Massey Ferguson 165
MF 165
Model history
Model introduced 1964
Model discontinued 1975
Model status Discontinued
Engine Specification
Engine make Perkins
Engine model AD4.203 or A4.212
Fuel type Diesel
Power hp 48
Power kW 36
Governed rpm 2000
Displacement cu in /(litre) 203.5 cu in
176 cu in
No. of Cylinders 4
Transmission Details
Transmission type Unknown
Drive 2WD/MFWD
General Data
Linkage Category Cat I/II
Other info
Factories Beauvois, France
Spain (Ebro)
Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
Plow rating Unknown
Web site
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MF 165 with 4-wd conversion at GDSF 08 - IMG 1092

A MF 165 fitted with a 4-wd conversion at the GDSF in 2008. (Make of conversion unknown)

The Massey Ferguson 165 was one of the Massey Ferguson 100 series tractors introduced in 1964 in the UK. It had a 48 hp (36 kW) Perkins or Continental engine.[1]

Model HistoryEdit

For Company history, see Massey Ferguson.

Launched in 1964 the MF 165 was part of the new World series of Massey Ferguson tractors designed to be sold world wide, with minor regional variations.

  •   165 fitted with early T bar pick up hitch
  • Duncan cab with sliding door later sirroco roll bar fitted
  • been on farm from new, now semi retired yard tractor
  • owner Mr Thompson Cessford farm Scottish Borders

In Argentina, the 165 was built in the former Rheinstahl Hanomag Cura SA factory after Massey Ferguson had purchased the company in 1969.

Options / variationsEdit

  • Mk.I, Mk.II and Mk.III models with different Perkins engines (& power)
  • MF 165 Hi-Hi - high clearance version
  • MF 165 4-wd - several factory / dealer fit 4-wd versions were offered in different markets
  • MF 165 Multi Power - optional transmision upgrade
  • MF 165 Row crop
  • MF 165 Lo-profile (Orchard)
  • MF 165 Tricycle
  • MF 165 Transport - special spec for Sweden
  • MF 165 S
  • MF 165X
  • Ebro MF 165 - Spanish license built version
  • MF 165 -. argentinian-made version
  • Power steering -
  • Suspension seat
  • Front weight frame
  • Rear wheel weights
  • Automatic hitch
  • Tyre size / dual wheels


  • Argentina
  • Britain
  • France
  • Spain (Ebro)
  • USA


There are a large number of these tractors about, but some variations are very rare. Exhibited tractors in the UK range from complete wrecks just out the hedegrow through still working / just ex farm machines to some Concourse restorations. The are a model that will fit in the garage (without cab) and at 2 ton are transportable with a large 4x4 or van & trailer.

List of Preserved Massey Ferguson 165 tractors
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Make + Model No. Reg No.
(if known)
Serial No. Build-Date Engine-Type/Make Owner
(if known)
Photo Were seen/Featured in Other info
MF 165 GTA 347D sn ?  ? Perkins owner MF 165 - GTA 347D (138) at Hollowell 2010 - IMG 4300 At Hollowell Steam Rally in 2010
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