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Massey Ferguson 255 Tractor

The Massey Ferguson 255 is a 200-series two-wheel drive row crop tractor. This model was manufactured from 1975 to 1981. The Massey Ferguson 255 tractor is powered by Perkins AD4.203 4-cylinder liquid-cooled diesel engine with a maximum power of 45 hp (33.5 kW), or Perkins AG4.212 4-cylinder gasoline engine with a maximum power of 44 hp (32.6 kW).

The Massey Ferguson 255 is fitted with 2 types of transmission. 1st type: 8-speed gear transmission. 2nd type: Multi power partial power shift transmission with 12 forward and 4 reverse gears.

The maximum travel speed (forward/reverse) is 18.6 mph (30 km/h) and 9.4 mph (15.1 km/h). The open center hydraulic system includes a gear pump with a rated fluid flow of 10 gpm (38 lpm). The hydraulic system pressure is 2300 psi (159 bar). The row crop tractors are equipped with 5.50x16 front tyres and 14.9x38 rear tyres. The 6.00x16 front tyres and 16.9x24 rear tyres fit standard models. The wheel base is 82" (2080 mm). The tractor is compatible with Massey Ferguson 236 front end loader. The loader has a lift capacity to full height of 2500 lbs (1135 kg).

Diesel Engine
Engine Model Perkins AD4.203
Engine Type 4-Stroke, 4-cylinder diesel
Number of Cylinders 4
Displacement, cu.in (L) 203 (3.30)
Engine Bore, in (mm) 3.60 (91.0)
Engine Stroke, in (mm) 5.00 (127.0)
Aspiration Natural
Rated Engine Power, hp (kW) 45.0 (33.3)
Rated Engine Speed, rpm 2000
Compression 18.5:1
Firing Order 1-3-4-2
Fuel Tank Capacity, gal (L) 18.5 (70.0)
Coolant Capacity, qts (L) 11.0 (10.4)
Oil Capacity, qts (L) 8.5 (8.0)
Electrical System Rating, Volts 12
Charging system Alternator
Alternator Rating, Amps 37

Gasoline Engine
Engine Model Perkins AG4.212
Engine Type 4 Stroke, 4-cylinder liquid-cooled gasoline
Number of cylinders 4
Displacement, cu.in (L) 212 (3.50)
Engine Bore, in (mm) 3.90 (98.0)
Engine Stroke, in (mm) 4.50 (114.0)
Maximum Power, kw (hp) 44.0 (32.6)
Rated Speed, rpm 2000
Compression ratio 7.0:1
Firing order 1-3-4-2
Fuel System Type Carburetor
Fuel Tank Capacity, gal (L) 18.5 (70.0)
Coolant Capacity, qts (L) 11.0 (10.4)
Oil Capacity, qts (L) 6.0 (5.7)
Electrical System Rating, Volts 12

Power Take-Off
PTO Operational Type Live
PTO Horsepower, hp (kW) 50.0 (37.3)
PTO Speed, rpm 540
PTO / Engine Speed, rpm 540/1700


Standard Transmission
Transmission Type 8F/2R, Gear
Number of Forward Speed 8
Number of Reverse Speed 2
Clutch Type Dry disc
Oil Capacity, qts (L) 26.4 (25.0)
Maximum Forward Speed, mph (kph) 18.6 (30.0)
Maximum Reverse Speed, mph (kph) 7.7 (12.4)

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) 18.5 (29.8)
Maximum Reverse Speed, mph (kph) 9.4 (15.1)

Wheels and Tires
Drive Wheels 2WD 4x2
Steering Configuration Front Steer
Steering System Power Steering
Brakes Type Differential dry disc
Front Tire Size (Std) 6.0-16
Rear Tire Size (Std) 16.9-24
Front Tire Size (Row Crop) 5.5-16
Rear Tire Size (Row Crop) 14.9-38
Front Tire Size (Low Profile) 7.5-10
Rear Tire Size (Low Profile) 14.9-24
Front Track Width (Std), in (mm) 48-72 (1210-1820)
Rear Track Width (Std), in (mm) 56-90 (1420-2280)
Front Track Width (Row Crop), in (mm) 52-76 (1320-1930)
Rear Track Width (Low Profile), in (mm) 55-87 (1390-2200)

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 1/2
Standard Lift Capacity at lift pin, lb (kg) 3800 (1720)

Dimensions and Weight
Wheelbase, in (mm) 82 (2080)
Length, in (mm) 126.5 (3210)
Height (Hood), in (mm) 63.1 (1600)
Ground Clearance (Std), in (mm) 16 (400)
Ground Clearance (Row Crop), in (mm) 19.6 (490)
Ground Clearance (Low Profile), in (mm) 10.4 (260)
Shipping Weight (Gasoline), lb (kg) 5600 (2540)
Shipping Weight (Diesel), lb (kg) 5850 (2655)
Operating Weight (Gasoline), lb (kg) 6140 (2785)
Operating Weight (Diesel), lb (kg) 6415 (2910)

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