Massey Ferguson launches the MF 3700 Series – the new generation of vineyard, specialist and fruit tractor
29 September 2017
Massey Ferguson, a worldwide brand of AGCO, is proud to announce the introduction of the new specialist MF 3700 Series, which is due to be launched at Agritechnica, 12-18th November in Hannover, Germany.
This is an outstanding specialist tractor range designed by skilled engineers, offering the best business solution for vineyard, fruit, orchard and hill farmers. It represents a top quality, yet straightforward machine, providing high performance, superb fuel efficiency, extreme comfort and versatility.
An extended series of tractors offers ranges dedicated to each specialist farming category, and now includes a brand new Wide Fruit model with a wider chassis for greater stability, also ideal for hillside vineyards and livestock farms with sloping fields.
The MF 3700 Series offers extensive updates and improvements over its predecessor, the MF 3600 Xtra, which itself set new standards for specialist tractors.
“Farmers whose high value crops and challenging terrain present additional demands will benefit from even higher levels of specification, which can be precisely tailored to meet their individual requirements,” comments Campbell Scott, Director, Marketing Services Massey Ferguson Europe and Middle East. “In addition they will benefit from the extensive knowhow of our specialist engineers who have worked extremely hard on this impressive new range”
MF 3700 Series tractors are equipped for optimum performance with powerful four-cylinder, stage 3B new generation engines, increased hydraulic flow and the option of a fully integrated factory-fitted front linkage, PTO and front loader frame, allowing a wider range of specialist implements to be utilised.
Low operating costs are offered by the fuel efficient engines, extended 600hr service intervals, a bigger fuel tank, and an improved hood access for refuelling.
Operator comfort is assured during even high pressure planting and harvest periods with a quiet and spacious cab, easy to use controls, automated functions and easy access.
Forward visibility is enhanced by the lower bonnet height offered by fitting the emissions control system neatly at the side of the bonnet.
Purchasers can also benefit from the reliability offered by this well-established brand, and its use of tried and tested technology. The MF 3700 also gains the family styling with a new hood featuring the iconic ‘MF’ signature.
The new MF 3700 Series features five ranges:
V = Vineyard – for use in traditional narrow vineyards, now benefiting from a top speed of 40kph
S = Special – for more open vineyards with a slightly wider chassis with a more spacious cab for the operator
F = Fruit – for use in more extensive vineyards and fruit orchards; a more substantial tractor with a wider front axle and a more spacious cab
G = Ground Effect - (low profile) for use under trees, in polytunnels and in canopied vineyards this version benefits from a wider front axle for even greater stability
Brand New WF = Wide Fruit – a wider tractor for use in orchards, also ideal for alpine farms, hillside vineyards and livestock operations. It offers a low centre of gravity and greater stability on slopes with a wider front and rear axle and a more spacious cab.
New generation common rail, stage 3B four-cylinder engine; powerful and fuel efficient
New Wide Fruit model with a wider chassis for greater stability. Ideal for hillside vineyards and livestock farms with sloping fields
More powerful 120l/min hydraulic flow option for greater efficiency when operating loaders, pruners and trimmers
Low bonnet height providing better forward visibility for the driver due to DOC being positioned outside of bonnet
New factory fitted loader subframe, front PTO and front linkage for improved integration
New four-wheel drive sensor offering automatic engagement and disengagement of the four-wheel drive when the steering wheel is turned at a pre-set angle for ease of use at the headland
New transmission controls on the gear lever and joystick – clutch, transmission and implement control – making this tractor easy to use
New electrohydraulic spool valve lock switch for ease of use
New fuel tank access on top of bonnet
Extended service interval of 600 hours so reducing costs and downtime
New contemporary styling with a new hood shape in keeping with the MF family look
Spacious cab with easy access and a new modern dashboard
New work lights for better lighting at night
New engines deliver greater power and efficiency
The MF 3700 Series is powered by new generation Stage 3B four-cylinder engines from 75 to 105hp, delivering more power and torque. These Common Rail engines offer two engine rpm memories, allowing preferred engine speeds to be set for easier driving.
The redesigned power system layout now places the emissions control system outside the bonnet, allowing it to be lower, which improves the driver’s forward visibility.
A larger 74 litre fuel tank and optional additional 30 litre fuel tank minimises downtime for refuelling, and fuel tank access is now on the top of the bonnet, further speeding refuelling, and giving easier access when a front implement is fitted.
The new engines offer longer service intervals of 600hr for reduced service costs and downtime.
Specification packages to meet the farmer’s needs
The MF 3700 Series is available in two specification packages to meet the needs of specialist farming applications.
