MASSEY FERGUSON 8600 - Product information guide

MF 8600 Series Tractors
Product Information Guide
TABLE OF CONTENTS
MASSEY FERGUSON® 8600 SERIES
INTRODUCTION............................................................................... 100
General ......................................................................................... 110
FEATURES AND BENEFITS ........................................................... 200
Engine ...........................................................................................................210
Transmission.................................................................................................220
Frames and Axles .........................................................................................230
3-Point hitch / PTO / Drawbar .......................................................................240
Hydraulics .....................................................................................................250
Electrical .......................................................................................................260
Display ..........................................................................................................270
Operator Environment ..................................................................................280
Serviceability .................................................................................................290
Tires and Ballasting.......................................................................................295
SPECIFICATIONS.............................................................................................300
INDEX................................................................................................................400
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GENERAL
Welcome to the Massey Ferguson® 8600 Series tractors - the tractors that the farmers
themselves would have built. In a way they did build this tractor, the design of it involved
farmers every step of the way. They were asked to evaluate the design, to test drive the
prototypes, to determine which features worked best, and what would work even better.
Then, bigger, quieter cabs, more advanced engine management systems, and breakthrough
transmission technologies were added. The tractors were improved again and again, until a
combination of power, comfort, technology, and pure performance was delivered that no other
tractor can match.
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ENGINE
The Massey Ferguson 8600 Series tractor uses the most powerful, efficient, and advanced
engine system on the market today. Inside these high horsepower machines are 8.4-liter
(8.4L) turbo-charged AGCO Sisu Power™ engines. AGCO Sisu Power, an AGCO owned
company, has been the trusted choice in Massey Ferguson tractors since 1996.
The 8600 Series tractor is on the cutting edge of emission reduction technology. Massey
Ferguson and AGCO Sisu Power have integrated selective catalytic reduction (SCR) into this
new and powerful line of agricultural tractors. The Citius engine complies with Tier III
emission regulations without sacrificing fuel economy.
Along with the introduction of SCR, the 8600 Series features another efficiency maximizing
tool, Dynamic Tractor Management (DTM). DTM ensures that the engine operates at the most
efficient rpm level to maximize productivity and minimize fuel consumption.
To meet tier III emissions standards, the Citius 8.4L AGCO Sisu Power features a high
pressure common rail (HPCR) fuel injection system and 4-valve cylinder heads. Electronic
Engine Management 3 (EEM3), a proprietary system devoloped for AGCO Sisu Power
engines, ensures accurate and precise timing of fuel flow to the injectors.
Model
8650
8660
8670
8680
PTO HP
Engine
ISO Engine HP
Aspiration
Injection
205 HP
8.4L CTA
AGCO Sisu
Power™
235 HP
Turbocharged
and Intercooled
Electronic
Bosch
225 HP
8.4L CTA
AGCO Sisu
Power™
260 HP
Turbocharged
and Intercooled
Electronic
Bosch
250 HP
8.4L CTA
AGCO Sisu
Power™
285 HP
Turbocharged
and Intercooled
Electronic
Bosch
275 HP
8.4L CTA
AGCO Sisu
Power™
310 HP
Turbocharged
and Intercooled
Electronic
Bosch
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AGCO Sisu Power™ 84 CTA 8.4L
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Cold Air Intake System
A major feature of the 8600 Series tractor is
the air intake system. To increase forward
visibility and decrease the turning radius,
some components of the intake system were
relocated. The intake location is actually a
benefit to the system. Not only is the intake
higher off the ground to decrease dust infiltration, but the system has access to cooler air in
front of the radiator, and other coolers, which
is necessary to meet the new tier III emission
standards. Finally, access to the engine air
filter is easier due to its higher location.
Intake Heater
Cold starts are assisted with an air intake grid
heater. The cold air is heated as it passes by
the electronically powered grid. The grid
heating system is more effective than a glow
plug system.
Cooling System
The cooling system on the 8600 Series incorporates a radiator that has been pre-serviced
with antifreeze to –30°F. The cooling system
also contains two separate oil coolers. One
cooler is specifically for transmission oil, while
the other cools the auxiliary hydraulic oil.
The air to air intercooler is placed in front of
the hydraulic cooler, and the air conditioning
condenser is located in front of the radiator.
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Cooling Fan
The viscous fan drive houses an internal
clutch that responds to engine temperature.
As the engine temperature increases, the
clutch engages and makes the fan spin faster.
This increases total airflow through the radiator and provides increased cooling capacity.
Electronic Engine Management
All 8600 Series tractors feature EEM3. The
third generation of AGCO Sisu Power controls
feature Bosch components with AGCO Sisu
Power and Bosch software. Developed as a
proprietary system, it is the most advanced
fuel injection system to date. The main components of the system are the fuel pump,
common rail, injectors, and the ECU. With
EEM3, these engines meet the stringent requirements of Tier III emission standards
while improving performance and fuel consumption.
Exhaust
The location of the exhaust on the 8600 Series has been redesigned. The location helps
reduce interior cab noise, vibration, and visibility obstructions inside the cab.
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iEGR
The alternative to SCR technology in the 8600
Series engines is internal exhaust gas recirculation (iEGR). With iEGR, a portion of the exhaust gases remains in the cylinder and intermixes with the cleaner incoming air. The intermixing dilutes the air mix with inert gas and
lowers the amount of excess oxygen. This
process lowers the heat from the combustion
inside the cylinder, which reduces nitrous oxide (NOx) particulates in the exhaust. NOx
must be regulated to meet tier III emissions
requirements.
Selective Catalytic Reduction
AGCO Sisu Power and Massey Ferguson are
pioneering the latest in emissions reduction
technology for agricultural tractors. With SCR
technology, exhaust gases are treated with
DEF and sent through an SCR cat, which converts the harmful NOx gases into a harmless
nitrogen and water mixture. With SCR technology, the engine is not constrained by NOx
and results in ideal combustion and engine
performance.
Diesel Exhaust Fluid
Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), which is a mixture
of 68 percent water and 32 percent urea, is
the key ingredient in SCR technology. DEF
has a designated tank mounted on the tractor
and has a consumption rate of 3 percent that
of diesel fuel. This liquid mixture is injected
into the exhaust gases through a dosing module. When the combination of exhaust gases
and DEF are passed through the SCR cat, a
chemical reaction is triggered, and exhaust
gases are converted to a nonhazardous nitrogen and water mix.
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DEF Tank
The 8 gallon (30-liter) DEF tank is conveniently located next to the diesel fuel tank. A
bright blue cap differentiates the DEF tank
from its neighboring tank. Different sized inlet
holes will also avoid confusion to ensure diesel fuel is not pumped into the DEF tank.
Tank Heater
DEF is composed of 68 percent water and is
subject to crystallization at very cold temperatures. Once a sensor determines the urea
and water mixture has dropped below a certain temperature, a heating system is activated. The tank heating system works along
side the same system that is used to heat the
cab as well as electric engine block heater.
Dosing Module
The dosing module, or DEF injector, is an integrated electronic supply module system.
The system is an open center system where
the DEF constantly circulates throughout the
pressure and return lines. The DEF is only
injected into the exhaust gas when the engine
temperature exceeds 392°F (200°C).
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Catalytic Converter
Exhaust gases, after being dosed with DEF,
are sent through the SCR cat, which acts as a
catalyst. Inside this SCR cat, a chemical reaction occurs where the NOx and other harmful particulates are converted into nitrogen
and water. The nitrogen and water are the
only particles remaining to be emitted from the
exhaust pipe.
Engine Information Plate
The engine information plate is attached to
the right (warm) side of the engine near the
starter. It contains information about the engine such as model, serial number, dyno
horsepower, and the person or team by whom
it was assembled. All AGCO Sisu Power engines proudly display this feature. These
plates ensure that the utmost care and quality
went in to the assembly of the engine.
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Single-piece Cast Iron Block
The robust design of the block adds considerable strength to the engine, allowing it to act as
a major load bearing portion of the tractor.
This reduces the need for an oversized side
frame. The result is a tractor with a shorter
turning radius.
Two Heads, 4-Valves per Cylinder
Tier III engines feature two cast heads, each
with 4-valves per cylinder. The new 4-valve
design improves gas exchange approximately
25 percent over the previous one-piece design. The increased gas flow also reduces the
“pumping” requirement, freeing mechanical
power. This design also provides an optimal
location for injector placement in the center of
the head vertically above the cylinder. Results
are lower emissions and improved fuel burn,
creating more power and less emissions.
Cast Aluminum Valve Covers
A cast aluminum valve cover protects the
valve train from the outside environment. An
o-ring seal keeps harmful dust out and precious oil in the engine. This design has a long
history of reliability and durability.
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Wet Cylinder Liners with Mid Supports
AGCO Sisu Power engines feature wet cylinder liners that are centrally supported and replaceable. By efficiently cooling the top end of
each cylinder liner, engine heat is reduced, allowing greater power. Meanwhile, the central
support reduces vibration by 75 percent. This
reduces wear on the cylinders and cylinder liners, reducing blow-by, oil consumption, and
engine noise by 5 db. Tier III 8.4L engines feature twin mid-liner supports, further decreasing
engine noise and coolant cavitation.
Fractured Piston Rods
The larger end of the connecting rod is fracture-split, making the rough-edged larger end
stronger and more durable. The connecting rod
can thus be made 17 percent lighter, which reduces vibration and increases the durability of
engine. The rods are then connected by special torx bolts. Reduced rotating mass allows
for faster engine rpm rise.
Common Rail (CR) Injection System
Developed by Bosch for use in only AGCO
Sisu Power engines, fuel is pumped up to
high pressure, a maximum of more than
22,000 PSI, in the rail. It is then released by
the injectors into the cylinder as required for
engine speed/power. This configuration offers
more advanced timing of fuel flow. The EEM3
controls the opening, duration, and closing of
the injectors for an even quicker response to
changing tractor conditions.
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Bosch CRIN2 Electronic Fuel Injector
Tier III engines use the new, eight hole, Bosch
solenoid controlled injectors. Each injector is
capable of up to five different stages where
previous versions only had one. Reduced
noise levels are also a result of this improved
precision.
Bosch Rotary Fuel Pump
The fuel pump used in common rail engines
is a fuel lubricated, radial piston pump. The
pump responds quickly and precisely to throttle movements together with EEM3. Injection
pressure capacity is very high. The pump provides the correct amount of fuel needed for
the high-horsepower requirements.
