Massey Ferguson has launched a new range of high-hp but lightweight tractors. The 7600 Series consists of four models ranging from 185hp to 235hp (210hp to 260hp boosted) and gain a redesigned cab, as well as 6.6 litre and 7.4 litre Agco Sisu Power e3 second generation engines.
Like the 8600, launched in 2009, the 7600 adopts the strong shark-nosed sculpted bonnet and gets a new cab design, too. All four will be available with Dyna-6 semi-powershift or Dyna-VT CVT transmissions and in three spec levels: Essential, Efficient and Exclusive for the Dyna-6 powershift models and Efficient and Exclusive for those fitted with the CVT transmission.
The 7619 and 7620 are both powered by 6.6 litre engines, as is the 7622 Dyna-VT model, however the powershift 7622 Dyna-6 gets a 7.6 litre block.
According to brand development manager and director of sales engineering, Campbell Scott, the new range, like the 7400 before it, remains a lightweight but high horsepower tractor suitable for cultivations, top work and haulage, not to mention working in contractor conditions.
Like the 8690, the 7600 adopts SCR technology to meet Stage IIIb emissions legislation, and is fitted with Agco Sisu Power’s second generation engine with a Diesel Oxidation Catalyser (DOC) and AdBlue dosing system under the bonnet. Exhaust gases are treated in a chamber fitted with catalysers and slip cats mounted on the side of the exhaust.
What this means to farmers, claims Mr Scott, is better fuel efficiency thanks to Stage IIIb technology, without having bulky add-ons blocking visibility from the cab. The 24-speed Dyna-6 Eco allows clutchless shifting between the six steps either via the left-hand shuttle or the armrest mounted gear lever. Available in both 40kph and 50kph varients, the Dyna-6 Eco throttles engine revs back once these top speeds have been reached.
The new cab structure allows for a curved windscreen as well as a new roof. To compliment the sculpted bonnet, the dash and instrument panel has been slimmed down and a new seat make for a better working environment, adds Mr Scott.
Both mechanical and hydraulic cab suspension is available; the mechanical option using coil springs and dampers, and the hydraulic OptiRide Plus allowing drivers the chance to adjust damping to suit the working conditions.
The new Command Control Armrest can either be fitted with a novel Multipad joystick or a more conventional but still new multi-function joystick. Range-topping Exclusive models get the new Multipad as standard, with thumb scroller control. For those who want forward/reverse shuttling, gear shift functions and hydraulic controls, it’s also possible to opt for an additional multi-function joystick.
Range of specs
Essential versions get a Dyna-6 Eco transmission, a T-bar control lever on the right-hand console and mechanical spool valves. But it’s the Efficient model that’s likely to be the most popular, reckons Mr Scott. “Customers can choose between Dyna-6 Eco or Dyna-VT transmissions and the Efficient spec level comes with the new command arm and integral T-Bar lever.”
Those looking for the highest spec can opt for the Exclusive model, complete with command arm, Multipad lever, electric spools valves and the choice of multi-function joystick which nestles next to the Multipad.
|Model||MF 7619||MF 7620||MF 7622||MF 7624|
|Capacity||6.6 litre||6.6 litre||7.4 litre/6.6 litre|| 7.4 litre |
|Max. power with Power Management||210hp||220hp||240hp||260hp|