Massey Ferguson 165

The Massey Ferguson 165 was designed and built to replace the MF 65. It had a production run of 9 years from 1964 – 1975, after which it was superseded by the MF 265. When ordering a new Massey Ferguson, you had a choice of 4 different engines,

Perkins AD 4.203, 4 cylinder, diesel engine producing 58.3 hp,a Continental, 4 cylinder, gasoline engine, a Perkins A4.212, 4cylinder, diesel engine or a Perkins AG4.212, 4 cylinder, gasoline engine.

The MF 165 comes with a fuel capacity of 18.5 gallons (or 70 liters for those of you in Europe). It’s 3 point hitch provides a rear lift of 3,594 lbs (or 1,630 kg). The total weight of the Massey Ferguson 165 ranges from 5,005 lbs (or 2270 kg) to 7,760 lbs (or 3,519 kg) depending on which engine you have and whether or not the tractor is carrying ballast.

The Massey Ferguson 165 comes with 16 gears in total. It’s 6 forward and 2 reverse are available in both low and high power gears.

The MF 165 was an incredibly popular model in it’s time. However due to the lack of a roll bar (as standard) and other elements, the 165 gradually became obsolete. Fortunately today many people have maintained their Massey 165’s and either still use them on their land or keep them as a vintage tractor.
If you own, have owned or are interested in the Massey Ferguson 165, then we would greatly appreciate your thoughts on this popular tractor in the review section below.

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2 Reviews of the “Massey Ferguson 165”

  1. Robin Finlay says:
    Performance Not Rated
    Reliability Not Rated
    Safety Not Rated
    Overall Satisfaction

    general experience using this model when working with it, was its reliability, easy to start and its pulling power for its h.p.

    Year of Manufacture: 0
    Pros: This is only a model of the 175, but is a great favorite of visitors to the museum. I my self interest stems from using this model while working on dairy farms when I was younger. The model is very detailed and visitors remark how life like it is.
    Cons: Very Detailed with controls in exact position as real tractor.
    Attachments: none
    Modifications: None

  2. ciaran says:

    will never let you down

    Year of Manufacture: 1973
    Pros: unbreakable, really reliable.
    power steering, pick up hitch, mf rigid cab
    easy to service
    Cons: age, cab noise, lack of independant hydraulics
    Attachments: 5ft 6 rotary mower
    pz haybob
    woods power linkbox
    fertiliser spreader
    various ploughs and bale handlers
    mf 40 front loader
    6 tonne tipping trailer

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