Stanadyne Fuel Filters and Feed Pump
Two fuel filters are located on the “cool” side
of the engine. The pre-filter filters up to 30 microns, and the main filter up to 5 microns.
Fuel is pumped through the filters at a rate of
up to 40/60 gallons/hour (depending on engine model), which is more than adequate to
feed the fuel pump. This design is updated
from the previous tier II engines. Using two
filters increases the tractor’s ability to remove
harmful debris from fuel before entering the
engine, and allows for longer filter life, resulting in reduced maintenance costs.
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Electronic Engine Serial Number
The electronic engine serial number stores
the engine information (serial number, etc.). It
also stores engine history for review by technicians. It stores things such as load profile,
hours, errors, service history, and injector
wear counter. This works with the tractor’s
systems to notify the operator of errors or assists the technician with needed repairs, reducing service time and increasing time in the
field.
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TRANSMISSION
All Massey Ferguson 8600 model tractors feature the proven Dyna-VT® continuously variable
transmission (CVT). Developed by German engineers, the CVT transmission is a revolutionary
design for power transfer. The Dyna-VT is standard with a powered front axle configuration,
and it is available with either 25 mph or 31 mph capability. However, front axle suspension is
required for the high speed option.
First introduced in the European market in 1996, the CVT proved to be a reliable and efficient
transmission through a wide range of tractor sizes and horsepowers. Two distinct systems
within the transmission provide new levels of performance, productivity, and efficiency. A
hydrostatic path allows the tractor to achieve infinite speeds, from zero to maximum mph, while
a mechanical path maintains a constant, mechanical connection between the engine and rear
wheels for efficient power transfer. This design is not only exceptionally efficient, but it has also
proven to be incredibly durable and long-lasting
Operators quickly realize that the Dyna-VT is one of the simplest transmissions to use.
Additionally, the two speed ranges, two cruise speeds, and forward reverse presets help
operators become more productive throughout their day.
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Diagram—CVT Components
3
2
1
8
5
4
7
6
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
[5]
[6]
[7]
[8]
Engine Power Path
Hydrostatic Power Path
Mechanical Power Path
Engine
Planetary Gear Set (See diagram on page 220-3 for more information)
Hydrostatic Pump—Variable Displacement
Hydrostatic Motor—Variable Displacement
Collecting Shaft
Range Gears—Hi and Low Range Selection
Rear Axle and Differential
PTO Drive Shaft
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Diagram—Planetary Gear Set Components
3
1
2
[1] Planetary Carrier with Three Planet Gears—Connected to the engine drive shaft, the
planet gears provide input power to the transmission. Engine power can be sent through
either the outer ring gear or inner sun gear.
[2] Sun Gear—Connected to the mechanical path of the transmission, the sun gear drives
the rear wheels using mechanical components. There are no clutches or gear changes
within the mechanical path.
[3] Ring Gear—Connected to the hydrostatic pump, the ring gear drives the hydrostatic path
of the transmission. Both the pump and motor have variable displacement angles of up
to 45 degrees.
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Efficiency by CVT
The true advantage of the CVT is that it can
efficiently provide infinite speeds, from zero to
maximum mph, at virtually any engine speed.
A conventional shifting transmission is limited
by its number of gears. The Dyna-VT fills in
the speed gaps left by conventional shifting
transmissions. Overall productivity improves
because the operator can choose an exact
ground speed, engine speed, or combination
of both to match the needs of the job.
Dynamic Tractor Management
Dynamic tractor management (DTM) allows
the CVT to operate at maximum efficiency for
a given ground speed. The operator simply
dials in a specific ground speed, and the
transmission finds the optimum setting of
power and fuel efficiency for that ground
speed. Using DTM allows the tractor to reduce fuel consumption at times when high
power is not required, boosting long-term productivity.
Single Electronic Actuator
There is only one electronic controller on CVT
transmissions. This simple design prevents
operators from being “stuck” in case of an
electronic failure because the controller can
be accessed through a door in the floor of the
tractor. Then, the rod stored at the rear of the
tractor can be attached to the actuator and
controlled manually. This design virtually
eliminates the chances of leaving a tractor in
the field.
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Clutch Function (Inching Pedal)
Even though the CVT does not contain any
clutches, there is still a clutch pedal located in
the tractor cab. It functions just like the clutch
pedal in any other tractor; it disengages the
transmission from the engine when pressed.
The clutch pedal provides consistency with
the current marketplace, and it gives the operator peace of mind through familiarity of
controls.
Fewer Parts
Time and experience teaches that bigger is
not always better. CVT transmissions have
fewer moving parts when compared to others.
For instance, there are only seven cut gears,
which are always under a constant load and
do not receive the shock associated with powershift transmissions. The gears can then be
made smaller, which reduces rotating weight
and makes the transmission more efficient on
fuel and power transfer. This creates a product that has a longer life span, increased resale value, and lower maintenance costs.
Pressure Lubricated Bearings
Every bearing on the CVT is pressured lubricated; the gears do not have to be submerged
in oil to receive lubrication. This allows for
smaller components and more efficient power
transfer. Because these bearings are pressure fed, cooling is superior to other designs.
The unit is able to withstand greater loads as
heat is dissipated into the fluid and carried off
to the cooler.
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Self-contained Oil
One of the unique advantages to CVT transmissions is the use of a separate oil reservoir.
The oil it houses is only used for the transmission and differential. The hydraulic tank is
completely separate from the CVT. This isolates the oil in the system from the hydraulic
remotes, all but eliminating potential contamination from outside sources. This feature also
aids in cooling, resulting in long transmission
life, durability, and reliability.
Hydraulic Reservoir
Transmission Housing
& Reservoir
Simple Operation
Controlling the Dyna-VT® is simple. The three
function shuttle [1] can de-clutch, shuttle forward/reverse, or increase/decrease speed, all
using the left hand. The right-hand controller
[2] can be used to increase or decrease
speeds as needed. Simply push the lever in
the direction of travel to increase speed and
away from the direction of travel to decrease
speed. The multiple options for operators
make these transmissions suitable to all jobs.
1
2
Speed Ranges
The CVT has two ranges in which to operate.
The turtle (low) range provides speeds from 0
to 17 mph (0—28 kph). The rabbit (high) has
speeds from 0 to 25 mph (0—40 kph). If the
optional 31 mph transmission is selected, the
high range simply increases to 31 mph (50
kph). Range selection is accomplished by
pressing the orange button [A] on the side of
the transmission right-hand controller. These
ranges provide a speed for every task.
NOTE: When in draft or tillage applications,
the transmission should ALWAYS be operated in the turtle (low) range.
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Economy Road Speed
The Dyna-VT provides a feature that allows
the operator to save fuel during transport. The
tractor can operate at a speed of up to 31
mph (optional) at only 1,700 rpm, making
transport more economical. This reduces fuel
costs and operating cycle times. It also increases the life of the engine and decreases
the amount of maintenance.
Adjustable Cruise Speeds (SV1 and SV2)
The Dyna-VT has two adjustable cruise
speeds in each range, SV1 and SV2. Adjustable using two rolling dials, the cruise speeds
can be engaged when the engine is above
1,400 rpm by pressing the corresponding button on the right-hand armrest. Slowing for a
turn at the headland can be made easy. Simply program one speed for turn-around and
one speed for work. When approaching the
headland, press the button that corresponds
to the slower turn-around speed. Then, once
the turn is made, press the other button to activate the working speed setting.
Programmable Shuttle Speeds
Programmable shuttle speeds provide a convenience in operation. The operator views the
programmed shuttle speeds in the dash control center (DCC) screen, and the process of
programming is effortless and quick. Shuttle
speeds can be custom tailored to whatever
works best in that particular application, such
as loader work or silage packing.
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Shuttle, Pedal, SV Delay
1
When operating the Dyna-VT, the operator
has the capability to customize the intensity
by which the transmission speeds up or slows
down in certain applications. Referred to as
“delay,” the acceleration can be adjusted for
intensity during shuttle operation, pedal mode,
or SV engagement.
Shuttle Delay [1] denotes how quickly the
transmission will slow down to a stop and then
reverse direction during a shuttle. The higher
the setting, the more intense the speed
change during shuttle operation.
SV Delay [2] denotes how quickly the tractor
will achieve the preprogrammed ground
speed when an SV button is pressed. The
higher the delay setting, the quicker the transmission will adjust to reach the programmed
speed.
Pedal Delay [3] denotes how quickly the tractor will accelerate or decelerate when the foot
pedal is pressed and released in foot pedal
mode. In a high delay setting, the transmission will quickly slow the tractor down when
the pedal is released. In a low delay setting,
the tractor will be allowed to coast as it decelerates.
Turbo Clutch
The turbo clutch function allows the operator
to stop the tractor (with the engine BELOW
1,250 rpm) using only the brakes. Using the
clutch is not required. This feature provides
precise control during loader work or when
attaching an implement.
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Foot Pedal Mode
The foot pedal mode was designed to make
delicate work trouble-free. When engaged, the
tractor operates much like a car. When the
pedal is pressed, the tractor responds by
increasing the engine and ground speed. Foot
pedal mode can be adjusted for a maximum
engine speed and maximum ground speed
when the foot pedal is fully pressed. When
foot pedal mode is engaged, simply rolling the
SV1 dial adjusts the maximum engine speed.
Rolling the SV2 dial adjusts the maximum
ground speed.
Forager Mode is most beneficial for PTO
applications. When engaged, the engine can
be set to a specific rpm value. The foot pedal
is then used to control the speed of the tractor. PTO driven implements maintain the
proper rpm, and the operator can vary the
ground speed of the tractor according to conditions.
Engine Supervisor
The engine supervisor allows an operator to
set the percentage of engine rpm loss allowed
under heavy loads before the transmission
adjusts to maintain the engine speed. This
would be similar to downshifting in a powershift tractor, yet there is no power loss to the
ground with a CVT because there is no actual
shift. Engine supervisor features two modes:
PTO and transport. Transport mode is the default mode and is active until the PTO is engaged. Engaging the tractor PTO automatically engages the PTO mode. Each mode can
be set independently from the other and is adjusted using the dot matrix.
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Engine Supervisor—Transport Operation
When the engine supervisor is set for transport operations—PTO is off and supervisor
value is high—the transmission will allow the
engine to lug way down and access the engine’s high torque reserves. Engine speed is
not important during transport operations, so
the transmission sacrifices engine speed to
maintain ground speed. If the engine’s rpm
drops too far, the transmission will adjust to
maintain power. Adjusting the engine supervisor to match the operation at hand (transport)
improves the overall productivity of the tractor.
