Massey Ferguson 175

Massey Ferguson 175

The Massey Ferguson 175 is a 2 wheel drive tractor manufactured by Massey Ferguson from 1964 to 1975.

On the Massey Ferguson 175 Multipower you had a choice between several transmissions. You could get early models with 6 forward speeds and 2 reverse or use a Multi Power transmission that has 12 forward and 4 reverse gears. The 6 forward and 2 reverse speed transmission was eventually replaced by an 8 forward and 2 reverse speed transmission.

The Massey Ferguson 175 has a Category 2 3-point hitch with a maximum lift capacity of 1528 kg (3370 lbs). The operating weight of the MF 175 is 2687 kg (5925 lbs) for the gasoline engine, while the diesel engine gives it a weight of 2778 kg (6125 lbs). The maximum safe weight for the Massey Ferguson 175 with ballast is 4334 kg (9555 lbs).

The width of the tractor is 1.84 m (72.8 inches), while its length is 3.5 m (138 inches). The wheelbase measures 2.08 m (81.9 inches). The MF 175 did not include a roll bar as standard, so many farmers welded one themselves. This tractor was truly appreciated by almost everyone who used it and is still popular with farmers today. It is such a good tractor that farmers can often be seen using it on their land (and not just keeping it as an exhibit).

The Massey Ferguson 175 is equipped with one of the following three engines: a 3.9 L (236.0 cu in) four-cylinder diesel engine, a 3.9 L (236.0 cu in) four-cylinder gasoline engine cubic) or a 3.4 L (206.0 cu in) four-cylinder gasoline engine and one of three transmissions: a partial power shift transmission with 12 forward and 4 reverse gears, a transmission with 6 forward and 2 reverse gears or a transmission with 8 forward and 2 reverse gears.

Massey Ferguson 175 Multipower

The tractor could be equipped with the following engines

  • Perkins A4.236. It’s a 3.9L, 3.867cm engine 2 (236.0 cu-in) naturally aspirated four-cylinder with 98.0 mm (3.86 in) cylinder bore and 127.0 mm (5 in) of piston stroke. The compression ratio is 16.0: 1. This engine produces 63.9 PS (47.0 kW; 63.0 HP) at 2,000 rpm of power output.
  • Perkins AG4.236 (optional in 1969). It’s a 3.9L, 3.867cm engine 2 (236.0 cu-in) four-cylinder naturally aspirated gasoline. The cylinder bore is 98.0 mm (3.86 inches) and the piston stroke is 127.0 mm (5 inches). The compression ratio is 7.0: 1. This engine produces 63.9 PS (47.0 kW; 63.0 HP) at 2,000 rpm of power output.
  • Continental G206 (used from 1964 to 1968). It’s a 3.4 L, 3.867 cm engine 2 (206.0 cu-in) naturally aspirated four-cylinder gasoline.

The MF 175 is equipped with power steering, mechanical disc brakes, an open cockpit, and a 70.0 liter (18.5 US gallon; 15.4 Imp gallon) fuel tank.

Massey Ferguson 175

Massey Ferguson 175 2WD
  • Massey Ferguson 175 S
  • Massey Ferguson 1755M MC
  • Massey Ferguson 175 SN 10
  • Massey Ferguson 175 2WD
  • Massey Ferguson 175 Multipower


Realistically, this is too big a tractor for our 23 hectares, but this machine does everything I need it to do, and more. I bought it for C $ 7,000, including a heavy duty loader, a 5 foot brush cutter and a 6 foot two stage snow thrower. I use it for towing a hay cart, spreading manure, the usual tasks around the property such as pulling fence posts, driving on t-posts, drilling holes for fence posts, hauling dirt, dragging the riding arena outdoors, brush grabbing and blowing snow in the winter.

The downward pressure on the magazine is a really nice feature. I have a set of hydraulic controls for the snow plow.

I have only put 100 hours in 2 seasons. It had 6300 hours when I bought it. The previous owner had the clutch replaced at 6000 hours. The power steering doesn’t really engage until around 1200 rpm, however it does have a very large magazine in it – too large IMHO.

The only major repair was the replacement of the steering arm and axle. I managed to find a used one at a local dealer and was able to replace it myself with the help of a neighbor (neither of us are mechanics, but we are both quite skilled). That’s the only reason I gave it 4 stars for reliability, otherwise it would have been a 5. The tractor probably saw some heavy use before my ownership.

The loader has welded 1/4-inch steel plates where cracks developed – I am assuming the use of the loader is the likely cause of the steering axle assembly failure. Since I have replaced the block heater, it starts at the coldest temperatures (-25C) after being plugged in for 1 hour or less. It would probably start at cooler temperatures, but I have not tested it below that temperature.

The alternator is very weak (probably original), but I make up for it by putting a trickle charger on the battery a couple of times a summer. Cracked wiring could be the cause of that problem, but I haven’t had a chance to replace the wires. Lots of common parts between it and the MF 165, so a lot of used parts around. Overall, a great tractor. I start it up in winter when all my neighbors are having trouble starting theirs.

Massey Ferguson 175: good tractor, powerful and very reliable engine. I had a few Masseys but the high and low multipower always jams low. Also, most of the nuts and bolts come off including the engine mounts.

I have two Massey Ferguson 175 diesels. Both have been great with little trouble. I don’t think you see a lot of questions about them because they have their teeth already cut on smaller tractors like the 50 and 65. I know I did and once you understand them, the 175 are self explanatory. Most of the questions I have seen were about front wheel wobble and I don’t think a remedy was really explained to me.

Massey Ferguson 175 SN10
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