Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    2

    Default Massey Ferguson 135 emblem, hood, and headlight differences.

    Massey Ferguson 135 emblem, hood, and headlight differences.

    Why are there two different models of the 135? One has the grill headlights, 3piece hood, and 135 emblems up front. The other (the one I have) has a one piece hood, headlights on the side, and 135 emblems at the rear.

    What痴 the difference? I do not know the year of mine since the vin is missing, but have supposedly seen tractors like this from all different years, both late and early models.

    Can someone help?

  2. #2
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    340
    Location
    Manvel Texas
    Tractor
    Massey 1655 Ford 1700 2cyl, Ford 1600 2cyl Massey 135 3cyl gas

    Default Re: Massey Ferguson 135 emblem, hood, and headlight differences.

    I think the emblems in the read are the ones built in the USA and the emblems in front are from the UK. Farmwithjunk probably knows for sure. TB

  3. #3
    New Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Posts
    4
    Location
    Prince George
    Tractor
    135 massey fergusson

    Default Re: Massey Ferguson 135 emblem, hood, and headlight differences.

    Quote Originally Posted by ladddn View Post
    Massey Ferguson 135 emblem, hood, and headlight differences.

    Why are there two different models of the 135? One has the grill headlights, 3piece hood, and 135 emblems up front. The other (the one I have) has a one piece hood, headlights on the side, and 135 emblems at the rear.

    What痴 the difference? I do not know the year of mine since the vin is missing, but have supposedly seen tractors like this from all different years, both late and early models.

    Can someone help?
    British made is the headlight in the grill. north american is the other. I have the British.
    There is a massey fergusson or tractor with a lot of masseys? museum in Devon.

  4. #4
    Silver Member Kenneth S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    184
    Location
    San Antonio, Texas
    Tractor
    1965 Massey Ferguson 2135 Industrial. 1996 New Holland/Ford 6640

    Default Re: Massey Ferguson 135 emblem, hood, and headlight differences.

    My brother has a 135 that he bought with no grill, he seen a few pictures of the UK 135's with the headlights in the grill. He wanted the UK style grill/headlights so I ordered them from a parts house in the UK. Now he probably has the only UK styled 135 in Texas.

    Before.


    After.

  5. #5
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    4,116
    Location
    Middle Tennessee
    Tractor
    My tractor is an old MF

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ladddn View Post
    Massey Ferguson 135 emblem, hood, and headlight differences. Why are there two different models of the 135? One has the grill headlights, 3piece hood, and 135 emblems up front. The other (the one I have) has a one piece hood, headlights on the side, and 135 emblems at the rear. What— the difference? I do not know the year of mine since the vin is missing, but have supposedly seen tractors like this from all different years, both late and early models. Can someone help?
    The early model 135's round side emblem on the North America versions (rear mounted emblem) where chrome plated. This was a single stage plating and unless well polished would later in life pit and flake off. Later they went to a baked enamel painted version. Same with the front emblem. The older version has a rolled aluminum horizontal bar that went across the top grill. The early emblems where also single stage chrome plated and was secured to the aluminum bar with twist caps. The side emblems where also secured with twist caps. 1/4" I think.

    A few clues to vintage. If it has a vertical air filter then it could be a 65 to 67. They where ordered where heavy dust and debrise filtering was needed. Pain to clean out. Earlier models such as my 65 the serial number was mounted on the battery tray frame on the left side. Later models where mounted on the dash metal in front of your left knee. If you see holes missing in either place that would be where the serial number was. The engine if it where a 4 cyl continental the plate would be mounted on a flat surface on the left side of the engine block to the right of the distributor.

    The picture attached is for a Z145. I had these made to replace my badly damaged one. One can't get a fix on the age of the tractor from a engine number plate. You have to have that all special serial tag mentioned. My only suggestion to you is to compare parts with known tractors to narrow down to a date. Good luck.

    Sent via Ipad2
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails -image-2722860732-jpg  

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.