Overview & History
Built from 1972 until 1976, the Massey Ferguson 168 was part of the 100 series. It was a mid-range offering in the manufacturer’s Super-Spec range of tractors, which added to the original line-up. It was marketed as an improvement from the already successful 165, and it incorporated several upgrades in power, performance, and convenience.
The Massey Ferguson 168 was fitted with a 3.9-litre, four-cylinder Perkins diesel engine. Perkins, who built the tractor’s engine, increased the stroke length from 114 mm in the 165 to 122 mm. This resulted in an output of 69 hp (compared to 165’s 58.3 hp) at 2000 rated RPM. The engine also featured 16:1 compression, 200 lb-ft torque at 1250 RPM, 7.9-litre oil capacity, 13.6-litre coolant capacity, and liquid cooling.
This tractor was available in 2WD and 4WD chassis. It had wet disc brakes and an open operator station as a standard, though a cab was also offered as an option. It also featured a Float-O-Matic suspension seat, which was more comfortable than that of the 165.
The 168 had one of two transmission systems: an eight-speed, which had eight forward and two reverse gears, and a 12-speed Multi-Power, which had 12 forward and four reverse gears. Both transmissions had an oil capacity amounting to 29.6 litres.
With a basic eight-speed transmission, this tractor had a live rear PTO, but with a Multi-Power, it was equipped with an independent type instead. Both can run 59 hp at 540 RPM. The 168 can lift objects weighing 1,814 kilogrammes in its rear and its hydraulic system had a capacity of 29.5 litres.
A six-inch spacer was added between the gearbox and the back axle, which gave the 168 several advantages: first, its centre of gravity was moved forward, which improved its hydraulic lift capacity to 1,814 kilogrammes.
Second, it created a wider doorway, longer footplates, and extra space between the seat and the steering wheel, causing noticeable convenience for the operator. Lastly, the added space can fit a creeper box, a transfer box for converting the tractor to 4WD, or even a forward/reverse shuttle.
The 168 had standard front tyres sized 7.5×16 and rear tyres sized 13.6 or 12×36, a wheelbase of 222 centimetres, and ground clearance of 33 centimetres. It was 350 centimetres long, 182 centimetres wide, and 168 centimetres high, and it weighed 2,207 kilogrammes.
The Massey Ferguson 168 is a great tractor that is raved about by both collectors and farmers. Some might find the usual fuel leaks particularly in the lift pump, at the top of the fuel filters, in the fuel tank cap, and in the injector pump, but these are easy to fix.
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 168. We may also have Massey Ferguson 168 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 168
The Massey Ferguson 168 is a good choice of tractor for hobby farmers and farmers who own small to medium properties.
Buy a used Massey Ferguson 168
G.W. Tractors is the best place to buy a used Massey Ferguson 168 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 168 Specs
|Series||100 series||Years made||1972 to 1976|
|Type||Row-crop tractor||Engine overview||Perkins 3.9L 4-cyl diesel|
|Engine capacity||3.9 L [236 ci]||Cylinders||4-cylinder|
|Bore/stroke||98 x 122 mm [3.85 x 4.80 inches]||Compression||16:1|
|Rated RPM||2000||Starter volts||12|
|Engine oil capacity||7.9 L [8.3 qts]||Fuel capacity||79.5 L [21 gal]|
|3-point hitch – Rear type||1/2||Rear lift||1,814 kg [4,000 lbs]|
|Engine power||69 hp [51.5 kW]||PTO (claimed)||59 hp [44 kW]|
|Torque||200 lb-ft [271.2 Nm]||Torque RPM||1250|
|Transmission gears||8 forward and 2 reverse|
12 forward and 4 reverse
|Transmission oil capacity||29.6 L [31.3 qts]|
Independent (with Multi Power)
|Standard tyres – Front||7.5×16||Standard tyres – Rear||13.6|
|Weight (Operating)||2,207 kg [4,866 lbs]||Length||350 cm [138 inches]|
|Wheelbase||222 cm [87.5 inches]||Width||182 cm [72 inches]|
|Height – Overall||168 cm [66.3 inches]||Ground clearance||33 cm [13 inches]|
4×4 MFWD 4WD optional
|Hydraulics||29.5 L [7.8 gal]||Battery volts||12|
Accessories, consumables and more
G.W. Tractors also has a huge range of accessories and consumables for all makes and models of tractors. We have everything you need to keep your tractor working.