Massey Ferguson Releases Upgraded 5400 Series Tractors

July 29, 2008 07:00 PM
 
An AgWeb.com Farm Equipment Special

Massey Ferguson’s 5400 Series mid-range tractors have been refined with new power and technology—and new styling. The new hood offers mid-range tractor buyers the same serviceability and style as Massey Ferguson high horsepower 6400 and 7400 Series tractors. New Tier III engines help expand the company’s mid-range line, delivering 110 hp and 115 hp in two new models.

According to the company’s new product announcement, the 4-cylinder, 4.4 L Perkins engine, 4.4 L and 4.9 L SisuDiesel engines and the 6.6 L Perkins engine share multiple advanced technologies. All four engines feature common rail fuel delivery and Electronic Engine Management. Some models are also equipped with wastegate turbochargers and air to air cooling. These features are designed to reduce emissions and deliver higher fuel efficiencies. Tier III engines will be available immediately on all but the Model 5435 and Model 5445, which will be updated in August.

The 16F x 16R Dyna-4 semi-powershift transmission is one reason Massey Ferguson 5400 Series tractors have become so popular. There is nothing else like it in the mid-range market. Shifting through the four speeds and four ranges without having to use the clutch is as smooth as the transmission is rugged.

Massey Ferguson says even greater versatility is available with the Model 5465 and the new Model 5475 and their integrated front axle support casting. Operators can use it for a front-end ballast system or heavy-duty front linkage. A high load capacity, optional front PTO and hydraulic remotes open the door to a wide variety of front mount implements and attachments.

Tom Weir, marketing manager, Mid-Range and Specialty Tractors, says, "Put a Massey Ferguson 900 Series loader on the Dyna-4 equipped 5400 Series tractors and get to know the meaning of the word versatility. With the three-function shuttle lever, the operator can change direction, speed shift and declutch quickly, yet smoothly. Whether moving a bucket of manure or a pallet of fruit, simply adjust the rotary dial to make the shuttle more or less aggressive to match the job. Add the multi-function hydraulic joystick and control two functions at the same time, or install a third function kit to run hydraulic loader attachments like a grapple fork."


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