Massey Ferguson's new 3600 Series tractors can be likened to the old fast food commercial, "have it your way." The 3600 Series is a totally new line of utility-size tractors, with a wide range of options that lets buyers configure their tractor just the way they want to use it, according to Mike Hanson, Massey Ferguson product marketing specialist.
"We are introducing three models, the 3625 at 55 PTO hp, the 3635 with 65 PTO hp, and the 3645 with 75 PTO hp," Hanson says. "But buyers can order tractors with any number of choices and options, from a configuration tractor up to a fully loaded model."
For example, the optional enclosed cab models feature a flat deck design, high visibility glass with curved rear windows, doors on both sides of the cab and front and rear work lights. Cabs are designed for operator comfort, with roomy interior, multiple HVAC vents, sun visor, left and right exterior mirrors, and radio antenna and speakers already wired-in. The operator seat is adjustable; an air-ride suspension seat is available as an upgrade. Cab models also feature a tilt and telescoping steering column, which is available as an option on open station or footstep models.
The 3600 Series tractors are powered by turbocharged 3-cylinder SisuDiesel engines, built in Finland . The 3.3 liter engines are designed for high-torque power application and long-running dependability. The 3645 tractor engine also comes with an air after-cooler which boosts power output from the 3.3 liter powerhouse.
Tractors come with either an 8x8 synchro shuttle transmission that features single lever forward and reverse operation, plus on-the-go shifting by just depressing the clutch, or an optional factory-installed 12x12 power shuttle transmission with 4 synchronized gears and 3 speed ranges. The 12x12 power shuttle includes 8 working speeds and 4 transport speeds, with a declutch button on the gear shift that lets the operator shift gears without depressing the foot clutch. The operator can activate the differential lock quickly with an electro-hydraulic push button on the control panel.
Buyers also can choose between 2WD with adjustable front axle, or 4WD that features an electro-hydraulic button on the console to engage front-wheel drive on-the-go. All 3600 Series tractors come with independent 540 rpm PTO or an optional two-speed 540/540 Economy PTO, which saves fuel by lowering engine rpm for light duty PTO applications.
3600 Series tractors come with Massey Ferguson's proven hydraulic system, including a 6.6 gpm steering pump and a 15.8 gpm auxiliary pump for remote power. Two remote valves are standard, with a third remote as an option. The three-remote valve option has one 3-position valve and two 4-position valves. A factory-installed loader joystick is another option, and comes with the required mid-mount valve and couplers. Custom-matched front loaders are available for each tractor, configured for Massey Ferguson's Quick-Attach System.
3600 tractors are fully equipped with a Category I and II 3-point hitch as standard, with lift capacity more than 2 Â˝ tons at the ball ends. An optional 3-point hitch comes with extendable lower links. The easy to operate 3-point hitch system gives the operator precision control of draft, implement position and rate-of-drop.
Servicing these new tractors is easy with the ground-level fuel tank and one-piece flip-up hood, for convenient access to the battery, radiator, air cleaner, oil and fuel filters. Cab models have a roof hatch for easy access to the air conditioning system and dual element cab air filters.
Folding ROPS for open platform tractors makes working easier in low-clearance areas. ROPS then can easily be placed into the upright position for operator safety. Tire options include agricultural, turf or industrial tires, and all models have a standard 7-pin outlet for trailer lights.
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