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#1 Luke OFFLINE  

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Posted April 28, 2011 - 11:47 PM

275.jpg Its a Massey Ferguson 5200 4wd. Its a glorified Massey 4000 series tractor. They were built 2 years by McConnell Marc tractors in North Carolina. Massey sold the 4000 series 4wd tractor to them and in return they built this tractor for them to sell through all Massey dealers worldwide. It was available with either a Cummins 855 or Detroit 60 series straight 6 cylinders with the option of either a versatile designed 12 speed manual tranny or a Twin Disc 12 speed powershift tranny. I was told(by the parts man at McConnell) that they had enough parts from Massey 4000 series tractors left to build 50 tractors and supposable only 25 of them were built with Massey 5200 red paint and stickers and the other 25 were made yellow and black and badged McConnell Marc 900 and 1000 tractors! I 've looked for a long time for one(and for good reason as I've found out) and just happened to stumble across this one by accident..........I'm gonna totally restore it to new again. Rare.......indeed!! Luke

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Posted April 28, 2011 - 11:56 PM

Very nice Massey, but one question, why does it need a restoration? It looks like a good original condition machine to me.

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Posted April 29, 2011 - 12:21 AM

Yes it very nice original straight tractor but paint is faded and interior is needing redone........pictures make it out to be better then it really is plus I'm very picky with what my equipment looks like!

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Posted April 29, 2011 - 04:41 AM

That's a nice looking MF.

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Posted April 29, 2011 - 08:16 AM

What a beast! Can you get a mid-mount mower for that? :laughingteeth:

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Posted April 29, 2011 - 08:45 AM

That is one beast of a Massey! I'd love to have one, but no fields on our farm big enough to turn one around! LOL I read that particular Cummins is 255hp, but the hp on the Detroit is over 400?? What I found on the Cummins is surely low.

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Posted April 30, 2011 - 12:25 AM

Yeah your source for the horespower ratings is incorrect........the cummins 855 is rated at 375 hp and the detroit is 400 hp and can be turned up to 425 hp. The detroit turns 2100 rpm and has 1400 ft lbs of torque........not sure on all the specs on cummins. Only worked 14 acres with it so far this spring and it pulled a 44 ft field cultivator 7.5 mph and never dropped the rpms off of 2100! Very impressive so far! Wish it would dry off so we can get planting!!! Luke




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