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Massey 8700 Series Tractors Receive Technology Boost

Andrew Tellijohn

Massey Ferguson has improved its 8700 Series of high horsepower tractors with technology advancements aimed at improving the accuracy and efficiency of user's crop production practices.

The improvements to the line, which includes five models ranging from 240 to 340 horsepower, include Massey Ferguson's new Datatronic 5 terminal, AGCO's common electronic architecture and the full integration of on-board precision technologies.

"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 for high horsepower tractors at AGCO, which operates the Massey Ferguson brand.

Massey Ferguson 8730 tractor.The Datatronic 5 Control Center Display terminal is fast, straightforward and easy to use, with a more convenient approach to machine and implement control, the company says. It features a 9-inch touch-screen terminal with a simplified menu and enhanced, flexible navigation solutions. It has 4 GB of memory and 1GB of RAM. It's Bluetooth capable, and has video input for one camera, four CAN inputs, an Ethernet port and one USB input.

The AGCO electronic architecture, company officials say, is designed to help ensure the tractors and on-board technology are compatible with a wide range of implements across other brands, so producers may use their choice of implements.

Additionally, the tractors now provide full integration of on-board precision technologies, including AgControl section and variable rate control and TascDoc Pro wireless data transfer.

Other enhancements include LED work lights, additional direct rear linkage controls, an in-cab toolbox, lighting for the entry steps and a lockable cap on the DEF tank.

Massey Ferguson debuted these new features at the 2017 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville.

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