The 400hp MF 8740, introduced at the SIMA, Paris show, is the new Massey Ferguson flagship tractor, heading up the enhanced, six-model MF 8700 Series.
At 400hp, the new MF 8740 is at the top of the MF 8700 Series, which delivers high efficiency, fuel economy and straightforward operation, with enhanced features and reliability.
As well as producing lively performance, the low weight of the 400hp MF 8740, results in a class leading power to weight ratio of just 26.7kg/hp. This delivers superb economy and performance in all operations and, for draft work, it’s easy to mount ballast to the front linkage and wheels.
Offering powers from 270hp to 400hp, all MF 8700 Series tractors are also equipped with Massey Ferguson’s advanced, new Datatronic 5 terminal. This delivers tablet-style operation and comes complete with automatic steering as well as the option of putting a complete precision farming package at operators’ fingertips.
Other detailed changes improve productivity as well as increase operator comfort and safety.
“The MF 8700 Series is the pinnacle of Massey Ferguson’s pioneering approach to producing lightweight and powerful tractors,” says Campbell Scott, Director Marketing Services. “The light weight and high power, provide an industry-leading power to weight ratio. Combined with enormous strength, this results in a versatile, agile tractor that delivers maximum performance for a wide range of operations.
“With a minimum weight of just 10.8t, the MF 8700 Series tractors are up to 4t lighter than others in this class. This allows them to tread lightly for top work and transport. The strong design enables them to be ballasted up for draft operations as well as handle heavy loads and offer an impressive maximum permitted weight of 18t.
“When equipped with the new very flexible, Michelin AxioBib2 VF 650/85 R42 tyre option they provide exceptional traction to get the work done faster, while protecting the soil,” he adds.
All MF 8700 Series tractors are equipped with Massey Ferguson’s Dyna-VT transmission, which allows operators to continuously vary speeds to achieve the best work quality. Optimum economy and performance are assured by Dynamic Tractor Management, which automatically adjusts the engine speed and transmission for the most efficient operation.
The new ISOBUS-compatible Datatronic 5 terminal is fitted as standard on all new MF 8700 Series tractors. Its clear and concise 9in touch screen, which employs tablet and smartphone technology, enables operators to access and change settings quickly and instinctively.
Datatronic 5 provides complete tractor and implement control and precision farming functions, as well as making autosteering easy, with Auto-Guide. The same terminal also offers the option to use an advanced suite of features, including mapping, automatic section control, variable rate applications, record keeping and comprehensive fleet and machinery monitoring.