Greg Waters: The Right Equipment

“I’m sure,” says Waters, “like the 165 that has hung in here all these years, these newer [Massey’s] will, too.”

Waters uses this MF1660, along with his MF492 and an older 165, in his orchards.

Waters uses this MF1660, along with his MF492 and an older 165, in his orchards.

Greg Waters grew up with Massey Ferguson tractors on his family’s orange grove. “We’ve never had anything but Massey Ferguson,” says Waters, who still runs one of his dad’s nearly 50-year-old MF165 tractors.

That loyalty, however, hasn’t kept him from looking around. “I’m still a businessman; I shop around,” says the Lake Wales, Fla., peach grower. Yet, when it was time to buy a new tractor earlier this year, Waters decided on the MF1660. “It turns on a dime. That allows me to maneuver around the ends of these peaches without tearing up the trees … and it’s got the horsepower you need when you need it.”

The MF1660 also has the Dyna QPS transmission, which allows for push-button, clutchless shifting between gears. “It’s smooth and seamless,” says Waters.

“I’ve never had any issues with my Masseys,” he continues. “There are no rattles or shakes. I mean, everything is just tight. So, I’m sure, like the 165 that has hung in here all these years, these newer [tractors] will, too.”

VIDEO: Waters discusses his and his family’s legacy with Massey Ferguson. >>

In addition to the durability of and innovative features found on his tractors, Waters has remained a loyal Massey Ferguson customer because of the working relationship he has with his dealer, Grove Equipment. “They’re honest, which means a lot to me, and their pricing is better than anybody else’s. [Owner] David McKeeman and his son Robbie, those guys have done me more than fair over the years.”

<< Back to Keen On Peaches