Massey 8700 Tractors Add Precision Technology

A new control terminal will bring more advanced technology to Massey Ferguson’s 8700 high horsepower tractor series.

Technology advancements include Massey’s new Datatronic 5 terminal, AGCO’s common electronic architecture and full integration of on­-board precision technologies. AGCO says this combination will provide farmers with the tools and flexibility needed to improve the accuracy and efficiency of their crop production practices.

The new tractors debuted last month at the 2017 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky. In this video, AGCO marketing product specialist Daniel Martin explains that the new Datatronic 5 Control Center Display 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, nine-inch, touchscreen terminal with a simplified menu and enhanced, flexible navigation. Easy­ to ­recognize icons give the operator a consistent experience across all menu functions used to control the tractor, implement and on­-board technology.

The 8700 Series tractors also feature AGCO’s common electronic architecture, to help ensure the tractor and its on­-board technology are compatible with a wide range of implements across multiple brands. This allows farmers to 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. AGCO Fuse customers will be able to choose either the NovAtel SMART6­LTM or Trimble AG­382 receiver to best match their existing base station and coverage needs.

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Other enhancements include 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; and, lighting for the entry steps.

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