Overview & History
Part of the MF 100 series, the Massey Ferguson 148 tractor was first launched in 1972 before it was discontinued in 1976. It featured a 2.5-litre, 3-cylinder Perkins diesel engine with power ratings of 49 hp and 130.9 lb-ft of torque at 1400 RPM. This engine has liquid cooling and its bore/stroke measures at 91 x 127 mm. It also has a compression ratio of 16.5:1 and rated RPM of 2250.
The MF148 can pull up to 1,449 kg with its rear lift. Its standard transmission has eight forward and two reverse gears and dual dry plates for its clutch. Multi-Power transmission was available as an option, with 12 forward and four reverse gears and a dry plate clutch. This tractor has a standard live rear PTO, but if it is fitted with a Multi-Power transmission, then expect the rear PTO to be independent.
Available only in a 4×2 two-wheel drive, the Massey Ferguson 148 has an open operator station for its cab. Its hydraulics system has a 28.4-litre capacity and gives a total flow of 14.8 lpm with the linkage pump and 42.8 lpm with auxiliary pump.
The MF148’s tyres are sized 6×16 or 6×19 at the front and 12.4/11×32, 12.4/11×28, or 13×6/12×28 at the rear. It weighs 1,784 kg and its wheelbase measures at 204 cm. It is 326 cm long, 162 cm wide, 144 cm high when measuring from the ground up to the steering wheel, and a ground clearance of 27 cm. Lastly, it requires one 12-volt battery to operate.
With medium engine power and higher-than-average engine capacity compared to other tractors of its time, the Massey Ferguson 148 is a well-balanced tractor for the cost-conscious. It is perfect for flat terrain and small to medium-sized properties.
Massey Ferguson Replacement Parts
G.W. Tractors specialises in sourcing replacement parts for all Massey Ferguson models. Call us on 1800 062 790 to find tractor parts for your Massey Ferguson 148. We may also have Massey Ferguson 148 tractors in our yards for wrecking, and if we do they will appear below. Check out all the tractors we are wrecking.
Who should buy a Massey Ferguson 148
The Massey Ferguson 148 is perfect for farmers who are on a budget and need a tractor for their small properties.
Buy a used Massey Ferguson 148
G.W. Tractors is the best place to buy a used Massey Ferguson 148 in Australia. If we don’t have any in stock at the moment, give us a call on 1800 062 790 and we have a better chance than anyone else of finding you one. Below are the used Massey Ferguson tractors we have in our yards now. Check out all of our used tractors for sale.
Massey Ferguson 148 Specs
|Years made||1972 to 1976||Type||Utility tractor|
|Engine overview||Perkins 2.5L 3-cyl diesel||Capacity||152 ci [2.5 L]|
|Fuel||Diesel||Bore/stroke||91 x 127 mm [3.583 x 5 inches]|
|Starter volts||12||Engine oil capacity||6.8 L [7.2 qts]|
|Fuel capacity||47.7 L [12.6 gal]||3-point hitch rear type||II/I|
|Rear lift||1,449 kg [3,195 lbs]||Engine power||49 hp [36.5 kW]|
|PTO (claimed)||38.5 hp [28.7 kW]||Torque||130.9 lb-ft [177.5 Nm]|
|Torque RPM||1400||Transmission gears||8 forward and 2 reverse|
12 forward and 4 reverse
|clutch||Dual dry plates|
|Transmission oil capacity||28.2 L [29.8 qts]|
Independent (with Multi-Power)
|Standard tyres – front||6×19|
|Standard tyres – rear||12.4/11×32|
|Weight (Operating)||1,784 kg [3,933 lbs]|
|Length||326 cm [128.7 inches]||Wheelbase||204 cm [80.6 inches]|
|Width||162 cm [64 inches]||Height – steering wheel||144 cm [56.9 inches]|
|Ground clearance||27 cm [11 inches]||Chassis||4×2 2WD|
|Brakes||Drum||Cab||Open operator station|
|Hydraulics capacity||28.4 L [7.5 gal]||Total flow||Linkage pump – 14.8 lpm [3.91 gpm]|
Aux pump – 42.8 lpm [11.3 gpm]
|Number of batteries||1||Battery volts||12|
Accessories, consumables and more
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