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Massey Ferguson 230 Tractor

The Massey Ferguson 230 utility tractor was manufactured by Massey Ferguson from 1976 to 1983. The MF 230 can be equipped with a Perkins AD3.152 3-cylinder direct injection diesel engine, or Continental Z145 4-cylinder liquid-cooled gasoline engine. The rated power of both motors is 38 Hp (28.3 kW).

The transmission consists of a dry single disc clutch and gearbox with 6 forward and 2 reverse gears. The max travel speed (forward or reverse): 14.5 mph (23.3 kph) / 7.4 mph (11.9 kph). The open center hydraulic system used a gear pump with a rated flow of 4.5 gpm (17 lpm). The hydraulic system pressure is 3000 psi.

The Massey Ferguson 230 tractor fitted with 6.00x16 front tires and 12.4x28 rear tires. The operating weight is 3840 lbs (1740 kg) for gasoline models and 4000 lbs (1815 kg) for diesel models. The Massey Ferguson 175 is equipped with MF 236 loader with a lifting capacity to maximum height of 2500 lbs (1134 kg), and breakout force of 3250 lbs (1474 kg).

Diesel Engine
Engine Model Perkins AD3.152
Engine Type 4-Stroke, 3-cylinder, direct injection diesel
Number of Cylinders 3
Displacement, cu.in (L) 152 (2.50)
Engine Bore, in (mm) 3.60 (91.0)
Engine Stroke, in (mm) 5.00 (127.0)
Aspiration Natural
Rated Engine Power, hp (kW) 38.0 (28.3)
Rated Engine Speed, rpm 2000
Compression 18.5:1
Firing Order 1-2-3
Fuel System Type Direct injection
Fuel Injection Pump CAV DPA
Fuel Filter Paper element
Oil Pump Type Rotor type
Air Cleaner Dual dry element
Fuel Tank Capacity, gal (L) 14.0 (53.0)
Coolant Capacity, qts (L) 10.5 (9.9)
Oil Capacity, qts (L) 6.0 (5.8)
Electrical System Rating, Volts 12
Charging system Alternator
Alternator Rating, Amps 37

Gasoline Engine
Engine Model Continental Z145
Engine Type 4 Stroke, 4-cylinder liquid-cooled gasoline
Number of cylinders 4
Displacement, cu.in (L) 153 (2.50)
Engine Bore, in (mm) 3.38 (86.0)
Engine Stroke, in (mm) 4.07 (103.0)
Maximum Power, kw (hp) 38.0 (28.3)
Rated Speed, rpm 2000
Compression ratio 7.4:1
Firing order 1-3-4-2
Fuel System Type Carburetor
Fuel Delivery Fixed Jet Carburetor
Ignition Timing 8 deg BTDC
Ignition Point Gap, in (mm) 0.017-0.022 (0.45-0.55)
Spark Plug Gap, in (mm) 0.025 (0.63)
Spark Plug Champion RD-16 / AC-85S
Fuel Tank Capacity, gal (L) 14.0 (53.0)
Oil Capacity, qts (L) 5.0 (4.7)
Coolant Capacity, qts (L) 10.5 (9.8)
Electrical System Rating, Volts 12, Negative Ground

Power Take-Off
PTO Operational Type Live
PTO Horsepower, hp (kW) 34.0 (25.4)
PTO Speed, rpm 540
PTO / Engine Speed, rpm 540/1700


Transmission
Transmission Type Gear
Gearbox Type 6F/2R
Number of Forward Speed 6
Number of Reverse Speed 2
Clutch Dry disc
Maximum Forward Speed, mph (kph) 14.5 (23.3)
Maximum Reverse Speed, mph (kph) 7.4 (11.9)

Wheels and Tires
Drive Wheels 2WD 4x2
Steering Configuration Front Steer
Steering System (Std) Manual
Steering System (Opt) Power
Brakes Type Mechanical drum
Front Tire Size (Std) 6.00x16
Rear Tire Size (Std) 12.4x28
Front Tire Size (Opt) 7.50x10
Rear Tire Size (Opt) 14.9x24
Front Track Width, in (mm) 48-72 (1210-1820)
Rear Track Width, in (mm) 52-76 (1320-1930)

Hydraulic System
Hydraulic System Type Open center
Implement Pump Type, gpm (Lpm) Gear
Implement Pump Flow, gpm (Lpm) 4.5 (17.0)
Steering Pump Flow, gpm (Lpm) 5.0 (19.0)
Hydraulic Pressure, Bar (psi) 207 (3000)
Hydraulic Fluid Capacity, gal (L) 8.0 (30.3)
3-Point Hitch Category 1
Draft Sensing or Lift Control Position and draft control
Standard Lift Capacity at lift pin, lb (kg) 3120 (1415)

Dimensions and Weight
Wheelbase, in (mm) 72.4 (1830)
Length, in (mm) 116.1 (2940)
Height (Steering Wheel), in (mm) 58.1 (1470)
Overall Width, in (mm) 61.8 (1560)
Shipping Weight (Gasoline), lb (kg) 3200 (1450)
Shipping Weight (Diesel), lb (kg) 3450 (1565)
Operating Weight (Gasoline), lb (kg) 3840 (1740)
Operating Weight (Diesel), lb (kg) 4000 (1815)

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