Essential versions, available in cab and ROPS formats, feature a 24/24 mechanical transmission, and hydraulics delivering 95 litres/min flow with two rear mechanical spool valves and mechanical rear linkage.
For the first time on the MF specialist tractor range, purchasers can benefit from the added comfort and performance of the higher specification Efficient package, available on cab models only.
This comprehensive package offers a 24/12 Power Shuttle transmission, up to 120 litres/min hydraulic flow with two rear electronic spool valves and a mid-mounted spool valve delivering 45 litres/min flow plus an electronic rear linkage and electronic linkage levelling.
MF 3700 V (vineyard) models now benefit from a top speed of 40kph for more efficient transport around the site.
To further tailor their tractor to particular crops or conditions, purchasers can also specify additional spool valves, front linkage and PTO, ‘loader ready’ build and more transmission choices for the Essential package.
Proven transmissions for specialist tasks
There is a choice of four different transmissions to suit the requirements of particular cropping or husbandry tasks: a 12/12 Mechanical Shuttle with a top speed of 30kph; a 40kph 24/24 Mechanical Shuttle with Mechanical Hi/Low; a 40kph 24/24 Mechanical Shuttle with Power Hi/Low and a 40kph 24/12 Power Shuttle with Power Hi/Low.
Transmission controls are now situated on the gear lever allowing the operator to select neutral, forward/reverse and high/low on one lever for improved control and ease of driving.
The 24/12 Power Shuttle version has unique joystick-mounted transmission buttons which group clutch, transmission and implement functions onto one easy control. Operators can focus on their implement and the task in progress, with every control conveniently to hand.
More powerful hydraulics for demanding implements
The MF 3700 Series has significantly more powerful hydraulics than its predecessor, offering improved performance with implements such as loaders, trimmers and pruners; it also features a dedicated auxiliary pump.
There is a choice of a twin pump delivering 95 l/min at 2300rpm (65 l/min for auxiliaries) or at1800rpm (51 l/min for auxiliaries) or a three pump system delivering 120 l/min at 2300rpm (95 l/min for auxiliaries) or 1800rpm (73 l/min for auxiliaries), with the third pump dedicated to the rear lift and levelling.
Rear linkages have 2.5 and 3 tonnes lift capacity and purchasers can specify from two to six spool valves to meet their needs; the MF 3700 Series also offers a hydraulic trailer brake dual line for safe towing.
Front linkage and loader versatility
A front linkage is now available from the factory with options of front linkage only; front linkage + 540 PTO; front linkage + 1000 PTO and is fully compatible with a front loader. The Cat II linkage lifts 1250 or 1680kg depending on the tractor variant.
New for the MF 3700 WF, MF 3700 F and MF 3700 S is a factory-fitted loader subframe with mechanical joystick for Essential specification tractors and electrohydraulic joystick for Efficient versions. Growers can get more from their tractors and extend their season of use.
PTO options extended
A wide range of PTO options includes 540, 540ECO 1000rpm and Ground Speed packages for the varied PTO applications that these tractors will perform.
A brand new 540/1000rpm PTO can now be specified to work in conjunction with the optional front linkage and power a range of front-mounted implements.
PTO operations benefit from Electro-Hydraulic Control for smooth, efficient engagement of the front and rear PTO.
Higher specification four-wheel drive system
The four-wheel drive system features a dog clutch engagement as standard, but can now be specified with an optional hydraulic clutch pack for demanding conditions, with benefits including less slippage and minimal wear and tear.
A new four-wheel drive sensor offers automatic engagement and disengagement of the four-wheel drive when the steering wheel is turned at a pre-set angle, for reduced operator effort at the headland.
Front axle suspension is to be added to certain models in 2018, improving operator comfort on rough ground.
Enhanced operator environment
Long and demanding seasons for specialist crops make the operator environment a priority and the MF 3700 Series offers a number of improvements. The foot throttle is now placed along the transmission tunnel in the cab for easy access and improved comfort.
Alongside fixed or telescopic steering wheel options, a tiltable steering wheel can be specified, allowing the operator to adjust it for optimum comfort.
The right hand console has been upgraded and revised to include engine memory switches, an electrohydraulic spool valve lock switch and Rockshift dial, plus finger switches for spool valves on the Efficient specification.
There’s a brand new digital instrument panel, and a choice of analogue or digital radio.
The Category 2 cabin can be specified with air conditioning, an inside mirror and electric external mirrors, there is a choice of seat including a deluxe Grammer seat. New work lights are a further option, giving improved lighting when working round the clock at harvesting time.
Source: AGCO Deutschland GmbH