Massey Ferguson, a worldwide brand of AGCO (NYSE:AGCO), is proud to announce the introduction of the latest MF TH telehandler Series, which features a completely new cab plus other significant changes that further enhance comfort, operation and productivity.
Six models in the latest generation MF TH Series are designed to handle every job with ease. The line-up starts with the semi-compact MF TH 6030 and goes up to the latest MF TH.8043, which provides a maximum lift capacity of 4,300kg and height of 7.5m and can be equipped with a 3,500-litre capacity bucket.
Significant improvements to the hydrostatic transmission, which include a new operating mode, ensure the MF TH Series operate more smoothly to ease operation and increase productivity. Powerful and high flow hydraulics, equipped with proportional control, deliver optimum materials handling accuracy and productivity.
“MF TH Telehandlers already have a strong reputation for excellent performance, productivity, visibility and manoeuvrability. These new models now introduce the most exciting developments in 10 years’ of MF TH production. This is not just an upgrade – it is a breakthrough,” says Thierry Lhotte, Vice President & Managing Director Massey Ferguson, Europe & Middle East.
“The MF TH Series is completely transformed. Now equipped with a high comfort cab, this new generation delivers outstanding comfort and control, combined with smoother operation and additional automation” explains Mr Lhotte.
“The new MF TH range not only reflects the new Massey Ferguson design initiated on the MF 8S, but substantial changes to the cab enable operators to benefit from modern, advanced controls in a quiet, comfortable workplace. Our renowned MF Power Control lever, as used on all Massey Ferguson tractors, is now standard, providing excellent operation with the left hand,” adds Francesco Murro, Director Marketing Massey Ferguson EME.
As well as a new seat, there’s also a new joystick that offers effortless operation of the hydraulics and transmission, while a new colour display provides a range of operating information.
Additional automation for the boom suspension, parking brake, boom height setting and third hydraulic function controls further ease operation.
“High performance, combined with great comfort, make the MF TH Series a real operator’s machine,” explains Mr Murro.
All models are powered by advanced four-cylinder, Stage V engines, with power increasing to 135hp on the MF TH 6534, MF TH 7038 and MF TH 8043, while remaining at 100hp for the other models. Lift capacity and height specifications remain unchanged.
Massey Ferguson MF TH Telehandler Series specifications
|MF TH 6030
|MF TH 7030
|MF TH 6534||135hp||6.50m||3,400kg||190l/min||Hydrostatic|
|MF TH 7035||100hp||7.00m||3,500kg||100l/min||Hydrostatic|
|MF TH 7038
|MF TH 8043||135hp||7.50m||4,300kg||190l/min||Hydrostatic|
- Wide choice of models to suit all handling requirements and investment levels
- Quiet and comfortable cab design offers outstanding visibility and control. New, lower profile engine bonnet shape maintains a completely unobstructed view to the rear three quarter right-hand side
- New Massey Ferguson family neo-retro design first introduced on the
MF 8S tractors
- Significantly enhanced operation with high specification seat, new MF Power Control lever, hand throttle, optional 7” colour touch-screen display and rear-view camera
- New joystick designed exclusively and specifically for MF TH telehandlers, with new armrest-mounted joystick option
- New optional bucket shake function
- Excellent control from smooth and responsive hydrostatic transmission
- New transmission mode to vary the travel speed of the telehandler perfect for work requiring steady and changing forward speeds
- Load-sensing, high flow hydraulics delivering up to 190 litre/min
- Latest design Stage V compliant four-cylinder engines generate power with economy
- Economical engine setting provides more torque at low rpm for lower fuel consumption.
Wide model choice to handle every task
A choice of six new MF TH telehandler models enables users to choose the exact size and specification to perfectly suit every handling task in the yard and the field.
Two nimble semi-compact models, measuring just 2.1m wide x 2.1m high, are ideal for working in confined spaces and traditional farm buildings. These two machines and the larger, MF TH 7035 are powered by a 100hp engine and with a 100 litre/min hydraulic flow provide a 3t lift capacity, with the MF TH 6030 taking loads to 6m and up to 7m on the MF TH 7030. The larger, MF TH.7035 has a 3.5t lift capacity up to 7m.
Three, larger standard MF TH telehandlers, are all powered by the latest technology Stage V engines, which produce 135hp in this new generation. All are equipped with 190 litre/min load-sensing hydraulics and, depending on model, offer lift heights from 6.5m up to 7.5m and lift capacities of 3.4t up to 4.3t on the MF TH.8043, which can also be equipped with a 3,500 litre capacity bucket.
