Re: Massey Ferguson 8140 vs. John Deere 4555
What about it? Different motors than Massey, White made a huge upgrade going from the Perkins to the Cummins motors in the mid 80's. Different tranny's than the Massey 8100 series, which the 8200's did get Whites powershift. As for the rearend and hydraulics, we've had this argument before. The 86 and 8710 we have looks to me to be the same as what we had in our 6175. I've worked on both. And that 6175 wasn't like the Massey's at the time since they were still seperate companies at the time that tractor was made. Maybe White/Allis and Massey outsourced nearly the same parts for their systems before they were eventually combined. Sure they went to the Massey style cab on the last series of Whites and Allis which as I've said before was a joke by that time compared to Deere and Case. And now finally Agco is pulling their head out of their a** and coming out with a good and up to date cab.
You don't see Whites, that's fine. I was just saying we don't see any hint of Massey for a long ways around here, even where there's a dealer. Even when I was away in college there was a Massey dealer nearby and you still didn't see any Massey anywhere. Silver and Orange were representing the Agco stable in that area and not red. I even talked to the owner of that dealer about a year ago and up til that point he hadn't sold a new Massey in a while, the last new one he had sold was an 8100 series Dyna-shift. Makes you wonder how he keeps going if he can't sell any new equipment. Unfortunately for him we're not in Europe.