An MF 6490 at MF 50 year display at the Great Dorset Steam Fair in 2008
|Preceded by||Massey Ferguson 6290|
|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|
|Forward||24 or 32|
|Reverse||24 or 32|
|Drive||2-WD or 4-WD option|
|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|
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)
120 inches (3050 mm) (2WD)|
118.6 inches (3010 mm) (4WD)
|Type of Cab||Panoramic Safety|
|Nebraska Tests No.||Unknown|
- 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.
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 ?
References / sourcesEdit
- Classic Massey & Ferguson Enthusiast Magazine
- Massey web site