New tractor, which model to choose

Dog

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Location
Bath
Looking at a new massey 205hp. Next model up is 225hp and £3300 more. We don’t really need the extra power. In 5 years time with 2500 hrs on it will the higher horse power tractor be worth around 2k more.?.
 
Is the difference going from a small framed to a large framed tractor? Could make a lot of difference if you've heavy implement s to handle.
No will be the same size frame. We got a 225 on demo at the moment and its very impressive compared to any massey we've had before. Transmission is miles better than the dyna 6, comfort is another level and the cab finish is more like a car feel to it.
 

Stephen E

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Mixed Farmer
Location
South Northants
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Due to the fact we would need to remanufacture the head stock of the hay bob to fit on to 500hp yoke with tracks!

Not necessarily! 😀
 

john432

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Location
Carmarthenshire
Looking at a new massey 205hp. Next model up is 225hp and £3300 more. We don’t really need the extra power. In 5 years time with 2500 hrs on it will the higher horse power tractor be worth around 2k more.?.
No will be the same size frame. We got a 225 on demo at the moment and its very impressive compared to any massey we've had before. Transmission is miles better than the dyna 6, comfort is another level and the cab finish is more like a car feel to it.
A the new 8 series, all the specs look the same, weight,tyre sizes , throughout the power range.
 

Lofty1984

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Location
Cardiff
Looking at a new massey 205hp. Next model up is 225hp and £3300 more. We don’t really need the extra power. In 5 years time with 2500 hrs on it will the higher horse power tractor be worth around 2k more.?.
if you don’t need the power then don’t bother but if the other tractor is slightly better specced rather than just bigger then it’s worth it
 

Beefsmith

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Looking at a new massey 205hp. Next model up is 225hp and £3300 more. We don’t really need the extra power. In 5 years time with 2500 hrs on it will the higher horse power tractor be worth around 2k more.?.

If I’ve learnt anything in my farming career always buy the highest hp in any range. For example a Puma 240 cvx is more sought after than a 195 cvx for example. Also JD 6215R far more sought after than a 6195R.
£3300 is nothing over the life of the tractor and the extra money over 5 years today will cost you about £100 per year in interest.
 

snipe

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Location
west yorkshire
Back to the original question. i think like most extras at 5 ish years old you would got 50% of what they cost. So £1500 to £2000 when you come to sell. I don’t think 20hp on a tractor that size is going to make a big difference. You would have to jump 40 up to notice it.
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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