Model year: 1970Date Purchased: 2004-05-24Number of Hours: ?
"Dad bought the 135 in the mid-80s from a neighbor who was getting up in years. It came with a tiller which was a nice asset. It was used to mow and rake hay as dad put up 2,500 bales a year to provide for a small group of beef cows. Bush hogging, towing a utility trailer and some plowing were occasional uses.
Over the years, the 135 has been extremely reliable and rock solid. I recently went through the fuel system and put in a carburetor kit. Parts are readily accessible. Now it is primarily used to bush hog in its new neighborhood. It has and is serving our needs well."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Size, maneuverability, ample power, reliabilityCons: None apparentType of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA WAI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by Werner Peters
Model year: 1970Date Purchased: 1986-01-01Number of Hours: 0
"Excellent little tractor. Parts are easy to find, and it nearly never lets you down."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Very reliableCons: For a small farm: noneType of User: Commercial FarmerLocation: AFR OTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 1975Date Purchased: 2014-05-10Number of Hours: 710
"It's a classic. Great tractor and I'm ecstatic to have one. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Reliable, easy to get parts. Cons: None. Type of User: Homeowner 50-100 AcresLocation: USA WAI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by les timlin
Model year: 1966Date Purchased: 0000-00-00Number of Hours:
"I inherited this1966 MF 135 from my father. I grew up on this tractor and love it. Good power, excellent maneuverability, drawback, multi-power does not work so no hold back."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Good power, compact and maneuverable.Cons: Multi-Power.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: CND OTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Bringing My MF135 Back to the Top
by Roland Alexander
Model year: 1968Date Purchased: 2013-03-18Number of Hours: unknown
"The machine is a 1968 Model MF-135 built in the UK and exported to the Caribbean powered by the standard Perkins AD3 152 diesel motor (rope seal). It is my first tractor. It works okay with power to spare but rumblings in the engine (crankcase), excessive play on manual steering, transmission clatter/gear slippage, groaning in the rear end and erratic operations of the hydraulics strongly suggests that it might be getting ready to fall apart. Oil is also leaking from everywhere.
I hope to start overhauling a spare lip-seal Perkins AD3 152 engine in the mean time for a possible swap-out, but I am not sure if the rope-seal engine interchange with the lip seal gearbox seamlessly? I have already sourced most of the major sheet metal parts, original electrical harness, lights, gauges etc.
Already running a newly installed AC Delco 1-wire alternator in the system. Apart from the box itself, I am revamping the entire steering from steering wheel down inclusive of the column. From what I see, the last 5/6 previous owners never covered/shielded this machine from the harsh Caribbean coastline salt-blasted weather.
Most of the bolts that are not oil-soaked have major corrosion deformation. Yet, the "brute" never needs a second crank to bring it to life on any day nor whimper at the heavy pulling and general landscaping tasks."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: A machine built to last generations.Cons: Hard to find high quality original replacement parts.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: SAM OTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Great Little Machine
by Roland Alexander
Model year: 1968Date Purchased: 2013-02-18Number of Hours: unknown
About a year ago I acquired a used MF135UK Diesel tractor to help around my estate. It is a very reliable piece of machinery. However, being a small island in the Caribbean, nature and the salty environment have not been kind to it.
The records indicate that before me, it had at least six previous owners. I suspect it was never sheltered before now. Yet the brute comes to life at the first crank of the oil-bleeding, back-pressuring motor. I hope to restore it in the best way I could.
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Reliable workhorse.Cons: Difficult to find parts.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: SAM OTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Massey Ferguson 135
Model year: 1975Date Purchased: 2014-01-07Number of Hours: 8000
"I love the look of this tractor. Might as well say I was drawn to it. Anyway, it's too early to write a review about this model as I have only had it three days so as requested by the admin this is all I have to say at this time as far as a review is concerned."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Just right size or small acreage.Cons: Hub seal has gone.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: CND OTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by Jeff Adams
Model year: 0Date Purchased: 2011-05-20Number of Hours: 1000
"Box blading and brush hog."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Perfect for my needs.Cons: Not 4 wheel drive.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA OKI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by Simon Green
Model year: 1968Date Purchased: 2014-04-12Number of Hours: 5286
"I recently purchased a Massey 135 to maintain my block of land, typically this includes slashing (I think you call it hogging in America), pulling stumps, carrying items in the carry all, using a jib to lift items to greater heights, spreading fertilizer and other typical day to day jobs.
It is an old tractor (not sure of the date of manufacture) needing a lot of work to get it into reasonable condition. The tractor has the three cylinder diesel motor (Perkins) and starts and runs very well and all mechanicals seem to work as designed. It has been seriously neglected for many years but I can see potential in there somewhere!
I also own a Massey FE35 with the 4 cylinder diesel motor but this tractor (presents and runs beautifully) has trouble starting in the cold weather and I live in a very cold part of Australia (in winter anyway) so she is to be replaced by the 135.
I read the forums looking for information that has so far proved very useful in my efforts to get my 'new' tractor into good order."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: The name, reliability.Cons: None yet!Type of User: Homeowner 50-100 AcresLocation: AUS OTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 1970Date Purchased: 1970-09-09Number of Hours: 2400
"Great little tractor. Just wish it had power steering. I have an Allied loader which makes the steering a bit tough, but does what I need it to do.
I have a friend who has a good sized farm. He now uses International tractors (125 HP MXU). He called my tractor a "cockroach". When I stopped laughing and asked why, he said "because it will never die!""
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Lots of power for my needs.Cons: No power steering.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: CND OTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS