Massey Ferguson will proudly introduce and display its newest line of mid-range tractors, the 6600 Series, at the 2013 Farm Progress Show,Aug. 27-29 in Decatur, Ill. Farmers attending the Farm Progress Show are encouraged to visit the AGCO lot and learn how the 6600 Series is engineered specifically to meet their complex challenges. Standard features such as a spacious cab and four-wheel drive and optional upgrades like a front three-point hitch and advanced hydraulic systems make these tractors work and feel like high-horsepower machines with the efficiency and maneuverability of mid-range tractors. The new 6600 Series comes in three different models, the MF6614, MF6615 and MF6616, with three grower-focused option packages and a choice of three transmissions. One of the 13 available configurations is bound to meet the level of comfort, performance and sophistication that any farmer needs.
"Whether you need to perform loader work, harvest hay, plant, till or just do general on-the-farm work, you will find that the new 6600 Series tractors help you get the job done efficiently and comfortably," says David Bercik, product marketing manager for Massey Ferguson. "These versatile mid-range tractors have features and hardware normally found only in larger high-horsepower tractors."
Refined four-cylinder engines
The 6600 Series tractors are powered by newly refined 4.9-liter, four-cylinder engines from AGCO PowerT, ranging from 100 to 125 PTO horsepower. The engines offer advanced technology such as an intercooled turbo-charger, electronic engine management, four valves per cylinder and high-pressure common-rail fuel injection - all to provide growers with smooth operation, outstanding performance and low fuel consumption. These engines also feature AGCO's advanced e3 clean-air technology with second-generation selective catalytic reduction (SCR) to ensure the 4.9 L engine meets strict Tier 4-interim emission standards without sacrificing performance or fuel economy.
The 6600 Series offers three impressive transmission options to meet grower needs. The Dyna-4 continues its legacy of rugged durability, offering four gears and four ranges for a total of 16 forward and 16 reverse speeds. Operators can shift through all gears and ranges on the roll, electronically with the push or pull of a hand lever. The left-hand three-function power control lever allows the operator to change direction, upshift and downshift, and clutch with just fingertip movement. The Dyna-6 provides additional working speeds, with 24 forward and 24 reverse speeds, each available without using the clutch pedal. The Dyna-VTT continuously variable transmission provides an infinite number of operating speeds, also without the use of a clutch, as Dynamic Tractor Management minimizes RPM and optimizes fuel consumption. The Dyna-VT has fewer parts than comparable power-shift transmissions to prevent internal parasitic loss and ensure longer component life for reduced downtime and maintenance costs.
Advanced hydraulic systems
Three available hydraulic systems offer farmers a choice when it comes to remote valve controls and flow rates. The standard system has isolated twin gear pumps operated with levers in the side console. A 15 gallon-per-minute (GPM) auxiliary pump is dedicated to the loader and implements, while an 11 GPM pump is dedicated to the three-point hitch. The Twin Flow system offers growers the ability to combine the hydraulic flow of both pumps with the press of a button, pushing 26 GPM to the up-to-four mechanical remote valves.
The highest-performing system delivers up to 29 GPM to implements and remote valves driven by a variable displacement piston pump that delivers oil flow only when needed for quick response, reduced horsepower demand and higher efficiency. This system can be controlled using fingertip remote valve controls in the armrest and right-hand console or an optional electronic joystick.
The new 6600 Series features a large cab, identical in size to the larger Massey Ferguson 7600 Series tractors, with 62.5 square feet of glass for exceptional visibility. Farmers have the choice between rigid cab mounts, spring-over shock mounts or hydraulic cab suspension for the most comfortable ride imaginable for those long days on the job. All cabs feature a six-post design with an optional Visio cab roof, which allows operators to view a fully raised bucket without having to lean forward. Engineered convenience and functionality are also featured in the control layouts, with a new dot matrix display on the dash and an optional armrest console with integrated transmission, hydraulic and loader controls.
"The new 6600 Series mid-range tractors make farming more efficient and more comfortable," says Bercik. "Whether you're running a livestock, dairy or mixed-farming operation, these versatile tractors can be tailored to meet your specific needs."