2018 models of AGCO’s Massey Ferguson 8700 and MT600E Challenger tractors will leave the Jackson, Minnesota, assembly plant with a new in-cab monitor. The MF version will be called the Datatronic 5, while Challenger systems will be known as the Tractor Management Center (TMC).
The new nine-inch, touch screen terminals get a simplified menu, easily identifiable icons and more flexible navigation options, and they take a “more convenient approach to machine and implement control” according to the company. AGCO claims the terminals are broadly compatible, so they should play nicely with implements across most brands. They also get 4 GB of memory and 1 GB of RAM along with the ability to input video data from one camera. They’re also Bluetooth capable.
“[AGCO] has redesigned and improved Sprayparts. com, making online ordering of sprayer parts faster and easier. Expanded product descriptions, improved search capabilities, better product photos and new dropdown menus provide easier navigation and are all part of the redesign. The site has also been updated for easy use on any internet-enabled device. “Customers can continue to order parts directly from their local AGCO dealer or they can order and select the shipping address of their choice.” – AGCO press release.