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New Massey 5400 tractors match power with comfort

Improved power and comfort boost productivity in the 60 to 90 horsepower 5400 Series tractors recently introduced by Massey Ferguson.

The Tier II Perkins 1104C series engines minimize emissions while maximizing fuel economy and power.

From the synchromesh transmission to the dual pump hydraulic system, the 5400s are engineered to use that power to its maximum efficiency, while the new cab design maximizes operator efficiency and comfort.

“The MF 5400 series offers operators in the 60 to 90 horsepower range a new level of productivity,” says Rene Boivin, general marketing manager, Massey Ferguson. “Engine, transmission, hydraulics and cab are all engineered to meet the highest expectations.”

The MF 5435 (60 PTO hp), 5445 (70 PTO hp), 5455 (80 PTO hp) and 5460 (90 PTO hp) are all powered by Perkins 1104C engines with Fastram combustion systems. The environmentally friendly Tier II engines reduce emissions and fuel use. The mechanical fuel injection further improves fuel economy, while the Fastram combustion system precisely controls combustion for lower noise levels and fuel consumption, while maintaining maximum power production.

Transmission controls

A gearbox lever on the right-hand console controls the synchromesh transmission with 16 forward and 16 reverse speeds, while the forward/reverse shuttle lever is mounted to the left of the steering wheel. Speedshift, standard on the MF 5400s, provides a needed powershift under load with the touch of a button on the gearbox lever. A power shuttle transmission and creeper and super-creeper speeds are also available as options.

The dual pump, open center hydraulic system supplies 15 gpm to remotes, reserving high pressure (1,900-psi) flows for steering remotes and 3-point hitch, with additional flow going to the PTO clutch, differential lock and transmission. MF 5400s come standard with two remotes with the option of two more.

With the addition of factory installed front-end hydraulics and optional front mounted 3-point hitch linkage, MF5400s readily accept front mount snow blowers, mowers and other implements. Their 5,500-pound (2500-kg) front lift capacity and 6,600-pound (2993-kg) rear lift capacity combined with Electronic Linkage Control (ELC) for accuracy and ease of operation make the MF 5400s ideal for multi-tasking.

“These tractors are engineered for versatility and hard work,” says Boivin. “The new cab is designed to complement that engineering with its superior visibility and clear sight lines, front and rear, as well as comfort and convenience.”

Large cab

The 61-square foot cab is larger than anything else in its class. Major tractor function controls, including gearbox shift lever, hand throttle, ELC, hydraulic remotes and PTO controls, are conveniently grouped on the right hand console. Instruments, gauges and warning lights are arranged on the dash for clear and immediate viewing. The optional extra wide air ride swivel seat with arm rests bring a new level of comfort to the long hours spent in a tractor, while the high capacity, high efficiency heating and air conditioning systems keep operators alert and productive.

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