DULUTH, Ga., August 24, 2012 — Massey Ferguson a global brand of AGCO (NYSE: AGCO), introduces the GC1700 Series sub-compact tractors. This new offering includes four models that replace the previous GC range. The GC1705 and GC1710 TLB are rated 22.5 gross engine horsepower and the GC1715 and GC1720 TLB are rated at 24.5 gross engine horsepower.
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The GC1700 Series sub-compact tractors are powered by the three-cylinder, liquid-cooled diesel engine. The high-torque engine is protected under a solid metal hood with a tilt up design.
All four models feature a low-rated engine rpm. The radiator and radiator fan are behind the engine, pulling hot air away from the operator, keeping both the operator and engine cooler.
Guided by customer input and constant testing, the design of the GC1700 Series offers improvements that make the tractors more convenient, comfortable and easier to operate. A wide-open platform allows the operator to move on and off the tractor and offers plenty of space for natural leg movement. The new seat is designed with adjustments to custom-fit any body profile for exceptional driving comfort.
The hydraulic joystick has been moved to the right side of the front console, putting the control lever within reach of the operator. Its refined linkage provides smoother operation to reduce the amount of arm movement for the operator. A new safety lockout lever prevents the operator from inadvertently bumping the joystick or operating the hydraulics when in the locked position. Finally, the loader and backhoe quick-attach design allows the operator to effortlessly remove each attachment when necessary.
Speed and Control
The GC1700 features a dual-range hydrostatic transmission with infinitely variable speeds from zero to top speed in each range. Redesigned hydrostatic foot pedals are strategically located on the right side of the platform, while the brake pedal is on the left side. The foot pedals are spring-loaded and are designed to return to a neutral position when released. The cruise control also has been redesigned and moved to the front dash panel for easy access. This allows effortless engagement by simply pushing down on the orange handle once the desired speed is reached. Pulling up on the handle or pressing any foot pedal will disengage the cruise control.
For more information about the Massey Ferguson GC1700 Series sub-compact tractors, contact your local Massey Ferguson dealer or visit www.masseyferguson.com.