Looking at buying a new tractor and have been looking at the Massey 4710. The dealer down the road had a 5711 I looked at last week. A very nice tractor but I think it is more tractor than I really need. It seems the 4710 will fit my needs better. Tractor will be used for pulling a weed sprayer, and a small square bale operation. I also like the fact that the MF does not have a particulate filter or EGR valve. No regin cycle, only takes DEF. Any input on this tractor good or bad? Thanks
Posted 08 February 2021 - 04:48 PM
Well IMHO but I think that 5700 series is better overall as it has 4cyl vs 3 and though it may seem more powerful that what you need right now I've heard plenty of "I wish I'd got the bigger one" very very seldom the other way around, Here's is link that may help you:
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Posted 09 February 2021 - 08:51 PM
Posted 10 February 2021 - 08:24 AM
Massey builds a good tractor; I've owned two and both were trouble free. I agree with Trillium Farm. I'm sure the 4710 will do all you need it to do for now but as a buddy once told me when I was worried about a 40x60 barn being too big, "Charlie, you can't build a barn too big." He was right, I now need a bigger barn. Both should do you a great job but in my humble opinion if you can afford to go either way, I would go big. But, as they say, "opinions are like belly buttons, everybody has one."
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Posted 10 February 2021 - 08:26 PM
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Posted 21 February 2021 - 02:44 AM
4709 here with about 900 hrs. Open station, 3615 loader. I wanted the 5711, but open stations were few and far between at the time (needed for barn cleanout)..... very pleased with the tractor I got. Loads of power and weight. Our other tractor is a MF 5460 Perkins 4.4, the 4709 will run our mower conditioner and round baler toe to toe with the 5460.
There's been a few bugs but nothing serious. Dealer has serviced the DEF system a couple of times, loader cables got moisture in them and had to be replaced, and the wheel spacing was set way too narrow when it came, had to widen it out. We do have excellent dealer service, nearly 3 hrs away and will often show up the day you call, if not then the next morning by 8am.
For a sprayer and small squares, 4710 will be well more than just enough...
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