The new touch of high horsepower & precision farming
The New MF 8700 S Series is aimed at customers looking for a New touch of high horse power and a precision farming tractor with inspired design and optimised efficiency.
The New MF 8700 S with its powerful new styling is designed to captivate you from the start. The NEW MF light bar and iconic MF triple triangle logo is at the heart of the ‘S’ effect distinctive styling, the full embodiment of MF’s power, design and engineering quality.
AGCO POWER ENGINE
6 CYL 8.4 L
FRONT LIFT CAPACITY
REAR LIFT CAPACITY
|Model||Engine||Transmission||Max Power (hp)*||Max Power (hp)**||Cab|
|MF 8727 S||AGCO Power – All in One Stage V||Dyna-VT||270||300||Efficient / Exclusive|
|MF 8730 S||AGCO Power – All in One Stage V||Dyna-VT||295||325||Efficient / Exclusive|
|MF 8732 S||AGCO Power – All in One Stage V||Dyna-VT||320||350||Efficient / Exclusive|
|MF 8735 S||AGCO Power – All in One Stage V||Dyna-VT||350||380||Efficient / Exclusive|
|MF 8737 S||AGCO Power – All in One Stage V||Dyna-VT||370||400||Efficient / Exclusive|
|MF 8740 S||AGCO Power – All in One Stage V||Dyna-VT||400||405||Efficient / Exclusive|
|* @1900 rpm||| ** with EPM|
New generation AGCO Power engines provide levels of torque and horse-power unsurpassed in conventional tractor design, from the minimum of fuel.
- AGCO POWER 6 cylinder 8.4 l engines generate power from 270 to 405 hp.
- All-in-One Stage V after-treatment technology combining a Soot catalyst (SC) with the current SCR catalyst. Both are combining maintenance free operation with improved visibility.
- Maintenance free valve clearance thanks to hydraulic tappet which seld adjust the valve clearance. This reduce by a lot the maintenance cost of the tractor.
- External EGR for improved fuel economy and AdBlue® consumption.
- Twin Turbocharger with electronic waste gate installation for higher power capacities and best engine response at all engine revs.
All-in-One Stage V
The main difference between the existing ‘All-in-One Stage IV’ and the latest Stage V system is the addition of a new Soot Catalyst, along with slight modifications to the exhaust pipe, which is actually now narrowerthan the previous generation.
It does not use an active Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) or a Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT), which adds complexity and requires regular servicing.
While the Soot Catalyst (SC) does require occasional ‘regeneration’ this is done automatically and passively. It does not require a separate diesel injection system or any extra fuel. Less fuel consumption and optimised visibility.
Engine Power Management
EPM works by way of transmission electronics which monitor the load and operating conditions within the transmission, PTO and hydraulics according to forward speed, transmission load and PTO activation. This information is then communicated to the electronic engine management system, which then regulates accordingly the quantity and timing of fuel required.
EPM makes up to an additional 30hp* available. On transport application extra power engages from 15 km/h and become fully available at 22km/h and above.
On PTO or Hydraulic work, extra power automatically becomes available above 0,1 km/h.
Once you have selected the mode in which you wish to drive the tractor – via the foot pedal, with the armrest lever or even with the Power Control lever – you can then focus on the work. Forward and reverse speeds and rate of acceleration can be pre-set and are maintained automatically, and stored in the tractor memory after shut-down for later use, making any operation requiring regular shuttling far less tiring.
Dyna-VT offers stepless travel from 0.03 to 40 or 50 km/h* at any engine speed, operated via two speed ranges. This means it is always possible to achieve the correct operating speed for the conditions and for the implement being used, and it is always possible to achieve the optimum engine speed to maximise work rate and minimise fuel consumption. Engine speed and forward speed are independent of each other, and forward speed can be instantaneously increased or decreased under full load to maximise output and maximise work quality.
Depending on the tractor type specified, Dyna-VT can be operated via either a T-bar controller or the Multipad joystick on the righthand armrest. Speed variation is also possible through the steering column-mounted PowerShuttle lever.
