Massey Ferguson extends MF 8S power up to 305hp with two new models and offers Dyna-VT transmission across the full range

MF extends MF 8S power up to 305hp with two new models and offers Dyna-VT transmission across the full range

Massey Ferguson, a worldwide brand of AGCO (NYSE:AGCO), is proud to announce it is extending the power of its award-winning MF 8S Series with the addition of new 285hp and 305hp tractors. At the same time it is adding the choice of the Dyna-VT Super ECO continuously variable transmission across the whole MF 8S range.

With the launch of the MF 8S.285 and MF 8S.305 the MF 8S Series now includes a line-up of six models, with maximum powers from 205hp to 305hp and Engine Power Management (EPM) boosting power up to 20hp (depending on model).

“Massey Ferguson is honoured to have received the Tractor of the Year accolade for the MF 8S in 2020,” says Thierry Lhotte, Vice President & Managing Director Massey Ferguson, Europe & Middle East.

“Now, with these two more powerful tractors, we are building on that success. Both also come equipped to the same high standard that has been recognised with a prestigious Red Dot: Product Design Award,” he says.

“In July last year I explained how Massey Ferguson was introducing a new era of straightforward and dependable tractors. I am delighted to report that, out in the field, the MF 8S Series has been very well received by farmers who are experiencing how it delivers new levels of comfort and efficiency, as well as connected, smart farming.

“With the new MF 8S.285 and MF 8S.305 models we are widening these benefits to this important, hardworking tractor sector. Plus, the option of our reliable and easy to use Dyna-VT transmission, on all models, further enhances productivity and performance for a wide range of operations,” he adds.

In the 270hp to 305hp bracket Massey Ferguson now offers a choice of 7.4-litre engine power in the 3.05m wheelbase MF 8S, or an 8.4-litre engine in a 3.10m wheelbase on the MF 8700 S – all with the option of the Dyna-VT transmission.

 

MF 8S Series – extended range specifications

 

MF 8S.205

MF 8S.225

MF 8S.245

MF 8S.265

MF 8S.285

MF 8S.305

Engine

AGCO Power – Stage V – All-in-One technology

Engine capacity

6-cylinder, 7.4 litre

Transmission

Dyna-VT, Dyna E-Power Dual Clutch or Dyna 7

Dyna-VT

Max. power @ 1,850rpm

205hp

225hp

245hp

265hp

285hp

305hp

Max. power EPM @ 1,850rpm

225hp

245hp

265hp

285hp

305hp

n/a

Max torque @ 1,000-1,500rpm

950Nm

1,000Nm

1,100Nm

1,200Nm

1,260Nm

1,280Nm

Max torque EPM @ 1,000-1,500rpm

1,000Nm

1,100Nm

1,200Nm

1,260Nm

1,280Nm

n/a

 

  • Two new powerful models join the MF 8S Series:
    • 305hp, MF 8S.305 with Dyna-VT and Exclusive specification as standard
    • 285hp, MF 8S.285 with EPM boost to 305hp and choice of Exclusive or Efficient specification and Dyna-VT, Dyna E-Power dual clutch or Dyna-7 transmissions
  • Dyna-VT continuously variable transmission (CVT) now available for all MF 8S models with new Automatic Mode adjusting engine rpm according to speed and load
  • Choice of three efficient transmissions to specifically suit all applications and investment levels
  • AGCO Power 7.4-litre engine delivers more power, torque, and performance with high economy
  • Unique Protect-U design concept reduces noise, heat and vibration
  • Datatronic 5 touch-screen terminal provides complete connectivity and control
  • Optional Fieldstar 5 terminal enables precision farming functions to be operated on a choice of screen

 

New 305hp MF 8S.305 flagship

At 305hp the MF 8S.305 is the new range flagship, which comes equipped with the Dyna-VT transmission and Massey Ferguson’s ‘Exclusive’ specification as standard.

Maximum power of 305hp is available at 1,850rpm, all the time without Engine Power Management (EPM). Thanks to a unique, flat torque curve, its maximum torque of 1,280Nm is delivered at engine speeds between 1,000rpm to 1,500rpm. This allows the tractors to maintain momentum in the most arduous conditions.

