Massey Ferguson 8S.245 tractor: A new era

Marmite is probably the most apt way to summarise the styling of Massey Ferguson’s new generation of 152kW/205hp to 197kW/265hp 8S tractors. 'Retro' in looks? Yes, perhaps. Yet there's still plenty of whizzo tech on board, as we discovered in the mid-line 8S.245

by Hubert Wilmer

25 Nov 2020

In all fairness you can't accuse the Massey Ferguson design team of playing it safe with the 8S tractors' styling. The inclined windscreen, broad mudguards and the 240mm void between the bonnet and cab are especially noticeable. The colour scheme also harks back to the 1980s Massey 2000 series, with the angular construction and grey cab frame, the small decorative elements in satin chrome and the interior panels in ‘Ontario sand’ in particular catching your eye.

If you want to learn about one of the models replaced by 8S, check out our in depth test on the 7720 with the stepless Dyna VT transmission.