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Versatile 856

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1985   6 Series
Four-wheel Drive (4WD) tractor
Previous model:Versatile 855
Series next:Versatile 876
Series back:Versatile 836

On the Versatile 856 the PTO was standard equipment with the power shift transmission but not available with the manual shift.


Factory:Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Original price (USD):$78,000 (1986)

Versatile 856 Engine:

   Cummins 10.0L 6-cyl diesel
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Fuel:246 gal [931.1 L]
Hydraulic system:15.3 gal [57.9 L]

3-Point Hitch:

Rear Type:III/IVN
Rear lift (at 24"/610mm):21,700 lbs [9843 kg]

Power Take-off (PTO):

Rear PTO:independent
Rear RPM:1000

Dimensions & Tires:

Wheelbase:130 inches [330 cm]
Weight:24,900 lbs [11294 kg]
Front tire:18.4-38
Rear tire:18.4-38
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856 Serial Numbers:

Location:Serial number plate on the cab door post.
1985: 856 85 219030
Final: 856 85 251397

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Versatile 856 Power:

Engine:240 hp [179.0 kW]
Drawbar (tested):182.42 hp [136.0 kW]
PTO (tested):209.28 hp [156.1 kW]
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Chassis:4x4 articulated 4WD
Steering:hydraulic power
Brakes:hydraulic disc
Cab:Cab standard with air-conditioning.


Type:closed center load sensing
Capacity:15.3 gal [57.9 L]
Valves:4 to 5
Pump flow:25.2 gpm [95.4 lpm]
Steering flow:25.9 gpm [98.0 lpm]
Steering press.:2300 psi [158.6 bar]


Charging system:alternator
Charging amps:90


Cold-cranking amps:625

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