Massey release tractor range


Massey Ferguson is aiming to strengthen its leading position in the livestock and mixed farming tractor sectors with the addition of four new 82 to 107 horsepower models to its best-selling MF 5400 Series.

These tough, versatile workhorses are designed and built to handle the most challenging tasks.

They feature innovative design and have been created to provide the power, performance and economy that operators in this sector require.

Massey Ferguson general marketing manager Shane Snijders said these tractors were not existing model updates.

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He said they were a new MF 5400 tractor range that combined superb power to weight ratios with excellent visibility and novel features to ideally suit loader work.

“Massey Ferguson has taken successful features, such as the Dyna-4 transmission, and re-engineered them to suit precisely the specific customer requirements for this size and type of tractor, ” he said.

“This means the new MF 5400 series models offer an unbeatable combination of manoeuvrability, stability, visibility and access linked to lively, agile performance in the yard, on the road and in the paddock.

“The MF 5400 Series has set the benchmark as the best mixed farming, loader and livestock tractors on the market.

“These four new models build on this success by introducing the highest levels of technology to this important sector.”

The new MF 5400 models are powered by the latest Perkins 4.4 litre, four cylinder 1104D-44T mechanical injection engines, renowned for reliability and economy.

The modern design allows maximum power at just 2000rpm, reducing fuel consumption and cutting noise and wear.

The engines are encased in a sleek high visibility bonnet that has been designed for these tractors and provides an unrivalled view forward and to the sides. The one piece unit pivots open, providing easy access for fuss-free servicing.

Massey Ferguson has made a big investment in research and development of a completely new transaxle for exclusive use on the new MF 5400 tractors.

It starts with the highly efficient Dyna-4, 16F/16R transmission, which offers totally clutchless operation after starting up. This comes with the left-hand power control clutchless reverse shuttle, which is ideal for loader work.

Dyna-4 has already gained a great reputation for reliability and efficiency by combining a wide choice of speeds with low mechanical losses. For the new, lower horsepower MF 5400 series, the transmission is lighter and more refined.

All models are standard with 540/540E/1000rpm PTO and engagement and speed-selected, electro-hydraulically with a button in the cab. Ground Speed PTO and super creeper are options.

At the back is a new rear axle that offers a maximum lift capacity to 4300kg with a 10 per cent increase in lift speed, compared to current tractors.

Standard Electronic Linkage Control (ELC) provides straightforward, precise operation using Massey Ferguson’s well-proven system.

A Dual Pump, open-centre hydraulic system provides plenty of flow to handle all requirements of even the most demanding implements.

To further improve performance with loaders, a unique 100L/minute Twin Flow option is available that combines the flow from both pumps. This unrivalled output helps the MF 5400 Series make light work of all material handling tasks.

Up front, a new front axle casting provides a compact mounting for the new axle ensuring loaders are mounted easily and become part of the tractor.

This unique axle mounting provides big benefits for users, including great turning angle for manoeuvrability, outstanding ground clearance and ability to fit front linkage and loader simultaneously. This improves performance by reducing downtime and makes it easier to use a loader and front linkage.

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