Massey Ferguson has introduced three new specialty tractors equipped with pressurized cabs and air filtration systems designed to supply clean cab air for the operator. The system seals out pesticide particles and other contaminants to protect operators during specialty applications such as orchard spraying.

“New Massey Ferguson 5400SA Series tractors have an advanced cab pressurization and air flow system that changes cab interior air every 36 seconds,” says Rene Boivin, Massey Ferguson marketing manager. “The system keeps contaminants out of the cab, filtering out 99 percent of all particles larger than 3 microns. The recirculating air system then removes 95 percent of the remaining particles, and is part of a managed program of occupational health and safety.

“In fact, 5400SA Series cab heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems meet or exceed the requirements of ASAE S525.1.2 Engineering Standards for Agricultural Cabs.”

Incoming cab air passes through the main filter system, and then moves through a recirculation system that includes another filter, three-speed blower and evaporator/heater assembly. A separate blower pressurizes the cab to keep out wind-blown contaminants. A pressure gauge in the cab roof provides constant monitoring of cabin pressure and indicates when filter service is needed. “The cab pressurization system keeps outside air from entering in wind speeds up to 22 mph,” Boivin says.

Massey Ferguson's 5400SA tractors and cabs are specially designed for close-quarter work such as spraying fruit tree rows in mature orchards. Narrow body styling, wrap-around fuel tank guards, narrower fenders and horizontal exhaust provide easier maneuverability while minimizing damage to tree branches.

Cabs are tapered to better fit between tree rows, yet have 52.8 square feet of tinted window glass for exceptional visibility. Rear view mirrors are mounted inside the cab. Low overall tractor height of just 94.1 inches allows easier maneuverability in space-confined areas.

The 5400SA tractors also are the most powerful specialty tractors in the industry. All three models are powered by 4-cylinder diesel engines that develop 90, 95 and 105 PTO horsepower. Buyers can choose 2WD or 4WD models. A single right-hand control lets the operator quickly shift through 16 forward and 16 reverse gears, and with the touch of a button on the gear lever, engage the Speedshift feature for smoother gear changes under load.

The category II 3-point hitch with Electronic Linkage Control (ELC) gives the operator more precise control of mounted implements. The 26 gpm hydraulic flow system provides high capacity for remote equipment control and operation. The standard 540/1,000 rpm independent PTO permits quick changes for a wide range of applications.

Visit www.masseyferguson.com for additional details on the new Massey Ferguson 5400SA Series tractors.