There are two new transmissions for the 8S. The Dyna-7 powershift has a total of 28-speeds while the equally new double-clutch Dyna E-Power has four ranges and seven gears with just a 9% difference between ratios. It is said to be 10% better on fuel than a 7700S Dyna-6 and up to 26% less power loss. The top speed of 50km/hr can be achieved at 1,500rpm and 40km/hr at a mere 1,200rpm. Those seeking the stepless Dyna-VT version will have to wait until later next year.
Of course, the four-post cab is completely new and Massey is claiming a market leading 68dB(A) noise level. There is a 240mm gap between the motor and cab to reduce noise and heat levels. The dash has migrated to the cab A pillar to enhance visibility and works with an armrest mounted Datatronic 5 touchscreen ISObus display.
Some other key points:
- Lift capacity has been increased front and rear to 4.8t and 10.0t respectively.
- The project started in 2014 with the Vision of the Future event and has involved 170 engineers with over 1 million development hours. The project is reported to be a $200 million investment.
- Standard hydraulic output is 150l/min with the option of a 205l/min system and up to five electric spool valves..
- Tyres of up to 2.05m can be fitted including the new VF650/75 R42 Trelleborg TM1000PT rubber.
- MF Connect Telemetry is standard with the option of MF Task Doc for data transfer..
- Cab volume is 3.4m3.
AGCO Power Stage V
Six-cylinder, 7.4 litre
Dyna E-Power Dual Clutch or Dyna-7 Semi-Powershift
Max. power @ 1,850rpm
Max. power EPM
Max torque @
1,000 ÷ 1,500rpm