How big is your biggest tractor?

Each month, we ask you to share your questions about farming, food or Sacrewell with us on Facebook. The person who writes the best question wins a free family admission pass for a day at the farm, as well as having their question answered on our website. This question came from Mary Sammon’s 2 year old son.

We only have one working tractor at Sacrewell. You might have seen it towing the trailer on one of our popular tractor rides. It’s a red Massey Ferguson 390. However, we also have a very old Little Grey Fergie for our visitors to sit on and a working yellow JCB 530 loader on site. We’ve put some facts about the two working vehicles in the table below so that you can compare them.

Which would you say is the biggest?

Massey Ferguson 390 

 JCB 530

Engine power 81hp 76hp
Height 257cm 249cm
Length 366cm 499cm
Width 197cm 223cm
Lift capacity 1927kg 3000kg


Mary’s son also wanted to know what colour our tractor is. This is a more important question than it might seem at first as the colour of a tractor can normally tell you which manufacturer it comes from. You can use this handy table to spot the difference between a Massey Ferguson and a John Deere from several fields away:


Manufacturer Colour (usually)
Massey Ferguson Red
JCB Yellow
John Deere Bright green and yellow
New Holland Blue
Claas Lime green and red

If you have a child that’s fascinated with tractors Massey Ferguson, JCB and John Deere all have games and activities on their websites that you can try.