Massey Ferguson is to introduce its most powerful tractor to date with the new MF8700 series, now in its final evaluation phase ahead of an Agritechnica launch.
Brand Development Manager Campbell Scott says: “The new engine incorporates some of the technology from the combines including the twin turbo system, along with engine power management. It has been specially designed to meet the demands of Stage 4 emissions regulations.”
The six-cylinder 8.4-litre Agco Power unit uses engine power management (EPM) to provide a 30hp power boost for pto work and transport. This takes the top, 370hp (rated) MF8737 to 400hp.
The engines use high pressure common rail fuel injection, which limits the emissions of particulate matter, avoiding the need for a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF).
Also new is a double stage turbocharger with electronic wastegate control, between which is fitted an air/water intercooler to further improve fuel economy.
External Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) is also used to reduce the temperature and cut AdBlue and fuel consumption.
Models come with a larger colour screen and will be available in ‘Efficient’ specification with T-lever transmission control on the right-hand console, and the option of the Datatronic 4 terminal, which is Agcommand telemetry and Auto-Guide 3000 automatic steering-ready. Auto-Guide 3000 comes as standard on the ‘Exclusive’ specification.