With the introduction of the new Massey Ferguson MF 8S Series, the AGCO owned company has introduced a new era of what is claims are straightforward, dependable and connected tractors. Massey Ferguson claims that the new tractors deliver new levels of comfort and efficiency for fully connected smart and sustainable farming.
Designed for farmers by farmers, following seven years of testing around the globe and extensive customer consultations, the MF 8S Series claims to deliver exactly what operators want. The tractor have impressive specifications, at the same time the company claims that they offer exceptional value for money by ensuring owners will only pay for what they need.
“Our MF NEXT visionary concept, shown for the first time at Agritechnica in 2019, is now reality,” says Thierry Lhotte, Vice President & Managing Director Massey Ferguson, Europe & Middle East. “Last November we were celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, which made the impossible become possible. Now it is time to deliver that vision landing on earth. We are not launching just a tractor, but also marking a new era for our brand.”
There are 4 completely new MF 8S Series tractor models all featured by the unique “Protect-U” cab/engine installation and a radical ‘neo-retro’ design. Built on a 3.05m wheelbase they offer maximum power from 205hp to 265hp, all with an extra 20hp from Engine Power Management (EPM).
At the same time Massey Ferguson introduces new, straightforward numbering. Taking as example the MF 8S.265 model: the 8 stands for the Series, the S stands for the specification level and the last three digits are the maximum power.
Introducing more than just a tractor
The launch of the MF 8S Series claims to herald a new era for Massey Ferguson, introducing an enhanced user experience encompassing the benefits of connectivity and smart farming technologies. With these new tractors Massey Ferguson claims to have combined state-of-the-art machinery with a comprehensive range of fully connected services to help customers manage their businesses more effectively.
Finance, extended warranty, and courtesy machines can be fully integrated into the package. With MF Connect Telemetry and the new MyMF Customer Portal (depending on countries) users can manage their fleets with MF cloud-based solutions.
“This completely new design delivers the next level of straightforward and dependable tractors that operators asked for,” says Mr Lhotte. “They told us they need a tractor that is comfortable, with unrivalled visibility, efficient, easy to use and smart. Massey Ferguson has responded straight to the point with the MF 8S and the associated services.”
Massey Ferguson MF 8S Series Specifications
MF 8S.205 MF 8S.225 MF 8 S.245 MF 8S.265
Engine AGCO Power – Stage V – All-in-One technology
Engine capacity 6-cylinder, 7.4 litre
Transmissions New Dyna E-Power Dual Clutch or Dyna-7 Semi-Powershift
Max. power @ 1,850rpm 205hp 225hp 245hp 265hp
Max. power EPM 225hp 245hp 265hp 285hp
Max torque @
1,000 ÷ 1,500rpm 900Nm 1,000Nm 1,100Nm 1,200Nm
MF 8S Series – Introducing a New Era
A completely new 3.4m³ volume cab. With its unique shape and the four-pillar structure this cab has unrivalled visibility. It offers the next level of space, comfort, controls, and connectivity.
Thanks to the unique “Protect-U” design it reduces noise, heat, vibrations and enables clean and cool air flow to be aspired by the rear and delivered to the engine air filter. This cab is positioned as one of the best in the marketplace in terms of noise levels.
Optimum control and smart farming capability are provided by the “MF vDisplay” digital and intuitive dashboard, Datatronic 5 terminal and a new comprehensive MultiPad control lever with “Control Centre” armrest.
The MF 8S Series introduces a choice of two completely new and efficient transmissions, delivering maximum power to the ground while reducing power losses by 26% and improving fuel economy by up to 10%.
The new Dyna E-Power dual clutch transmission combines the benefits of today available technologies: the feeling of a CVT and the efficiency of a directly mechanically driven transmission. Alternatively, the new, super-efficient, Dyna-7 Semi-Powershift now offers 28 forward and reverse speeds.
A new, rear axle combined with more oil flow improves efficiency and versatility. With up to 10% more traction power and 20% more flow, it enables the use of wider, more productive implements and machines to improve performance and reduce costs.
Complete connectivity offering to improve profitability and sustainable farming. MF 8S comes standard with MF Connect Telemetry and optional MF Task Doc data transfer software allowing users to make management decisions to maximise efficiency and productivity.
Choice of Exclusive or Efficient specification packages and options enable users to tailor their tractors to suit at best their specific needs.
MF Always Running1 courtesy tractor fleet service, included as standard, offers industry leading service to maximise uptime.
High comfort cab combines comfort, visibility, and connectivity
With its 24cm gap separating the cab from the engine, the “Protect-U” concept completely insulates the cab from noise, heat, and vibrations. With noise levels of just 68dB, it is one of the quietest in the market and, with an interior volume of 3.4m³, it is also one of the most spacious.
With 6.6m² glass area, it is a light and airy workplace boasting unrivalled space and visibility. Replacing the dashboard with the new digital “MF vDisplay” terminal fitted to the right pillar, leaves just the steering wheel and Power Control lever in front of the driver, providing exceptional forward visibility over the slim, super wasp-waisted bonnet.
Inside the cab, operators will feel the exclusive environment, with real leather on the seat (optional), a leatherette finish on the steering wheel and trim (optional). The new high-quality seat is auto-air suspended, heated, ventilated and equipped with lateral damping. There is, of course, efficient automatic air-con, which is supplied through 14 outlets. Mechanical active cab suspension further enhances comfort on Exclusive models.
The “MF vDisplay” digital dashboard shows all the tractor information at a glance. Easy to read and with intuitive operation, its clear display can be personalised and changed by simply scrolling through settings with a rotary knob by the steering wheel.
The new Control Centre armrest fitted with the latest easy-to-use MultiPad lever provides complete fingertip control. This ISOBUS compatible lever operates all the tractor functions and includes an integral micro-joystick to control two spool valves.
The updated Datatronic 5 (new “glossy” front glass and user interface) is mounted on an adjustable arm. This 9-inch touch-screen terminal is as easy and intuitive to use as any mobile phones or tablets. It is a single screen system for controlling the tractor functions and manage all MF Technologies such as MF Guide, MF Section and Rate Control as well as MF Task Doc data capture and transfer.