Engine Supervisor—PTO Operation
When the engine supervisor is set for PTO
operations—PTO is on and supervisor value
is low—the transmission will always prioritize
the engine speed and, therefore, PTO speed.
Engine speed is critical to PTO implement operations, so the transmission sacrifices
ground speed to maintain engine speed. If the
transmission detects a drop in engine speed,
it will automatically reduce ground speed to
maintain engine speed. Adjusting the engine
supervisor to match the operation at hand
(PTO work) improves the overall productivity
of the tractor.
Optional 31 mph (50 kph) Transmission
The optional 31 mph Dyna-VT adds to an already powerful package. The ability to transport the tractor and implements is
increased by 28 percent more than the standard
speed of 26 mph, allowing for more time to
work in the field or perform other tasks. The
Quadlink™ suspended front axle is required
with the 31 mph option.
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FRAME AND AXLES
The 8600 Series tractors feature a tested, proven design on their rear differential, brakes, and
final drives. The rear and front differential locks can be electro-hydraulically engaged with the
use of a rocker switch located on the right console, which ensures proper, smooth
engagement.
Inboard rear planetary final drives are coupled with the rear differential system. The final drives
operate in heavy gear oil to ensure proper lubrication, reduce heat, and provide long wear life.
An entirely new chassis structure incorporates a new cast front axle support, which also holds
the engine and mounts through a mounting plate directly on the transmission. This immensely
strong structure enables the tractor to easily handle heavy draft and ballast loads required to
operate large implements in all conditions.
The tractors have smooth, progressive braking supplied by wet rear disc brakes. The discs
have been increased to 10 inches to provide maximum stopping power. This system consists
of ring pistons, brake discs, and steel backing plates. In addition, the brake discs are immersed
in hydraulic oil to keep the discs lubricated and cool.
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Front Cast Frame/Rails
The heavy duty chassis rails hold the engine
and front axle. This mounts directly to the
adapter plate, which in turn mounts directly to
the spacer and transmission. When a front
linkage is fitted, it mounts directly onto the front
of the chassis rails. This integrated design
provides exceptional strength and rigidity to
take the immense loads that are generated on
a tractor of this size.
Center Casting
The mounting plate and spacer has been
redesigned to increase the overall strength of
the tractor. It has also been designed to
accommodate a larger engine and the heavy
duty ML260/HA260 gearbox. Both these
features combine to increase the overall
strength of the tractor in a clean seamless
design.
Factory Loader Mounts
Factory Loader Mounts provide a clean
installation. The addition of couplers for the
loader means that extra lines do not have to be
run for the loader. The factory loader mounts
provide an easy and integrated design to make
hooking up a loader as effortless as possible.
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Rear Axle
The bar axle is a large diameter axle that is
available in long and short configurations. This
size axle provides wider rear wheel tread width
adjustments, and also provides extra space for
dual wheel applications. Furthermore, the
added strength of the larger axle provides
improved adaptability for high torque field
requirements.
Separate Reduction Units
The rear axle reduction units are an inboard
style. The units also use gear oil for lubrication,
which is separate from the transmission/
differential, hydraulics, and each side. Using
heavier oil provides greater lubrication,
superior cooling, and great load capacities.
Also, having the fluid separate from the tractor
components virtually eliminates the chance for
cross contamination and premature failure.
Heavy Duty Trumpet Assembly
The trumpet assembly now has more bolts
holding it in place, allowing it take heavier
loads under more stress. This helps increase
the overall strength of the tractor, as well as
overall load and stress that the tractor can be
put under.
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Differential Lock
The differential locks are controlled by a rocker
switch located on the right-hand console. This
switch provides quick, convenient access for
the operator to engage and disengage the
differential locks as needed.
Wet Rear Disc Brakes
Wet rear disc brakes provide smooth,
progressive, fade-free braking. The wet system
keeps the discs cool during operation, which
maintains constant braking power and reduces
fade. It also reduces wear to provide a long
service life and decreased maintenance.
Park Lock
The park lock is operated by a simple slide
switch located on the shuttle lever. It engages
a solenoid located on the transmission
housing. The switch also locks the shuttle lever
in place. The simple design and location
makes it easy and convenient to use.
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Hydraulic Trailer Brakes
The hydraulic trailers brakes work with the
main service brakes to offer more stopping
power when towing heavy loads, such as large
grain carts or liquid tanks. The trailer brake
coupler is located at the rear of the tractor and
provides hydraulic oil to the implement brakes
when pressure is applied to the tractor brake
pedal, providing oil pressure from 0 to 140 bar.
Pneumatic Trailer Brakes
The pneumatic trailer brakes work with the
main service brakes to offer more stopping
power for a pulled trailer or implement.,
providing air pressure from 6.5 to 8 bar.
Powered Front Axle
The Powered Front Axle (PFA) is matched for
the horsepower and chassis size of each
tractor model. A single piece of cast-iron
makes up the center housing, with heavy
outboard planetary housings for high load
carrying capacities. A maximum front wheel
turn angle of 55 degrees and an axle oscillation
of +/- 11 degrees maintains positive tire to
ground contact. The front axle drive engages
on-the-go as needed by use of a rocker switch
on the right-hand console.
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Powered Front Axle (PFA) Activation
A rocker switch allows the PFA to be engaged
and disengaged electro-hydraulically. The
switch ensures a proper, smooth engagement
without damage to drive train components.
The powered front axle can be engaged onthe-go without stopping or loosing momentum
in the field.
Automatic 4-wheel Braking
When both brake pedals are pressed
simultaneously, the powered front axle clutch
will engage, having a four wheel braking effect.
This effectively ties all four wheels together for
greater braking. This feature increases
operator safety when towing heavy loads.
Single Pin Frame Mount
The feature provides a single mounting point
for the front axle. In addition to allowing a full
range of motion, the single mount reduces
maintenance time by having a single service
point.
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Shielded Center Line Drive
The shielded center line drive allows for a
reduction in the total number of universal joints
in the drive system. This reduces maintenance
time and potential wear points.
55 Degree Steering Angle
A 55 degree steering angle allows the tractor to
maintain a tight turning radius. This wide
turning angle also allows the tractor greater
maneuverability in tight spaces.
Larger Steering Cylinder and Pump
The large steering cylinder, along with the
large pump, means that steering has been
significantly improved, making it easier to steer
and turn when equipped with front duals.
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Large Final Drive
The large final drive means that the tractor can
pull longer and harder without worry. It ensures
a long wear life, keeping the tractor working
hard.
Front Axle Suspension
The available front suspension system allows
the tractor to keep the front tires in constant
contact with the ground. This eliminates excess
slippage and reduces tire wear and damage to
the front drive train. Additional benefits include
more responsive steering, smoother ride at
high speeds, and reduced load shocks. Front
axle suspension is required for 31 mph (50
kph) configurations.
Front Axle Suspension On/Off Switch
A convenient rocker switch allows the front
suspension to be disengaged for certain
operations, including heavy loader work and
grading. In the off position, the hydraulic
suspension ram lowers the system until it rests
on the axle. The entire axle will still maintain
the full range of oscillation. This feature allows
tractors equipped with the front suspension
system to be used in the most demanding of
applications.
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Front Axle Suspension Dial
With the front axle suspension dial, the
operator can set the precise level of
dampening that is needed for any condition.
This, along with the front axle suspension on/
off switch and the cab suspension, give the
operator complete control over the ride comfort
of the tractor.
Pivoting Front Fenders
The available pivoting front fenders deflect
debris coming from the front tires and reduce
the chances of the material coming in contact
with the tractor cab or impacting other traffic
during transport. It is recommended that the
fenders be the same width or wider than the
front tires.
SpeedSteer
SpeedSteer enables the operator to adjust the
steering ratio, providing more or less turns of
the steering wheel for the same angle of turn
of the wheels. The system can easily be
turned on and off with the use of a rocker
switch. As an added safety feature, the
SpeedSteer automatically turns off and reverts back to default when the tractor exceeds
12 mph.
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SpeedSteer Dial
This is the potentiometer for the SpeedSteer
feature. It allows the operator to set the number of steering wheel turns for the same angle
of turn of the wheels when the SpeedSteer is
turned on. This allows the operator to turn
more quickly and easily in the headland.
AUTO-GUIDE²
AUTO-GUIDE² uses GPS to steer the tractor
while engaged. It only requires that the
operator turn at the headlands. Machine
steering makes straighter lines and reduces
skips and overlaps. Operators can work longer
hours with less stress and less fatigue in low
visibility situations with consistent results.
When all these benefits are taken into account,
it is easy to see the reduced input costs
associated with having AUTO-GUIDE²
equipped.
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3-POINT HITCH / PTO / DRAWBAR
The Massey Ferguson 8600 Series tractor features a 3-point hitch design, which has more
heavy duty features than previous models. The 8600 Series use larger lift cylinders to add
greater lift capacities for those heavy mounted implements. A stronger cross shaft adds more
stability to the rear end. New for the 8600 Series is the addition of a factory installed hydraulic top link to make mounting and adjusting implements less stressful. All three point hitch adjustments are made using an electronic lift control (ELC) system.
An independent PTO comes standard with two shaft sizes, in 1000 and 1000E rpm configurations. The shafts are a dry type and are easy to interchange. A front mounted 1000 rpm PTO
and front linkage are available as factory installed options. Controls are conveniently located
in the cab as well as an external fender mounted PTO stop switch.
A swinging drawbar is standard on all 8600 Series tractors. The drawbar has three positions
for length and a time saving quick drop pin.
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3-Point Hitch Switch
The lift/lower switch for the hitch is located toward the middle of the armrest. The switch
has three positions—lift, lower, and neutral—
and must be cycled each time the tractor is
started for the hitch to become active. Its central location makes it easy to find whenever
the hitch is needed.
Hitch Position Control
The position control is located on the right
side of the armrest. The dial can simply be
turned to the desired depth of the 3-point
hitch.
Large Lift Cylinders
The lift capacity has been largely increased
due to the addition of larger lift cylinders on
the rear end. The diameter of the cylinders
has been increased along with the stroke of
each cylinder. These improvements to the 3point hitch system will prove beneficial for any
implement.
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Adjustable Lift Arms
The lift arms for the 3-point hitch are easily
adjustable with built-in handles. Grease points
are part of the arm for a long service life. A
short version of the lift arm is available from
parts if greater lift height is required. This
large robust design is sure to fulfill any lifting
requirements.
