Massey Ferguson entered the compact tractor market in 1979 with three diesel-powered models in the 16- to 26-hp range. Today, the seventh-generation lineup consists of 13 models up to 60 engine hp.
Introduced in late 2013, the 1700E Series economy compact tractors bring operators a blend of power, productivity and value. The 1700E Series boasts new clean-burning Shibaura engines in 24 engine hp (MF1726E), 34 engine hp (MF1734E) and 38.5 engine hp (MF1739E).
The 1700 Series premium compact tractors, built upon the success of the popular 1600 Series, deliver sophistication, comfort and performance, says Massey Ferguson. These tractors feature new, clean-burning Tier 4-compliant turbocharged diesel engines that provide performance and reliability.
Six models from 35 to 59 hp are offered in this series, all featuring four-wheel drive, the option of a cab or open platform, a choice of two transmissions, a category-one rear three-point hitch and standard integrated loader joystick, making it easy for operators to build the perfect tractor for the job. All 1700 Series premium compact tractors also include a 540-rpm independent rear PTO with electro-hydraulic engagement and a wet multi-disc clutch, built to deliver greater durability and smoother engagements. An available mid-PTO is available on most models for even greater versatility.
According to Massey Ferguson, an industry-leading five-year factory warranty (two-year or 2,000-hour full coverage; five-year powertrain coverage) backs up the 1700, 1700E and GC1700 Series.
Advice to Buyers
“Whether it’s your first tractor or your next tractor, compact tractors can handle a wide range of tasks from yard work to digging,” says David Bercik, manager of product marketing at Massey Ferguson. “Look for well-made compacts that are multipurpose, user friendly and comfortable. You want a workhorse tractor.”