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Tractor of the Year is one of those awards that doesn’t come easy to any machine in the farming equipment industry. Leading brands like John Deere or Mahindra are typically expected to win such awards. But this year, an underdog won Tractor of the Year for 2021. 

A Massey Ferguson 8S tractor working a hay field at sunrise
Massey Ferguson 8S tractor | Massey Ferguson

Massey Ferguson isn’t, by any means, an unheard-of tractor brand. In fact, it’s also one of the more popular brands both in North America and Europe. This year, the Tractor of the Year (TOTY) committee awarded the Massey Ferguson 8S.265 with the esteemed 2021 Tractor of the Year award. 

The Massey Ferguson 8S.265 is the 2021 Tractor of the Year 

According to TOTY, the Massey Ferguson 8S.265 is the best tractor money can buy this year. The TOTY judging panel is based in Europe, but Massey Ferguson tractors are sold all over North America as well. The 8S.265 tractor won the award after “a long [in-depth] analysis of all the technical parameters.”

The Massey Ferguson 8S.265 is a completely new tractor for 2021. It features a fresh design, “new and innovative transmission, new cooling system, new hydraulic system, [and a] new and silent cab.” In addition to all of this, the Massey Ferguson 8S.265 is also complete with fully-updated technology.

Are Massey Ferguson tractors made in America? 

According to the Massey Ferguson website, the company is part of the AGCO corporate entity. Massey Ferguson is a tractor brand that originated in North America. However, it is now a global manufacturer with state-of-the-art facilities that produce tractors and equipment in Italy, France, China, Brazil, and the United States. 

So, while the brand does in fact make products in the United States, it has facilities all over the world. Some Massey Ferguson farming equipment, like the IDEAL combine, is not available in the North American market. However, the MF 8S tractor will be available to the North American market. 

What is the MF 8S tractor? 

the interior view of the operator's station in a new MF 8S tractor
Massey Ferguson 8S tractor | Massey Ferguson

The Massey Ferguson calls the 8S a tractor that brings in a “new era.” This is an all-new tractor that isn’t widely available yet. That said, we expect this tractor to grow quickly in popularity. 

The company says that it took careful consideration from its customers’ feedback. The MF 8S tractor is a new tractor designed to answer a long list of needs and expectations that buyers want in a new tractor model. Comfort and ease of use are at the top of the list. 

Value for the money, as with most purchases, is also an important factor that Massey Ferguson took into account. The new MF 8S tractor is also designed with reliability in mind in addition to operating with “intuitive and convenient controls,efficiency transmitting maximum power to the ground, 100% connectivity and the ability to work with the most demanding implements.”

What is the best 2021 tractor model? 

a press photo of the new Massey Ferguson 8S tractor against a white backdrop
Massey Ferguson 8S tractor | Massey Ferguson

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Overall, which tractor is the best 2021 tractor model depends largely on its intended use. However, according to TOTY, the Massey Ferguson 8S.265 is the best 2021 tractor model. In fact, that’s why its jury named it the Tractor of the Year.