Duluth, Ga. – AGCO Corporation, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of farm equipment, has announced a new family of economical compact tractors ― the Massey Ferguson® 1800E and 2800E series. The new line-up replaces the 1700E and 2700E series and includes five models ranging from 24 to 57.3 engine horsepower. All are equipped with dependable Iseki® diesel engines, offer greater hydraulic capacity and sport the bold new styling common across the Massey Ferguson tractor line.
These new tractors are engineered and built for heavy-duty jobs and tough applications. A cast steel rear end and cast front axle, 4-wheel drive and high-capacity hydraulics provide the weight, muscle and traction to tackle demanding jobs, such as transporting round bales, skidding logs or moving heavy gravel, topsoil and other bulk materials. The E Series can be equipped with a broad range of implements and attachments, making them an economical and versatile choice for property owners, livestock producers, landscapers, hobby farms, municipalities and commercial contractors, AGCO has said.
“The E Series tractors are powerful, easy to operate and offer a down-to-earth price that will appeal to budget-minded customers. Plus, these heavy-duty, no-nonsense work horses provide capabilities you might only expect from larger-horsepower utility tractors,” said Jeffrey Ratliff, tactical marketing manager, AGCO Corporation.
According to AGCO, leading the line-up is the 1825E. It features a naturally aspirated 1.49-liter, 3-cylinder diesel engine producing 24 horsepower. The 1835E and 1840E feature turbocharged 1.83-liter, 3-cylinder engines that provide 34.5 and 39.4 engine horsepower, respectively. The larger-chassis 2850E and 2860E models are each equipped with a brawny 2.43-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, delivering 48.8 and 57.3 engine horsepower. Liquid-cooled for increased durability, the clean-burning Iseki engines meet final Tier IV emissions standards and can be found in specialised equipment used worldwide in a broad range of demanding ag, turf and commercial applications.
“The rugged Iseki diesel engines provide significant advantages. They deliver outstanding fuel efficiency, tremendous power, torque and reliability. Plus, they are easy to service and maintain,” ” Ratliff added.
Hydraulic performance gets a boost
New E Series compact tractors offer up to 18 percent greater hydraulic capacity than the previous generation. The dual-pump high-flow system provides more responsive power at low engine speeds, allowing operators to throttle back to reduce noise, while maintaining full steering and implement function and control.
Convenient and easy-to-use controls
All E Series models feature an open station with a wide, uncluttered platform to provide ample room and comfort for the operator. All controls are logically arranged, easy to reach and simple to understand ‒ advantages beginning operators will appreciate.
The E Series compact tractors also benefit from an updated design with a newly styled hood and fresh decals, reflecting 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.