Massey Ferguson introduces the MF 9S – the new straightforward and dependable fleet flagship

MF 9S

Massey Ferguson introduces the MF 9S – the new straightforward and dependable fleet flagship

Massey Ferguson, a worldwide brand of AGCO (NYSE:AGCO), announces the launch of the new MF 9S Series, which includes six models with powers from 285hp to 425hp. All feature the innovative Protec-U design and bring more power, comfort, control and automation to the sector.

Designed to deliver optimum versatility, the new large frame MF 9S are all equipped with the renowned Dyna-VT transmission as standard and come with host of new features to boost productivity and performance.

“The MF 9S is the new flagship for Massey Ferguson’s straightforward, dependable and connected ‘New Tractor Era’, says Thierry Lhotte, Vice President & Managing Director Massey Ferguson, Europe & Middle East.

“Our journey began in July 2020, with the launch of the MF 8S. This revolutionary tractor, is the result of seven years’ of intensive customer research across the world, inspiring the development of the MF 5S, MF 6S and MF 7S Series – designed for farmers and by farmers,” he explains.

The flagship tractor range, which is the first to feature the new MF logo, builds on the success of its highly regarded predecessor, adds Jérôme Aubrion, Director Marketing Massey Ferguson, Europe & Middle East.

“As well as continuing to deliver outstanding performance and reliability, the
MF 9S tractors combine an enhanced user experience with innovative technology to create a true all-rounder,” he says.

“All are equipped to Massey Ferguson’s Exclusive specification, which provides ultimate comfort, productivity and connectivity with MF Guide and MF Connect as standard. With the launch of the MF 9S, come additional new options, including MF AutoTurn, AutoHeadland,

TIM – Tractor Implement Management and a Central Tyre Inflation System (CTIS),” he concludes.

MF 9S

MF 9S benefits

  • Wide choice of powerful large frame tractors with six new models offering maximum powers from 285hp to 425hp
  • Unique MF Protect-U design prevents vibrations while improving visibility and reducing in-cab noise levels to just 69dBa
  • Best-in-class visibility from new, spacious 3.4m³ cab with 6.6m² of glass area, which is kept clear by a new wiper covering 72% of the area
  • Higher comfort and reduced operator fatigue from new levels of automation options including MF AutoTurn, AutoHeadland and TIM ISOBUS Tractor Implement Management
  • Capability to reduce compaction and fuel consumption with the new Central Tyre Inflation System option for all models, plus a wide choice of wheels and up to 2.18m diameter tyres (VF 750/70R44)
  • Higher performance and lower running costs thanks to an economical 8.4-litre, six-cylinder AGCO Power engine with single turbo, straightforward Stage V emission control without the need for an EGR valve
  • Increased efficiency delivered by the easy to use, well proven, Dyna-VT continuously variable transmission fitted as standard
  • Modern, complex implements are operated with ease by the powerful, efficient high-flow, load-sensing hydraulics offering up to 400 litres/min at 1,850 rpm
  • Greater stability and traction delivered by 3.1m wheelbase, which maintains versatility with a 5.75m turning radius for excellent manoeuvrability
  • Maximum operating flexibility from a low, 10,900kg weight for unrivalled power to weight ratio, which can be increased to 18,500kg for maximum traction
  • Higher safety and greater payload from excellent Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of up to 16t at 50km/h and Gross Combination Weight (GCW) of up to 50t (depending on market)
  • MF By You, a new factory-fit service enables owners to specify additions to help boost productivity, comfort, performance and versatility.

New MF 9S Series specifications

MF 9S

Powerful, versatile performance

The MF 9S Series offers powers from 285hp to 425hp. Along with Massey Ferguson’s unique Protect-U design, all models are equipped with an enhanced engine design and updated Dyna-VT transmission to improve performance and productivity.

Equipped ready for smart farming, the tractors come with MF Guide and MF Connect telemetry as standard, while comfort and control are further enhanced with the new MF AutoTurn, AutoHeadland and ISOBUS Tractor Implement Management options.

