Compact Equipment

JUL 2018

Compact Equipment is a magazine dedicated to equipment owners and operators of small, nimble, tool-carrying construction, landscape and ag equipment — such as skid steers, mini excavators, compact tractors, generators compressors and beyond.

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M assey Ferguson is one of the most well-known brands in farm equipment around the world with a history going back more than 150 years. The company made effective use of its well-established research and development process when en- tering the compact tractor market in 1979, then incorporated AGCO's global expertise in introducing its eighth generation of compact tractors. The result is a strong lineup of reliable, hard-working compact tractors, led by the newly introduced Massey Ferguson 1700M Series, the brand's most premium compact tractor to date. The Massey Ferguson 1700M Series ranges from 36 to 60 hp with two models equipped with Shibaura three-cylinder diesel engines and three with Shibaura four-cylinder diesel engines. All meet Tier 4 Final emissions without using an expensive diesel particulate filter (DPF). That means no excessive heat buildup. The engine can be shut down at any time and lower maintenance costs because no DPF is needed. Both HST and a 12x12 shuttle transmission are available. Also, a game changer for the 1700M Series is the new Deluxe Cab option for the MF1740M, MF1750M and MF1760M HST models. The Deluxe Cab was developed with municipalities and hard-working weekend warriors in mind and features an air ride seat to enhance operator comfort and limit fatigue during long stints of operation. Four stan- dard LED work lights increase visibility and productivity when the job rolls late into the evening or begins before first light. The rear window defroster offers improved visibility during winter months in cold climates. A radio/CD/Bluetooth stereo is also a standard feature on Deluxe Cab tractors. The MF 1700E Series economy compact tractors bring operators a blend of power, dura- bility and value. This tractor-loader combo is available in three models at 24 hp (MF1726E), 34 hp (MF1734E) and 38.5 hp (MF1739E). The MF 1700E Series features a three-cylinder clean-burning Tier 4 diesel engine with electronic engine management and indirect fuel injec- tion to enhance power and performance. Tier 4 Final emissions standards are met using these technologies. The rear three-point hitch features a lift capacity of 1,600 lbs at 24 in. beyond the ball ends. Both HST and gear transmission models come standard with indepen- dent PTO — a convenient feature that allows the opera- tor to engage the PTO without clutching or stopping the tractor. Massey Ferguson also offers GC1700 Series subcom- pact tractors which can handle everything from mow- ing, loading and backhoe work to snow blowing with ease. The GC1700 Series has four models, including 22.5- and 25-hp models with and without a factory- installed loader backhoe combination. This series features a powerful, yet quiet 1.1-liter, three-cylinder Iseki diesel engine. With the largest engine in its subcompact class, the GC 1700 Series has more cubic inches, which translates into higher reserve torque and more efficient use of horsepower. All major controls and functional pedals are in familiar, intuitive locations for easier operation. Massey Ferguson 12 Units Including Five Premium Models in the New 1700M Series masseyferguson.us Advice to Buyers "Protecting your in- vestment by properly caring for your compact tractor helps ensure it is always ready to go to work and that it has a long and useful life," says Jeffrey Ratliff, tacti- cal marketing manager for Massey Ferguson. "Daily maintenance and completing service at key intervals is the best way to prevent downtime, costly repairs and short- ening the tractor's useful life." www.compactequip.com 85 Model Engine Horsepower Net HP PTO Horsepower Bucket Breakout Force Max. Travel Speed Operating Weight GC1705 22.5 hp 18.7 hp 920 lbs 9 mph 1,433 lbs GC1710 22.5 hp 18.7 hp 920 lbs 9 mph 2,670 lbs GC1715 25 hp 19.6 hp 920 lbs 9 mph 1,433 lbs GC1720 25 hp 19.6 hp 920 lbs 9 mph 2,670 lbs 1726E 24 hp 20.4 hp 1,460 lbs 12.4 mph 2,600 lbs 1734E 34 hp 29 hp 1,460 lbs 14.7 mph 2,734 lbs 1739E 38.5 hp 32.7 hp 1,460 lbs 15.9 mph 2,756 lbs 1735M 36.2 hp 26.4 hp 2,190 lbs 17.5 mph 3,781 lbs 1740M 40 hp 29.1 hp 2,190 lbs 17.5 mph 4,431 lbs 1750M 48.8 hp 36.2 hp 2,860 lbs 15.9 mph 4,464 lbs 1755M 53.9 hp 39.7 hp 2,860 lbs 15.9 mph 4,464 lbs 1760M 59.9 hp 44.4 hp 2,860 lbs 15.9 mph 4,674 lbs T R A C T O R S

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