Lower Link Ends
Heavy duty fixed ball end link arms are
equipped on the 8600 Series machine. The
category 3 ball end fits the majority of 3-point
mounted implements in North America. If
needed, category 3 quick hitches are easily
installed as well.
Hydraulic Top Link
A hydraulic top link is a new feature for the
8600 Series tractors. Controlled from inside
the cab, the hydraulic top link assists in attaching implements as well as adjusting the
angle or height of your tool while the tractor is
in motion.
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Cross Shaft
A larger reinforced cross shaft has been implemented in the rear end of the 8600 Series
tractor. This heavy duty cross shaft secures
and stabilizes the rear end while the larger lift
cylinders are raising mounted implements.
Sway Blocks
The 3-point hitch uses adjustable sway blocks
for stabilization. There are multiple positions
and orientations to choose for most applications. This design requires less adjustment
and is stronger then other screw type stabilizers.
Quick Hitch
Factory and field installed category 3 quick
hitches are available on the 8600 Series. This
quick hitch design enables quick and easy implement mounting.
External 3-Point Controls
All units come equipped with external lift controls fitted to the rear, outside portion of each
fender. For safety, the lift/lower switch inside
the cab must be in the neutral, or lower position. Operators can stand clear of the hitch
and tires under most tire/wheel configurations.
Convenience and safety were the two main
goals when designing these controls on the
tractor.
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Electronic Lift Controls
The ELC enables the operator to have complete control over the numerous functions of
the 3-point hitch. Integrated inside this new
ELC design is draft sensing, lift height, lowering speed, automatic mode, transport lock,
and active transport control. Each adjustment
is made using the user-friendly dial controls.
The control dials are enclosed by a convenient spring controlled lid, hiding the controls
when the 3-point hitch is not being uses.
ELC Functions
The ELC dials contain many functions that operators will appreciate, including hitch response (draft sensing) controls [A], which control the amount of response the tractor has to
changing conditions when the hitch is lowered. Lift height limit controls [B] determine
where the hitch stops when lifted. Rate of
drop controls [C] determine how fast the hitch
lowers.
The direction indicator simply indicates the
direction that the hitch is moving. The error
indicator flashes if there is some type of malfunction. When the tractor is first started, the
light remains on until the 3-point control is cycled. This is a safety feature that prevents accidental lowering of the hitch.
Active transport control uses the lift cylinders
to buffer the shock associated with the transport of large, heavy, hitch mounted implements. This feature is only active when the
hitch control switch is in the raise position.
Automatic mode is a new feature to the ELC
controls. In automatic mode, the 3-point hitch
automatically raises or lowers based on the
activation of something else. For example, if
the operator engages the 4WD, the 3-point
hitch will automatically lower.
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Slip Control
The operator has the ability to set a maximum
wheel slip before the 3-point mounted tool is
raised out of the ground. Wheel slip is set as a
percentage inside the Control Center Display.
Once the wheel slip, which is measured by a
radar mounted under the machine, exceeds
the percentage set by the operator, the hitch
raises automatically. Once the wheel slip falls
below the set percentage, the hitch is lowered
to its previous position.
Front 3-Point Linkage
The integrated front linkage is controlled by
the hydraulic valve controls inside the cab.
The new front linkage design is built to distribute the load it incurs through the frame of the
tractor. The double acting lift cylinders can accommodate implements reaching up to
11,000 pounds. A hydraulic dampener is standard on the machine if the tractor is not
equipped with a suspended front axle. The
hydraulic dampener absorbs any shock load
incurred on the front mounted implement or
linkage during transport.
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Front Linkage Suspension
The front linkage benefits from the active suspension function when the linkage is in the
transport position. To engage it, press the button and a red indicator light turns on. To disengage, simply press the button again.
Front Linkage SA / DA
When activated, the front linkage has the ability to either be single acting (SA) or double
acting (DA). To select double acting, press the
button and a red indicator light turns on. To go
back to single acting, press the button again
and the indicator light turns off.
Stowed Position
When the front linkage is not needed, it can
be put into a stowed position. A third hydraulic
cylinder pulls the link arms close to the front
bonnet and free from any obstructions.
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Power Take Off
Independent Power Take Off (PTO) is standard equipment on the 8600 Series tractors. The
PTO is driven by a live shaft from the engine. A wet, multi-disc clutch engages and disengages
the PTO output shaft. A safety switch is designed into the engagement system to prevent the
engine from being started if the PTO is in the engaged position. Additionally, the 8600 Series
tractors feature a convenient PTO cut-off switch on the outside of the tractor. This enables the
operator quick access to disengage the PTO from the ground.
All 8600 Series tractors feature 1000 rpm PTO for the rear PTO. An economy 1000 rpm speed
is optional on the 8600 Series. If the tractor is equipped with a front PTO, the operator will
enjoy the convenience of a 1000 rpm PTO shaft rotation. A digital display of the PTO speed is
provided in the dash mounted instrument panel.
All 8600 Series tractors feature a bolt-on access flange that replaces the spring retainer clip.
This provides greater strength during use under high loads.
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PTO Activation
The front and rear PTOs each have a twostage rocker switch on the right-hand armrest.
To activate the PTO, press down on the yellow button and the rock the switch into the on
position.
PTO Speed Selection Buttons
To engage the PTO, first select the 1000E, or
1000 rpm speed using the corresponding button. The “N” button disengages the PTO if it is
activated.
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Front PTO
A front mounted PTO system is available as a
factory installed option on the 8600 Series.
This 1000 rpm PTO system rotates in a clockwise rotation based on the NA standard. The
PTO design makes replacing the shaft simple
and effortless. A convenient external PTO disengagement switch is mounted near the front
of the machine.
1000 RPM Economy PTO
The 8600 Series can be equipped with an
optional 1000E/1000 rpm PTO. When
operating equipment that does not require
maximum horsepower, economy PTO allows
the engine speed to be reduced 23 percent,
from 2000 rpm to 1550 rpm, yet maintain full
1000 PTO shaft speed. Slower engine speeds
reduce fuel usage, noise, and vibration.
Supplied PTO Shafts
One PTO shaft comes with each tractor from
the factory.
21 Spline, 1000 rpm, 1 3/8” Shaft
20 Spline, 1000 rpm, 1 3/4” Shaft
To change the shaft, remove six hex nuts on
the rear of the tractor and remove the shaft. No
oil is lost.
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Digital PTO Speed Display
This display provides precise control of PTO
driven implements. It allows the operator a
quick reference point for exact front and rear
PTO speeds. It also eliminates guess work
associated with matching PTO speeds to
engine rpm. Finally, this increases equipment
accuracy and productivity.
External PTO Disengage Switch
Two exterior switches, one for front PTO and
the other for the rear PTO, provide safe, quick
access to disengage the PTO clutch without
climbing back in the cab. The PTO can only be
engaged from the operator cab.
Drawbar with Clevis
The drawbar on the 8600 Series features a durable clevis design. A hitch pin is included in
the toolbox. The hitch also includes a hanger
strap for attaching safety chains. A patented
quick hitch design also enables the pin to automatically drop during hook-up.
Three drawbar options are available: category
3, category 3 Heavy Duty, and category 4.
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HYDRAULICS
The 8600 Series tractors have a 46 gpm (175 L) hydraulic system. The tractor has a closed
center system and may be fitted with a maximum of six spool valves. It can be fitted with up to
six pairs of couplers at the rear and two pairs of couplers at the front. In this case, the spool
valves 1 and 2 are used for the rear couplers and the respective front couplers 1 and 2. Using
the selector button inside the cab, the operator can choose which set to operate.
To control the valves, a joystick located on the armrest controls the first two remotes. Fingertip
controls, also located on the armrest, are then used for the remaining remotes.
Power Beyond with load sensing is also available on these tractors. This gives the operator the
ability to provide hydraulic oil and power to other valves.
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Closed Center System
The closed center hydraulic system uses a
variable displacement pump and load sensing. The flow from this type of pump matches
precisely the demand for hydraulic flow and
pressure. This means that a large capacity
pump can be fitted so it only works when it is
required, minimizing power and fuel consumption. The load sensing system senses when
additional flow is required and regulates the
pump output to ensure that precisely the correct flow is provided in milliseconds.
Electronic Valves
Electronic spool valves can be specified in addition to mechanical spool valves. When the
tractor is ordered with Dual Control and/or
Trailed Implement Control (TIC), an electronic
spool valve is fitted. The advantage is that the
movement is directly proportional to a given
amount of movement of the lever and therefore allows for greater accuracy
Front Hydraulic Remotes
Two sets of front hydraulic remotes are available. They are controlled by the hydraulic
valve controls. The front location makes it
easy to connect any front end implements,
adding versatility to the tractor.
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Hydraulic Couplers
The tractor can be equipped with up to six
rear couplers. The new design integrates the
couplers into the design of the tractor for a
clean, finished look. The couplers are fitted
with oil recovery units, which are located on
the rear right-hand and rear left-hand trumpet
housings, to prevent spillage.
Pressure Relief Levers
A decompression lever is fitted to all of the
hydraulic couplers, making it easy to disconnect the implement. To decompress the couplers, turn the lever.
Power Beyond
The available power beyond is equipped with
three ports: pressure [A], return [B], and load
sensing [C]. These additional ports allow the
operator to supply the tractor’s hydraulic flow
and power to additional valves or other jobs.
This feature is most valuable for operations
that have multiple uses for tractors throughout
the year.
A
B
C
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Hydraulic Priority
The priority of hydraulic flow is adjusted and
set as a percent basis using the appropriate
DCC screen. Hydraulic flow can be set so that
100% of flow is diverted to the 3-point hitch
first and then to the hydraulic valves, or vice
versa.
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ELECTRICAL
These tractors are equipped with a powerful electrical package capable of powering multiple
monitors, lighting packages, and features while maintaining normal tractor functions.
Serpentine belt-powered alternators charge the two batteries while simultaneously providing
power to other tractor components. The entire electrical system is engineered to be a perfect
match for the tractor and to give the operator different lighting options, more electrical outlets,
and lasting reliability.
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Batteries
Two 12V-105A/h batteries are incorporated on
the right side of the tractor. The batteries have
been positioned in an open area below the
exhaust stack, providing easy access for routine maintenance. A shield protects the batteries from dirt and debris during operation. Removal of the shield requires no tools. The
shield can also be locked to secure the batteries.
