The Massey Ferguson MF 7624 Dyna-VT has won the Golden Tractor for Design award in the 2012 Tractor of the Year competition.

The award is presented annually by a jury of journalists from 22 of the leading farming magazines in Europe. Manufacturers do not enter this competition; they have to be nominated for an award by one of the judges.

“It was particularly competitive this year due to the number of new tractors being launched to meet the new Stage 3b exhaust regulations,” said Thomas Towpik from RPT magazine from Poland.

“All of the Massey Ferguson team are delighted and proud the Tractor the Year jury has recognised the MF 7624 Dyna-VT with this prestigious award,” said Richard Markwell, Massey Ferguson vice president and managing director, Europe, Africa and Middle East. “We are also honored the tractor was selected as a finalist for the Tractor of the Year and would like to thank the jury for hard work they put into this very worthwhile competition.”

The 7640 is one of a four-model range spanning 185 to 235 hp (210 to 260 hp boosted) and gains a new, high visibility and ergonomically efficient cab, as well as a 7.4-litre AGCO SISU Power e3 second-generation SCR engine, a technology introduced for the first time on any farm vehicle by Massey Ferguson, the MF 8600 series, in 1998.

“Good design is not just about appearance. It is an integral part of every Massey Ferguson product, which seamlessly links advanced technology and automated functions to provide the ultimate in ease of operation. The cab interior doesn’t just look good, it’s comfortable and easy to use thanks to a new layout and simplified joysticks, which ensure every control falls directly to hand,” Markwell added. “Yet again, this new product range reinforces Massey Ferguson’s determination to provide industry-leading, yet straightforward dependability for farmers, wherever they are across the world.”