Massey's new 200hp+ range

Massey Ferguson has unveiled its new 8S range to 65,000 attendees in an online launch event, but the striking retro styling is not to everyone’s taste or at least that is the initial feedback on social media.

by Mervyn Bailey

24 Jul 2020

The new four model line-up spans 205hp to 265hp and all of the Stage V, 7.4-litre AGCO Power engines benefit from a 20hp power boost. These replace the Stage IV equipped 7720S to 7726S tractors immediately but will only be offered in Exclusive spec, Efficient models being added next year.

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.

     

     8S.205

     8S.225

     8 S.245

     8S.265

    Engine

    AGCO Power Stage V

    Engine capacity

    Six-cylinder, 7.4 litre

    Transmissions

    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

    1,000hp

    1,100Nm

    1,200Nm