Massey Ferguson : Double top model in the spotlight

The largest tractor from Massey Ferguson, 8737 with up to 400 hp is a hot tip . Traction has tested the dashing Frenchman .

Already in 2013 presented at Agritechnica , but in 2015 the first delivery in Germany : The new series 8700 of Massey Ferguson . The agricultural technology magazine has traction the new high horsepower in its latest issue in March 2016 to a practical test . Here are the key details of the Frenchman at a glance:

Technical specifications
 Engine: AGCO -power six-cylinder with 8.4 liter displacement , common rail , turbocharger series and EGR , DOC , SCR , 250 kw / 340 hp at 2,100 rev / min ; 294 kW / 400 hp with EPM ( all ISO TR14396 ) ; maximum torque of 1,600 Nm at 1,500 r / min ; Tank capacity 630 l ; AdBlue 60 l
Transmission & PTO : Continuously - power split , 2 manually switchable driving modes ; manual load limit control ; 50 km / h at 1580 U / min ; Two -speed PTO (optional three-speed PTO )
Hydraulics & Linkage : load-sensing pump with 205 l / min at 200 bar ; 85 l available oil volume ; maximum of 9 control units ( including FKH . ) ; Lifting back to 12.0 t , 5.0 t front

 

 

Dimensions & weights : Wheelbase 3.1 m ; minimum turning radius 5.01 m ; Empty weight from 10.3 t ; authorized weight of 15 tonnes at 50 km / h; 18 t at 40 km / h

 

 

Price (excl. VAT . ) : From 245,038 euros , 282,473 euros test machine

 

 

Conclusion

Massey Ferguson has the Series 8700 upgraded in some points compared with the previous series . As before, the strong as well as maneuverable tugs but more of an insider . You score points by a very harmonious engine-transmission management , some unique and very useful features and a very good ride comfort .

A few drawbacks have to do with more complex control functions and the size and the graphic design of the operating menu .
Plus points

 

 

strong , smooth-running motor
very tuned engine-transmission management
good Wendeschaltung
excellent ride comfort
Despite long wheelbase outermost manoeuvrable
far to the right swiveling driver's seat

 

 

Negatives:

 

 

Outdated operating menu 
Screen size for triple display ( tractor ISOBUS / device Lengsystem ) too small
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