DULUTH, Ga. -- Massey Ferguson has expanded its lineup of compact tractors with the new Massey Ferguson 1560, a 59.1 rated engine hp tractor with expanded work capabilities.

The 1560 features a larger chassis, heavier rear end and expanded 3-point hitch capacities.

"The new 1560 gives buyers increased job capabilities, with more horsepower than any other compact tractor on the market," says Stephen Barcuch, marketing manager for Massey Ferguson compact tractors. "The 1560's compact design makes it one of the most versatile, hard-working compact tractors available today."

The 1560 is available in 4WD platform and 4WD factory-installed cab configurations. The 4WD platform version comes with Massey Ferguson's 12x12 power shuttle transmission, with factory installed joystick and mid-mount couplers. Cab models come with a choice of 12x12 power shuttle transmission or Massey Ferguson's exclusive DynaQPS(TM) (4 speed clutchless shift) transmission, with 12 forward and 12 reverse speeds.

Both transmission options feature multi-disc wet clutch operation for longer life under heavy use conditions. Both cab options come with 2 hydraulic rear remotes, factory installed joystick and mid couplers.

The 1560 features a heavier 3-point Cat. I/II hitch with increased lift capacity of 3748 lbs. (1700kg) at the hitch point.

"The heavier 3-point hitch assembly gives users greater versatility for more demanding job applications," says Jeffrey Ratliff, Massey Ferguson product marketing specialist. "With the 3-point hitch, enhanced hydraulics and heavier rear end, the 1560 can handle many tasks that formerly required a full-size tractor."

Full details on the new Massey Ferguson 1560 compact tractors are available at www.masseyferguson.com.

Massey Ferguson is a brand of AGCO Corp. in Duluth, Ga. AGCO is a global manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment and related replacement parts.

SOURCE: Massey Ferguson news release via AgNewsWire.