Quiet new cab offers outstanding comfort and visibility
Designed specifically to offer MF TH operators the next level of comfort and control, the completely new cab features a more rounded, asymmetric structure with easy access through a wider opening door.
Operators now sit comfortably on the new standard air-suspended seat. A heated seat option, coming from MF tractors, responds automatically to the severity of the bumps and has automatic height and weight adjustment.
The spacious cab is now much quieter at all operating speeds and conditions, including when the windows are open. Measurements show a significant reduction of 1.5dBA on road and up to 2-3dBA during loading operations, along with a reduced noise intensity and tone.
There is superb visibility thanks to the special curved cab design and a new, lower profile engine bonnet shape maintains a completely unobstructed view to the rear three quarter right-hand side. New mirrors, mounted at a higher position, provide a better view of what’s behind, while a removeable floor mat reduces noise and is easy to clean.
Options include an integral cool box, electric right-hand mirror and a lateral wiper, to further improve the view to the side and mirrors.
Outstanding controls ease operation
All MF TH telehandlers now come with the exclusive left-hand MF Power Control lever as standard. Exactly the same as that used on all Massey Ferguson tractors, it sits conveniently just under the steering wheel and with fingertip-operation performs three functions: Shuttle forwards and backwards, shift hydrostatic speed ranges up and down and select neutral.
This leaves the right hand free to control loading operations, while a flick of a finger on the left hand controls the transmission.
A new standard, 5” colour terminal clearly displays operating information and can be used to select the steering modes, which include a new semi-crab setting. An intuitive menu makes it easy to navigate between settings, while the view from the optional rear camera, with safety guidelines, automatically appears when reverse is selected.
Further functions are available from optional 7” display terminal, which allows operators to select the steering mode and the hydraulic flow or sequence from the screen, as well as view detailed job management information for tasks and operators. It also comes with a Bluetooth connection and an integral ‘phone mic installed on the dash, along with integrated radio and music settings.
Smooth, precise joystick control
Specifically developed for the MF TH Series, the new ergonomic multi-function joystick delivers smooth control – requiring at least 20% less effort than its predecessor. This enables effortless and precise operation of the hydraulics and transmission.
A simple three-position rocker on the rear face is used to select forward, reverse and neutral. These replicate the same functions on the MF Power Control lever, providing a choice of how to change direction and control the transmission.
A new bucket shake option, controlled by a button on the joystick, helps to quickly fill and empty the bucket. The shake response is linked to the joystick movement, allowing operators to control the amount of action and its time.
Just behind the joystick, on the console, is the MF TH control pad with clear and simple buttons use to navigate the new display screen. Radio and telephone volume control is also found here when 7” terminal option selected.
To the right of the new joystick is the new hand throttle. Introduced to fulfil customer demand, this also plays a big role in the transmission control.
A new armrest-mounted joystick option allows users to take full advantage of the extra comfort from the suspended seat. This can angled to suit operators’ preferences.
New transmission modes improve operation
This latest generation MF TH Series introduces a completely new way to operate the hydrostatic transmission, which is fitted to all models. Now, with the addition of the new hand throttle, operators can set the desired engine speed and then use the pedal to vary the travel speed of the telehandler.
Perfect for work requiring steady and changing forward speeds, such as feeding, bedding, and sweeping, it also helps improve economy.
Enhanced control is offered by the ‘Dynamic Drive’, which changes the shuttle aggressiveness and throttle response. This enables operators to choose how quickly or slowly the transmission responds to match the application or conditions.
Other improvements to the unique four-range transmission enable it to respond more smoothly and precisely – to millimetre accuracy.
Powerful and smart hydraulics
A powerful load-sensing hydraulic system supplies up to 190 litres/min on the 135hp machines and 100 litres/min for the 100hp models, with proportional electro-hydraulic control on all functions delivering optimum accuracy and productivity.
This delivers superb lifting performance even at low engine speeds, with Massey Ferguson’s SHS (Smart Handling System) allowing operators to set the maximum flow for smooth and accurate operation.
Cushion Retract ensures a smoother action and extends the life of the components. An additional electric control can be specified to provide a fourth and fifth service to operate demanding implements, such as straw choppers and feeding buckets.
Powerful and efficient Stage V engines
All new MF TH telehandlers are powered by the latest design Stage V compliant 3.4 litre capacity, four-cylinder engines. These deliver 100hp on the MF TH 7035 and two semi-compact models; and 135hp – a 5hp increase over predecessors – on three of the standard machines.
This advanced engine meets the strict Stage V regulations with components installed neatly under the slim side bonnet. This improves visibility with new steep slope at the back providing an even better view of the right rear wheel.