Ford 1210

Ford 1210The Ford 1210 is a two-wheel (2WD) or optional four-wheel (4WD) compact utility tractor from the Ten compact series, manufactured by Japanese company Shibaura for Ford brand from 1983 to 1986. The Ford 1210 tractor is equipped with three-cylinders Shibaura S723 diesel engine with 0.9 L, 879 cc (53.6 cu-in) of displacement and gear shift transmission with 10 forward and 2 reverse gears. The hydrostatic transmission was available as an option.

The Ford 1210 tractor used a three-cylinder naturally-aspirated liquid-cooled diesel engine Shibaura S723, with 72.0 mm (2.83 in) of the cylinder bore and 72.0 mm (2.83 in) of the piston stroke. Compression ratio rating is 24.0:1. It produced 16.2 PS (11.9 kW; 16.0 HP) of gross horsepower and 13.6 PS (10 kW; 13.4 HP) of PTO shaft horsepower. The engine used dry air cleaner and pre-heating glow plugs.

This utility tractor is equipped with gear shift transmission with 10 forward (1.1-15.8 km/h, 0.7-9.8 mph) and 2 reverse (1.9-8.6 km/h, 1.2-5.4 mph) gears. The tractor used manual steering, differential mechanical drum brakes.

The 1210 tractor can use the following attachments:

  • Mid-mount Ford 916A mower deck with 3-blades (cutting width: 1,220 mm (48 in.)
  • Mid-mount Ford 916A mower deck with 3-blades (cutting width: 1,520 mm (60 in.)
  • Rear-mount Ford 930A mower deck with 3-blades and hydraulic lift (cutting width: 1,220 mm (48 in.)
  • Rear-mount Ford 715 snow blower with hydraulic lift (clearing width: 1,520 mm (60 in.)
  • Front-end loader Ford 768A/B
  • Backhoe Ford 757A

The Ford 1210 used a rollover protection structure (ROPS) for operators. The tractor has rear PTO shaft with 540 rpm, mid and front PTO was available as an option.

Ford 1210 specifications

General Specifications
ModelFord 1210
Wheelbase1,390 mm (55.1 in.)
Ground clearance
Weight605 kg (1,334 lb.)
Fuel tank capacity18.0 L (4.8 US gal.)
Engine modelShibaura S723
Number of Cylinders3
Firing order1-2-3
Displacement0.9 L, 879 cc (53.6
Bore x stroke72.0 x 72.0 mm (2.83 x 2.83 in)
Power output Gross: 16.2 PS (11.9 kW; 16.0 HP)
PTO: 13.6 PS (10 kW; 13.4 HP)
Starter typeElectric 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 capacity3.3 L (3.5 U.S. qt)
Coolant capacity2.3 L (2.5 U.S. qt)
Injection Timing, B.T.D.C.24°
Valve clearance Intake: 0.20 mm (0.008 in.)
Exhaust: 0.20 mm (0.008 in.)
Tires size
Front tires Ag (2WD): 4.00-12
Ag (4WD): 5.00-12
Turf / Lawn: 20×8.00-10
Rear tires Ag: 8.0-16
Turf: 29×12.00-15
Transmission and chassis
Chassis4×2 2WD or 4×4 MFWD 4WD (opton)
Transmission typeGear shift
Gears10 forward and 2 reverse
Ground speed Forward: up to 15.8 km/h (9.8 mph)
Reverse: up to 8.6 km/h (5.4 mph)
PTO (Power take-off shaft)
PTO Type: Rear, transmission
Middle (option)
Front (option)
PTO Speed: Rear: 540 rpm
Middle: 1000 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
Total flow
Oil capacity (Standard Transmission, Rear Axle and Hydraulic System)17.0 L (18.0 US. qt.)
Oil capacity (Hydrostatsic Transmission, Rear Axle and Hydraulic System)15.5 L (16.4 US. qt.)
Front axle differential case1.5 L (1.6 U.S. qt.)
Front axle reduction case (Each)0.2 L (0.21 U.S. qt.)
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