The Massey Ferguson 265 is one of the MF 200 series that includes it’s bigger brother, the Massey Ferguson 275 and it’s smaller brother, the Massey Ferguson 255. Like the other models in this series, it enjoyed a production run of 8 years from 1975 until 1983. It gets it’s power from it’s Perkins AD4.236, 4 cylinder diesel engine. This has an engine size of 3.9 liters and burns diesel at an average rate of 14.5 liters/hour (3.8 US gallons/hour). The engine uses a liquid cooling system that needs 10.4 liters of coolant to fully fill it and make sure that it operate properly to adequately cool the engine and prevent it from overheating. The engine needs to be topped up with 7.6 liters of oil before being operated to make sure that it’s properly lubricated. In total the Perkins AD4.236 produces 61 hp.
The engine is started with a 12 volt battery that is charged via a 37 amp alternator. When the machine was rolling off the production lines, the MF 265 came with an open operator station and the option of either a roll bar (ROPS) or a cab. Nowadays, every tractor produced thankfully comes with a roll bar as standard. The maximum capacity of the fuel tank on the Massey Ferguson 265 is 70 liters (18.5 US gallons). This means that on a full tank of diesel, the tractor on average can keep operating for just less than 5 hours without stopping. The rear hitch is a choice of either a category 1 or category 2, 3 point hitch and has a maximum rear lifting capacity of 1859 kg (4100 lbs).
The Massey Ferguson 265 comes with hydrostatic power steering which makes operating it very easy when compared to models from previous generations that constantly gave feedback, which most users can deal with for limited periods, but after a few hours it can become annoying. The maximum safe operating weight (including ballast) that the Massey Ferguson 265 can operate under is 3719 kg (8200 lbs). There are also 2 variants of the standard version available. These are the row crop and low profile models.
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