Can,t go wrong with a Massey,any pics of them working would be nice.We have several MF 8600 series tractors. We have been pleased for the most part with them. We have had a few problems with them, but when you have 7 of them at one time you will have a few issues. They do everything from planting to cultivating to hard tillage work.
I was in Beauvais last week, the cab must be the only thing the manufacture in Jackson. Why would they have 2 factories for the same product? It seems stupid to me eve having 2 assembly lines.I was just on a tour through there last year. Some of the parts might get shipped in, but they showed us their weld station with cabs being welded up from scratch.
I still don't and never will understand why you care where your tractors are built. The only advantage that I can see for you having these tractors built in Jackson rather than France is a shorter lead time due to a shorter journey from factory to farm. They basically have to have a duplicate assembly line and are unlikely to get the economies of scale because Beauvais is easily capable of supplying the NA market as well as the rest of the world, so why build a second plant when one as plenty of capacity?It is nice that the North American tractors are made in USA though,at least the CVT tractors are.
I haven' driven any tractor where the movement of the seat isn't restricted by the inside of the cab. The issue is people wanting wide tyres and the ability to run on 60 inch track centres, there is only so much room between the wheels. Then people get fatter and need bigger seats.Do you think agco will ever design a tractor where you can swivle the seat and not hit the inner fender. Its the little things like that that are the difference between the other companies and agco. Everyone else seems to develop until the hit a home run agco hits a triple and pats themselves on the back when it could be stretched into a home run quite easily.