The Command Control armrest, and the Multipad joystick – standard on MF 8700 Exclusive tractors – are part of the package that makes these tractors, despite their power, so easy to control with precision. A multitude of functions can be controlled in the palm of your hand.
MF 8700 S tractors are fitted with an engine speed ‘Supervisor’ which automatically reduces forward speed to maintain full engine power by maintaining engine speed, whatever the job in hand. In conjunction with the ability to store two speed settings, this means the tractor is always working at its optimum.
The Power Control lever provides convenient three-in-one, straightforward operation. Operators can shuttle between forward/reverse, select neutral, leaving the right hand free to operate the rear linkage or implement hydraulics.
Dynamic Tractor Management
When activated, Dynamic Tractor Management (DTM) works in conjunction with the Dyna-VT transmission, in either level or pedal mode, to automatically control engine speed according to the load on the tractor, maintaining the required forward speed whilst keeping rpm to the minimum necessary. It works from 1000-2100 rpm, with the operator able to set both a lower and an upper limit within the range. DTM can be activated with trigger such as PTO, Linkage or hydraulic activation. The result is smoother driving and excellent fuel efficiency.
The MF 8700 S range is available in two specification levels: Efficient and Exclusive, for a choice of premium or super-premium environments and specifications. Both are designed around a spacious frame and logical, carefully thought-out controls. Everything is to hand, with key controls all on the operator’s right, and those used most often grouped on the armrest. Compromise isn’t necessary – our aim is simply to help you make a personal choice to match your business requirements and objectives.
The four-pillar cab frame design makes for superb 360° all-round vision to the sides and out to the extremities of wide implements, while the cab suspension ensures the operator is always on the level. The level of damping can be set in from the cab, to meet the driver’s preference. Paired with a premium-class air-suspended operator’s seat, the result is one of the most comfortable rides around.
Best-in-class features in the ‘Panorama’ cab make it the best workplace ever from Massey Ferguson offering the highest levels of comfort, quietness, visibility, space, access and technology. Designed by Massey Ferguson, this spacious, four-post cab ensures operators work in superb comfort with exceptional visibility and control.
With its Generation 3, the MF 8700 S is not standing on its laurels offering more safety and convenience without compromise to the operator. Massey Ferguson consider that operator’s safety can’t be an option and introduced a new standard series of equipment to drastically reduce the risk of accidents.
Efficient is the entry specification package for the MF 8700 S series but you will notice that it is anything but basic. Dedicated to delivering increased productivity thanks to key features, the Efficient specification will enable the operator to work really fast, to a higher standard, with more accuracy together with high levels of comfort, ergonomics and reliability. It provides all the key elements with a blend of simplicity and ease of use, with all key functions ergonomically grouped in the Control Command Centre armrest.
You’ll always find the usual necessities within our cabs but we always strive to push operator comfort and control to the next level. That’s why the Exclusive package comes with dramatic new features that will help to improve further your working day.
The Exclusive MF 8700 S Package is dedicated to the more intense, large scale operator looking for more advanced features that will ensure cost effective benefits for their business.
With a minimum weight of just 10.8t, the MF 8700 S Series tractors are up to 4t lighter than others in this class. This allows them to tread lightly for top work and transport, while the strong design also enables them carry heavy loads or be ballasted up for draft operations.
A wide range of ballast and tyre choices, included a large rear wheel diameter of 2.15m, ensures that MF 8700 S tractors can be tailored precisely to the tasks that are expected of them, for maximum traction with the minimum of soil damage, whilst using the minimum of fuel. That is part of our commitment to help protect the soil and preserve the land for future generations.
Sometimes you need extra weight to deal with intensive traction work. The MF 8700 S is available from factory or via AGCO Parts with additional front, rear and tyre weights to exactly match your needs. This offer includes a new design of 1500 kg and 2300 kg compatible with weight extension, wheel weight installation from 250 to 750 kg on each side and integrated belly weight from factory.
Massey Ferguson offers a wide range of tire options to match any transport or field applications. The latest tyre equipment allows MF 8700 S models to work at very low tyre pressures, even for high traction jobs, including dual wheels with rear tyre choice up to 900 mm and 2.15 m diameter for better power transfer to the ground.
