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Massey Ferguson 235 Tractor

The Massey Ferguson 235 is a two-wheel drive utility tractor from 200 series. This model was manufactured between 1975 and 1976. The tractor was designed in 2 versions: orchard (low profile) and vineyard (narrow low profile).

The Massey Ferguson 235 is powered by 152 cu.in (2.5L) Perkins AD3.152 4-Stroke 3-cylinder direct injection naturally aspirated diesel engine with a rated power of 45.5 hp (33.9 kW), or 145 cu.in (2.4L) Continental Z145 4-Stroke 4-cylinder liquid-cooled gasoline engine with a rated power of 46 hp (34.1 kW).

The Massey Ferguson 235 is fitted with 3 types of transmission. 1st type: mechanical transmission with 6 forward and 2 reverse gears. 2nd type: mechanical transmission with 8 forward and 2 reverse gears. 3rd type: Multi Power partial powershift transmission with 12 forward and 4 reverse gears. The maximum travel speed (forward and reverse): 22.3 mph (35.9 km/h) / 11.3 mph (18.1 km/h).

The open center hydraulic system used a gear pump with fluid flow rate of 10 gpm (38 lpm). The hydraulic pressure is 159 bar (2300 psi). The Massey Ferguson 235 was equipped with a manual or power steering, differential mechanical expanding shoe brakes, 6.00x16 or 7.50x16 front tires, and 12.4x28 or 13.6x28 rear tires. The wheelbase is 74.5 in (1890 mm).

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) 45.5 (33.9)
Rated Engine Speed, rpm 2000
Compression 16.5:1
Firing Order 1-2-3
Fuel System Type Direct injection
Fuel Injection Pump CAV DPA
Direction of Rotation Clockwise from drive end
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) 6.5 (6.2)
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) 145 (2.40)
Engine Bore, in (mm) 3.38 (86.0)
Engine Stroke, in (mm) 4.07 (103.0)
Maximum Power, kw (hp) 46.0 (34.1)
Rated Speed, rpm 2000
Compression ratio 7.4:1
Firing order 1-3-4-2
Fuel System Type Carburetor
Carburetor Model Zenith 13795 / Zenith OE3435
Fuel Delivery Fixed Jet Carburetor
Ignition Timing 8 deg BTDC
Ignition Point Gap, in (mm) 0.017-0.022 (0.45-0.55)
Ignition Coil Delco-Remy
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) 6.0 (5.7)
Coolant Capacity, qts (L) 10.5 (9.8)
Electrical System Rating, Volts 12, Negative Ground

Power Take-Off
PTO Operational Type (Std) Live (2-stage clutch)
PTO Operational Type (Opt) Independent
PTO Horsepower, hp (kW) 35.0 (26.1)
PTO Speed, rpm 540
PTO / Engine Speed, rpm 540/1700


Standard Transmission
Transmission Type Gear
Gearbox Type 6F/2R
Number of Forward Speed 6
Number of Reverse Speed 2
Clutch Type Dry disc
Maximum Forward Speed, mph (kph) 17.1 (27.5)
Maximum Reverse Speed, mph (kph) 8.6 (13.8)

Optional Transmission
Transmission Type Gear
Gearbox Type 8F/2R
Number of Forward Speed 8
Number of Reverse Speed 2
Clutch Type Dry disc
Maximum Forward Speed, mph (kph) 20.8 (33.4)
Maximum Reverse Speed, mph (kph) 8.6 (13.8)

Optional Transmission
Transmission Type Multi Power
Gearbox Type 12F/4R, Partial powershift
Number of Forward Speed 12
Number of Reverse Speed 4
Clutch Type Dry disc
Maximum Forward Speed, mph (kph) 22.3 (35.9)
Maximum Reverse Speed, mph (kph) 11.3 (18.1)

Wheels and Tires
Drive Wheels 2WD 4x2
Steering Configuration Front Steer
Steering System (Std) Manual
Steering System (Opt) Power
Service Brake Differential mechanical expanding shoe
Front Tire Size (Std) 6.00-16
Rear Tire Size (Std) 12.4-28
Front Tire Size (Opt) 7.50-16
Rear Tire Size (Opt) 13.6-28
Front Track Width, in (mm) 48-76 (1210-1930)
Rear Track Width, in (mm) 52-72 (1320-1820)

Hydraulic System
Hydraulic System Type Open center
Implement Pump Type, gpm (Lpm) Gear
Implement Pump Flow, gpm (Lpm) 10.0 (38.0)
Steering Pump Flow, gpm (Lpm) 5.0 (19.0)
Hydraulic Pressure, Bar (psi) 159 (2300)
Hydraulic Fluid Capacity, gal (L) 8.0 (30.3)
Number of Standard Remote Valves 0/2
3-Point Hitch Category 1
Draft Sensing or Lift Control Position and draft control

Dimensions and Weight
Wheelbase, in (mm) 74.5 (1890)
Length, in (mm) 116.1 (2940)
Height (Steering Wheel), in (mm) 58.1 (1470)
Overall Width, in (mm) 64.6 (1640)
Shipping Weight (Gasoline), lb (kg) 3830 (1740)
Shipping Weight (Diesel), lb (kg) 4080 (1850)
Operating Weight (Gasoline), lb (kg) 4130 (1875)
Operating Weight (Diesel), lb (kg) 4135 (1880)

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