Four Masseys to make debut
New models for livestock and dairy sectors
Published 20/09/2011 | 05:00
Four new Massey Ferguson 5400 series tractors will be making their Irish debuts at the Ploughing Championships. The firm states that the new models, with horsepowers of 82-107hp (maximum power), have been completely redesigned and developed specifically for the livestock and dairy sectors.
Under the one-piece, high-visibility bonnet, the four tractors -- 5420, 5430, 5440 and 5450 -- are all powered by the latest Perkins 1104D-44T four-cylinder engine, each with mechanical injection.
Massey Ferguson says that the tractors boast a new transaxle design and a new rear axle, both specifically engineered for these models.
They also use the firm's Dyna-4, 16F/16R transmission with forward reverse shuttle, which Massey says has been lightened and refined for the lower horsepower models.
The company says a new front axle casting has been developed from larger models and includes an integral loader sub-frame.
The new design helps the turning radius and allows both a front-end loader and front linkage to be fitted simultaneously.
Lift capacity is rated at 4.3t, according to the firm, and the lift is said to operate 10pc faster than current models.