Massey Ferguson will introduce North American producers to the 4700 Series heavy-duty utility tractors during the 2016 National Farm Machinery Show. The 4700 Series tractors are designed with the weight, power, durability, and lift capacity to manage heavier, larger implements, draft work and other jobs.
“Producers have been waiting for a real tractor of this size, with this kind of performance, for a long time,” says Warren Morris, tactical marketing manager, Under 140 HP Tractors. “Many are looking for a new tractor in this horsepower range to use for more traditional field work and one that offers the pulling power and lift capacity they need for a reasonable price. The 4700 Series fills that need and delivers on Massey Ferguson’s world-wide reputation for power, endurance, value and ease of use.”
Three introductory models of this Tier 4 Final Series are the 4708 (80 HP), 4709 (90 HP) and 4710 (100 HP) open-station, 2WD and 4WD configurations. The 4700 Classic was developed for stability, versatility and operator comfort, offering a standard 8 x 8 or 12 x 12 Synchro-shuttle transmission. All Deluxe Edition models are equipped with a 12 x 12 Power-shuttle transmission plus other features to increase productivity. Cab models will be introduced soon.
The 4700 Series is part of a larger global vision and the first in a new generation of modern, common-platform tractors that will include 4700, 5700 and 6700 Series utility tractors ranging from 70 to 130 HP. These tractors will be manufactured in AGCO’s factory in Changzhou, China.
The 4700 will be powered by a 3.3L, three-cylinder, AGCO Power™, Tier 4 Final emissions compliant engine specifically designed for North America. The turbocharged diesel engine has many proven technologies for ensuring power and performance while meeting emissions requirements.
The engine features four valves per cylinder to improve air flow and enhance the fuel/air mixture. A high pressure common rail (HPCR) fuel injection system delivers fuel to each cylinder at more than 23,000 PSI. Individual overhead injectors use the high pressure to atomize fuel for optimized combustion.
A SisuTronic™ EEM4 engine management system monitors every aspect of the engine’s operation and adjusts fuel flow, injection timing and other functions to deliver outstanding performance with very low fuel consumption.
To deliver clean emissions and lower operating costs, all 4700’s will use a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) system. Premium radial tires are standard and a 4700 Series exclusive within the utility tractor market. The construction of the tire produces greater flexibility to absorb shock, impact and bumps.
The 4700 Series tractors have a low center of gravity, a heavy-duty chassis weighing in at more than 7,000 lbs. and “full-stroke” 3-point lift capacity of 4,800 lbs. Deluxe Editions offer loader cycle times. The Power shuttle transmission is responsive and its dash-mounted control makes easy electro-hydraulic declutch and directional changes without depressing a clutch pedal. The Comfort Control feature lets the operator adjust how soft or aggressive the transmission engages for direction changes or when starting from a stopped position, which helps improve efficiency and operator comfort during loader work. A fender-mounted 3-point control makes switching 3-point equipment simple and efficient.
For hay work, the 4700 Series tractors were designed to match perfectly with Massey Ferguson and Hesston hay equipment, and they are equipped to operate bigger balers and mower conditioners or move larger hay bales compared to other tractors in this class. The radial tires absorb bumps and a spring suspension seat helps deliver ride comfort for less operator fatigue during long days in the seat disc mowing, tedding, raking, baling and hauling.
When stability and implement control is vital, the 4700 easily manages tools such as multi-spindle batwing cutters with confidence. Customers will be able to use larger and heavier duty rotary cutters versus other tractor in its class.