Massey Ferguson Advances Technology in 8700 Series High Horsepower Tractors
Intuitive Datatronic 5 terminal, AGCO’s open electronic architecture and two choices for navigation allow tractor owners greater use of precision farming technologies
DULUTH, Ga. (Feb. 16, 2017) – Massey Ferguson®, a global brand of AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO), introduces a new control terminal and more advanced technology to 8700 Series high horsepower tractors. The advancements in technology include Massey Ferguson's new Datatronic™ 5 terminal, AGCO's common electronic architecture and full integration of on-board precision technologies. This combination provides producers with the tools and flexibility they need to improve the accuracy and efficiency of their crop production practices.
"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, High Horsepower Tractors at AGCO. "The advancements now available in Massey Ferguson 8700 Series high horsepower tractors are a comprehensive offering, designed to fit the needs of any operation."
The all new Datatronic 5 Control Center Display (CCD) 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, 9-inch, touch-screen terminal with a simplified menu and enhanced, flexible navigation solutions. Easy-to-recognize icons bring the user a consistent experience across all menu functions used to control the tractor, implement and on-board technology.
The Datatronic 5 is equipped with 4GB of memory and 1GB of RAM. It also provides video input for one camera; four CAN inputs; one USB input; an Ethernet port and is Bluetooth capable. The 8700 Series tractors also feature AGCO's common electronic architecture, to help ensure the tractors and on-board technology are compatible with a wide range of implements across multiple brands, so producers may 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. As part of AGCO's open approach to precision agriculture, Fuse®, customers will be able to choose either the NovAtel SMART6-L™ or Trimble® AG-382 receiver to best match their existing base station and coverage needs.
This comprehensive technology offering helps producers take full advantage of today's latest production technologies, improving productivity and efficiency while reducing operator fatigue, implement overlap and over-application of inputs.
Other enhancements operators will appreciate are 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; lighting for the entry steps and a lockable cap on the DEF tank.
Massey Ferguson 8700 Series tractors with these new features made their debut in Louisville at the 2017 National Farm Machinery Show. The Series includes five models rated from 240 to 340 horsepower, all engineered to provide responsive power with lower fuel consumption.
To learn more about the newest technologies available on Massey Ferguson 8700 Series Tractors, see your local Massey Ferguson dealer or visit masseyferguson.us.
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©2017 AGCO Corporation. Massey Ferguson is a worldwide brand of AGCO. Fuse, AgControl and TaskDoc are registered trademarks of AGCO. Datatronic is a trademark of AGCO. Auto-Guide is a trademark of Caterpillar and is used under license by AGCO. Smart6-L is a trademark of NovAtel Inc. Trimble is a registered trademark of Trimble Inc.
AGCO (NYSE: AGCO) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural solutions and supports more productive farming through its full line of equipment and related services. AGCO products are sold through five core brands, Challenger®, Fendt®, GSI®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra®, supported by Fuse® precision technologies and farm optimization services, and are distributed globally through a combination of approximately 3,050 independent dealers and distributors in more than 150 countries. Founded in 1990, AGCO is headquartered in Duluth, GA, USA. In 2016, AGCO had net sales of $7.4 billion. For more information, visit http://www.AGCOcorp.com. For company news, information and events, please follow us on Twitter: @AGCOCorp. For financial news on Twitter, please follow the hashtag #AGCOIR.
Lindsey Pettyjohn, AGCO North America