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Massey Ferguson 285 Tractor

The Massey Ferguson 285 is a 2WD or 4WD row-crop tractor from 200 series. This model was manufactured between 1974 and 1982. The Massey Ferguson 285 tractor is powered by 318 cu.in (5.2 L) Perkins A4.318 4-cycle 4-cylinder liquid-cooled naturally aspirated diesel engine with a rated power of 90 hp (66.7 kW) at 2000 rpm.

The Massey Ferguson 285 is fitted with two transmission options: mechanical transmission with 8 forward and 2 reverse gears, or Multi Power transmission with 12 forward and 4 reverse gears. Max. forward speed - 19.6 mph (31.5 km/h), max. reverse speed - 9.9 mph (15.9 km/h). The open center hydraulic system includes a gear pump with a flow rate of 10 gal/min (38 l/min). The hydraulic system pressure is 159 bar (2300 psi).

The Massey Ferguson 285 was equipped with a power steering system, wet disc brakes, 7.50x16 front tires, and 16.9x38 rear tires. The wheelbase is 88.8" (2250 mm). The tractor is compatible with a Massey Ferguson 246 front-end loader with lift capacity to full height of 4500 lbs (2041 kg) and breakout force of 5000 lbs (2268 kg).

Perkins A4.318 Engine
Engine Model Perkins A4.318
Engine Type 4 Stroke, 4-cylinder liquid-cooled diesel
Number of Cylinders 4
Displacement, cu.in (L) 318 (5.20)
Engine Bore, in (mm) 4.50 (114.0)
Engine Stroke, in (mm) 5.00 (127.0)
Aspiration Natural
Rated Engine Power, hp (kW) 90.0 (66.7)
Rated Engine Speed, rpm 2000
Compression 17.5:1
Firing Order 1-3-4-2
Fuel Tank Capacity, gal (L) 23.0 (87.0)
Coolant Capacity, qts (L) 16.5 (15.5)
Oil Capacity, qts (L) 10.0 (9.5)
Electrical System Rating, Volts 12
Charging system Alternator

Perkins A4.248 Engine
Engine Model Perkins A4.248
Engine Type 4 Stroke, 4-cylinder liquid-cooled diesel
Number of Cylinders 4
Displacement, cu.in (L) 248 (4.10)
Engine Bore, in (mm) 3.93 (100.0)
Engine Stroke, in (mm) 5.00 (127.0)
Aspiration Natural
Rated Engine Power, hp (kW) 90.0 (66.7)
Rated Engine Speed, rpm 2000
Compression 17.5:1
Firing Order 1-3-4-2
Air Cleaner Oil bath
Fuel Tank Capacity, gal (L) 23.0 (87.0)
Coolant Capacity, qts (L) 16.5 (15.5)
Oil Capacity, qts (L) 10.0 (9.5)
Electrical System Rating, Volts 12
Charging system Alternator

Power Take-Off
PTO Operational Type Independent
PTO Horsepower, hp (kW) 81.0 (60.5)
PTO Speed, rpm 540/1000
PTO / Engine Speed, rpm 540/1730
PTO / Engine Speed, rpm 1000/2000


Standard Transmission
Transmission Type Gear
Gearbox Type 8F/2R
Number of Forward Speed 8
Number of Reverse Speed 2
Clutch Type Dry disc
Clutch Disc Diameter, in (mm) 12 (304)
Maximum Forward Speed, mph (kph) 17.5 (28.2)
Maximum Reverse Speed, mph (kph) 6.9 (11.1)

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
Clutch Disc Diameter, in (mm) 12 (304)
Maximum Forward Speed, mph (kph) 19.6 (31.5)
Maximum Reverse Speed, mph (kph) 9.9 (15.9)

Wheels and Tires
Drive Wheels 2WD/4WD
Steering Configuration Front Steer
Steering System Power Steering
Brakes Type Wet disc
Front Tire Size 7.5x16
Rear Tire Size 16.9x38
Front Track Width, in (mm) 56-80 (1420-2030)
Rear Track Width, in (mm) 60-96 (1520-2430)

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) 5.6 (21.2)
Hydraulic Pressure, Bar (psi) 159 (2300)
Hydraulic Fluid Capacity, gal (L) 8.5 (32.3)
Number of Standard Remote Valves 1/3
3-Point Hitch Category 2
Standard Lift Capacity at lift pin, lb (kg) 4400 (1990)

Dimensions and Weight
Wheelbase, in (mm) 88.8 (2250)
Length, in (mm) 146 (3700)
Height (Hood), in (mm) 65 (1650)
Overall Width, in (mm) 79 (2000)
Ground Clearance, in (mm) 16 (400)
Weight (Operating), lb (kg) 7650 (3470)
Weight (Ballasted), lb (kg) 11760 (5335)

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