Model year: 1979Date Purchased: 2014-06-06Number of Hours: 2378
"I just bought a Massey Ferguson 245 and a 5' volunteer bush hog and put them to use on a couple of fields that haven't been touched in probably 2 yrs. I really wasn't sure how they would do, but the two of them worked together flawlessly and the fields look great now.
I'd heard good things about the Massey and so far everyone's right, it's a great tractor. I'd never heard of the volunteer bush hog and couldn't find much info about them so I was a little concerned about it, but so far it's really doing good. It cuts great and runs quite and I couldn't ask for a better cutter."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Runs and cuts great.Cons: Massey breaks could be a little better.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA ALI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Massey Ferguson 245
Model year: 0Date Purchased: 2014-02-22Number of Hours: 2500
"New tractor to us. Came with a Massey 232 loader. Seems to have the usual Massey/Perkins issues (leaks oil like a sieve). Otherwise seems to be solid and strong. Starts on the first or second crank.
Relatively well maintained---new paint, clutch, and a few other parts. No complaints so far. Will update over time as we get a few more hours on her. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Solid strong efficient no-frills machine with good support.Cons: It's old, so there are always going to ongoing maintenance issues.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA WAI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by Bob Gerring
Model year: 1980Date Purchased: 2008-03-10Number of Hours: 3164
"Great little tractor. A little light in the rear with the front end loader so have installed dual rear wheels. Improves performance no end!"
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Really economical.Cons: PTO clutch takes getting used to.Type of User: Homeowner 50-100 AcresLocation: USA KYI also considered buying: Ford 4000 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 0Date Purchased: 1979-11-14Number of Hours: 2500
"Good little tractor. Does everything I ever ask of it. No major repairs ever needed. For the age it has only had to have a gasket replaced, oil pump and a solonoid replaced through the last 5 years."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Reliability.Cons: Parts harder to find due to age.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA SCI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by Bob T
Model year: 1977Date Purchased: 2001-04-01Number of Hours: 2100
"I bought my Massey Ferguson from a friend of mine who made me a great deal. It's been a very reliable tractor.
About the only problem I've had was the fuel pump going out. It drained all the fuel down into the crankcase. Luckily I noticed it before any damage was done. Got that repaired and the only other issue was the water pump going out. I replaced that myself and it's been running well ever since."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Well built.Cons: None to speak of.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA TXI also considered buying: Kubota L3250, Montana 3840 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Great Little Tractor
Model year: 1983Date Purchased: 1983-03-18Number of Hours: 1140
"Great tractor, simple machine."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Super reliable.Cons: No factory remote.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA ALI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by richard gregory
Model year: 1976Date Purchased: 1987-12-01Number of Hours: 0
"Tough, reliable tractor."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Reliable.Cons: Sway bar system on three point hitch.Type of User: Homeowner 100+ AcresLocation: USA SCI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Massey Ferguson MF245 Tractor
Model year: 1982Date Purchased: 2007-01-01Number of Hours: 1200
"I bought this tractor to support my needs for my 8.5 acre property. Use it for mowing 2 acres. Been very reliable. Recently (04/2012) replaced the diesel injector pump with a new aftermarket, because it was leaking badly.
The job was not as bad as I suspected. Tractor runs great. However, now I have my power steering cylinder line leaking. I will have some new ones made locally to replace them. Other than that so far it's been a great tractor."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Plenty of power, strong tractor, runs great.Cons: Old. Will need things replaced as time goes on.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA TXI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Massey Ferguson 245 For Sale
by James Meister
Model year: 1978Date Purchased: 1989-07-06Number of Hours: 1
"Love this tractor, am going broke. Wish I didn't have to sell it. Time to downsize. Make an offer over $3,500.00 and it will be considered. Either email at address given or call, James Meister, 410-836-1200, 410-937-4949, 410-452-8207. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Excellent running and power tractor with wide front end and 48 full power horsepower.Cons: No front end loader attachment.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA MDI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by BILLY KING
Model year: 1978Date Purchased: 2010-09-13Number of Hours: 1066
"I am a farm boy at heart--born and raised on 196 acre farm in south Texas. My dad raised 15 kids on this farm (peanuts and cotton). We all learned to operate and work on our own equipment. I am glad I found this site of like-minded people so I and receive help from others.
I bought this MF 20C and my 4 sons have a ball fixing the small problems it has."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: It's a good tractor, just set for a while.Cons: Needs more weight on rear axle.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA TXI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS