DULUTH, Ga. (Feb. 15, 2010) — Massey Ferguson® introduces the MF1526 compact tractor, the latest addition to the ever-popular Massey Ferguson 1500 Series compact tractor line. The MF1526 delivers the type of performance and versatility needed for chores around the small farm, to work on the golf course and anything in between. With 25-engine horsepower, a three-range hydrostatic transmission and improved ergonomics for more operator comfort and convenience, it’s a tractor “just right” for almost any job.
“The MF1526 is an all-around machine that offers power and torque to handle loader and grading or tilling projects with ease, and at the same time, convenient size and agility make it a great tractor for jobs such as mowing with a belly mower,” explains Neal Generose, product marketing manager, compact and utility tractors.
The MF1526 at 25 engine horsepower is powered by a Tier 4 interim-emission-compliant Iseki three-cylinder liquid-cooled diesel engine. An electro-hydraulic independent rear PTO engages smoothly and allows you to separately manage PTO speed and ground speed for optimum results when mowing or completing other projects. For added versatility, a mid-mount PTO is a convenient option on this model. Attaching and operating implements such as a tiller, rotary cutter or finish mower is simple work with the category I three-point hitch on this tractor.
A handy three-range hydrostatic transmission with separate forward and reverse right-side foot pedals makes forward and reverse operation second nature and more comfortable for the operator, plus delivers precise control of ground speeds. The low range ensures optimum torque for more power to the ground when muscle is needed, and the high range keeps you moving swiftly for mowing, raking or just getting from place to place. Cruise control is another standard feature, which makes this tractor easy to operate.
Providing operator comfort and convenience was of the utmost importance when the MF1526 was designed. Our semi-flat ISO-mounted platform puts rubber bushings between the platform and the frame to soak up vibration, making the ride smoother and the machine quieter. A molded rubber floor mat provides traction and helps further reduce vibration that could reach the operator. An easy-to-read instrument panel helps keep the operator informed of the tractor’s performance.
“We want the customer to enjoy the experience of owning and operating a Massey Ferguson tractor,” says Generose. “Many of the features that come standard on this compact model are only optional features on similar competitive models. With more standard features, we’re able to deliver a compact tractor that’s more comfortable, versatile and reliable.”
A full line of handy and useful attachments, from loaders and mowers to brooms and blades, designed specifically for the 1500 Series tractors are available to meet your every need.