Fiat M160

Fiat M160 Technical Specifications

Fiat M160 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1996 – 1999.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for Fiat M160 covering engine types, horsepower ratings, weight, height, fuel type and tank volume, oil capacity and type, hydraulic system diagram, wiring diagram, battery specs, etc.

Fiat M160 Production

Manufacturer: Fiat
Factory: England
Original price: $73,000 (1999)

Fiat M160 Power

Engine: 160 hp
119.3 kW
PTO (claimed): 130 hp
96.9 kW
Drawbar (tested): 120 hp
89.5 kW
PTO (tested): 143 hp
106.6 kW

Fiat M160 Electrical

Ground: negative
Charging system: alternator
Charging amps: 70
  100 (with cab)
Batteries: 2
Battery CCA: 900
Battery volts: 12

Fiat M160 Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
  4×4 MFWD 4WD (optional)
Differential lock: Rear (2WD) or front and rear (4WD) with push-button operation. Manual and automatic modes.
Steering: hydrostatic power
Brakes: differential hydraulic wet disc
Cab: Cab standard.
Transmissions: 17-speed partial power shift
  18-speed partial power shift


Fuel: 85 gal
321.7 L
Hydraulic system: 26.4 gal
99.9 L
Front hubs: 2.3 qts
2.2 L (each)
Front diff.: 3.7 qts
3.5 L


Type: closed center load sensing
Capacity: 26.4 gal
99.9 L
Pressure: 2755 psi
190.0 bar
Valves: 2 to 4
Pump flow: 26 gpm
98.4 lpm
Steering flow: 16.4 gpm
62.1 lpm
Steering press.: 2465 psi
170.0 bar

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: II/III
Rear lift (at 24″/610mm): 12,000 lbs
5443 kg

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: independent
Rear RPM: 540/1000

Fiat M160 Engine detail

Engine Detail
New Holland Genesis
turbocharged diesel
Displacement: 456 ci
7.5 L
Bore/Stroke: 4.5×5.0 inches
114 x 127 mm
Power: 160 hp
119.3 kW
Compression: 17.5:1
Rated RPM: 2300
Idle RPM: 700-2530
Operating RPM: 1500-2300
Torque RPM: 1600
Firing order: 1-5-3-6-2-4
Starter volts: 12
Starter power: 4.9 hp
3.7 kW
Coolant capacity: 27.5 qts
26.0 L
Intake valve clearance: 0.016 inches
0.406 mm (cold)
Exhaust valve clearance: 0.018 inches
0.457 mm (cold)

Fiat M160 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Transmission: Range Command
Type: partial power shift
Gears: 17 forward and 6 reverse
Clutch: wet disc
Oil capacity: 105.6 qts
99.9 L
The 17-speed Range Command transmission was available with 2WD. Six gears (1-6) in three ranges (A-C) with left-hand shuttle lever. Push-button gear shifting on the move. To shift ranges, hold up or down gear shift button while pressing range shift button. Reverse is available in range B only. Optional creeper increases available speeds to 30 forward and 12 in reverse.

Fiat M160 Dimensions

Wheelbase: 108.3 inches
275 cm (2WD)
  107.2 inches
272 cm (4WD)
Length: 180 inches
457 cm (2WD)
  182 inches
462 cm (4WD)
Width: 84 inches
213 cm (min)
Clearance (front axle): 23.1 inches
58 cm (2WD)
  20 inches
50 cm (4WD)
Clearance (drawbar): 15 inches
38 cm
Front tread: 60.7 to 86.1 inches
154 to 218 cm (2WD)
Front tread: 60.0 to 88.0 inches
152 to 223 cm (4WD)
Rear tread: 60.2 to 87.9 inches
152 to 223 cm (manual)
Rear tread: 59.8 to 90.6 inches
151 to 230 cm (power)
Rear tread: 60.2 to 120 inches
152 to 304 cm (duals)

Fiat M160 Weight
Shipping: 12,386 lbs
5618 kg (2WD)
  13,596 lbs
6167 kg (4WD)
Max capacity: 20,945 lbs
9500 kg
Max front axle: 7,935 lbs
3599 kg (2WD)
  9,920 lbs
4499 kg (4WD)
Max rear axle: 16,535 lbs
7500 kg

Fiat M160 Height
Cab: 111.5 inches
283 cm
Exhaust: 119.5 inches
303 cm (2WD)
  117.3 inches
297 cm (4WD)

Fiat M160 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 253
Diesel 18-speed 4WD
PTO performance
Max power: 143 hp
106.6 kW
Drawbar performance
Max power: 120 hp
89.5 kW


Is Fiat M160 a good tractor?

The Fiat M160 is one of the great tractors in the Fiat stable, and it has earned Fiat a fantastic reputation.

How much oil does a Fiat M160 take?

Check out the Fiat M160 oil capacity and oil type in the engine specs section as it may vary across the engines. Keep in mind, that older models might have their oil capacity increased over time. You may compare between the early and late oil capacity.

Do tractors have VIN numbers?

Every tractor has a VIN number. The number is usually engraved below the driver’s seat. Tractor manufacturers put the number in different places on the tractor body.

What was the last year Fiat made the M135

The Fiat M160 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1996 – 1999

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