New Massey Ferguson 5S range coming to Oz

By: Chris McCullough

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Massey Ferguson has debuted a new series of multi-purpose tractors in Great Britain, and the models will be heading Down Under

The new Massey Ferguson 5 Series front on
The Massey Ferguson 5 Series will be coming to Australia

Designed to suit most farm types, Massey Ferguson’s new 5S series of tractors comprises five models ranging from 105 to 145 horsepower (78 to 108kW).

The new MF 5S Series models are: MF 5S.105, MF 5S.115, MF 5S.125, MF 5S.135, MF 5S.145, with the last three numbers referring to the horsepower of that model.

Launched in the UK late last year, Massey Ferguson parent company Agco has confirmed to Farms & Farm Machinery that the 5S series will be available in Australia in future.

Each of the models as released in the UK is available with three different specification options: Essential, Efficient or Exclusive. Exclusive models are ‘fully loaded’ including, among other options, 110 litre/min hydraulics with up to eight electric spool valves, hydraulic joystick, Multipad control, AutoDrive transmission, auto air-con, cab suspension, Superluxe air suspended seat and Datatronic 5 touch-screen terminal.

The Efficient specification is similar, but has two electric and two mechanical spools at the rear, standard air-con and an air-suspended seat, while the Datatronic 5 terminal becomes an option.

Essential models switch to using a T-lever gear control in  place of the Multipad, with the hydraulic joystick an option  and AutoDrive replaced by Speedmatching on the Dyna-4 transmission. It has a 58 litre/min hydraulic pump and two rear mechanical spool valves, up to four as an option.

The new Massey Ferguson 5S carrying hay bales
The new Massey Ferguson is powered by Agco Power 4.4 litre four-cylinder engines

POWER WITH ECONOMY

Under the hood, this latest tractor series is powered by Agco Power 4.4 litre four-cylinder engines and meet Stage V emissions regulations in the UK with straightforward MF all-in- one technology.

The engines house the selective catalytic reduction system, diesel oxidation catalyst and soot catalyst in one compact unit, all neatly housed under the cab, maintaining the industry- leading forward visibility over the low, slim bonnet.

Longer service intervals now extend oil and fuel filter changes to 600 hours, which further helps reduce running costs.

All MF 5S Series tractors are available with a choice of Massey Ferguson’s 16x16 speed, Dyna-4 or 24x24 Dyna-6, semi- powershift transmissions. Highly efficient and easy to use, both come with the useful brake-to-neutral function.

Creeper gears are an option on all models, offering speeds down to 70m/h with 34" (86cm) tyres or 80m/h on 38" (96.5cm) tyres.

A new, stronger suspended front axle offers a 4m turning radius. Working with the new 3-tonne capacity front linkage, which can now lift an extra 500kg, it helps improve efficiency, enabling the tractors to use larger front-mounted equipment. Extra comfort is offered by the electronically-controlled hydraulic suspension, which uses two longer stroke cylinders and three accumulators to absorb shocks.

Redesigned to handle heavier loads, three-point linkage lift capacity is increased to 5,700kg which is 7 per cent more than its predecessor. In certain circumstances it can lift up to 6,000kg.

The New MF 5s tractor range has a new interior
Datatronic 5 is pre-installed with MF TaskDoc software to create field records, as applied maps, log fuel use, make job reports

PERFECT LOADER TRACTOR

With excellent visibility over the slim, steep nosed bonnet and efficient high-flow hydraulics the new MF5S is a perfect loader tractor with operations made easy using the transmission controls as well as brake-to-neutral and joystick. Visio roof options also provide a clear view of the attachment through the whole lifting range.

As well as being supplied loader ready, the MF 5S is available complete with a factory-fitted loader. A new quick coupler now connects both the hydraulics and electrics together.

SMART TECH

MF Connect telemetry is an option on all MF 5S Series tractors, allowing users to monitor their entire machinery fleet, showing the machines’ current positions, routes travelled as well as a range of operating information.

Datatronic 5 offers intuitive operation and is standard on Exclusive models and an option on others. This ISOBUS- compatible touch-screen operator information station monitors all the tractor functions and controls any ISOBUS-compliant implement.

All the elements in the MF Technologies/Smart Farming Suite run through Datatronic 5. These include MF Guide automatic steering, as well as MF Section Control and MF Rate Control, which can now handle up to 36 sections and five products.

All MF 5S Series tractors are available with a choice of Massey Ferguson’s 16x16 speed, Dyna-4 or 24x24 Dyna-6, semi- powershift transmissions
All MF 5S Series tractors are available with a choice of Massey Ferguson’s 16x16 speed, Dyna-4 or 24x24 Dyna-6, semi- powershift transmissions

Datatronic 5 is pre-installed with MF TaskDoc software to create field records, as applied maps, log fuel use, make job reports as well as keep an accurate account of all inputs to every hectare.

Further easing operations is MF TaskDoc Pro that enables this data to be transferred, via Agrirouter, to the user’s farm management software or Next Machinery Management.

Alternatively these functions can also be controlled on an optional Fieldstar 5 touch-screen terminal.

Massey Ferguson director of marketing for Europe Francesco Murro says these features help make the 5S Series "the ultimate loader tractors".

"Building on the success of the MF 5700 S Series, these   modern tractors deliver straightforward operation and enhanced features with low ownership costs," he says.

"The MF 5S blends together the compact dimensions required by livestock and mixed farmers with the performance and power needed for arable work."

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