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Massey Ferguson 978 Loader

The MF 978 mechanical self leveling loader is available for Massey Ferguson 7718, 7722 tractors. The MF 978 loader has double acting hydraulic lifting and bucket cylinders. The loader’s maximum lift height is 177.9" (4500 mm) at pin and max bucket dump angle of 52 degrees. The lifting capacity is 6204 lbs (2820 kg) at maximum height (bucket pin), and breakout force (bucket on ground) is 7436 lbs (3380 kg).

Compatible buckets for the Massey Ferguson 978 front-end loader: 102" (2600 mm) heavy-duty material bucket with a heaped capacity of 1.03 m3 (36.1 cu.ft), 102" (2600 mm) high volume bucket with a heaped capacity of 1.85 m3 (67.8 cu.ft), 87" (2200 mm) light material bucket with a rated capacity of 1.25 m3 (43.7 cu.ft), or 91" (2300 mm) high tip bucket with a heaped capacity of 2 m3 (70 cu.ft).

Compatible Tractors
Tractor Models Massey Ferguson 7718, 7722
Front Tires 420/85R28
Rear Tires 480/80R42
Hydraulic Pressure, psi (bar) 2900 (200)

Loader
Loader Model MF 978 MSL
Leveling Configuration Mechanical self leveling
Lift cylinder diameter, in (mm) 3.75/1.98 (95/50)
Bucket cylinder diameter, in (mm) 3.95/1.98 (100/50)
Weight, lb (kg) 1705 (775)

Heavy-Duty Material Bucket
Width, in (mm) 102 (2600)
Depth, in (mm) 34 (860)
Height, in (mm) 29.5 (750)
Heaped Capacity, cu.ft (m3) 36.1 (1.03)
Weight, lb (kg) 803 (365)

High Volume Bucket
Width, in (mm) 102 (2600)
Depth, in (mm) 43 (1090)
Height, in (mm) 38.5 (980)
Heaped Capacity, cu.ft (m3) 67.8 (1.85)
Weight, lb (kg) 975 (443)

Light-Duty Material Bucket
Width, in (mm) 87 (2200)
Depth, in (mm) 39.5 (1000)
Height, in (mm) 33.5 (850)
Heaped Capacity, cu.ft (m3) 43.7 (1.25)
Weight, lb (kg) 577 (262)

High Tip Bucket
Width, in (mm) 91 (2300)
Depth, in (mm) 47.2 (1200)
Height, in (mm) 47.2 (1200)
Heaped Capacity, cu.ft (m3) 70.0 (2.00)
Weight, lb (kg) 1055 (480)

Loader Dimensions
Maximum lift height at pivot pin, in (mm) 177.9 (4500)
Maximum lift height under level bucket, in (mm) 166.0 (4200)
Maximum dump angle at maximum height, degrees 52
Maximum rollback angle at ground level, degrees 44

Operating Data
Lift capacity to maximum height at pivot pin, lb (kg) 6204 (2820)
Lift capacity to maximum height at 31.5" (0.8m) from pivot pin, lb (kg) 5346 (2430)
Lift capacity to 1.5m height at 31.5" (0.8m) from pivot pin, lb (kg) 5940 (2700)
Breakout force at pivot pin, lb (kg) 7436 (3380)
Breakout force at 31.5" (0.8m) from pivot pin, lb (kg) 6380 (2900)
Rollback force at ground level, lb (kg) 9856 (4480)

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