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Massey Ferguson 135 Review



Overall Rating:
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 4.00
Build Quality:
4
Features:
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4
Performance:
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4
Value:
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4
Reliability:
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4


MF135 Age Unknown Posted by Bob Gillies on 03/04/2013

Hi, I found this MF135 stored at a local hospital for about 10 years. They said it was old & broken! I took a battery for it and reconnected the ignition wires and it started immediately. So I decided to fix the 'broken' thing.

It was a shaft in the rear axle housing that supports the arm with the hollow balls. I removed wheel, mudguard and trumpet housing with drive shaft brake drum etc (alone). I got a pin locally, diameter is bigger than the old one; stronger maybe. I reinstalled everything on Saturday by myself (64 years old). I had drained the few litres of transmission oil it had, so also drained the engine oil. I will get 2 drums of Supertractor Universal 15w40 oil and that will do the engine and transmission nicely.

This tractor has red headlamps on brackets at the side of the engine cover and on the rear mudguards. Also has 2 stage clutch , twin plate design and a reverse/3 speed gear lever with another for hi/low. The dash has full guages and this seems to confirm it is a deluxe model. What year? I don't know. The engine plate is obliterated , what other clues are there? It is almost complete, just needs some T.L.C. and it will be as good as new.

We want to get a 2 share plough and rotavator. I found an old, bit rusty ripper which I can sandblast & repaint, it'll do the job. Any readers with a clue how to pinpoint the age. Front wheel still had the red tubes in them! I still have to power wash the whole thing so might find some additional numbers afterwards. Any help appreciated, thanks Bob

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 1970 Date Purchased: 03/26/2013 Number of Hours: 1174
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Can't say yet but 135 has a very good reputation. Cons: Probably no power steering. I'll confirm after driving it. Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 Acres Location: Africa Outside of the U.S. I also considered buying:
REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
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