AGCO has announced a new lineup of Massey Ferguson compact tractors — the 1800M and 2800M series.

The series has five 4-wheel-drive models, ranging from 35-60 engine horsepower, replacing the 1700M series compact tractors that are offered in both factory-installed cab and open-station ROPS models.

The 2800M series offers three 2.43 litre, 4-cylinder models, from 48.8 to 60.3 engine horsepower, and are turbocharged for responsive power, liquid-cooled for increased durability, and standard-equipped with glow plugs for more reliable starting in those colder winter temperatures.

The M series compact tractors also have some aesthetic changes, featuring an updated hood, headlights, and new decals. Jeffrey Ratliff, AGCO tactical marketing manager, says the design changes will reflect the look of larger Massey Ferguson utility and row-crop tractors.

“Operators can still count on the solid metal hood and fenders, which are stronger and less susceptible to damage than plastic hoods found on other compact tractors,” Ratliff explains. “The new turbocharged and liquid-cooled Iseki engines offer some of the very latest innovations in diesel engine design, and meet the growing demand for cleaner-burning, fuel-efficient power. The next-generation M Series delivers a new level of powerful, reliable performance.”

The M Series premium compacts come standard-equipped with a 12 x 12 power shuttle-shift transmission, however, there is an optional 3-range hydrostatic transmission available for producers as well.

As Ratliff notes, this latest expansion into the Massey Ferguson lineup is allowing the needs of the compact tractor market to be met.

“Whether you’re a landscape contractor, municipality, hobby farmer with a few head of cattle, or a property owner with big acres to work and even bigger plans, the new M series offers a powerful, proven dependable choice,” says Ratliff.

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