Straightforward Stage V engine power

Power for all MF 9S models is delivered by the well proven six-cylinder, 8.4-litre AGCO Power engine. Engine Power Management (EPM) boosts torque up to 1,750Nm and generates up to 30hp of extra power at speeds above 15 km/h for PTO and hydraulic applications on all models (except the MF 9S.425).

The engine complies with the Stage V emissions regulations using a simplified version of the renowned All-In-One system, which no longer uses an EGR valve. Instead it employs a new, straightforward turbocharging system, with a single, advanced turbo. Together these updates greatly increase reliability and reduce maintenance costs. Perfectly integrated below the cab this concept, combined with the low bonnet, maintains best-in-class visibility to the front right-hand side.

Engines complying with Tier 3 emission regulations are also available, depending on specific market requirements.

To provide plenty of capacity for long working days, without the need for refills, is a 10% larger, 660-litre fuel tank as well as a 68-litre AdBlue tank. The engine is also designed to run on HVO fuel, to provide more sustainable operations.

Supremely quiet and comfortable cab

Massey Ferguson’s unique Protect-U engine and cab installation delivers unrivalled visibility and comfort. Key to its success is an 18cm gap that isolates the encapsulated engine from the cab.

This reduces noise, heat and vibration inside the cab that, at 69dBa, is one of the quietest on the market. With a volume of 3.4m³ it’s also one of the most spacious workplaces in the sector. Combined with a wasp-waisted bonnet, the inclined windscreen offers unparalleled visibility and comfort.

The Premium specification seat is fitted with a large comfortable armrest, which holds the Datatronic 5 touchscreen terminal and Multipad joystick. These provide optimum control and setting of all the main functions, including the electric spool valves.

Operators working long days will find that, as well as a ventilated box under the passenger seat, there is also a wide range of storage compartments, cup and bottle holders located in convenient positions.

A powerful heating and demisting system, with climate control air-conditioning maintains, a comfortable temperature, with 14 outlets that operators can adjust to direct the airflow.

On top of the Exclusive specification, is a further Professional Package option, which provides an air hose connection and electrical supply mounted near the steps, along with a portable toolbox, hose, blow gun and torch.

Unrivalled visibility

Unrivalled, all-round vision is ensured through the 6.6m² total glazed area. The windscreen, which slopes down to the front, combined with the large overhanging roof, cuts the glare from the sun and helps keep the cab cooler. The screen is kept clear by the wide sweep of the large parallelogram wiper that covers nearly three quarters of the area (72%), while another clears the side screen.

Along with the standard rear-facing camera, a further three can be added to provide an all-round view of the implement as well as the road ahead and behind.

A new, advanced 360° LED lighting configuration turns night into day with up to a total of 23 working lights in addition to the LED high beams and rotating beacons included in this pack.

Fingertip control

Optimum, intuitive operation is provided by the standard Datatronic 5 touchscreen terminal and Fieldstar 5 extended screen option. The new easy to read MF vDisplay digital dashboard, which is mounted on the cab post, shows all the tractor information and allows settings to be easily personalised and changed with a rotary knob on the steering wheel.

Automation makes work easier

With the MF 9S Massey Ferguson is also introducing new levels of automation. MF AutoTurn, an option for MF Guide, automatically steers the tractor into the next wayline.

With AutoHeadland two headland sequences can also be automatically started and stopped, according to the tractor GPS position. With the Trimble GPS receiver delivering sub-metre precision as standard, this not only improves repeatable accuracy but also relieves the operator of repetitive tasks.

This full automated package increases productivity and accuracy, reduces soil compaction at the headland as well as cuts fuel consumption while reducing fatigue.

Datatronic 5 and optional Fieldstar 5 touchscreen terminals, equipped with MF Guide, MF TaskDoc and MF Connect telemetry as standard, make smart farming easy with optional MF Section Control and MF Rate Control to further increase efficiency.

