- New range from Massey Ferguson the MF5S has wealth of smart technology
- MF5S range consists of five models powered by AGCO Power four cylinder 4.4 litre Stage V engines ranging from 105hp to 145hp
- latest smart farming technology on the 5S Series includes easy to use precision farming features like MF Connect telemetry, MF Guide auto-steering, MF Section Control and MF Rate Control
THERE’S a new range of tractors in town from Massey Ferguson hosting a wealth of smart technology designed to help farmers make their businesses more efficient.
Catering for all types of farms the new MF5S range consists of five models powered by AGCO Power four cylinder 4.4 litre Stage V engines ranging from 105hp to 145hp.
The model line-up is MF 5S.105, MF 5S.115, MF 5S.125, MF 5S.135 and MF 5S.145, with the last three digits indicating the power output.
The latest smart farming technology on the 5S Series includes easy to use precision farming features like MF Connect telemetry, MF Guide auto-steering, MF Section Control and MF Rate Control.
All five MF 5S Series tractors are available with the choice of Essential, Efficient or Exclusive specifications.
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.
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.
MF Connect telemetry is an option on all MF 5S Series, 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.
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.
Renowned loader specialist
The new MF 5S Series tractors are supreme loader tractors with operations made much easier 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, which eases attaching and removing the loader in the farm yard or field.
Cool cab spec
All MF 5S Series models are equipped with a high specification cab incorporating a new HVAC air system that enhances air distribution.
On Exclusive and Efficient tractors a new armrest, as used in the recently launched flagship MF 8S range, houses the Multipad joystick. This provides control of a number of functions including forward/reverse shuttle, linkage and spool valves.
The Multipad can also be equipped with a micro joystick to operate two rear spool valves (or any other spool valve when Datatronic 5 is fitted). Loaders are operated by a separate joystick that sits alongside the Multipad. While on tractors with Datatronic 5, the screen is placed conveniently to the right of the console.
Essential tractors come with a shorter armrest, with the transmission operated by a small T-lever to the side and separate levers for the spool valves. On loader tractors the joystick is mounted at the front of the armrest.