Alternator(s)
Twin 14V belt driven alternators are equipped
on the tractor. The alternators supply more
than enough power to operate all the lighting,
air conditioning, and electrical features.
Starter
A 12V, 5.6 hp starter is equipped on the tractor. This powerful starter starts the tractor
quickly and reliably each time.
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Main Power Disconnect
The main power is automatically disconnected
when the tractor is turned off. This feature
gives the operator the ability to store the tractor without having to manually disconnect anything, while at the same time keeping the battery from draining.
7-Pin Trailer Plug
A 7-pin trailer plug is incorporated into the
rear of the tractor. The plug supplies power for
lights on towed or mounted implements. A
spring clip loaded cap covers the plug when
not in use.
Driving Lights
Automotive style driving lights are located at
the bottom of the front grill of the tractor.
These lights operate when the headlight
switch is turned on. They do not have the intensity of the work lights and prevent oncoming traffic from being blinded at night, while
providing superior lighting.
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Extremity Lighting
Extremity lighting is equipped on tractors with
long bar axles. This break-away style light
warns other drivers of the width of the tractor
and prevents damage to the arm or fender in
case of striking an object. These lights can be
folded in for single tire operation if needed.
Flashing Beacon
Two rotating beacons can be installed on the
tractor, one on either side of the roof. The
bright rotating beacon provides great visibility
for large jobs and construction sites.
Lighting Touchpad
The exterior lighting touchpad is a tractor
schematic surrounded with buttons and indicator lights. As the operator selects lighting
combinations, the indicator lights illuminate.
This allows the operator to quickly identify
which external lights have been illuminated
and provides an easy way to turn them off and
on.
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Standard Work Lights
The standard work light package includes two
side-facing halogen flood lamps incorporated
into the hood-mounted front light assemblies.
Additionally, two forward facing halogen flood
lamps are located at the beltline of the tractor
near the forward base of the tractor cab, as
well as four in the roof. Six more halogen
flood lights face rearward for monitoring the
work being done behind the tractor-four in the
roof line and two on the rear fenders. The
work lights provide ample light for working in
low light conditions or at night, with the adjustability of the lights allowing the operator to focus the light where needed.
Xenon Work Lights
The available Xenon lighting package replaces the standard work lights with Xenon
lights. The package provides up to 30 percent
greater visibility by not only providing more
light on the work area, but also producing a
more pure white light, which is easier on the
eyes than the standard package.
12V outlets
A 12V cigarette-type power socket and a standard 3 spade 12V power socket are located
on the right side B-post. Also, there is a 3
spade 12V power socket located on the bottom of the right fender. These sockets can
power monitors, chargers, and a variety of
other equipment.
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ISOBUS Cab Outlets
There are two ISOBUS outlets located in the
cab. One is located on the right-hand B-post,
and the other is located on the bottom of the
right-hand fender. These plugs make it easy
to plug into the tractor for any diagnostic work.
Also, they offer the ability to easily add another monitor. An example, would be mounting a GTA dedicated monitor.
Fuse Box
A conveniently located fuse box and quick release cover provide quick access to the interior fuse panel. The interior fuse panel is located behind the console controls on the right
side of the operator.
Radar
If equipped, the radar connects directly to the
tractor CAN BUS system and allows the tractor to read true ground speed. This is useful
in determining wheel slip. The tractor radar
can also be used by implements to determine
true ground speed for operations such as
planting, drilling, and spraying.
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Trailed Implement Control (TIC)
The TIC port is for connecting pull-type implements equipped with TIC. TIC allows the tractor to raise the tool in small increments when
the maximum wheel slip is exceeded. This allows the operator to save fuel by reducing
wheel slip.
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CONTROL CENTER DISPLAY
The new Control Center Display was designed with the user in mind. This industry leading
display features easy to use soft keys down both sides of the screen as well as a rotary encoder for reliable and easy operation of the terminal. Users can quickly and easily adjust tractor and implement settings through simple menus using intuitive icons. The 7.5-inch color
LCD display is crisp and easy to read with adjustable brightness for comfortable operation in
either day or night light conditions. The display is capable of showing key tractor information
as well as two ISOBUS-compliant implements, such as a White Planter and AUTO-GUIDE2 at
the same time. This allows the operator to monitor tractor performance, planter operation, and
the guidance system simultaneously without having to toggle from one screen to another. The
Control Center Display also can log data to an SD card or USB memory stick through the
Task Controller application. Task Controller records a multitude of data including engine rpm,
wheel slip, and fuel consumption; if the tractor is equipped with a GPS receiver, all the data
will also be geo-referenced for enhanced analysis and record keeping through farm management software on a PC.
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Work Screen
The work screen is designed to allow the operator easy viewing of up to three functions of
the terminal.
Transmission Settings
The transmission settings screens allows the
operator the versatility of changing the transmission settings dependent on their work or
comfort preferences. Shuttle intensity, SV,
and pedal responsiveness, as well as road
and PTO supervisor settings, may be managed from one screen.
Dynamic Tractor Management
DTM is a new feature for the 8600 Series tractors. With DTM, the operator can select minimum and maximum engine rpm speeds, and
set the work trigger to turn DTM on and off.
Using DTM provides the most efficient and
economic operation of the tractor.
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Pointes
The pointes function allows for odd shaped
fields to be edited and saved to provide accurate and convenient information to the operator.
Memory Instant
The memory instant function provides instant
economy and performance information. Total
acres, gallons of fuel, and miles are calculated
as well as instant acres/hour, gallons/hour,
and gallons/acre.
Memory Average
Similar to the memory instant function, the average function calculates overall averages of
total acres, gallons, and hours while also
tracking average acres/hour, gallons/hour,
and gallons/acre.
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Efficiency
The efficiency function allows the operator the
ability to input the cost of labor and fuel. Then
it provides accurate calculations based on
those input costs of fuel/acre, acres/hour, total
cost of fuel and labor.
Headland Management
The headland management screen can be
used to set up a series of operations that are
typically associated with entering, exiting, or
turning at the headlands of a field. Up to six
sequences can be stored in the terminal at
any one time, or they can be stored on a
home computer and uploaded via SD card as
needed. Once a sequence is created and active, all the operator has to do is press and
hold the headland button to activate the sequence. A beep sounds at the completion of
the sequence. Pressing and releasing the button advances only one step in the sequence.
This button is conveniently located on the
right-hand armrest.
Valves
Each hydraulic valve may be controlled individually. Time and flow control may be set for
each specific valve. Time can be set for constant flow or up to 60 seconds. Float can be
active or locked out. The flow for each valve
can be varied between 0% and 100% for each
direction (+ or -).
Note: If all valves are set at 100% each valve
will only receive a portion of the 46 gpm produced by the tractor if all valves are operated
at once.
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Hitch
Settings for the 3-point hitch are maintained in
the terminal. The operator may set hydraulic
flow priority between the hitch and valves, as
well as maximum percentage wheel slip.
Dual Control
Dual control allows operators to raise and
lower front and rear implements at the same
point in the field automatically.
Trailed implement control (TIC) is also incorporated into the dual control screen.
Settings
CCD settings can be customized to the operator’s preference. The operator can set sound
and brightness levels, units of measure, language, decimal display, and date and time.
The operator can also set the display to view
one or two ISOBUS implements.
Data Logging
The CCD allows users to save important data
two ways: USB thumb drive or SD card. Users
are able to save implement widths for specific
jobs, as well as instant and average memory
data.
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OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
The Panorama cab is an entirely new design with four posts. The design brings the highest
level of comfort and technology. With this design, the total interior cab space is increased by
28 percent over previous models. Combined with a number of innovative and advanced
features, such as the 4-point cab suspension, Control Center ergonomics, Armrest, and
Control Center Display (CCD), the new cab provides an exceptional environment in which to
operate the tractor. The cab provides industry leading levels of noise reduction, visibility,
space, and access.
The four post construction provides excellent visibility in all directions, with a single wide door
and unobstructed flat floor providing excellent access. The width of the cab enables the
provision of a wide armrest in conjunction with a wide angle of swivel. The rear window is
curved for an excellent three quarter and rear view.
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Front Console and Instrument Panel
The front console and dash feature a comprehensive range of gauges and warning lights.
These gauges give the operator immediate, detailed information on tractor performance and
operating conditions. The instrument panel features an analog gauge for engine rpm and digital gauges for coolant temperature, fuel level, oil pressure, and urea level, if equipped. A digital readout allows the operator to toggle between PTO speed, forward speed, engine rpm,
and engine hours. A panel of warning and indicator lights is positioned across the top of the
instrument panel. Transmission controls, turn signal controls, and windshield wiper/washer
controls are located on either side of the steering wheel.
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Cab Structure
The new cab structure is a four post Roll Over
Protective Structure (ROPS) certified cab. It
features many deluxe accommodations including heater, air conditioning, front windshield wiper/washer, front sun visor, a cold
storage box, and floor vents. These features
provide the operator with an exceptionally
comfortable cab for long days in the field.
Sound Level
With the new cab design, the noise level
within the cab has been reduced to an industry leading 71dB(A), making operation exceptionally quiet even when the tractor is working
extremely hard. This reduces fatigue and
keeps the operator more alert throughout the
day.
Passive Cab Suspension (OptiRide)
There are four hydraulic dampers at each corner of the cab that mount to the chassis of the
tractor. Each hydraulic damper has an accumulator that provides the suspension. Two
sensors provide information to ensure that the
cab is set up at an even level, relative to the
tractor frame. At the rear, lateral movement is
controlled by a torsion bar between the two
rear mounting points. This suspension makes
it easier on the operator when working on
rough terrain, ultimately reducing operator fatigue after a long day.
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Active Cab Suspension (OptiRide Plus)
Leveling sensor
CAN
The active suspension allows the operator to
set the level of dampening desired. This is
done by a potentiometer in the cab. It is also
possible to switch the system off if desired.
The system automatically adjusts the dampening of the cab suspension depending on a
variety of information sources. There are leveling sensors, two at the front and two at the
rear of the cab, which give instantaneous rolling and pitching information. This information
is processed by a central cab suspension control box, which then adjusts the dampening in
each individual damper. This dynamic suspension provides an additional 25 percent improvement over the passive cab suspension,
and gives the operator complete control, allowing the suspension to be tuned to the task
at hand.
Adjustable Steps
The steps are adjustable. By removing a couple of bolts, the steps can be moved from a
ladder position to a stair position. This allows
the operator to move the steps out to make it
an easier ascent into the cab, yet still move
them in if there are any clearance issues.
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Dash Control Center (DCC)
The DCC display is located on the bottom lefthand side of the dash. Simple touchpad controls for the DCC display are located to the
right of the steering wheel. The touchpad allows the operator to scroll through the various
screens and adjust the hydraulic functions,
take off speed, and SV1 and SV2 ground
speeds. The display provides an easy and
convenient way for the operator to make simple adjustments for different tractor functions.
Cab Roof
The cab roof features easy to reach HVAC
controls, radio access, air re-circulation, and
an available cab roof hatch. The new cab design offers increased headroom and visibility.
Also, it is designed to follow the form of other
Massey Ferguson products, creating a family
look for greater customer recognition.
Falling Object Protective Structure (FOPS)
For forestry work and other work that puts the
tractor and operator at a greater risk for falling
objects, such as branches and rocks, a Falling
Object Protective Structure (FOPS) is available. The FOPS not only increases the operator’s safety inside the cab, it also provides
peace of mind.
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Steering Column
A lever to the right side of the steering column
allows the operator to adjust the position of
the steering wheel. By pushing the lever
down, the operator can change the tilt of the
wheel. Pulling the lever up allows adjustment
of the telescoping position of the steering
wheel. This allows the operator to make adjustments to optimize comfort.
Turn Signal Lever
The turn signal incorporates not only the turn
signal controls, but also allows the operator to
adjust the front windshield wiper/washer and
operate the horn. The driving light control is
also located on the turn signal lever. The location and function of the turn signal lever
makes it easy for operators to find and use,
due to its similarity to car controls.
Cell Phone Holder
An integrated cell phone holder is located on
the left side b-post, directly behind the instructor’s seat. This allows for a secure location for
the cell phone during tractor operation, without having to worry about losing or dropping
the cell phone.
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Standard Seat
The standard air-ride swivel seat features
eight-way adjustment controls, adjustable
armrest, headrest, and adjustable air suspension support. This provides a comfortable seat
for the operator, even on long days.
Deluxe Seat
The deluxe seat incorporates all the features
of the standard seat and more. The deluxe
seat features a 4-inch wider seat cushion,
greater adjustment options, air lumber and
seat support, and electric heat. It also has upgraded padding. The added features of the
deluxe seat allow the operator to adjust the
seat for his or her own personal comfort and
also for the work conditions at hand.
Evolution Seat
The Evolution seat incorporates all the features of the Deluxe seat and more, with
greater adjustment options, lateral suspension, and semi-active air suspension. It also
has upgraded padding and climate cushion to
provide a smoother, more comfortable ride.
The added features of the Evolution seat allow the operator to completely adjust the seat.
Instructor’s Seat
The instructor’s seat provides an extra wide
padded seat and a padded backrest to improve comfort. When the seat is not in use, it
can be folded to a storage position to move it
out of the way.
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Climate Controls
The climate controls offer fan speed selection,
air conditioning control, and a thermostat. Adjustments are simple and allow for a wide
range of ambient temperatures for operator
comfort.
Auto Climate Control
A digital thermostat adjustment is available for
the cab climate control system. The digital
readout allows the operator to select a specific temperature. The HVAC system can
automatically adjust the fan and temperature
controls to reach and maintain the desired
temperature. The thermostat is adjustable to
read within +/- 0.5 degrees. In addition, the
internal memory allows the system to remember your desired temperature at start-up. This
allows the operator to set a desired temperature and then not have to keep adjusting the
controls to keep the cab comfortable.
Floor Vents
Along with a number of different vents in the
roof [A], the tractor can be equipped with floor
vents [B] located beneath the instructor’s seat.
This provides positive air movement to the
floor area, increasing operator comfort during
even the most severe cold and hot weather
operations.
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Floor Heater
An additional heater can be added onto the
bottom of the right-hand A post. The heater
helps heat up the cab more quickly and maintain a warm temperature. Its low placement
maximizes the circulation of the warm air.
Storage Tray
A large storage tray is located under a convenient cover directly behind the instructor’s
seat. The tray provides ample storage for important field items with secure storage, even
over rough terrain.
Temperature Controlled Storage
This storage is located under the storage tray.
It is temperature controlled by the HVAC system. When the A/C is on, the storage will be
cooled; when the heater is on, it will be
warmed. This is great for keeping drinks cool
during hot weather and keeping drinks warm
during cold weather. The storage provides a
convenient place for the operator to keep
drinks without the extra bulk of a cooler.
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Accessory Outlets
Two accessory sockets are found on the right
side b-pillar. One outlet is a cigarette lighter,
while the other is a three-spade 12v socket.
There is also an on/off switch for the 12v
socket. An ISO 11786 socket is also in place.
The outlets let the operator use various electronic devices, including a charger for a cell
phone or a power cord for a laptop.
Pre-wired Audio System
The installation of a radio or music player is
easy with all the wiring, antenna, and speakers already being in place. The radio is not
included and must be purchased through
parts. See your parts marketing catalog for
available radio options.
Courtesy Light
The courtesy light automatically turns on
when the door is open and then dims when
the door is closed. This feature makes it easy
for the operator to get in and out of the tractor
in low light conditions. Also, it can be manually turned on if the operator needs to find
something in the cab in low light conditions.
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Right Armrest
The right-hand armrest contains some of the most commonly used controls. It is attached to
the air-ride seat so the operator does not have to reach. Items grouped on the armrest include
speed control, one-touch headland management, 3-point hitch lower/lift, depth control, remote
valve controls, cruise control, and PTO activation. With the commonly used controls being on
the armrest, the operator no longer has to keep reaching across to the right-hand console.
Also, it removes controls from behind the operator, increasing the overall ergonomics of the
cab. Operators will enjoy having the controls in an easy to use location.
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Engine/Hydraulics/SV Buttons
Preset Engine Speeds [A]
The operator can set two preset engine speeds. Engine speeds can be adjusted in increments of 10 rpm. This enables the operator to select a predetermined engine speed at the
push of a button. Both the DCC display and the Control Center Display show the operator
what the two presets are set to.
Hydraulic Activation [B]
When driving down the road, or in a position where hydraulic operation is not wanted, a hydraulic activation switch is located on the right-hand armrest. When the hydraulics are deactivated, all hydraulic remote valve functions and 3-point hitch functions become nonoperational. This is a safety feature that prevents an operator from accidentally operating hydraulic functions in dangerous conditions.
Front/Rear Spool Valve Selection [C]
This button allows the operator to divert hydraulic oil from the rear remotes to the front remotes. If equipped, when pressed, a diverter valve dictates which set of remotes to send
pressure to.
Cruise Speeds [D]
There are two adjustable cruise speeds. The cruise speeds can be engaged when the rpm is
above 1,400 by pressing the corresponding button.
D
B
C
A
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Right-Hand Console
The right-hand control console contains logically grouped tractor controls that are not included
in the armrest. Operators will find that the dials and switches are grouped according to function for ease of location and use. The ergonomic design creates a comfortable area, reducing
the amount of fatigue associated with repetitive functions.
The panel above can contain the on/off switch for hazard warning lights, main lights, front axle
engagement, differential lock, rear view mirror defrost, SpeedSteer, cab suspension, and front
axle activation. These are controls that may be needed as the conditions change, for example
day turning into night or going from the field to a road. Since these controls are not in constant
use, they are set to the side but still within easy reach of the operator.
Less frequently used controls are placed in an enclosure with a folding lid to prevent accidental operation, while still conveniently located to the right of the operator. The PTO speeds, 3Point Hitch settings, Cab and Front Axles Suspension settings, SpeedSteer Settings, and
front linkage settings can be found here. These are controls that are normally set at the beginning of the job. The enclosure ensures that they are not bumped or changed inadvertently.
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Control Center Display (CCD)
The CCD is an interactive display with a color
screen. It allows the operator to access different tractor information, as well as adjust many
of the tractor functions on the go. It uses a
large 7-inch color LCD display with 15 function push buttons and a rotary knob selector.
An operator can scroll through different
menus to select the various functions of the
tractor for monitoring or adjustment. Large
icons, colored images, and graphical data displays help the user recognize and understand
the information that is shown.
CCD Access Controls
Along with the push buttons and rotary knob
on the CCD the Access Controls allow for
navigation within easy reach of the operator. It
is conveniently located on the right-hand armrest. This allows the operator to navigate
through the CCD without having to reach forward.
Hand Throttle
The hand throttle allows the operator to vary
the engine speed and to maintain a constant
speed. To do this, simply push or pull the
lever to select a speed. The lever remains in
this position to maintain the selected engine
speed. Its location on the armrest places the
hand throttle within fingertip reach of the operator; no longer is it necessary to reach to
the right-hand console to control the throttle.
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T-Handle Control
Controlling the CVT transmission is simple.
The T-Handle Control can be used to increase
or decrease speeds as needed. The handle is
a common look among other models to increase control recognition. The convenient
location on the armrest puts it within easy access of the operator.
Joystick Hydraulic Control
The joystick is conveniently located on the
right-hand armrest. It controls two spool
valves, often used for loader lift/lower and tilt
controls. It is also capable of operating third
function if equipped.
Fingertip Hydraulic Controls
With the joystick and the fingertip spool valve
controls, up to six spool valves can be controlled. By pressing the button on the tip of the
controls, the operator can push the fingertip
controls all the way forward and into the float
position. Their location on the armrest gives
the operator easy access to the controls. Also,
fingertip controls mean that the operator can
more quickly switch among the valve controls.
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Mirror Defrost
The external mirror defrost increases operational efficiency by allowing quicker starts
without scraping ice off mirrors on cold mornings. In addition, mirror defrost eliminates frequent stops to clean mirrors while operating in
winter conditions.
Cab Suspension Switch
The cab suspension can be turned off and on
using a rocket switch located on the righthand console. Coupled with the cab suspension potentiometer, this gives the operator
complete control of the cab suspension.
Cab Suspension Dial
The cab suspension dial allows the operator
to determine the level of dampening. This,
coupled with the cab suspension rocker
switch, gives the operator complete control
over the cab suspension system.
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Electric Mirror Adjustment
With a design similar to most modern cars,
the operator can quickly adjust the external
mirrors. This saves valuable time when
changing implements or moving between field
and road operations. The mirror face features
four position adjustments. The telescoping action of the mirror is not electronically adjustable.
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SERVICEABILITY
The ease of access and convenience for routine tractor maintenance has been improved with
the introduction of the 8600 Series. A new single piece hood and easily removable side panels
expose the entire engine compartment and give the 8600 Series a congruent family look and
feel. The engine air filter has been relocated to the front, allowing operators unobstructed
access. The cooling package has been redesigned, which allows for easier cleaning of the
radiator, oil cooler, and air conditioning evaporator.
