Massey Ferguson 4x4

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 16:36
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Seen this little unit in town doing some spraying today, I thought how good it would be for Motor Home owners , carry it around on a trailer , would be handy for just running around towns for shopping and going to tourist sites when in a camp for a few days. It has a 3 cyl./20 hp Diesel motor, 408 kg carrying capacity and 750/1100 kg towing. The tank he had in it was 400 Lt so it can carry a bit of weight, plus it's a tipper . With 4-wheel, fully independent double A-arm suspension and a wide stance, it offers increased stability on rough terrain. The 4x4's tight curb-to-curb turning diameter and rear anti-sway bar provide superb cornering at faster speeds.

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Reply By: ob - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 17:27

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 17:27
Doug,
The main problem with these vehicles is that they do not have ADR approval and can only be road licenced for very specific requirements.
In WA anyway, otherwise great little run around.

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Reply By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 17:40

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 17:40
eh...I forgot to add this photo. Not sure about the rego but it has it and was put through the Inspection, It has lights, brake/indicators, and seat belts.

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 17:43

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 17:43
Maybe the top speed might a bit low thus causing a problem on freeways etc.

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Follow Up By: gbc - Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 at 19:37

Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 at 19:37
Try googling the polaris RZR - no probs keeping up with traffic there.
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Reply By: Fab72 - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 17:56

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 17:56
G'Day Doug,
John Deere make a similar unit but in 6 wheel drive called a Gator. Our groundsmen at work have them.

I'd like one for a play out in the Simpson.

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Follow Up By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 19:01

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 19:01
Gday Fab
My son has the Gator at his work as well . I think the rego is day time only , as in lawn mowers on the main roads.
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Reply By: Neil & Pauline - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 19:40

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 19:40
And they have a 30klm max speed. There are several makes of similar available. They can be licensed as a tractor if you have reason toned a tractor or sometime they can be licensed as a motor bike. A tractor can be driven on a car licence but as a bike it is a bike license and you probably need to have a lower powered bike for a while before you are permitted to have the over 250 cc capacity.
It was all too hard on the farm so we just ran around unlicenced but was able to get third party coverage for unlicensed vehicles on a public road.
Go figure that out if you need to make sense of it, I couldn't.
There was a guy that went around Australia on a Massey Ferguson 4 wheeler. What he found out is that they are not designed to run all day at full rip, 30klh.

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Most of them are not hard to get up to 80 klh top speed but totally illegal and of course I would never think of doing such a thing. A sheep can run faster than 30klh just long enough to get to the wrong mob.
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Reply By: Axle - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 21:07

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 21:07
Lol Doug!, They have even kept the lbig brothers look with the sloping bonnet and same paint colour. Great little run abouts for farm purposes,horse studs , etc, more useful than a quad bike.

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Reply By: Wilko (Parkes NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011 at 07:51

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011 at 07:51
Hi Doug,

In the southern Philippines there are cheaper version of this everywhere, They use them on the roads as cars. I know there standards are a lot lower then ours but even for day use only they'd work well for what they are.

Cheers Wilko
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Reply By: cycadcenter - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011 at 09:35

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011 at 09:35
John Deere make them in a 2wd, 4wd and 6wd versions with both petrol and diesel motors. We have a 2wd petrol and 4wd diesel in the USA and find them to be invaluable on the farm.

John Deere are also now making a "performance model" with 4wd and petrol motor which tops out at 80kph, some desert racers already have them modified to over 120 kph.

No problem getting the "farm model" registered in Queensland with limited Farm registration similar to a tractor.

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