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  1. #1
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    North of Charlotte, NC
    New Holland TC35A

    Default Why discontinue 400 series??

    My brother was thinking of buying a MF tractor to leave on my Dad's farm in the NC mountains. I saw where the 400 series has special financing (0% for 6 yrs) and thought this might be a good option.

    Does anyone know why MF is discontinuing this series? Was it for performance reasons? Should he be wary of buying one?


  2. #2
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    May 2005
    SE Indiana
    Ford, Kubota, Massey Ferguson (Never Again)

    Default Re: Why discontinue 400 series??

    Only AGCO management knows but I suspect that it is due to the costs necessary to keep them competitive with compact tractors and to meet increasingly draconian emissions regulations.

    The 421/533 is a direct decendent of the original 9N Ford/Ferguson that came out in 1939. Quite a run, I'd say.

    I took delivery of a 2007 531 last Saturday. I had been watching them for some time because it has long been the least expensive "real" tractor on the market. When I found out that they were discontinuing them, I found a good deal and bought one

    Do not delay if you want one. The replacements will no doubt be considerably more expensive.


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