Massey Ferguson 231S

Massey Ferguson 231SThe Massey Ferguson 231S is a 2WD utility tractor from the 200 One series. This tractor was manufactured by Massey Ferguson in Istanbul, Turkey from 1999 to 2003. The Massey Ferguson 231S is equipped with a 2.7 L (165.0 cu·in) three-cylinder diesel engine and sliding gear transmission with 8 forward and 2 reverse gears.

The Massey Ferguson 231S utility tractor used the Perkins 903.27 engine. It is a 2.7 L, 2,704 cm2, (165.0 cu·in) three-cylinder natural aspirated diesel engine with 95.0 mm (3.74 in) of the cylinder bore and 127.0 mm (5 in) of the piston stroke. This engine produced 45.7 PS (33.6 kW; 45.0 HP) at 2,250 rpm of output power.

The MF 231S is equipped with power assist steering, two-post folding ROPS with Canopy (optional), and 48.0 liters (12.7 US gal.; 10.6 Imp. gal) fuel tank. This tractor could be equipped with the Massey Ferguson 232 loader.

Massey Ferguson 231S Specifications

General Specifications
ModelMassey Ferguson 231S
Wheel base1,880 mm (74 in)
Weight1,870 kg (4,123 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity48.0 liters (12.7 US gal.; 10.6 Imp. gal)
Cabin typeTwo-post folding ROPS and Canopy (optional)
Engine modelPerkins 903.27
Engine typeFour-stroke, liquid-cooled, inline
Fuel typeDiesel
Displacement2.7 L, 2,704 cm2, (165.0 cu·in)
Bore and stroke95.0 mm X 127.0 mm (3.74 in X 5 in)
Horsepower45.7 PS (33.6 kW; 45.0 HP) at 2,250 rpm
Coolant capacity:10.6 L (11.2 US. qt, 9.3 Imp. qt.)
Transmission and chassis
Chassis4×2 2WD
Steering typePower assist
Transmission model
Transmission typeSliding gear
Gears8 forward and 2 reverse
Front tiresAg: 6.00-16
Rear tiresAg: 13.6-28
Three-Point Hitch
Control type
Lift capacity (at ends)
PTO (Power take-off shaft)
Rear PTO typeLive with two stage clutch
Rear PTO speed540 rpm
Hydraulic system
Hydraulic type
Hydraulic capacity34.8 L (9.2 US gal, 7.7 Imp. gal)
Pump flow4.4 gpm (16.7 lpm)
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1 Comment

  1. Good summary specification information. Interesting that some of the Massey Ferguson tractors (such as the MF 231S which I have and enjoy using) list no “Three-Point Hitch Lift Capacity (at ends)” spec. I’d be curious if MF doesn’t publish the lift capacity for certain tractors, perhaps due to country of manufacture? (the 231S was mfg in Turkey). Based on review of similar class MF tractors I’m guessing the lift capacity (at ends) of the 231S is around 2850 lbs.

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