Re: mx270 vs mx285
The MX 270 was made from '99-'02. Tested Draw Bar HP @ 207, Tested PTO HP @ 270.
MX 285 was made from '02-'05. Tested Draw Bar HP @ 203, Tested PTO HP @ 276
Both have a wheelbase of 118 inches.
TractorData.com says the MX 270 weighs 20,900 lbs; while the MX 285 varies from 21,630-31,500 lbs.
My neighbor has a MX270, and has nothing but bloody heck with it. He is currently looking for a JD 8410 or 8420 to replace it.