Model year: 1987Date Purchased: 2012-09-20Number of Hours: 4000
"I have purchased a 254 Massey Ferguson utility tractor after a lot of searching. This tractor has 4 wheel drive and a heavy duty Allied FEL.
I find this tractor very easy to operate---my wife was driving it around the farm after a few lessons. Starts easy, the 3 cylinder 50hp Perkins diesel engine is powerful yet very easy on gas. This tractor has 12 gears ahead including crawl speed gear, powerful 3ph, my tires are all loaded, came with ROPS."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Easy to operate, easy on gas, parts easily accessible, powerful for size, no real power limitations for 80 acre farm, 4wheel drive, live hydraulics at rear.Cons: Clutch safety switch very unprotected and if wire comes off tractor does not start (fixed); would prefer exhaust under the tractor rather than in your face; air breather on hood is metal and plastic & plastic breaks easily; steel hydraulic hose runs beside placement of right foot and can burn when hot; driver area could be redesigned for more room and efficiency; fenders could be wider because my yellow lab demands to sit on the right fender whenever I start up the tractor (LOL!).Type of User: Homeowner 50-100 AcresLocation: CND OTI also considered buying: Kubota B3200 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Good Value in an Older Tractor
by Alan Decato
Model year: 1986Date Purchased: 2011-05-08Number of Hours: 4300
"The Massey Ferguson 254. I recently purchased is one of 4 tractors that I currently own. It is the 2nd largest and at about 50hp is the 2nd most powerful. I find it to be sized right for bucket chores and all of my square bale haymaking equipment including mowing, raking, tedding, and baling, pulling the baler with a kicker and hay wagon.
The four wheel drive is a real plus on this tractor and it seems to have more useable power than the new utility tractors with the same or even up to 65 hp ratings.
The 2 auxillary hydraulics have plenty of power for all of the implements. I have a Kelly 8' backhoe that it handles very well.
I'm glad that I bought this older well built tractor instead of a new modle of inferior quality."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Size and strength of drive components.Cons: Driving position comfort, ease of shifting and appearance.Type of User: Homeowner 50-100 AcresLocation: USA VTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS