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Massey Ferguson® recently introduced the new Massey Ferguson 7600 Series high-HP row crop tractors to North American producers in search of a versatile, hardworking tractor that combines technology with exceptional comfort features.

Massey Ferguson unveils 7600 Series tractors

Massey Ferguson® recently introduced the new Massey Ferguson 7600 Series high-HP row crop tractors to North American producers in search of a versatile, hardworking tractor that combines technology with exceptional comfort features.

The new mid-frame row crop tractor is modeled after the popular Massey Ferguson 8600 Series and replaces the 6400 and 7400 Series. Four completely new models ranging from 170 to 225 engine horsepower (140 to 180 PTO HP) give producers more choices in power, productivity and comfort from Massey Ferguson.

The 7600 Series boasts some innovative technology. The new series is powered by Tier IV interim emissions-compliant AGCO POWER™ diesel engines with e3™ selective catalytic reduction (SCR) clean-air technology for improved emissions, minimal maintenance and exceptional fuel consumption. AGCO’s new Generation 2 e3 SCR system incorporates a catalytic converter and diesel oxidation catalyst that work with the tractor’s engine to maximize efficiency and simplify maintenance. This approach provides a functional SCR system and offers owners best-in-class total fluid usage.

With a choice of Dyna-6 (24-speed, partial-powershift) or Dyna-VT™ (CVT) transmissions, plus redesigned cabs that offer a wide-angle view and superior operator comforts, these machines are designed to make a long day of work more enjoyable. To make the most of the CVT transmission, Dynamic Tractor Management (DTM) provides greater communication between the engine and gearbox so that the engine speed can automatically adjust to the load for more consistent power to the ground and improved fuel efficiency.

SCR is regarded as a well-designed engineering answer to meet new exhaust emission rules. Unlike the alternatives, it does not require any additional valves, extra turbochargers, expanded cooling packages or extensive changes to existing engine designs. It also does not employ any complex internal engine components or external filter housings and is nearly maintenance free.

SCR technology allows these AGCO POWER engines to run better, stay cooler and last longer. The 7600 Series comes with a 114-gallon-capacity diesel fuel and 11-gallon diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tanks to allow for longer periods of work between refueling.

New for the 7600 Series is the inclusion of an OptiRide™ Plus cab suspension system. This cab suspension system relays information through an electronic control unit to automatically adjust the cab suspension to control bounce, rolling and pitching for a comfortable ride in the field or down the road.

Inside the redesigned cab, a right-hand control armrest, new multi-pad control and new multi-function joystick provide easy-to-reach, fingertip control and ergonomic design that are comfortable for the operator to use. A new Datatronic CCD display offers greater performance and functionality and increased legibility so producers can accurately monitor and adjust tractor and implement settings.

www.masseyferguson.com


DoMor Equipment grader attachments

DoMor Equipment recently unveiled its new generation skid-steer (SS) line of heavy-duty, road-grading attachments that mount on Bobcats, skid steers, newer tractors or even backhoes, and grade forward or backward, thanks to a patent-pending four-blade design.

The new SS series features a lower-profile design and a new color, and offers greater operator visibility of the material-mixing area. The grader’s new 0.5-inch thick steel corner bracing allows for removal of the cross supports opening up the entire flow-thru mixing area to the view of the operator, while still maintaining the four-inch tubular steel frame and 0.5-inch thick rolled side pans.

The SS series equipment attaches directly to the front of a skid-steer, Bobcat or newer tractor using the universal mounting bracket, or it can be used on a backhoe with the optional backhoe bucket attachment, and on a mini-skid steer with a universal mini-hitch plate.

The high-carbon steel cutting edges can handle any surface from dirt to weeds to gravel and can be used for clearing brush and small trees. The SS series is available in five, six, seven or eight-foot widths, with two types of fixed blades, as well as hydraulic and manually adjustable blades.

“Attachments for Bobcats are like apps for an iPhone – they add functionality that defines the machine,” says DoMor Equipment sales manager Brad Arnold. “No one else has an attachment that does what our SS series does.”

www.domorequipment.com