Cover Story: Massey Ferguson E & M Series

By: Chris McCullough


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Massey Ferguson continues its impressive evolution with the launch of the MF1800 and MF2800 E & M Series compact models to the NZ market

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It’s often said big things come in small packages and that’s exactly spot-on for two new ranges of Massey Ferguson compact tractors just introduced to New Zealand and Australia.

With decades of reliable and proven DNA behind them, the new Massey Ferguson 1800 and 2800 E & M Series compact tractors are set to make big waves in this marketplace.

Backed up by 175 years of experience, Massey Ferguson says these latest models boost its already popular portfolio of compact tractors, which are destined for a varied customer base.

Designed particularly for heavy jobs and tough applications, the new models will benefit contractors, small farmers, and municipalities as well as those in the landscaping industry.

These premium workhorses build on Massey Ferguson’s reputation for nimble, versatile, and reliable performance by machines tested over time by farmers all around the world.

Elliot Cook, product manager for low horsepower tractors in New Zealand, Australia, and Far East says dealers were thrilled the new tractors have arrived.

"With the addition of the new MF1800 and MF2800 E & M Series to our existing MFGC1700 and MF2600 models, we now have a comprehensive compact range, purpose-built for smaller farms, lifestyle blocks, or businesses such
as horticulture.

"We’re proud to offer a product to suit all needs, and our dealers are thrilled. Both have the weight to put power to the ground and give excellent stability and lifting performance.

"Not only are the E Series tractors powerful and user-friendly, but they also come at an accessible price point that’s sure to appeal to customers looking for cost-effective solutions.
"Plus, these robust and dependable workhorses offer a range of capabilities that are typically associated with larger-horsepower utility tractors, making them an excellent choice for heavy-duty applications."

MF 1800 and 2800 E Series

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The E Series compact tractors range from 34.5 to 57.3 engine horsepower and feature dependable Iseki diesel engines, significant hydraulic capacity, and the bold new styling seen across the Massey Ferguson tractor line.

Designed for heavy-duty jobs and tough applications, the E Series tractors are equipped with a cast steel rear end and cast front axle, four-wheel drive, and high-capacity hydraulics, providing the weight, muscle, and traction necessary to handle demanding tasks.

The range is suitable for property owners, livestock producers, landscapers, small farms, municipalities, and commercial contractors, as they can be equipped with a broad range of implements and attachments, making them a versatile and economical choice.

The 1835E and 1840E models feature turbocharged 1.83-litre, three-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-litre turbocharged four-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.

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"The E Series tractors are designed to provide significant advantages thanks to their rugged Iseki diesel engines. These engines deliver outstanding fuel efficiency, tremendous power, and torque, as well as reliability," says Elliot.

"Additionally, the ease of servicing and maintaining these tractors ensures that they remain efficient and dependable throughout their lifetime."

The new E Series compact tractors offer significant hydraulic capacity, thanks to the dual-pump high-flow system that provides more responsive power at low engine speeds. All E Series models feature an open station with a wide, uncluttered platform, offering ample room and comfort for the operator, and all controls are logically arranged and easy to understand. The E Series compact tractors feature a fresh new design, reflecting the look of larger Massey Ferguson utility and high horsepower 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.

The E Series compacts come with three-range hydrostatic transmission. The 1800E models offer a Category I rear three-point hitch, while the 2800E models are equipped with a Cat. I/II three-point hitch with up to 1100kg lift capacity, providing compatibility with a range of implements, including the Massey Ferguson FL Series front loaders and CB backhoes, depending on the model.

Third-function loader control enables the use of a wide array of front attachments, such as a four-in-one bucket. A 540-rpm rear PTO is standard.

MF 1800 and 2800 M Series

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The M Series consists of four models ranging from 35 to 60 engine horsepower. These new four-wheel drive tractors build on Massey Ferguson’s reputation for nimble, versatile, and reliable performance with new, advanced Iseki engines, as well as comfort and convenience enhancements.

The new 1800M and 2800M Series are offered in both factory-installed cab and open-station ROPS models.

The 1800 M Series tractors feature 1.83-litre, three-cylinder Iseki diesel engines and are available in two models with 34.9 or 39.4 engine horsepower.

The 2800M Series offers two 2.43-litre, four-cylinder Iseki-powered models, from 48.8 to 60.3 engine horsepower. These engines are turbocharged for responsive power and liquid-cooled for increased durability.

Clean-burning Iseki engines meet Tier IV emissions standards and can be found in specialised equipment used worldwide in a broad range of demanding ag, turf, and commercial applications.

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The new M Series compact tractors also benefit from a fresh design approach, reflecting the look of larger Massey Ferguson utility and high horsepower 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.

Smooth transmission

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The M Series premium compacts are standard-equipped with three-range hydrostatic transmission. Simple, intuitive, and easy to operate, it allows the operator to reach the speed needed for the job within each range without shifting gears.

Dual foot-pedal controls make for quick and easy forward/reverse direction changes. Cruise control allows operators to set and maintain their preferred working or transport speed.

Premium operator control

The M Series compact tractors are available in both cab and open-station configurations. Along with tilt-steering and a flat, unobstructed platform, the open-station ROPS models now come with a new premium seat, providing greater support and comfort, which operators appreciate when working in rough conditions or over uneven terrain.

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A new thumb-controlled throttle, also available on cab models, lets operators quickly dial in the right engine rpm. The standard cab models feature dual lockable, entry/exit doors, tilt steering, and heating/air conditioning.

Haydn Reeves, senior marketing manager for Massey Ferguson in ANZ, says customers can depend on the performance of these machines.

"Introducing the new MF1800 and MF2800 E & M Series is our way of bringing the DNA of over 175 years of farming experience and expertise in making bigger tractors to the compact range.

"Our commitment to reliability and versatility ensures customers in Australia and New Zealand can enjoy the dependable performance of these powerful machines."

The New Massey Ferguson 1800 and 2800 E & M Series compact tractor models are available now in Australia and New Zealand.

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