C&G opens doors to Massey market
Adjustable hinge assembly makes for easy fit to MF300 ranges
Published 08/03/2011 | 05:00
At last year's National Ploughing Championships, Co Kildare firm C&G Cabs announced that it had just signed a deal with AGCO's Massey Ferguson to manufacture and supply complete doors for the Massey Ferguson 300 series cab. At that time the ink was still wet on the deal and production hadn't begun or prices announced.
New 300 series tractors were popular here in Ireland, and in the recent recessionary times proved a popular import from Britain, with several hundred units brought into the country.
Many of the 300 series were, and still are, the main tractor, and/or loader tractor on many Irish farms, with perhaps the 390 and 390T being the most popular.
As a loader tractor, movement in and out of the cab tends to be heavy, with the door often suffering wear, corrosion or physical damage.
Massey Ferguson says that after the demise of the GKN Sankey original door that AGCO Parts once offered, the firm reluctantly moved to a bare frame and the individual components for the dealer to assemble. This, the company found, was met with some resistance, with dealers seeking to go back to offering the complete door for sale to customers.
The complete door assembly for the left- or right-hand side offered by C&G was the ideal option for the machinery giant.
"After getting patent pending status on our adjustable hinge concept, we started manufacturing the doors in November and had them ready to deliver to AGCO for the first week of February," said C&G director Tom Maher.