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Ford 1210 Tractor Maintenance

The Ford 1210 is a 2-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive compact utility tractor from Ten Compact series. This model was manufactured by Shibaura built between 1983 and 1986. The Ford 1210 is powered by 53.6 cu.in (0.88 L) Shibaura S723 3-cylinder liquid cooled diesel engine with a maximum power of 16.1 Hp (11.9 kW).

The Ford 1210 is fitted with 3 types of transmission. Type 1: 10x2 unsynchronized transmission with high and low sliding gears. Type 2: 15x3 creeper transmission. Type 3: 2-range hydrostatic transmission with infinite forward and reverse gears. Max. forward speed - 10.2 mph (16.4 kph), reverse speed - 10.2 mph (16.4 kph).

The open center hydraulic system used a gear pump with rated fluid flow of 4.3 gal/min (16.5 l/min). The hydraulic pressure is 127 bar (1850 psi). The Ford 1210 was equipped with 4.00-12 (2WD), 5.00-12 (4WD), or 20x8.0-10 (Turf) front tires, and 8.00-16 or 29x12.0-15 (Turf) rear tires. The wheelbase is 55.1" (1390 mm).

Compatible attachments for the tractor: 48", 60" mid-mount 3-blade mower decks, 48" rear-mount 3-blade mower deck with hydraulic lift, 48" rear-mount two-stage snowblower, Ford 768A loader with lift capacity to full height of 530 lbs (240 kg), and Ford 757A backhoe with max digging depth of 76.5" (1940 mm).

Refill Capacities
Engine oil capacity, qts (L) 3.5 (3.3)
Engine coolant capacity, qts (L) 2.4 (2.25)
Transmission/Hydraulic capacity (Gear), gal (L) 4.3 (16.1)
Transmission/Hydraulic capacity (Hydro), gal (L) 3.8 (14.4)
Front axle oil capacity, qts (L) 3.2 (3.0)
Steering oil capacity, qts (L) 1.9 (1.8)

Recommended Oil and Fluid
Engine oil type SAE 10W-40, 15W-40, 10W-30, SAE 10W
Engine coolant type Antifreeze/Coolant
Transmission/Hydraulic fluid type 134D, SAE 10W-40
Front axle oil type 134D, Gearlube 80W-90

Service Intervals
Check engine oil level Every 10 hours
Check the hydraulic/transmission fluid level Every 10 hours
Check engine air filter Every 10 hours
Check coolant level in radiator Every 10 hours
Check battery and clean terminals Every 50 hours
Check front axle oil Every 50 hours
Inspect and adjust alternator belt Every 50 hours
Lubricate axle hub bearings Every 50 hours
Change engine oil Every 100 hours
Clean engine air filter Every 100 hours
Clean engine fuel filter Every 100 hours
Replace engine oil filter Every 200 hours
Replace engine fuel filter Every 200 hours
Adjust parking and service brakes Every 200 hours
Change hydraulic/transmission fluid Every 300 hours
Change front axle lubricant Every 300 hours
Replace hydraulic oil filter Every 300 hours
Change steering oil Every 300 hours
Replace engine air filter Every 500 hours
Check and adjust engine idling Every 500 hours
Check and adjust valve clearance Every 500 hours
Flush cooling system and add new coolant Every 1000 hours

Replacement Parts
Engine oil filter part number 86546623, SBA140516180
Engine fuel filter part number 87300039, SBA360720020
Engine air filter part number 86512886
Hydraulic oil filter part number SBA340500990




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