Massey Ferguson Introduces New Technology Advancements for 8700 Series HHP Tractors

The new Massey Ferguson technologies include the Datatronic 5 control terminal offering easy-to-use functions, common electronic architecture and integration of on-board precision technologies.

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Massey Ferguson, a global brand of AGCO Corporation, introduces a new control terminal and more advanced technology to 8700 Series high horsepower tractors. The advancements in technology include Massey Ferguson’s new Datatronic 5 terminal, AGCO’s common electronic architecture and full integration of on-board precision technologies. This combination provides producers with the tools and flexibility they need to improve the accuracy and efficiency of their crop production practices.  

“As our customers seek ways to cover more ground in less time and to manage inputs more precisely, we are equipping our tractors with the tools and technology they need to make their work as easy and efficient as possible,” says Eric Zimmerman, Marketing Manager, High Horsepower Tractors at AGCO. “The advancements now available in Massey Ferguson 8700 Series high horsepower tractors are a comprehensive offering, designed to fit the needs of any operation.”

The all new Datatronic 5 Control Center Display (CCD) terminal is fast, straightforward and easy to use with a more convenient approach to machine and implement control. It features a powerful, easy-to-read, 9-in., touchscreen terminal with a simplified menu and enhanced, flexible navigation solutions. Easy-to-recognize icons bring the user a consistent experience across all menu functions used to control the tractor, implement and on-board technology.

The Datatronic 5 is equipped with 4GB of memory and 1GB of RAM. It also provides video input for one camera; four CAN inputs; one USB input; an Ethernet port and is Bluetooth capable. The 8700 Series tractors also feature AGCO’s common electronic architecture, to help ensure the tractors and on-board technology are compatible with a wide range of implements across multiple brands, so producers may use their choice of implements best suited to their farm. In addition, these tractors now provide full integration of on-board precision technologies, including AgControl section and variable rate control, as well as TaskDoc Pro wireless data transfer. As part of AGCO’s open approach to precision agriculture, Fuse, customers will be able to choose either the NovAtel SMART6-L or Trimble AG-382 receiver to best match their existing base station and coverage needs.

This comprehensive technology offering helps producers take full advantage of today’s latest production technologies, improving productivity and efficiency while reducing operator fatigue, implement overlap and over-application of inputs.

Other enhancements operators will appreciate are LED work lights; additional direct rear linkage controls; an in-cab toolbox; a cup holder in the console; reduced noise from the front wiper; rear window wash; lighting for the entry steps and a lockable cap on the DEF tank.

Massey Ferguson 8700 Series tractors with these new features made their debut in Louisville at the 2017 National Farm Machinery Show. The series includes five models rated from 240-340 horsepower, all engineered to provide responsive power with lower fuel consumption.