Perkins 248 Engine Torque Specs

Written by john wasinski
Perkins 248 Engine Torque Specs
The Perkins 248 powers many tractor models. (The red tractor image by Ingmarsan from

The Perkins A4.248 is a diesel-powered, liquid-cooled four-cylinder engine utilised in Massey-Ferguson and Landini tractors. Perkins Engine was owned by Massey-Ferguson from 1959 through 1998, and Landini was a subsidiary of Massey-Ferguson from 1960 to 1990.

Engine Data

The standard A4.248 is naturally aspirated, with a compression ratio of 16:1. As the name suggests, it is 248 cubic inches in displacement. Its bore and stroke is 3.975 inches by 5.00 inches. A turbocharged version is also available.

The Perkins A4.248 may be paired with an 8F-2R transmission, 12F-2R transmisson, 16F-12R transmission, 18F-6R transmission and others.

Horsepower and Torque

The Perkins 248 generally produces between 55 and 90 horsepower, depending on the vehicle.

The non-turbocharged A4.248 produces a maximum of 80 horsepower at 2,200rpm and 220.5 pound-feet of torque at 1,380rpm. With the turbocharger, power increases to 90 horsepower at 2,200rpm and 239 pound-feet of torque at 1,590rpm.

In the MF-394 Orchard Tractor, this Perkins engine is rated at 73 horsepower. According to the Tractor Blue Book, in the 2001 four-wheel-drive MF-4225 tractor, the Perkins 248 produces 55 horsepower.

Higher powered Perkins 248 engines are found in the Landini R8880, with a rating of 72.1 horsepower, and the Landini R90 Atlas with a horsepower rating of 79.2hp.

Tractors Using the Perkins 248

Massey-Ferguson tractors that use the Perkins A4.248 engine include the MF-275, MF-283, MF-290, MF-294, MF-383, MF-390, MF-394, MF-690, MF-4225 and MF-4235.

The Perkins 248 is also used in the Landini DT70F, R70V, DT80GE, R80FP, R85LP, DT90GT, R90, R8830, DT8550, DT8860 and R8880.

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