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Massey Cruise Control Tractor
Massey Feguson became the first company to offer a tractor with a complete "cruise control" automatic drive system when it introduced it's new 3000 and 3600 series tractors at SIMA.
"It's the first Massey Ferguson tractor that's 100% designed and built in France," says export manager Michel Borges, about the new tractor line, which ranges in size from 80 to 150 hp.
The all-new electronic cruise control system controls engine speed and the transmission. When you get to a desired field operating speed and rpm's, you simply press a button to maintain it. Electronics automatically gear up and down as needed to maintain constant engine speed. You can put a desired speed into the memory.
The tractors also feature an all-new, quicker acting electronic controlled hydraulic system, a totally new transmission, and safety features that control the pto and front-wheel drive. For example, the pto always remains stopped at engine start-up and the pto will not engage if the implement shaft is locked in place for any reason. The front-wheel drive will automatically disengage at speeds over 9 mph on the highway, to improve handling.
Borges expects the new tractor line to be exported to the U.S. within the next year.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Massey Ferguson S.A., 9-11 Ave. Michelet, 93407 Saint Ouen, Cedex, France (ph 42 23 22 04).

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1987 - Volume #11, Issue #3