MASSEY FERGUSON 8700 SERIES TRACTORS EQUIPPED WITH LATEST TECHNOLOGY
2017-03-01 Source: agriculture.com
By Laurie Bedord
2 19 2017
The Massey Ferguson 8700 Series high-horsepower tractors, which
include five models that range from 240 hp. to 340 hp., are being fitted with the Datatronic 5 terminal, AGCO’s common electronic architecture and 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, 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.”
DATATRONIC 5 CONTROL CENTER DISPLAY
The new Datatronic 5 Control Center Display (CCD) features an easy-to-read, 9-inch, touch screen with a simplified menu and enhanced, flexible navigation solutions. The easy- to-recognize icons provide a consistent user experience across all menu functions used to control the tractor, implement, and on-board technology.
Equipped with 4 GB of memory and 1 GB of RAM, the Datatronic 5 also provides video input for one camera, four CAN inputs, one USB input, an Ethernet port, and is Bluetooth capable.
COMMON ELECTRIC ARCHITECTURE
To help ensure the tractors and on-board technology are compatible with a wide range of implements across multiple brands, the Series is also equipped with AGCO’s common electronic architecture. These tractors also provide full integration of on-board precision technologies, including AgControl section and variable-rate control, as well as TaskDoc Pro wireless data transfer.
TWO RECEIVER OPTIONS
As part of the company’s open approach to precision agriculture, FUSE customers will be able to choose either the NovAtel SMART6-L or the Trimble AG-382 receiver to best match existing base station and coverage needs.