Massey 8s owners/drivers

Bloody hell is there no where that I’m not seeing these memes
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snipe

Member
Location
west yorkshire
I was wanting one of them but by the time you added the extra things that we needed it was cheaper to go for the top spec.

when ours came the 7 pin plug where you can get a speed signal from was connected but not mounted anywhere, just rattling around in the fuse box. Anyone else’s like that.
 

Farmer_Joe

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
The North
To be fair if it’s software that can be updated it not all bad, better then stuff falling off them!
I still think they looks tops sadly my poultry livedtock operation could prop never justify one even when there 10years old :scratchhead:
 

Mc115reed

Member
To be fair if it’s software that can be updated it not all bad, better then stuff falling off them!
I still think they looks tops sadly my poultry livedtock operation could prop never justify one even when there 10years old :scratchhead:
So I’m told this one that’s just came is £20k cheaper than the top spec models we have … and tbf it’s quite nice too drive even for a basic spec
 

Farmer_Joe

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
The North
Yeah 2 electric also… it’s going to spend its entire life on a slurry pump or carting silage/maize so no need for anything fancy
agreed some one wining in other thread on about 'why all electric spools' now they put manual in and make it cheaper and people are not happy you cant win!!!

im sure people were wanting a std gear box (powershift) and std spools if it saves 20k surely you got to be happy with that
 

Mc115reed

Member
agreed some one wining in other thread on about 'why all electric spools' now they put manual in and make it cheaper and people are not happy you cant win!!!

im sure people were wanting a std gear box (powershift) and std spools if it saves 20k surely you got to be happy with that
I drove it about quite a bit today and apart from the fact you have to adjust the 2 electric spools on the door pillar screen which is a bit akward too do I wouldn’t really say I felt like it was any different too driving the top spec equivalent …
 

vinnie123

Member
Location
dorset
I was wanting one of them but by the time you added the extra things that we needed it was cheaper to go for the top spec.

when ours came the 7 pin plug where you can get a speed signal from was connected but not mounted anywhere, just rattling around in the fuse box. Anyone else’s like that.
Ours is just rattling about too. Thought I’d lost it the othe day when I went drilling 🤷🏻‍♂️
 

Farmer_Joe

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
The North
Just seen one today, dobsons have 2 in, I have to say everyone harping on about how big they are just seems ridiculous there was a 7720 and it looked no bigger, cab is bigger on 8s, but overall length width etc there’s barely anything between them?
'god its massive' certainly was not my first thought anyway, for 225 bhp i though it seemed fairly reasonable?
I’ve added my 5 year old for scale! ;)

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ColinV6

Member
Just seen one today, dobsons have 2 in, I have to say everyone harping on about how big they are just seems ridiculous there was a 7720 and it looked no bigger, cab is bigger on 8s, but overall length width etc there’s barely anything between them?
'god its massive' certainly was not my first thought anyway, for 225 bhp i though it seemed fairly reasonable?
I’ve added my 5 year old for scale! ;)

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Big or small, it’s still one ugly [email protected]!

Edit, my local MF dealers had a new 6S.180 outside the other day and it really caught my eye, it looked really smart and modern. Really not sure why they went the direction they did with the 8S, big boxy cab and square mudguards.

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KB6930

Member
Location
Borders
They look better than the facelift paint job on the smaller ones I was dropping off my tractor yesterday at the dealership and there was a new one in the black cab frame etc looked far better on the older one's
 
Big or small, it’s still one ugly [email protected]!

Edit, my local MF dealers had a new 6S.180 outside the other day and it really caught my eye, it looked really smart and modern. Really not sure why they went the direction they did with the 8S, big boxy cab and square mudguards.

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The new 8s cab in terms of Comfort and visibility is in a different league to the 7s in my opinion. Once you've driven one a few hundred hours you'd think the same.
 

Farmer_Joe

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
The North
The new 8s cab in terms of Comfort and visibility is in a different league to the 7s in my opinion. Once you've driven one a few hundred hours you'd think the same.
i think they look really good the cab is big but you spend all day in there,

im a small livestock farmer with a 6465, if some one said you would have to manage with a 8s it would be no problem? thats what got me the most, people complaining but in the flesh its just seemed a sensible size for 225 bhp :scratchhead:
im not sure where people are trying to fit them!
reminds me alot of the 2000 series, they had great sized cabs and im not sure this is 'that' much bigger? bearing in mind the 2000 series was 1980 ish!!! top power 150bhp!
 

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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