Access to daily service items, such as engine oil level check, engine oil fill, and fuel filter drain,
can be accomplished without removal of the side panels or raising the hood. Other service
points, such as transmission oil and hydraulic oil, can be easily accessed at the back or right
side of the tractor. Massey Ferguson 8600 Series tractors also feature ground level fueling.
Two external cab air filters located on each side of the cab roof feature an easy access hatch,
making removal for cleaning easier. The battery box has been incorporated into the right side
step and features easy battery service access, as well as a locking lid.
Finally, the incorporation of a weatherproof toolbox into the fuel tank allows the operator a
location to carry tools outside the tractor, complete with a lock to keep tools and parts secure.
Single Piece Hood
The simple design of the single piece hood
provides operators with fast access to service
areas. The raised hood provides access to
greasing points for the front axle, and inspection of the engine air filter, and the cooling
package and other service items. Even
greater access can be obtained by removing
the side panels.
Side Panels
Hood panels are easily removed by gently
pulling and lifting the away from them tractor.
The result is open and unobstructed access to
routine maintenance points.
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Engine Air Filter
The engine air filter has been relocated in
front of the cooling package and is easily accessed and serviced without any tools.
Fuel Filters
The engine uses two fuel filters located on the
cool side of the engine. This system allows
for longer filter life and reduced maintenance
costs.
Ground Level Fueling
The fuel tank can be filled from the left side of
the cab or entry step area while standing at
ground level. The fill neck on the tank is oversized to allow for proper tank venting and to
prevent back-splash.
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DEF Tank/Usage (if equipped)
If the unit is equipped with e3 technology, the
DEF fill tank will be located to the left of the
fuel tank fill. The DEF fill tank is designated by
a blue fill cap and may also be filled from
ground level. DEF is a liquid injection used to
treat exhaust gases to achieve Tier IIIb emissions requirements.
Hydraulic Oil Fill
The hydraulic oil fill has been relocated on the
8600 Series to the right side of the tractor.
The hydraulic oil fill is located under the locking battery box lid. This feature offers the operator convenience and security.
Engine Oil Fill
The engine oil fill is located on the left side of
the engine compartment. Remove the left side
panel to access the fill cap. The new location
makes service more convenient for the operator.
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CVT Oil Fill
Transmission oil fill is located at the rear of
the tractor. This location ensures separation
from hydraulic oil. This fill is also easily accessed from ground level.
Washer Fluid Fill
The windshield washer fluid reservoir is located on the right side of the cab steps and
can be easily accessed from ground level.
Folding Cooling Package
The folding cooling package provides quick
access for cleaning and allows greater access
to clean radiator obstructions.
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Cab Air Filter Access
A convenient hatch located on the left and
right side of the cab roof provides quick access to the cab air filters. This location provides access to the filter from outside the operator area and eliminates contamination of
the cab during removal.
Removable Toolbox
The plastic toolbox has been relocated and
molded into the fuel tank. The new removable
locking toolbox provides convenient, secure,
weatherproof storage for tools and field supplies.
Battery Box Access
An easily removable locking panel provides
quick access for battery maintenance.
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Fluid Level Checks
Checking fluid levels is an important part of
daily machine inspection and service. For operator convenience, the fluid level of vital machine parts has become easier.
Engine Oil:
The dipstick is located on the left side of the
engine compartment and can be accessed
from the ground without removing the left side
panel.
Hydraulic Oil:
The level of hydraulic oil is checked by viewing the digital gauge in the Dash Control Center screen.
CVT Oil:
Transmission oil can be checked by removing
fill cap and viewing the dipstick.
Engine Coolant:
Coolant level and quality can be checked by
viewing the expansion tank located inside the
engine compartment.
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TIRES AND BALLASTING
Massey Ferguson 8600 Series tractors offer many different tire configurations from the factory,
including singles and dual tires and wheels. Different tire sizes are also available to meet
today’s demanding markets. Agricultural tire construction is an exact science aimed at
transferring as much wheel torque to the ground as possible. The tire carcass must be built to
handle extreme conditions, both on and off road, and resist puncture and wear. The tread
design must lay out in a fashion that puts as many tread bars on the ground as possible to
provide traction and propel the tractor forward. Flexible side walls help cushion the ride over
uneven terrain as well as create a large footprint for increased traction. Radial tires provide an
improved ride and performance at any speed.
To have the tractor perform properly in the field, consideration must be given to the overall
weight and balance of the tractor. Properly ballasting the tractor ensures that as much
horsepower as possible is transferred through the tires to the ground for superior traction and
pulling performance. Various types of weights, from suitcase weights to wheel weights, allow a
customer to ballast the machine up to its maximum allowable weight. It is always
recommended to use cast weights over fluid ballasting. Using fluid greatly impedes the braking
power of the tractor due to is movement within the tires. Also, there is a greater chance of
corrosion to the wheel. Using cast weights maintains the overall integrity of the tractor because
both the tractor and the weights are specifically designed to work together.
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Michelin
Michelin provides a wide range of tire sizes to
meet almost any application. From narrow
row crop tires to high capacity flotation tires,
Michelin has the tires to meet any needs. The
taller R1W lug design on the Michelin tire provides continuous gripping power as the tire
wears. In addition, a greater sidewall flexing
zone allows the tire to put more tread on the
ground. This larger footprint increases flotation and provides greater traction. Finally,
Michelin tires are approved for use above 25
mph, even under full load.
Radial Design
All Michelin Ag tires are a radial design. The
advantages of a radial tire over a bias ply tire
is the ability to put a larger and more consistent footprint on the ground. Most bias ply
tires have an oval shape footprint, while radial
tires have a rectangular footprint.
Lug Depth
The tread type for a Michelin Agribib tire is
commonly referred to as R1-W. These tires
have a taller lug than the R1 tires. Michelin
has designed a sharp vertical lug for the Agribib. This allows the tire to maintain traction
even when the tire has only 30% of the tread
left. This translates to higher production over
a longer life than competitive tires.
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Tire Pressure
Michelin radial Ag tires are designed to be operated at air pressures lower than previous
tires. These lower pressures allow the footprint of the tire to lengthen, providing more
traction and less compaction. Often when a
Michelin tire is properly inflated, it may appear
low or flat. It is important to review the tire’s
inflation chart from Michelin to determine the
proper air pressure.
Belly Weights
Using belly weights on the tractor increases
traction by putting more weight on the front
wheels. It also helps bring the center of gravity forward. There are two belly weights available: a 794lb weight for use in conjunction
with the front linkage and a 1,874lb weight
that can be used when the front linkage is not
equipped.
Suitcase Weights
To increase the overall weight of the tractor, a
front weight bracket and suitcase weights can
be installed on the nose of the tractor. Each
suitcase weight weighs 121 lbs, and up to 24
weights can be secured on to the weight
bracket. Suitcase weights provide ballast, and
because of their far forward location on the
tractor, the suitcase weights also help to move
the center of gravity forward, improving balance.
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Wheel Weights
A 551lb weight is available, with a 77lb adaptor for steel wheels. Each wheel weight bolts
to the inside or outside of the wheel rim. The
number of wheel weights per axle depends on
the wheel and tire configuration. Wheel
weights are highly recommended because of
their location. Wheel weights do not transfer
their load through the tractor frame, but instead put all of their weight directly to the
ground.
