Top Tractor video: Massey Ferguson MF5609

Check out this video review of the Massey Ferguson MF5609 from the Trans-Tasman version of our own annual Top Tractor Showcase.

Rated at only 20hp, the TE20 outperformed many larger tractors as the linkage system allowed the tractor and implement to work as one rather than the inefficient trailing-unit system.

This engine has been specifically designed for ag work. Three fuel filters down to five micron, oil change intervals of 500 engine and 1000 transmission, and a rear sight glass for transmission oil level make both longevity and daily servicing a walk in the park.

The electronically-controlled, common-rail fuel injection, combined with four valves per cylinder, all combined to give us a perky little tractor that was quick off the mark, held on well, and lugged down under load.

A 160-litre fuel tank will keep you going even if you have to get the candles out. Not sure if you Aussies work at night, but if you do, 12 lights around the tractor will keep you from driving into a billabong.

The Dyna 4 transmission has been around for over a decade now, and is very user-friendly and functional. There’s a left-hand power control, a T-stick on the right-hand console, and factory loader joystick control.

Read the full review in the latest issue of Farm Trader (#235).

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