Ford 1200

Ford 1200 tractorThe Ford 1200 is a four-wheel (4WD) compact utility tractor from the Hundred compact series, manufactured by Japanese company Shibaura for Ford brand from 1979 to 1982. The Ford 1200 tractor is equipped with two-cylinders Shibaura LEK802D diesel engine with 0.8 L, 804 cc (49.1 cu-in) of displacement and gear shift transmission with 10 forward and 2 reverse gears.

The Ford 1200 tractor used a two-cylinder naturally-aspirated liquid-cooled diesel engine Shibaura LEK802D, with 80.0 mm (3.15 in) of the cylinder bore and 80.0 mm (3.15 in) of the piston stroke. Compression ratio rating is 23.0:1. It produced 16.2 PS (11.9 kW; 16.0 HP) of gross horsepower. The power rating at PTO shaft is 13.6 PS (10 kW; 13.4 HP). The engine used dry air cleaner and pre-heating glow plugs.

This utility tractor is equipped with gear shift transmission with 10 forward (1.0-13.9 km/h, 0.6-8.7 mph) and 2 reverse (1.7-7.6 km/h, 1.0-4.7 mph) gears. The tractor used manual steering, differential mechanical drum brakes, and live type hydraulic system.

The 1200 tractor can use the following attachments:

  • Mid-mount Ford 915 mower deck with 3-blades (cutting width: 1,520 mm (60 in.)
  • Front-mount Ford 715 snow blower with hydraulic lift (clearing width: 1,520 mm (60 in.)
  • Front-end loader Ford 768
  • Backhoe Ford 757

The Ford 1200 used a rollover protection structure (ROPS) for operators. The tractor has rear PTO shaft with 540 rpm, front PTO was available as an option.

Ford 1200 specifications

General Specifications
Model Ford 1200
Length 2,410 mm (94.9 in.)
Width 1,060 mm (42.0 in.)
Height 2,000 mm (79.0 in.) with ROPS
Wheelbase 1,210 mm (48.0 in.)
Ground clearance 240 mm (9.7 in.)
Weight 564 kg (1,244 lb.)
Fuel tank capacity 14.0 L (3.7 US gal.)
Battery 12V 70A
Engine model Shibaura LEK802D
Number of Cylinders 2
Firing order 2-1
Fuel Diesel
Displacement 0.8 L, 804 cc (49.1
Bore x stroke 80.0 x 80.0 mm (3.15 x 3.15 in)
Power output Gross: 16.2 PS (11.9 kW; 16.0 HP)
PTO: 13.6 PS (10 kW; 13.4 HP)
Starter type Electric starter
Oil type
Governed Speeds Low Idle: 750-850 rpm;
High Idle: 2,850-2,900 rpm; (no load)
Rated: 2,700 rpm (full load)
Oil capacity 4.0 L (4.2 U.S. qt)
Coolant capacity 4.0 L (4.2 U.S. qt)
Injection Timing, B.T.D.C. 23°-24°
Injector opening pressure 11,760 kPa (1705 psi)
Valve clearance Intake: 0.30 mm (0.012 in.)
Exhaust: 0.30 mm (0.012 in.)
Tires size
Front tires Ag : 6.00-12
Turf / Lawn : 23×8.5-12
Rear tires Ag: 8.00-16
Turf: 8.00-16

Front (option)

Transmission and chassis
Chassis 4×4 MFWD 4WD
Steering Manual
Transmission type Gear shift
Gears 10 forward and 2 reverse
Ground speed Forward: up to 13.9 km/h (8.7 mph)
Reverse: up to 7.6 km/h (4.7 mph)
PTO (Power take-off shaft)
PTO Type: Rear, transmission
PTO Speed: 540 rpm
Hydraulic lift
3-point linkage: Category I
Control system:
No. of remote valves:
Max lifting capacity (at link end): 399 kg (881 lb.)
Hydraulic system
Type Live
Total flow
Oil capacity (Transmission, Rear Axle and Hydraulic System) 18.9 L (20.0 US. qt.)
Front axle differential case 1.5 L (1.6 U.S. qt.)
Front axle reduction case (Each) 0.2 L (0.21 U.S. qt.)
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