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SPECIFICATIONS
MASSEY FERGUSON® 8600 SERIES
Tractor Model
Engine Performance
PTO hp @ 2200 Rated Engine rpm
ISO Engine hp @ 2200 Rated Engine rpm
Maximum ISO Engine hp @ 2000 Engine rpm
Engine
Rated Speed (rpm)
Maximum Torque Rise
Maximum Power Bulge
Type - Standard
- Optional
Number of Cylinders
Aspiration
Type of Cooling
Displacement Liters (CID)
Compression Ratio
8650
8660
8670
8680
205
240
270
225
265
295
250
290
320
275
320
350
2200
54%
15%
AGCO SISU Power™ with e³ Technology
AGCO SISU Power with iEGR
6
Turbocharged and Air-to-air Aftercooled
Liquid Cooling
8.4 (514)
16.7 : 1
Bosch High Pressure Common Rail, Electronic
Injectors with Variable Injection Timing and Duration
Diesel
Replaceable Filter - 30µ Prefilter - 5µ Main Filter
Gear Pump at Bottom of Timing Gear
Single, Spin On
Thermostart
Fuel Injection System
Fuel
Fuel Filter
Lubrification System
Oil Filter
Starting Aid
Electrical System
Battery
Alternator
ISO BUS Connector
12V (X2)
240 Amps
50 Amps
Transmission
Type
Clutches
Dyna-VT with Dynamic Tractor Management (DTM)
None
Field Speed Range
0.02 - 17 mph Forward and 0.02 - 10 mph Reverse
(0.03 - 28 km/h Forward and 0.03 - 16 km/h Reverse)
Road Speed Range
0.02 - 25 mph Forward and 0.02 - 24 mph Reverse
(0.03 - 40 km/h Forward and 0.03 - 38 km/h Reverse)
Road Speed Range - Optional 50 kph
Forward Speeds
Cruise Control Speeds
Optional - 0.02 - 30 mph Forward and 0.02 - 24 mph
Reverse (0.03 - 50 km/h Forward and 0.03 - 38 km/h
Reverse)
Infinite
2
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Brakes and Final Drives
Type of Final Drives
Type of Brakes
Brake Actuation
Trailer Brake
Inboard Planetary
Wet Disc
Hydraulic
Optional Pneumatic or Hydraulic
Rear Axle
4.33 x 118 in. (110 x 2999 mm) Long Axle
4.33 x 118 in. (110 x 2999 mm) Long Axle with Dual Wheel
Provision
4.33 x 118 in. (110 x 2999 mm) Long Axle with Dual Wheel
Provision and Spacers
4.33 x 105 in (110 x 2550 mm) Short Axle
4.33 x 105 in (110 x 2550 mm) Short Axle with Dual Wheel
Provision and Spacers
Differential Lock - Full-locking, Electro-hydraulic
Standard
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Standard
Front Axle
2 Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive Differential Lock
4 Wheel Drive Engagement
4 Wheel Drive Maximum Steering Angle
Quadlink Front Axle Suspension
Quadlink Differential Lock
Front Axle Lead Ratio
N/A
Full-locking, Electro-hydraulic Standard
Electro-hydraulic
55°
Optional
Standard - Full-locking, Electro-hydraulic
1.331
Hydraulics
System Type
Total Flow Rate - US Standard Gallon (L)
Maximum Pressure PSI (Bar)
Available Flow Rate Per Spool Valves gpm (L/min)
Remotes - Standard
Remotes - Optional
Hydraulic Couplers
Coupler Size
Closed Center Load Sensing (CCLS)
46 (175)
2,900 (200)
26.4 (100)
2 Fingertip Spool Valves and 2 Joystick Spool Valves
Up to 4 Fingertip Spool Valves and 2 Joystick Spool
Valves
Decompression Couplers with Connect/Disconnect
Under Pressure Function
ISO 1/2"
Steering Wheel
Steering Wheel
SpeedSteer
Tilt and Telescopic
Standard
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3-point Hitch - Rear
Category 3
Category 4 (only with 20 Spline Shaft)
Stabilizers
Maximum Lift Capacity at Frame lbs (kg) - Through Full
Stroke
Quick Hitch
Hydraulic Top Link
3-point Hitch - Front - Optional
Category 3
Integrated Front Hitch
Maximum Lift Capacity At Link End lbs (kg)
Standard
Optional
Sway Block
22,760 (10,323)
Optional
Optional
Standard
Standard with Front 3-point Hitch
11,000 (5,000)
Drawbar
Category 3 with Drop Pin
Category 3 Heavy Duty with Drop Pin
Category 4 with Drop Pin
Standard
Optional
Optional
PTO
Speeds - Standard rpm
Engagement
Economy (1000E/1000)
Shaft Diameter in (mm)
Engine Speed if PTO at 1000 rpm
Engine Speed if PTO at 1000E rpm
1000
Electro-hydraulic
Optional
1 3/4 in (45 mm) Shaft, 20 spline
1970
1605
Operator Area
Cab Glass Area ft² (m²)
Noise Level dB(A)
OptiRide Hydraulic Suspended Cab
OptiRide Plus Hydraulic Suspended Cab
Operator Seat - Air Suspension
Deluxe Operator Seat
Transmission Control(s)
Forward Control(s)
Cab Doors (2)
Control Center Display
67.3 (6.22)
71
Standard
Optional
Standard
Optional
Right Console/Armrest
Left-hand Control
Standard
Optional
Guidance System
AUTO-GUIDE² with Control Center Display
Optional
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SPECIFICATIONS
MASSEY FERGUSON® 8600 SERIES
Capacity
Fuel Tank Capacity US Gallon (L) with e³ Technology
Fuel Tank Capacity US Gallon (L) with iEGR
DEF Usable Tank Capacity US Gallon (L)
Hydraulic Reservoir Capacity Gallon (L)
155.9 (590)
182.3 (690)
7.9 (30)
29 (110)
Dimensions & Weight*
Wheelbase in (mm)
Overall Length in (mm)
Maximum Height Over Cab in (mm)
Approx. Shipping Weight lbs (kg)
Max. Allowable Weight lbs (kg)
122 (3,100)
215.7 (5480)
141 (3,584)
24,250 (11,000)
33,070 (15,000)
* All dimensions measured with Dual 520/85R46 rear tires and 480/70R34 front tires
AGCO® Corporation has a company policy of continuous improvement; therefore, specifications are subject to
change without notice.
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INDEX
MASSEY FERGUSON® 8600 SERIES
12V Outlets
31 mph Configuration
3-Point Hitch / PTO / Drawbar
3-Point Hitch Lift/Lower Switch
55 Degree steering angle
7-pin trailer plug
Accessory Sockets
Active Transport Control (Suspension)
Air Filter
Air Intake System
Alternator(s)
Armrest
Audio System
Autoguide
Automatic 4-wheel Braking
Automatic Mode
Batteries
Battery Access
Belly Weight
Block
Cab
Cab Filters
Cab Sound Level
Cab Structure
Cab Suspension - Passive
Cab Suspension - Semi-Active
Cab Suspension Mode
Cab Suspension Settings
Catalytic Converter
Cell Phone Holder
Center Casting
Climate Control
Closed Center System
Clutch Function (Inching Pedal)
Connecting Rods
Control Center Display
Control Center Display
Control Center Display - Settings
Control Center Display Access Controls
Coolant Level
Cooling Fan
Cooling Package
260-5
220-10
240-1
240-2
230-7
260-3
280-10
240-5
290-2
210-3
260-2
280-11
280-10
230-10
230-6
240-5
260-2
290-5
295-3
210-8
280-1
290-5
280-3
280-3
280-3
280-4
280-16
280-16
210-7
280-6
230-2
280-8
250-2
220-5
210-9
280-14
270-1
270-5
280-14
290-6
210-4
290-4
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MASSEY FERGUSON® 8600 SERIES
Cooling System
Courtesy Light
Cross Shaft
CVT
CVT - Ease of Operation
CVT - Fewer Parts (7 cut gears)
CVT Bearings
CVT Efficiency
CVT Oil
CVT Oil Fill
CVT Oil Level
Dash Control Center (DCC)
Data Logging
DEF (Urea)
DEF Injection
DEF Tank
DEF Tank Heater
Draft Sensing
Drawbar
Driving Lights
Dynamic Tractor Management (DTM)
e³ Tank/Usage
Economy PTO
Economy Road Speed
EEM2
ELC Controls
Electric Mirror Adjustment
Electrical
Electronic Serial Number
Electronic Valves
Engine
Engine [Underspeed] Supervisor
Engine Oil
Engine Oil Fill
Engine Serial Plate
Engine/Hydraulic/SV Buttons
Exhaust
External Hitch Controls
Extremity Lighting
Factory Loader Mounts
Filters and Feed Pump
Final Drives
210-3
280-10
240-4
220-2
220-6
220-5
220-5
220-4
220-6
290-4
290-6
280-5
270-5
210-5
210-6
210-6
210-6
240-5
240-11
260-3
220-4
290-3
240-10
220-7
210-4
240-5
280-17
260-1
210-11
250-2
210-1
220-9
290-6
290-3
210-7
280-12
210-4
240-4
260-4
230-2
210-10
230-8
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INDEX
MASSEY FERGUSON® 8600 SERIES
Fingertip Hydraulic Controls
Flashing Beacon
Floor Heater
Floor Vents
Fluid Level Checks
FOPS (Falling Object Protective Structure)
Frame and Axles
Front 3-Point Hitch
Front Axle Suspension
Front Cast Frame/Rails
Front Dash
Front Hitch Single/Double Acting Control
Front Hitch Stowed Position
Front Hitch Suspension
Front Hydraulic Remotes
Front PTO
Front Suspension Dial
Front Suspension On/Off Switch
Fuel Fill
Fuel Filters
Fuel Injectors
Fuel Pump
Fuse Panel
Ground Level Disengage
Hand Throttle
Headland Management Activation
Heads
Heavy Duty Trumpet Assembly
High Pressure Common Rail
Hitch Position Control
Hood
Hydraulic Oil Level (Sight and Digital)
Hydraulic Couplers
Hydraulic Fill
Hydraulic Oil Reservoir
Hydraulic Priority
Hydraulic Trailer Brakes
Hydraulics
iEGR
Intake Heater
ISOBUS Cab outlets
Joystick Hydraulic Control
280-15
260-4
280-9
280-8
290-6
280-5
230-1
240-6
230-8
230-2
280-2
240-7
270-7
240-7
250-2
240-10
230-9
230-8
290-2
290-2
210-10
210-10
260-6
240-11
280-14
270-4
210-8
230-3
210-9
240-2
290-1
290-6
250-3
290-3
220-6
250-4
230-5
250-1
210-5
210-3
260-6
280-15
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INDEX
MASSEY FERGUSON® 8600 SERIES
Lift Arms
Lift cylinders
Lift height
Lighting Touchpad
Link Ends
Lower Speed
Lug Depth
Main Power Disconnect
Michelin
Mid-liner Supports
Mirror Defrost
Park Lock
Pedal Modes
PFA Activation
Pivoting Front Fenders
Pneumatic Trailer Brakes
Power Beyond Distribution Block
Powered Front Axles
Pre-set Shuttle Speeds
Pressure Relief Levers
PTO
PTO Activation
PTO Mode
PTO Shaft
PTO Speed Selection Buttons
Quick Hitch
Radar
Radial Design
Rear Axle
Rear Differential Lock
Rear Wet Disc Brakes
Right-Hand Console
Roof Design
SCR Technology
Screen - DTM
Screen - Dual Control
Screen - Efficiency
Screen - Headland Management
Screen - Hitch
Screen - Memory Average
Screen - Memory Instant
Screen - Pointes
240-3
240-2
240-5
260-4
240-3
240-5
295-2
260-3
295-2
210-9
280-16
230-4
220-9
230-6
230-9
230-5
250-3
230-5
220-7
250-3
240-8
240-9
220-10
240-10
240-9
240-4
260-6
295-2
230-3
230-4
230-4
280-13
280-5
210-5
270-2
270-5
270-4
270-4
270-5
270-3
270-3
270-3
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INDEX
MASSEY FERGUSON® 8600 SERIES
Screen - Transmission A/B Settings
Screen - Valves
Seats
Separate Reduction Units
Serviceability
Shielded Center Line Drive
Shuttle/Pedal/SV Delay
Side Panels
Single Electronic Actuator
Single Pin Frame Mount
Slip Control
Speed Display
Speed Ranges
SpeedSteer
SpeedSteer Dial
Starter
Steering Cylinder and Pump
Steps
Storage Tray
Suitcase Weights
Sv1 and Sv1
Sway Blocks
Temperature Controlled Storage
T-Handle Control with Range Shift
TIC Port
Tilt/Telescopic Steering Column
Tire Pressures
Tires and Ballasting
Toolbox
Top Link
Transmission
Transport Lock
Transport Mode
Turbo Clutch
Turn Signal Lever
Valve Covers
Washer Fluid Fill
Wheel Weights
Work Lights
Work Screen
270-2
270-4
280-7
230-3
290-1
230-7
220-8
290-1
220-4
230-6
240-6
240-11
220-6
230-9
230-10
260-2
230-7
280-4
280-9
295-3
220-7
240-4
280-9
280-15
260-7
280-6
295-3
295-1
290-5
240-3
220-1
240-5
220-10
220-8
280-6
210-8
290-4
295-4
260-5
270-2
400-5