Running a New Massey Ferguson 8700 S with a Best Way Sprayer

As a newcomer to the Massey Ferguson brand, Flowerree Hay & Grain needed help from their dealer, Robbins Equipment, to figure out how to run their Best Way sprayer and get all the controls to run through the new Datatronic 5 terminal on the new MF 8700 S.

June 7, 2021 by Fuse

Running a New Massey Ferguson 8700 S with a Best Way Sprayer

As a newcomer to the Massey Ferguson brand, Flowerree Hay & Grain needed help from their dealer, Robbins Equipment, to figure out how to run their Best Way sprayer and get all the controls to run through the new Datatronic 5 terminal on the new MF 8700 S.

Buying a new piece of equipment is an exciting time on the farm. However, no machine operates entirely on its own, so it’s important that it fits well into the existing fleet, otherwise integration can be a major source of frustration.

Massey Ferguson and AGCO’s Fuse Smart Farming team are working closely with farmers and dealers to ease the transition to a new piece of equipment.

Farmers looking to the inspired design and optimized efficiency the MF 8700S won’t be disappointed by the tractor’s easy-to-use precision ag and integration capabilities.

Flowerree Hay & Grain based in Christmas Valley, Oregon recently traded in a couple of John Deere tractors for two new 8700 S Massey Fergusons.

As a newcomer to the Massey Ferguson brand, Flowerree Hay & Grain needed help from their dealer, Robbins Equipment, to figure out how to run their Best Way sprayer and get all the controls to run through the new Datatronic 5 terminal on the new MF 8700 S.

About a week before Flowerree Hay & Grain needed to start spraying, the team at Robbins got the break in the weather they needed to put everything together and try it in the field.

To get the two pieces of equipment running together, the Robbins team had conducted previous research before the sale took place to ensure compatibility and the right solution.

The Section Control unlock on the Datatronic 5 terminal of the MF 8700S tractor

Flowerree Hay & Grain had been running the rig using a JD2000 rate controller on the old tractor. To integrate the Best Way sprayer with the new tractor, the team installed a Raven Rate Control Module (RCM), due to its ease of use and reliability. The Raven RCM is plug and play and worked very well in this application. The Robbins team then performed a simple section control unlock in the MF 8700 S.

Datratonic

The Raven Rate Control Module (RCM) work page on the Datatronic 5 terminal of the MF 8700S tractor

Fuse Smart Farming experts walked the Massey Ferguson product specialist and the Robbins Equipment technician through the nuances of wiring harnesses, RCM screens, and Best Way sprayer specifics over the phone. The team onsite was able to get the MF 8700 S set up with the Best Way sprayer later that day for the farmer to try out.

Massey Ferguson 8732 S Tractor

The happy couple: a new MF 8732 S with a Best Way sprayer powered by a Raven RCM

The Robbins Equipment team was pleased to see that the layout of the RCM liquid system was so similar to the Deere setup that the customer had no trouble operating the new setup from the start. Factory fit MF Guide with a Smart-7 receiver from Novatel and Terrastar-L sub-meter correction signal ensures that the tractor is exactly where it should be, and the variable rate and section control features maximize the accuracy and efficiency of the grower’s application while protecting his crop yield.

When the Robbins team checked in with the customer after using the RCM for a couple weeks, Flowerree Hay & Grain said they prefer the layout and function of the RCM over the older Deere system.

Massey Ferguson dealers are trained and ready to deliver on their promises to integrate new equipment into existing fleets. With access to some of the best precision agriculture specialists with a broad knowledge base across manufacturers and precision ag suppliers, they can confidently help you create the best setup for your specific needs.

Learn more about Massey Ferguson 8700 S series row crop tractors here or talk to your local Massey Ferguson dealer to find the best technology solution for your farm.

Best way sprayer pulled by Massey Ferguson 8700 tractor

How’d they do that? Watch a video from in the cab.

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