We purchased our MF 5455 from TRC Tractors Feilding approximately eight months ago now and we are rapt with it. The MF 5455 is not the cheapest tractor on the market but I do feel that it is the best value for money for many reasons. The transmission is so easy to operate, I can put a townie in there and they can pick it up easily. I had a neighbour in it the other day and his first comment was” I could drive that all day”. I can’t see a problem getting some one to drive it while I am away.
I just can’t get over how quiet the motor is. Even when you are out of the cab.
We have a Stoll S/L loader on it, and we do a lot of pellet work loading and unloading the “Combi Clamp” sheep handlers that we market. The 5455 is quite nimble around the yard as it doubles as a forklift. It has far to much horse power for the Combi Clamp yard, so we do let it loose on a 140hp Celli Pioneer Rotary Hoe with a pre-ripper as well. The 5455 just loves it. I had to totally bury the hoe to make it grunt. All our other ground work equipment is easily handled by the 5455.
Moving from a ten year old tractor of a lesser brand was a big bit as far as the trade went, but it is well worth it. You have to spoil yourself at some stage. I would never go back.
When I was looking for a tractor, I was also looking for a good company I could communicate with in the future should the need arise. I tell you what, if you don’t click with the salesman, you can bet I don’t buy his tractor. TRC has been great to us, with good contact since the purchase. Three months ago when we brought that 140hp Pioneer Celli Hoe off them with the pre-ripper, they had the best price as well.
The people behind the business make the business work. I am writing this testimonial as a thank you to the team at TRC Tractors.