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Massey Ferguson 6490
MF 6490 (front) at GDSF 08 - IMG 1095
An MF 6490 at MF 50 year display at the Great Dorset Steam Fair in 2008
Model history
Model introduced 2004
Model discontinued Unknown
Model status Current
No. produced Unknown
Preceded by Massey Ferguson 6290
Engine Specification
Engine make Sisu
Fuel type Diesel
Power hp 145
Power kW 108
Governed rpm {{{governedrpm}}}
Displacement cu in /(litre) 402 cu in (6.6 litre)
No. of Cylinders 6
Bore in (mm) 4.252 inches (108 mm)
Stroke in (mm) 4.724 inches (120 mm)
Naturally aspirated, Turbo or Supercharged Turbo
Transmission Details
Transmission type Dynashift
Forward 24 or 32
Reverse 24 or 32
Drive 2-WD or 4-WD option
General Data
Linkage Category Cat III
Lift capacity (lb/kg) 15,240 lbs (6912 kg)
Tyre Sizes (std/options)
Front 14.9 x 28
Rear 18.4 x 38
Tractor Dimensions
Length (inches/metres) 198 inches (5020 mm) (2WD)
196.9 inches (5000 mm) (4WD)
Width (inches/meters) 120 inches (3040 mm)
Height (inches/meters) 98.2 inches (2490 mm)
Weight (nominal) lb/kg 14,275 lbs (6475 kg) (2WD)
14,528 lbs (6589 kg) (4WD)
Wheelbase 120 inches (3050 mm) (2WD)
118.6 inches (3010 mm) (4WD)
Cab Details
Cab Make MF
Type of Cab Panoramic Safety
Other info
Factories Beauvois, France
Plow rating Unknown
Nebraska Tests No. Unknown
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The Massey Ferguson 6490 was introduced in 2004 as a replacement for the Massey Ferguson 6290 model. It had a 145 hp (108 kW) Perkins engine.

Model historyEdit

Main article: Massey Ferguson for company history.

The Massey Ferguson 6490 is part of the Massey Ferguson 6400 series of modern 100 hp + tractors. This model swapped from the Perkins 1000 series engine used in the outgoing Massey Ferguson 6200 series to the Sisu built engines.

GalleryEdit

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MF4690 fitted with Simba Horsch Pronto 4dc drill, dual wheels and Sumo press wheels

MF 6490 (side) on MF 50 year display at GDSF 08 - IMG 1093

The Impressive size of an MF 6490 on the MF 50 year display at the Great Dorset Steam Fair in 2008

PreservationEdit

These tractors are too new for preservation as they are state of the art machines with Tier IV engines to meet the latest emissions regulations.

Will they become future classics in 20 years time or are they too complex with the electronics controlling every thing ?

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