Massey Ferguson 253

Massey Ferguson 253The Massey Ferguson 253 is a 2WD or 4WD utility tractor from the 200 series. This tractor was manufactured by Massey Ferguson from 1988 to 1998. The MF 253 is equipped with a 2.5 L (152.0 cu·in) three-cylinder diesel engine and one of two transmissions: a sliding gear transmission with 8 forward and 2 reverse gears or a synchronized manual shuttle transmission with 8 forward and 8 reverse gears.

The Massey Ferguson 253 utility tractor used the Perkins AT3.152.4 engine. It is a 2.5 L, 2,491 cm2, (152.0 cu·in) three-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine with 91.0 mm (3.58 in) of the cylinder bore and 127.0 mm (5.0 in) of the piston stroke. This engine produced 57.8 PS (42.5 kW; 57.0 HP) at 2,250 rpm of output power.

The Massey Ferguson 253 is equipped with hydrostatic power steering, wet disc brakes, two-post ROPS, and 47.7 liters (12.6 US gal.; 10.5 Imp. gal) fuel tank.

Following attachments are available for the MF 253 utility tractor:

  • Massey Ferguson 232 loader
  • Massey Ferguson 236 loader

Massey Ferguson 253 Specifications

General Specifications
ModelMassey Ferguson 253
Length 2WD: 3,180 mm (125.2 in)
4WD: 3,250 mm (128 in)
Width 2WD: 1,770 mm (69.7 in)
4WD: 1,860 mm (73.2 in)
Height (ROPS)2,200 mm (86.6 in)
Wheel base 2WD: 1,930 mm (76 in)
4WD: 1,950 mm (76.8 in)
Ground clearance 2WD: 240 mm (9.4 in)
4WD: 290 mm (11.4 in)
Weight 2WD: 1,825 kg (4,023 lbs)
4WD: 2,145 kg (4,729 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity47.7 liters (12.6 US gal.; 10.5 Imp. gal)
Cabin typeTwo-post ROPS
Engine modelPerkins AT3.152.4
Engine typeFour-stroke, liquid-cooled, inline
Fuel typeDiesel
Displacement2.5 L, 2,491 cm2, (152.0 cu·in)
Bore and stroke91.0 mm X 127.0 mm (3.58 in X 5 in)
Horsepower57.8 PS (42.5 kW; 57.0 HP) at 2,250 rpm
Oil capacity:10.2 L (10.8 US. qt, 9 Imp. qt.)
Transmission and chassis
Chassis4×2 2WD or 4×4 MFWD 4WD
Steering typeHydrostatic power
BrakesWet disc
Transmission model
Transmission typeSliding gear
Gears8 forward and 2 reverse
Transmission model
Transmission typeSynchronized manual shuttle
Gears8 forward and 8 reverse
Front tires Ag: 6.50-16 (2WD), 280/80R-20
Rear tires Ag: 13.6-28 (2WD), 14.9-28 (4WD)
Three-Point Hitch
Control typePosition and draft control
Lift capacity (at ends)1,190 kg (2,625 lbs)
PTO (Power take-off shaft)
Rear PTO typeLive with two-stage clutch or independent (4WD)
Rear PTO speed540 rpm
Hydraulic system
Hydraulic typeOpen center
Hydraulic capacity43.0 L (11.4 US. gal, 9.5 Imp. gal.)
Pump flow4.2 gpm (15.9 lpm)
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