Test results with an MF 8730 S fitted with Michelin AXIOBIB2 High Traction tire versus Michelin AXIOBIB first generation with a Gregoire Besson plough.
Compact, manoeuvrable, with industry-leading power-to-weight ratio MF 8700 S tractors handle easily and comfortably in the field and on the road, at minimum speeds and full speed. Its unique lightweight and high horse power design provide the MF 8700 S with the highest payload in this tractor segment in the market. Excellent manoeuvrability and stability when making headland turns or working in hilly fields, plus the ability to tread lightly yet pull strongly, is all part of our commitment to help protect the soil and preserve the land.
The transmission controller also relieves the driver of many repetitive tasks of four-wheel drive and differential lock operation. It engages the differential lock when it’s required, when the implement is lowered into work, and disengages it when it’s not:
- Automatic disengagement of 4WD and differential lock above 14 km/h.
- Automatic differential lock disengagement when a rear linkage mounted implement is raised (and re-engagement when lowered).
- Automatic differential lock disengagement when either one or both of the brake pedals are pressed (and re-engagement when released).
- Automatic 4WD engagement when both brake pedals are depressed, when the differential lock is engaged or the handbrake applied.
- Automatic differential lock and 4 WD disengagement linked to wheels turning angle.
SpeedSteer allows the operator to adjust the steering ratio and select the number of steering wheel turns required for a given amount of steering angle. The system, which can be switched on and off, automatically disengages above 18km/h for safe operation at high speed, whether in the field or on the road (optional on Efficient version and standard on Exclusive).
QuadLink Front Axle
Standard on all MF 8700 S tractors, QuadLink front suspension provides a smooth ride, improved traction, excellent ground clearance and tight turning angles, even on tractors with large tyres.
With a rear linkage lift capacity of 12,000 kg, there are few tractors in this power bracket that can match the MF 8700 S series for the ability to hoist heavy implements. The rear linkage design and the tractor’s structural build are designed to handle such demands, with twin external lift rams and twin variable-float telescopic stabilisers. Quick couplers with decompressing system are standard, as external linkage and valve controls. A total of 6 spool valves is available.
At the front, buyers can specify a fully-integrated 5,000 kg front linkage designed to match the Massey Ferguson front suspension, with two doubleacting spool valves and a free return line.
The rear hitch with a choice of pintle pin, pick-up hitch, clevis, K80 ball or drawbar has been completely redesigned to make coupling quicker, easier and safer. The ISO hitch design is compatible with a wide range of clevis and drawbar alternatives according to markets.
Electronic Linkage Control
Massey Ferguson continue to lead the way in electronic linkage control (ELC). On MF 8700 S tractors, the latest evolution in this development provides even greater accuracy in depth setting and ground contour following to provide excellent weight transfer, traction and workrates, while reducing wheelslip, tyre wear and fuel consumption. Armrest-mounted controls for functions including quick engagement, sensitivity and raise/drop speed fall intuitively to hand. There are also full rear fender controls on both sides of the tractor to help when hitching up.
As you would expect from a tractor of this size, designed to haul and handle the heaviest loads, the MF 8700 S braking system is as beefy as the rest of its hydraulic arrangement. Reassuring, fade-free braking comes courtesy of oil-immersed, power-assisted disc brakes, while air brakes for trailed equipment are an option.
Active Transport Control
Designed to minimise the pitching action of heavy mounted equipment when in the raised position during transport or on the field headland, Active Transport Control, fitted as standard to MF 8700 tractors, is a shock-absorbing system that is automatically adjusted for different implement weights to counter implement bounce. The result is smoother, safer, faster transport and a reduced risk of damage to the tractor and its hydraulic system.
ATC and QuadLink
The combination of ATC and the Quadlink suspended front axle provides exceptional stability when transporting or operating mounted equipment at speed, resulting in greater comfort and safety for the driver, and ultimately greater productivity.
Auxiliary Spool Valves
Standard specification comprises four electrohydraulic spool valves, with up to eight available if required. Fingertip Spool Management allows complex equipment to be precisely and easily controlled. There are separate spools for the operation of the front linkage and front couplers, as well as the optional pick-up hitch.
