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MF 8700 S | 300-370 HP

The new touch of high horsepower & precision farming

Watch the two minute overview here:

The New MF 8700 S Series is aimed at customers looking for a New touch of high horse power and a precision farming tractor with inspired design and optimised efficiency.

The New MF 8700 S with its powerful new styling is designed to captivate you from the start. The NEW MF light bar and iconic MF triple triangle logo is at the heart of the ‘S’ effect distinctive styling, the full embodiment of MF’s power, design and engineering quality. 

Watch the 19 minute walkaround here, or scroll to read more:


Working closely with AGCO POWER, Massey Ferguson engineers have worked hard to refine the efficiency of common rail diesel engine technology to meet the specific needs of these tractors. By calculating precisely the amount of fuel required by the engine at any given moment, the system ensures optimum combustion in the cylinders. Giving you a cleaner, more powerful and reliable engine.

Highly efficient, requiring less diesel and minimising exhaust emissions, the new 6 cylinder Tier 2 common rail engine is now the first choice for more and more farmers around the world.

In addition, the minimal size and economic layout of the power train significantly enhance the machine’s dexterity and maneuvrability.

The 6 cylinder Tier 2 AGCO power engine is fitted to the MF 8700 series. These engines are industry renowned for their durability, power and torque characteristics and low fuel consumption


Once you have selected the mode in which you wish to drive the tractor – via the foot pedal, with the armrest lever or even with the Power Control lever – you can then focus on the work. Forward and reverse speeds and rate of acceleration can be pre-set and are maintained automatically, and stored in the tractor memory after shut-down for later use, making any operation requiring regular shuttling far less tiring.

Stepless Precision

Dyna-VT offers stepless travel from 0.03 to 40 or 50 km/h* at any engine speed, operated via two speed ranges. This means it is always possible to achieve the correct operating speed for the conditions and for the implement being used, and it is always possible to achieve the optimum engine speed to maximise work rate and minimise fuel consumption. Engine speed and forward speed are independent of each other, and forward speed can be instantaneously increased or decreased under full load to maximise output and maximise work quality.

Depending on the tractor type specified, Dyna-VT can be operated via either a T-bar controller or the Multipad joystick on the righthand armrest. Speed variation is also possible through the steering column-mounted PowerShuttle lever.

Multipad Joystick

The Command Control armrest, and the Multipad joystick – standard on MF 8700 Exclusive tractors – are part of the package that makes these tractors, despite their power, so easy to control with precision. A multitude of functions can be controlled in the palm of your hand.

Cruise Control

MF 8700 S tractors are fitted with an engine speed ‘Supervisor’ which automatically reduces forward speed to maintain full engine power by maintaining engine speed, whatever the job in hand. In conjunction with the ability to store two speed settings, this means the tractor is always working at its optimum.

Power Control

The Power Control lever provides convenient three-in-one, straightforward operation. Operators can shuttle between forward/reverse, select neutral, leaving the right hand free to operate the rear linkage or implement hydraulics.

Dynamic Tractor Management

When activated, Dynamic Tractor Management (DTM) works in conjunction with the Dyna-VT transmission, in either level or pedal mode, to automatically control engine speed according to the load on the tractor, maintaining the required forward speed whilst keeping rpm to the minimum necessary. It works from 1000-2100 rpm, with the operator able to set both a lower and an upper limit within the range. DTM can be activated with trigger such as PTO, Linkage or hydraulic activation. The result is smoother driving and excellent fuel efficiency.

Operator Enviroment

The MF 8700 S range is available in two specification levels: Essential and Efficient, for a choice of premium or super-premium environments and specifications. Both are designed around a spacious frame and logical, carefully thought-out controls. Everything is to hand, with key controls all on the operator’s right, and those used most often grouped on the armrest. Compromise isn’t necessary – our aim is simply to help you make a personal choice to match your business requirements and objectives.

The four-pillar cab frame design makes for superb 360° all-round vision to the sides and out to the extremities of wide implements, while the cab suspension ensures the operator is always on the level. The level of damping can be set in from the cab, to meet the driver’s preference. Paired with a premium-class air-suspended operator’s seat, the result is one of the most comfortable rides around.


Compact, manoeuvrable, with industry-leading power-to-weight ratio MF 8700 S tractors handle easily and comfortably in the field and on the road, at minimum speeds and full speed. Its unique lightweight and high horse power design provide the MF 8700 S with the highest payload in this tractor segment in the market. Excellent manoeuvrability and stability when making headland turns or working in hilly fields, plus the ability to tread lightly yet pull strongly, is all part of our commitment to help protect the soil and preserve the land.

Four Wheel Drive

The transmission controller also relieves the driver of many repetitive tasks of four-wheel drive and differential lock operation. It engages the differential lock when it’s required, when the implement is lowered into work, and disengages it when it’s not:

  • Automatic disengagement of 4WD and differential lock above 14 km/h.
  • Automatic differential lock disengagement when a rear linkage mounted implement is raised (and re-engagement when lowered).
  • Automatic differential lock disengagement when either one or both of the brake pedals are pressed (and re-engagement when released).
  • Automatic 4WD engagement when both brake pedals are depressed, when the differential lock is engaged or the handbrake applied.
  • Automatic differential lock and 4 WD disengagement linked to wheels turning angle.


