Massey Ferguson has expanded its 5700 Global tractor series with the launch of two new, three-cylinder 85hp and 95hp models, which come with Dyna-4 transmissions as standard and an optional cab with suspension.
The two new additions were due to make their debuts at Agritechnica in Hannover during November 12–18. They are built on a similar, larger chassis as the existing MF 5700 Global Series and offer more choice and a higher specification for those looking for a modern, rugged 85hp to 95hp hard-working tractor.
Massey’s Campbell Scott said the new machines “will appeal to a wide range of farmers looking for extra performance and versatility, particularly for field operations.
“The new features, along with the recently introduced Visio roof option, further enhance their loader credentials. And, the renowned Dyna-4, with four on-the-move changes, adds class-leading control to these, robust and cost-effective workhorses.”
Built at Massey Ferguson’s factory in Beauvais, France, the latest 85hp and 95hp models join the existing 100hp and 110hp tractors with their 12 x 12 manual transmissions.
Constructed on the 2.32m wheelbase 5700 chassis and providing a 4.3-tonne lift capacity, the new models are said to be suited to a wide range of field work and transport tasks. They come equipped with hydraulic controls that make them suited to loader operations.
The Dyna-4 transmission adds another dimension to the 5700 Series. Dyna-4 provides simple and convenient control of 16 forward and 16 reverse speeds with four powershift speeds in four ranges. A ‘creep’ speed is available as a further option.
The four change-on-the move Dynashift speeds in each gear can be operated with the left-hand Power Control lever and console-mounted T-lever.
On top of straightforward, clutchless range changes, it also offers further sophistication with optional AutoDrive. In the ‘Automatic’ setting this changes gears automatically, according to the engine load and speed. As well easing operation, the system also selects the best setting for performance and fuel economy.
The Dyna-4 transmission offers the further option of a practical brake-to-neutral facility, which enhances and eases loader operation. Activated with a simple rocker switch, the brake-to-neutral systems engages neutral whenever the brakes are depressed, which means operators need to use just one pedal.
A new cab suspension option is designed to enhance operator comfort on both new models.
The entirely mechanical system employs two silent block bushes to support the cab at the front, with a pair of spring-assisted shock absorbers mounted on the two rear corners.
A Panhard rod on the rear spring units provides lateral stability, which combines with the vertical damping to offer suspension in three dimensions – up/down and side-to-side. The mechanical system requires no operator input, with the damping set to pre-determined levels by the shock absorbers and springs.