder and accumulator mounted in the axle housing.
Cab suspension for the 6700S Series tractors includes regular mechanical suspension or an optional active mechanical system which allows dampening forces to be increased from the cab, on-the-go up to 15% in the field and 30% on the road.
High visibility cab adds to operator comfort and efficiency
Ergonomically-designed cab controls keep operator efficiency high with a multi-function joystick for tractor operation. Also, well-designed pillar controls and a 50% larger, brightly-lighted multi-colored digital and analog center dash control display helps with keeping track of system functions and hydraulic system management.
Another benefit of the 6700S Series is improved visibility made possible by the compact emission control system which allows AGCO engineers to use a slimmer, offset exhaust stack tucked neatly behind the cab pillar. The Series also features AGCO’s high visibility design Visio Roof.
In addition, the 6700S Series also offers optional SpeedSteer, which allows the operator to adjust the steering ratio for more or fewer turns of the steering wheel, making loading and headland turns faster and easier.
Outside, all models have 540/1000 PTOs, and with the Dyna-VT transmission, up to four PTO options are available with optional Economy operation selections, along with a choice of open or closed center hydraulics.
For more information about the new Massey Ferguson 6700S Series tractors, contact your local Massey Ferguson dealer or visit www.masseyferguson.us/products/tractors/.