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    Default Massey Ferguson 135 Hydraulics Success and Laughable Pics


    Seemed pretty clean after 40 years....


    Thinking this may have had something to do with the levers not functioning properly.


    The OSHA approved rig that made everything possible. Guys aren't lying when they say the lift cover is heavy!


    Does the hydraulic fluid look terrible? I believe it has at least 600 hours on it if not a bit more.


    The ram piston should be moderately compressed the the ram rod dangling loose correct?


    The spring binding here may have been the culprit, I accidently let the spring come off but on reassembly the position lever moved the pump relief valve...

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    Few other pictures for reference, seems like there aren't many of the whole system.




    Hour meter, not bad for a 69.


    Implements that were included in the deal...


    Custom seat I rigged up.

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    Default Re: Massey Ferguson 135 Hydraulics Success and Laughable Pics

    So now that I have the lift cover off and the position lever appears to actually function, what do I need to do? While I have it apart what needs to be checked/replaced?

    How aggressively do i clean the obnoxious grease? Some sort of solvent?
    Factory gasket or RTV?
    Filter replace or just clean? Its somewhere in the bottom correct?
    What adjustments do I check while everything is accessible?

    I may have screwed up big time but I didn't mark the transport position as I didn't have the manual before I started. It wouldn't have helped much as I was stuck in constant pumping mode anyway. When it comes time to through the cover back on, how do I position the lift arms and how do I position both levers?

    Any other words of wisdom would be outstanding. Not sure if I am going to call friends to get the cover back on or just use my custom lift again.

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    Default Re: Massey Ferguson 135 Hydraulics Success and Laughable Pics

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/m...ft-issues.html

    There are several posts on MF135/150/165 lift problems. Mine looked a lot like yours when I first removed the top cover, had no idea excess grease entered the casing and contaminated the oil. I used WD40 and a gazillion shop towels when cleaning mine.

    Aside from an extensive cleaning you definitely want to change your hyd filter and oil.

    Good luck!

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    Default Re: Massey Ferguson 135 Hydraulics Success and Laughable Pics

    I have had good success using spray brake cleaner to remove anything covered in crud. That said as with any solvent make sure to remove all solvent residue before putting things back together.


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    Default Re: Massey Ferguson 135 Hydraulics Success and Laughable Pics

    I was reading in the manual all about setting the transport height of the lift arms. Since I didn't take off the lift arms or control levers, do I have to worry about where the lift arms are sitting when I re-install? Before starting the motor I would assume I want to have both levers full down as not to try and fill the ram cylinder on start up?

    How much does the hydraulic fluid run per gallon? Was almost hoping to get by without having to replace and just top off with fresh. But not sure if the green/brown tint means it way past due already.

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    leave the rtv at home.. use factory gaskets and whatnot..

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    Default Re: Massey Ferguson 135 Hydraulics Success and Laughable Pics

    Quote Originally Posted by scott123456789 View Post
    I was reading in the manual all about setting the transport height of the lift arms. Since I didn't take off the lift arms or control levers, do I have to worry about where the lift arms are sitting when I re-install? Before starting the motor I would assume I want to have both levers full down as not to try and fill the ram cylinder on start up?

    How much does the hydraulic fluid run per gallon? Was almost hoping to get by without having to replace and just top off with fresh. But not sure if the green/brown tint means it way past due already.
    I use this stuff from Tractor Supply

    Traveller® Universal Tractor Trans/Hydraulic Fluid, 5 gal. - 0806391 | Tractor Supply Company

    The 135 manual calls out a MF spec number M-1129 for the hydraulic fluid. Check the label on the container to see that the fluid meets this spec and you'll be OK.

    You need 8 gallons of the stuff, so about $70 to refill.

    Good luck.

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    AFTER ALL THAT WORK, I WOULDN'T EVEN CONSIDER not CHANGING IT OUT.

    i'D SPRAY THE SUMP DOWN WITH DIESEL AND LET IT DRAIN OUT TOO.

    (oops.. caps )

    check out the premium utf at tsc or walmart.

    probably meets specs..e tc..

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    Default Re: Massey Ferguson 135 Hydraulics Success and Laughable Pics

    WD-40, diesel, brake cleaner? All of the above.

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