The Massey Ferguson 235 is not a particularly well known model from MF. This is because it had a production run of just one year in the mid seventies from 1975 until 1976. It is the successor of the Massey Ferguson 135 before it was itself superseded by the Massey Ferguson 245. As well as producing a standard MF 235, there is also 2 variants of the tractor, a low profile orchard model and a narrow profile vineyard model. These tractors are powered by one of two engines. The first is a Perkins AD3.152 diesel engine. This 3 cylinder engine has natural aspiration and an engine size of 2.5 liters. It is cooled via a liquid cooling system that needs just 10 liters of coolant to be fully operational. The Perkins engine requires 5.7 liters of oil to fully lubricate it. The other engine option is a Continental gasoline engine with natural aspiration. This is a 4 cylinder, 2.4 liter engine that is liquid cooled. Both engines use a dual dry elements to filter the air intake.
Just as there are 3 variations of the MF 235, there are also 3 different transmissions that the Massey Ferguson 235 was available with coming of the assembly line. The first is a 8 forward speed, 2 reverse speed transmission that gives the MF 235 a top speed of 20.8 mph. The next transmission choice gives the tractor 6 speeds going forward and 2 when it’s reversing which gives it a max speed of 17.1 mph. The most versatile transmission choice is the Multi Power partial power shift transmission that gives the MF 235 12 gears going forward and 4 in reverse. The max speed of the tractor with this transmission box is 22.3 mph. The chassis on the tractor is a 4×2 2WD one.
The Massey Ferguson 235 uses a category 1, 3 point hitch. It’s operating weight depends on whether or not it’s using the gasoline or diesel engine. With the diesel engine, the operating weight is 1875 kg (4135 lbs), while with the gasoline engine it weighs slightly less at 1873 kg (4130 lbs). The total length of the tractor is 2.94 m (116 inches).
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