MF 6718 S takes Machine of the Year 2017
Massey Ferguson is proud to announce success at the SIMA Show in Paris, with a jury from 17 of Europe's leading farming magazines voting the MF 6718 S Machine of the Year in the mid-power tractor category.
Thierry Lhotte, Vice President and Managing Director, Massey Ferguson Europe and Middle East says he is thrilled to receive this important accolade. "It is a real honour to have this tractor recognised in this way. I am extremely proud of the whole team at Beauvais who have designed and built this tractor and contributed to its success.
"At 200hp the MF 6718 S is the most powerful four cylinder tractor on the market," he continues. "It is truly unique in offering the highest power from a four cylinder engine, while delivering the torque of a six cylinder. This also makes it the most manoeuvrable 200hp tractor available."
Campbell Scott, Massey Ferguson's Director Marketing Services, adds the S Effect in the tractor's most modern design means the MF 6718 S offers improvements in every area. "It follows Massey Ferguson's pioneering powerful, light weight and compact approach, which makes it just as capable of handling heavy draft operations or top work out in the fields as it is in the yard on loader duties.
"The exceptional power to weight ratio of the MF 6718 S means it is especially suited to transport duties. Combined with its remarkable payload for its size it is a very powerful performer on the road," he adds.
An increasing number of farmers seeking tractors in the 120 to 200hp bracket are realising the benefit of a 4 cylinder tractor. A lighter footprint, better manoeuvrability and extra payload possibilities are just some of the ways in which, for some operators, a 4 cylinder machine can make more sense than a 6 cylinder tractor in this bracket.
The MF 6700 S blends all the benefits of a 4 cylinder machine – compact dimensions, low overall weight, good manoeuvrability – with the pulling, pushing and lifting power to match a comparable 6 cylinder tractor.
The result is a tractor that combines concentrated energy and power density, suiting perfectly the needs of those seeking a machine with compact dimensions, yet with the carrying and power capacity at each end to lift and drive the very latest implements.