SpeedSteer allows the operator to adjust the steering ratio and select the number of steering wheel turns required for a given amount of steering angle. The system, which can be switched on and off, automatically disengages above 18km/h for safe operation at high speed, whether in the field or on the road (optional on Efficient version and standard on Exclusive).

Quadlink Front Suspension

Standard on all MF 8700 S tractors, QuadLink front suspension provides a smooth ride, improved traction, excellent ground clearance and tight turning angles, even on tractors with large tyres.


With a rear linkage lift capacity of 12,000 kg, there are few tractors in this power bracket that can match the MF 8700 S series for the ability to hoist heavy implements. The rear linkage design and the tractor’s structural build are designed to handle such demands, with twin external lift rams and twin variable-float telescopic stabilisers. Quick couplers with decompressing system are standard, as external linkage and valve controls. A total of 6 spool valves is available.

At the front, buyers can specify a fully-integrated 5,000 kg front linkage designed to match the Massey Ferguson front suspension, with two doubleacting spool valves and a free return line.

The rear hitch with a choice of pintle pin, pick-up hitch, clevis, K80 ball or drawbar has been completely redesigned to make coupling quicker, easier and safer. The ISO hitch design is compatible with a wide range of clevis and drawbar alternatives according to markets.

Draft Control Made Easy

Massey Ferguson continue to lead the way in electronic linkage control (ELC). On MF 8700 S tractors, the latest evolution in this development provides even greater accuracy in depth setting and ground contour following to provide excellent weight transfer, traction and workrates, while reducing wheelslip, tyre wear and fuel consumption. Armrest-mounted controls for functions including quick engagement, sensitivity and raise/drop speed fall intuitively to hand. There are also full rear fender controls on both sides of the tractor to help when hitching up.

Braking System

As you would expect from a tractor of this size, designed to haul and handle the heaviest loads, the MF 8700 S braking system is as beefy as the rest of its hydraulic arrangement. Reassuring, fade-free braking comes courtesy of oil-immersed, power-assisted disc brakes, while air brakes for trailed equipment are an option.

Auxilary Spool Valves

Standard specification comprises four electrohydraulic spool valves, with up to eight available if required. Fingertip Spool Management allows complex equipment to be precisely and easily controlled. There are separate spools for the operation of the front linkage and front couplers, as well as the optional pick-up hitch.

Power Take Off

MF 8700 S tractors can be specified with a fully-independent 540 Eco/1000 rpm PTO, or 1000/1000 Eco speeds. External engagement and emergency stop buttons provide convenience and safety. External engagement can be automated with engine speed for fast control of implement such as slurry tank filling.

In ‘Auto’ mode, the PTO is automatically disengaged when travelling at speeds above 25 km/h, while it is also disconnected when the linkage is raised and re-engaged when it is lowered. The transmission controller monitors and controls PTO engagement according to load for a smoother take-up, leading to improved driver comfort whilst protecting both tractor and implement from damage due to inappropriate engagement.

Nominal PTO speeds are achieved at, or near to, 1,950 rpm, which is also maximum engine power. With the benefit of a constant power band of up to 600 rpm and the ability, with Dyna-VT ability, to precisely select any ground speed at the chosen engine speed, you can always achieve a perfect match of PTO speed, forward speed and power, for optimum economy.

Massey Ferguson Technology

The on- and off-board technology solutions incorporated into the MF 8700 S Series are a clear indication of the pace of progress and innovation setting by Massey Ferguson. Information is power when it comes to get the job done more efficiently and more productively. This is the reason why, Massey Ferguson delivers straightforward and dependable technology solutions resulting in unbeatable ease of use, improved productivity and profitability through higher yields, lower inputs costs and greater profits.

Datatronic 5

First introduced in 1986, the Datatronic is now in its 5th Generation, redesigned in order to create a more intuitive Precision Farming experience, providing a system that delivers a straightforward an easy to use experience, improving efficiency, productivity and profitability.

The New Datatronic 5 features a larger 9 inch touch screen, easy-to-use and intuitive arrangement, similar to the latest generations smart-phones or tablets.

The New Datatronic 5 and Massey Ferguson’s Technology Package is a key asset for enhancing Precision Farming. Making agriculture more profitable and sustainable for the New Generation of Farmers.

Auto Guide

Auto-Guide™ is Massey Ferguson’s full featured, hands free steering system, available on new tractors or as an after-market installation. Auto-Guide™ is capable of delivering sub-metre, decimetre and centimetre accuracy, increasing the efficiency of your farming operations.

With the new Massey Ferguson Auto-Guide™, there are now two different receiver systems available, NovAtel® and Trimble®. Existing Trimble® RTK infrastructures on the farm, such as NTRIP, can continue to be used. A number of correction signals are supported, depending on the receiver, for example, RangePoint RTX™, CenterPoint RTX™ and Ntrip.

Still want to know more? Why not give us a call about the 8700 S series and check out the 20 minute walkaround video at the top of the page?

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