MF 5S Series tractors wins respected Red Dot Award: Product Design 2022

  • Massey Ferguson, is delighted to announce its straightforward and dependable MF 5S Series has received the prestigious Red Dot Award: Product Design 2022

An international jury of professionals from across the world assessed the MF 5S in terms of its design quality and degree of innovation and it follows the MF 8S receiving the same highly respected award in 2021. “The ‘Red Dot’ is the award for high quality design. To emerge victorious from such a strong group of participants is testimony to the extraordinary quality of the product,” said the Award’s judges.

“We are honoured to receive this Red Dot Award,” says Thierry Lhotte, Vice President & Managing Director Massey Ferguson, Europe & Middle East. “Since its launch the

MF 5S has quickly earned a superb reputation as the best in class dairy and livestock tractor. A great ‘all rounder’ – the MF 5S is designed and built to handle a wide range of tasks with ease and comfort.

“This award clearly shows its excellent design, with the narrowest steep-nose bonnet delivering outstanding visibility. Along with its straightforward and dependable operation, it offers an industry-leading 4m turning radius and many other practical features for unrivalled versatility,” he adds.

“The MF 5S truly is ‘Born to Farm’. It is the worthy successor to an iconic family of steep-nosed tractors – dating back to the famous MF 3000 from 1993.

Winning the prestigious Red Dot Award: Product Design 2022 shows how

Massey Ferguson is setting the standard in this important segment”, continues Jérôme Aubrion, Director Marketing Massey Ferguson, Europe & Middle East.

“The MF 5S blends the compact dimensions required by livestock and mixed farmers together with superb performance and ease of use for arable operations. A true multi-purpose workhorse, the range offers the right choice of power and specifications to suit all applications. These modern tractors also deliver straightforward operation and enhanced features with low ownership costs,” he concludes.

The MF 5S Series includes five models from 105hp to 145hp. All come with a choice of Exclusive, Efficient, Panoramic or Essential specifications, which offer a range of performance enhancing features to suit all types of farms and applications.

Power for all is delivered by the latest AGCO Power 4.4-litre, four-cylinder engine that meets the latest Stage V emissions regulations with the unique ‘All in One’ SCR technology, designed for the life of the tractor.

MF 5S Series tractors are available with either the Dyna-4 or Dyna-6 semi-powershift transmission, both with Automatic Mode. A helpful Brake-to-Neutral feature disengages drive when the brakes are applied.

The MF 5S Series are ultimate loader tractors – offering industry-leading manoeuvrability, excellent visibility, down to just 4m over the slim, steep-nosed bonnet, as well as efficient, high-flow hydraulics delivering up to 110 litres/min.

Loading operations are made much easier thanks to the new joystick, excellent transmission controls as well as Brake-to-Neutral. To improve visibility and safety, the Visio Roof option provides a clear view of the attachment through the whole lifting range.

Cabs on all MF 5S Series models are equipped to a high specification, with Exclusive and Efficient models, coming with a new armrest. First seen on the award-winning         MF 8S range, this houses the Multipad joystick that controls a number of functions including forward/reverse shuttle, linkage and spool valves.

High performance out in the field is ensured thanks to the robust three-point linkage, which can lift up to 6,000kg – 14% more than the previous models.

There is also the latest integrated front linkage. Developed for mounting with the new suspended axle, it helps maintain the industry-leading 4m turning radius. With its increased capacity from 2,500kg to 3,000kg, the front linkage enables operators to improve efficiency by employing larger, wider implements.

Thanks to its impressive 9.5t Gross Vehicle Weight, which is 12% higher than before, the MF 5S can also safely carry and handle larger loads.

MF 5S Series can be fully connected with MF Connect telemetry an option on all. A new Geofencing function improves logistics management and security by sending alerts to smart phones and devices if and when machines exit or enter pre-defined areas.

Massey Ferguson’s Datatronic 5 terminal is standard on Exclusive models and an option on Efficient specification tractors. This ISOBUS compatible, touch-screen operator information station monitors all the tractor functions and controls any ISOBUS compliant implement.

Datatronic 5 can also run MF Technologies’ precision farming functions, including

MF Guide automatic steering, as well as MF Section Control and the latest MF Rate Control, which can now handle and manage up to 96 sections, three booms and five products.

Pre-installed MF TaskDoc software is used 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.