heaviest-duty package in class
DULUTH, GA (February 9, 2010) — Massey Ferguson® introduces the HD Series 2600 utility tractor, delivering classic reliability plus 21st century ergonomics and styling in the heaviest heavy-duty tractor in this class. The handy, agile yet tough HD series offers up to 25 percent more usable standard weight than comparable tractors and has the push, pull, shove and lift needed to easily polish off any job around the dairy, feedlot, acreage or farm.
The HD Series includes four models from 74 to 97 gross engine horsepower (62-83 PTO HP) available in 2- or 4-wheel drive with independent PTO and a choice of two transmissions. All models are available in platform, cab or low-profile styles. In addition, the new series provides the highest weight-to-horsepower ratio in class for the perfect combination of maneuverability and power. And, unlike other utility tractors, all major HD Series components are steel, to deliver the durability and performance expected from a Massey Ferguson.
"This is a classic, hardworking utility tractor that gets back to basics, yet incorporates innovations and upgrades for great performance, durability, convenience and comfort," says Rene Boivin, product marketing manager, utility, specialty and mid-range tractors. "The HD Series is built with a new level of heavy-duty toughness plus the traditional reliability and practicality which has made Massey Ferguson a leading name in utility tractors for more than 40 years."
Low-profile for high performance
All four HD Series models also are available in low-profile versions for orchard work, vineyards, livestock operations and other settings where overhead clearance, size and versatility are key. With powerful hydraulics and a fold-down ROPS, clamshell rear fenders and a fender-mounted guardrail to lessen the height over the rear tires, the specialty versions of the HD Series work hard in small spaces.
A heart and soul of steel
Powered by the Perkins 1104-44T 4-cylinder turbo-charged diesel engine, the HD Series delivers Perkins' renowned fuel efficiency, quick starting, excellent torque backup and raw lugging power plus Tier III emissions compliance. The extremely reliable engines are matched with the choice of two transmissions. The SynchroShuttle 8x8 is great for loader work, offering on-the-roll shifting that improves cycle times and walks through more work each day. The synchronized 12x4 transmission offers ideal speed selections for hay making, mowing or tillage and a straight, in-line shift pattern from 1st to reverse.
Heavy duty castings, axles, gears, bearings and final drive components give the HD Series added stability and rugged performance under the roughest conditions. An outboard planetary final drive provides speed reduction at the tire and wheel, reducing the torque loads in the drive train. And the rear axle differential can lock the back tires in tandem for added traction to move right through mud or soft spots. The MF2650 and MF2660 models offer 540 rpm independent power-take off, while the MF2670 and MF2680 provide 540/1000 rpm independent power take-off as a standard feature. Three-point mounted ground-engaging tools can now be more accurately controlled as a result of handy positioning and draft levers on the redesigned console.
Rather than cutting corners, the tractors are built with an all-steel hood instead of plastic for increased strength, durability and long-term value. Quick access to key service points combined with a gas-lift-assist cylinder to raise the one-piece EZlift hood can lead to more consistent maintenance and longer tractor life.
Conscious of creature comforts
Across the board, extra steps have been taken to make the HD Series hard-working, yet easy on the operator. Shift levers are located to the side and out of the way, and controls are located at a natural reach. Cabs offer picture-window visibility. Other new features include improved hydraulic controls, a sleek new dashboard design and even a new hand-operated parking brake. The platform is flat and features a new mat with an extra layer of shock absorption to help minimize vibration, dampen noise and significantly reduce operator fatigue. The new, improved seat offers more cushioning for a softer ride, as well as weight adjustment, fore and aft adjustment and armrests, standard.
"The HD Series 2600 tractors bring customers rugged, versatile, no-nonsense performance whether they're harvesting hay, working around the dairy or feedlot or maintaining green spaces," says Boivin. "It is a prime example of Massey Ferguson's leadership in the utility tractor industry and relentless dedication to understanding and providing what our customers want."
For more information about the new Massey Ferguson HD Series utility tractor contact your local Massey Ferguson dealer or visit www.masseyferguson.com/HD.