BTME marks first UK showing for new compact tractor cab

Mike Birdin Industry News

New cab MF 1532 & MF 1529.jpgBeing shown by Massey Ferguson for the first time in the UK is an all-new cab for the 32hp MF 1532 and 28hp MF 1529 compact tractors.

Available as an option on both tractors in place of the standard rollbar, the high quality two-door cab is manufactured to Massey Ferguson's specifications by cab specialist, Walter Mauser. Features include full "anti-noise" sound-deadening insulation, tinted glass all-round, a wide-sweep front wiper with electric screen washer and a roof-mounted heater with two-speed blower.

Additional ventilation is provided by hinging front and rear windscreens and doors that can be removed from their hinges without the use of tools. Both doors are equipped with dynamically-damped gas struts for controlled opening and closing, eliminating the risk of damage caused by wind gusts or a heavy hand.

Drivers will appreciate the internal sun visor and coat hook, twin rhombic-design rear view mirrors and smart grey internal cladding covering the bare metal areas often found in other makes of compact tractor cab. The padded roof insert has a slot for a radio.

Of particular importance to turf and grounds care professionals is the fact that the cab is compatible both with a mid-mounted mower deck and a front loader. This ability will be highlighted on Massey Ferguson's BTME stand (no. A27) by an MF 1532M tractor fitted with a mid mower, a front loader and the new cab. An agricultural specification MF 1532A model will also be shown at BTME equipped with the new cab.

Other important tractors being exhibited by Massey Ferguson during Harrogate Week are a 46hp MF 1547 with DynaQPS transmission and air-conditioned cab and a 22.5hp MF GC2300 sub-compact tractor with front loader, mid deck and rear collector. There will also be an MF 20 MD 4 x 4 utility vehicle with 20hp diesel engine and two-range CVT (continuously variable transmission).

Image caption: The new cab for MF 1532 and MF 1529 compact tractors will be shown for the first time in the UK at BTME 2009, Harrogate, taking place from 20 - 22 January.

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