In the driving seat with Massey's 5455 Now with high-end cab suspension, the latest model offers it all to the masses
Towards the end of last year Massey Ferguson decided to make cab suspension available on their mid-range series of tractors. Normally only an option on 'high-end' tractors, the masses now get to avail of a level of comfort which could only be welcome on our winter-ravaged, low-spec roads.
Ever the opportunist and at an age when I appreciate increased comfort levels, I got to spend a couple of days in the driving seat of a new Massey Ferguson 5455 with cab suspension -- MF's bread and butter product. The demonstrator tractor was on loan from MF man Colin Gleeson and also came equipped with a Massey Ferguson 955 parallel linkage loader, which is an MF-branded Quicke Q55.
The 5455 is essentially the modern day MF 390T but with the specification and the frills we expect from a tractor of the modern time. The cab suspension option extends the frills list -- or what I would prefer to call the essential comfort list -- a bit further.
After a few days in the driver's seat it is understandable how a product like this could be the bread and butter product for MF. It has everything and more -- with the cab suspension there is more to go with the more.
MF gives a list price for the sprung 5455 demo tractor, equipped with the 955 parallel linkage loader, of €75,183 + VAT. The Visio roof option adds €1,228 + VAT to that but, like all listed prices, talk to your local dealer for the best deal.