Power Take Off
MF 8700 S tractors can be specified with a fully-independent 540 Eco/1000 rpm PTO, or 1000/1000 Eco speeds. External engagement and emergency stop buttons provide convenience and safety. External engagement can be automated with engine speed for fast control of implement such as slurry tank filling.
In ‘Auto’ mode, the PTO is automatically disengaged when travelling at speeds above 25 km/h, while it is also disconnected when the linkage is raised and re-engaged when it is lowered. The transmission controller monitors and controls PTO engagement according to load for a smoother take-up, leading to improved driver comfort whilst protecting both tractor and implement from damage due to inappropriate engagement.
Nominal PTO speeds are achieved at, or near to, 1,950 rpm, which is also maximum engine power. With the benefit of a constant power band of up to 600 rpm and the ability, with Dyna-VT ability, to precisely select any ground speed at the chosen engine speed, you can always achieve a perfect match of PTO speed, forward speed and power, for optimum economy.
The on- and off-board technology solutions incorporated into the MF 8700 S Series are a clear indication of the pace of progress and innovation setting by Massey Ferguson. Information is power when it comes to get the job done more efficiently and more productively. This is the reason why, Massey Ferguson delivers straightforward and dependable technology solutions resulting in unbeatable ease of use, improved productivity and profitability through higher yields, lower inputs costs and greater profits.
First introduced in 1986, the Datatronic is now in its 5th Generation, redesigned in order to create a more intuitive Precision Farming experience, providing a system that delivers a straightforward an easy to use experience, improving efficiency, productivity and profitability.
The Datatronic 5 features a larger 9 inch touch screen, easy-to-use and intuitive arrangement, similar to the latest generations smart-phones or tablets.
The Datatronic 5 and Massey Ferguson’s Technology Package is a key asset for enhancing Precision Farming. Making agriculture more profitable and sustainable for the New Generation of Farmers.
MF Auto-Guide is Massey Ferguson’s full featured, hands free steering system, available on new tractors or as an after-market installation. MF Auto-Guide is capable of delivering sub-metre, decimetre and centimetre accuracy, increasing the efficiency of your farming operations.
With the new Massey Ferguson Auto-Guide, there are now two different receiver systems available, NovAtel® and Trimble®. Existing Trimble® RTK infrastructures on the farm, such as NTRIP, can continue to be used. A number of correction signals are supported, depending on the receiver, for example, EGNOS/WAAS or RangePoint RTX™, CenterPoint RTX™ and Ntrip.
MF Section Control
MF Section Control is the new Precision Farming solution from Massey Ferguson providing with the most advanced and most efficient Section Control feature. With the fully automatic Section Control for ISOBUS implements, operators can apply seeds, fertilizer or pesticides without overlapping. This prevents double treatment and areas worked outside of the field edges. With the aid of the straightforward an easy to use Section Control assistant, the operators can set the correction values for each implement, quickly and easily. The system uses the tractor’s GPS system to automatically turn on and off individual sections in areas that have already been covered which automatically results in economical application and enhanced yields.
MF Task Doc
Information is power, with accurate data measurement and recording enabling more precision in decision making. The pace of progress and innovation set by the MF 8700 S series is evident in the on-board
technology solutions that it incorporates.
The MF Task Doc system have a real place in the future of agriculture, helping farmers to become more productive through the knowledge brought by putting precision-measured data at the business owner’s fingertips.
Transfer of data from and to your favourite farming data software is done wirelessly via Bluetooth® for easy operation.
Connected technologies offered by the new AgCommand® website enable your Massey Ferguson Dealer to help you manage your equipment to maximize uptime and productivity, while reducing operating costs. That leaves you totally free to focus on improving your farm business.
MF Connected Services is a collection of intuitive technology features and best-in-class dealer support that make your life as an MF Customer easy, more profitable and efficient: from remembering to book a due service interval, to planning preventative maintenance to avoid any downtime when you need the job done, to monitoring your machine and fleet performance.
With Massey Ferguson Connected Services, AgCommand® and your MF Dealer, you can rest assure you are in good hands.