The Massey Ferguson 8S has won the “Trator do Ano 2023/2024” (Tractor of the Year) election in Brazil. The same tractor was chosen in the “Tractors over 200 hp” category. MF also won in the up to 100 hp category with MF 4707 Cab tractor for the second consecutive year. The award ceremony took place during the recently held Agrishow in Riberão Preto, Brazil.
The MF 8S.265 tractor is powered by an AGCO Power 7.4-liter six-cylinder engine. It reaches full power even at low revs such as 1500 rpm, offering economic performance and quiet operation. The new automatic Dyna-7 transmission offers efficient operation of a total of 28 forward and reverse speeds in four ranges and seven seamless gears.
With the Protect-U design, the tractor has 24 centimeters of space between the cab and the engine, isolating the internal environment from noise, heat, and unwanted vibrations. With noise levels of just 68dB, it is one of the quietest cabs on the market, as well as very comfortable. With an interior volume of 3.4m³, it is also one of the most spacious.
The MF 4707 cab tractor was designed to increase performance and versatility in field activities. It counts on an AGCO Power engine. The electronic engine features turbo and intercooler where the fuel is burned efficiently for savings of up 10% of fuel per hectare. Another positive aspect of the MF 4707 cab tractor is the versatility of its 12×12 transmission with mechanical or electro-hydraulic shuttle. The transmission counts with the latest technology and is cost effective.
Ideal for silage, grain and horticulture, this tractor has the best working gear matching on the market. With the Power Shuttle, it is possible to perform forward-reverse shifting with the tractor on the go and without using the clutch. This tractor has a lift capacity of 3,000 kg and a flow rate of 65 lpm. The cab has a 360-degree visibility, providing improved comfort and safety at work.
The evaluation of the Trator do Ano was carried out by a technical committee made up of PhD professors in the area of agricultural mechanization from important public universities in Brazil, such as the Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT), Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Paulista State University (Unesp) of Jaboticabal.