‘Exclusive’ specification provides productivity and comfort enhancing features including Datatronic 5 and MF vDisplay terminals, active cab suspension, automatic air-suspended seat with dual motion Dynamic Damping System, Multifunction armrest and Multipad controls, four electric spool valves and 16 LED working lights.

 

Dyna-VT transmission with new Automatic Mode

Highly regarded by users, the Massey Ferguson Dyna-VT continuously variable transmission (CVT) is standard on the MF 8S.305 and an option on all other models.

A new, efficiency enhancing Automatic Mode allows operators to use the Multipad lever or foot pedal to alter forward speed, while it automatically sets the optimum engine rpm according to the load and speed. As well as delivering smoother operation, this also reduces fuel consumption.

The Super Eco version of Dyna-VT delivers high efficiency, enabling the tractor to achieve a top speed of 40km/h at just 1,450rpm.

All MF 8S Dyna-VT tractors also come equipped, as standard, with ‘Exclusive’ specification package and a larger fuel tank, offering higher capacity on the top model for long working days.

 

Top transmission choice for MF 8S.285

The new MF 8S.285 delivers a maximum power of 285hp, with a 20hp boost from Engine Power Management (EPM) taking this up to 305hp for specific tasks including transport, PTO work and to meet high hydraulic demands.

It is available with a choice of Efficient or Exclusive specification packages to suit all operations, applications, and investment levels.

MF 8S models from the MF 8S.285 down to the MF 8S.205, can be specified with either the new Dyna-VT Super ECO, latest Dyna E-Power Dual Clutch or Dyna-7 semi-powershift transmissions.

Dyna E-Power Dual Clutch provides a total of 28 forward and reverse speeds with optimum efficiency to deliver best in class fuel economy, along with the comfort of seamless shifting while transmitting maximum power to the ground.

By also, uniquely, employing the Dual Clutch technology on the ranges it provides the efficiency benefits of a fully mechanical powershift without any torque interruption. This reduces power loss by up to 26% at higher speeds, delivering fuel savings up to 5%.

Alternatively, Massey Ferguson’s Dyna-7, semi-powershift transmission provides straightforward and efficient operation of a total of 28 forward and reverse speeds in four ranges and seven seamless gears.

Developed from the renowned and reliable Dyna-6, it provides not only one extra powershift gear and smoother shifting, but it is also 10% more efficient than the Dyna-6 for the same engine horsepower in field application.

 

Power with economy

Well proven and reliable, the AGCO Power 7.4-litre engine, which powers both models, delivers more power, torque, and performance with greater economy.

Maximum power is generated at a low engine 1,850rpm engine speed, which saves fuel, cuts noise by up to 5.5dBA and reduces wear. All-In-One after-treatment and maintenance-free hydraulic tappet adjustment also help cut running costs.

 

Unique Protect-U design

With its 24cm gap separating the cab from the engine, the unique Protect-U concept completely insulates the MF 8S cab from noise, heat, and vibrations. With noise levels of just 68dB, it is one of the quietest on the market and, with an interior volume of 3.4m³, it is also one of the most spacious.

A light and airy workplace, with a 6.6m² glass area, boasts unrivalled space and visibility. Replacing the dashboard with the new digital ‘MF vDisplay’ terminal fitted to the right pillar, leaves just the steering wheel and Power Control lever in front of the driver, providing exceptional forward visibility over the slim, wasp-waisted bonnet.

The new Control Centre armrest, fitted with the latest easy-to-use Multipad lever, provides complete fingertip control. This ISOBUS compatible lever operates all the tractor functions and includes an integral micro-joystick to control two spool valves.

 

Complete connectivity

Mounted on an adjustable arm, the latest Datatronic 5, 9-inch terminal is as easy and intuitive to use as a mobile phone or tablet, using its anti-glare touchscreen and short cut keys. This single screen system controls all the tractor functions and manages all MF Technologies such as MF Guide, MF Section and Rate Control as well as MF Task Doc data capture and transfer.

Another new Datatronic 5 option enables the radio, mobile phone media to be operated through the Datatronic 5 screen, with inputs via Bluetooth, USB, or Aux lead. Operators are alerted to incoming calls by a pop-up on the screen.

For further operating flexibility operators can now choose to operate precision farming functions via the Fieldstar 5 terminal option or the Datatronic 5 screen.

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