The Massey Ferguson 130 enjoyed a production run of 6 years when it replaced the Massey Ferguson 25 in 1966. It was produced continuously for 6 years until production on it ceased in 1972. There is also a larger model available called the Massey Ferguson 135. Production of this model took place in France. The tractor is powered by a Perkins A4-107 diesel engine that has natural aspiration. It is a 4 cylinder, 1.8 liter sized engine with a liquid cooling system that needs 6.7 liters of coolant to operate properly and optimally. The oil capacity of the engine is 5.4 liters and the air intake is filtered through an oil bath before reaching the combustion chambers. The engine is started via a 12 volt battery that is charged through the engine’s alternator.
There a number of variants of the Massey Ferguson 130 available. These are the vineyard model which has a low profile, the narrow version which obviously has a narrow width, the high crop version which has an extra high ground clearance when compared to the other models. The deluxe version of the MF 130 comes with headlights, while the economy version has no headlights. The diesel tank on the tractor can hold a maximum of 45.4 liters (12 US gallons) of diesel.
The Massey Ferguson 130 comes with a category 1, 3 point hitch as standard. This maximum rear lift capacity of the Massey Ferguson 130 is 1011 kg (2231 lbs). The tractor came off the assembly line with a open operator station as standard. However many models that are still in operation today are often seen with either makeshift cabs or with rollbars (ROPS) welded on. While this may ruin the antique aesthetic of the tractor is does add greatly to it’s safety for the operator provided the welding is of a good grade. The MF 130 weighs 1456 kg (3210 lbs) when operating normally, but this balloons to a safe maximum of 2122 kg (4680 lbs) when it’s fully ballasted.
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