Pics: Getting to grips with Massey Ferguson’s new MF 5S Series

Massey Ferguson has hit the ground running for 2021 with the recent launch of its MF 5S Series tractor range.

All models are equipped with four-cylinder engines, offering maximum powers from 105hp up to a new range-topping 145hp model.

There are three levels of specification – Essential, Efficient and Exclusive, plus a range of options including Smart Farming technology.

Describing the machines as “the ultimate loader tractors”, Francesco Murro, director of marketing at Massey Ferguson Europe and Middle East, said:

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

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

The series has a 2.55m wheelbase and “high hydraulic flow and control”, according to the manufacturer.

Rear linkage lift capacity is 5,700kg across the range, and up to 6,000kg in some specific circumstances, while the new, stronger front linkage capacity is 3,000kg. Meanwhile, the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) is 9,500kg.

The Smart Farming technology offers precision farming features, including MF Connect telemetry, MF Guide auto-steering, MF Section Control and MF Rate Control.

Cab controls

All MF 5S Series models are equipped with a high specification cab. A new HVAC air system enhances air distribution, enabling operators to set and maintain the most comfortable temperature, as well as reducing demisting and defrosting times.

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).

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.

Latest AGCO Power 4.4L, four-cylinder engines meet Stage V emissions regulations with MF All-in-One technology, which Massey Ferguson claims “helps to cut maintenance costs”.

‘Reduce running costs’

Longer service intervals now extend oil and fuel filter changes to 600 hours, “which further helps reduce running costs”, the machinery giant says, while a new airflow system apparently improves engine cooling.

All MF 5S Series tractors are either: 16×16 speed; Dyna-4; or 24×24 Dyna-6, semi-powershift transmissions.

The 5S series also boasts a new stronger suspended front axle, offering a 4m turning radius.

The electronically-controlled hydraulic suspension uses two longer stroke cylinders and three accumulators to absorb shocks.