Optimum automated operation

For ultimate automation, the MF 9S Series is available with Tractor Implement Management (TIM) as an option. This advanced ISOBUS-based system provides automatic management of the tractor’s electronic functions according to the operation and implement’s requirements.

This enables a TIM ISOBUS compliant implement to manage and control tractor functions, such as forward speed and the hydraulics, which improves performance and work quality as well as comfort, while reducing costs and operator fatigue.

Protect soil and cut fuel consumption

All MF 9S tractors come with the option of Massey Ferguson’s new Central Tyre Inflation System (CTIS). Controlled through Datatronic 5 or Fieldstar 5 terminals, it quickly adjusts pressure to reduce compaction and achieve optimum traction.

Employing a twin, 650 litre/min compressor, it takes just four minutes to increase pressure in typical set of VF 710/75R42 + VF 620/75R30 tyres from 0.8 bar to 1.6 bar.

CTIS is proven to reduce fuel consumption by 10% to 15%, as well as cut compaction by facilitating an up to a 150% larger footprint. At the same time the system can increase traction and reduce unnecessary tyre wear.

Standard Dyna-VT transmission

All MF 9S tractors come as standard with Massey Ferguson’s renowned Dyna-VT continuously variable transmission, with new power management to deliver additional torque and horsepower. This has a separate oil reservoir to the hydraulics to eliminate any risk of contamination and lengthen service life and is particularly helpful when operating tractor fleets.

Highly efficient hydraulics handle the most demanding implements

MF 9S Series tractors benefit from an uprated ECO hydraulic system. This delivers 205 litres/min at just 1,650 rpm or 270 litres/min at 1,850 rpm, which helps save fuel and cut noise levels. Oil is delivered by an open-centre and a closed-centre pump, with a dedicated pump for control valves.

A new dual closed-centre pump option, which delivers 340 litres/min at 1,650rpm or 400 litres/min at 1,850 rpm, is available with six spool valves. One pump supplies continuous flow to three valves, while another provides variable flow to the other three and looks after ancillary circuits, such as the steering.

A new configuration with six valves enables the use of a valve, in a ¾” coupler, to provide a flow of 170 litres/min, while the five others still deliver 140 litres/min. For easy disconnection all valves are equipped with decompression levers.

A higher capacity hydraulic tank provides 101 litres of exportable oil capacity, to power complex equipment. To handle heavier implements is a new hydraulic top link option, with a larger, 120mm diameter ram, to increase lift capacity to 20t.

A new, straightforward, 5t capacity front linkage, connected to the first rear valve, provides an affordable option for those who do not require front hydraulic couplers. Configurations with independent valves are available and offer up to two front lines, a free return and ISOBUS socket.

Versatile by design

Built on a 3.1m wheelbase, the MF 9S tractors combine exceptional stability with agility. Weighing in from just 10,900kg, the MF 9S.425 offers a best-in-class power-to-weight ratio of just 25.4kg/hp, which boosts performance.

The light weight increases the payload and enhances fuel economy (1t of extra weight adds 1 litre/hr more consumption in transport), but for heavy draft work and higher traction the tractors can be ballasted up to 18,500kg, providing a power-to-weight ratio of up to 64.9kg/hp for the smallest model.

Further increasing performance in the field and for transport is the excellent Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of 16t at 50km/h, which is 1t more than the MF 8700 S, and Gross Combination Weight (GCW) of up to 50t (depending on market).

A new suspended front axle provides a turning radius of just 5.75m, depending on tyres. A larger 125mm diameter rear bar axle enables more power to be transmitted to the ground and supports larger loads.

The new axle also accommodates a greater choice of wheels and tyres, with the factory fitted range including the Michelin EvoBib as well as large diameter tyres, such as the 2.18m, VF 750/70R44, which increase traction and reduce soil compaction. Coupled with the CTIS option and low weight of the MF 9S this further minimises ground pressure, making it ideal for soil preparation and seeding operations.