Massey Ferguson 135

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Massey Ferguson 135

Post #1 by South and West » Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:04 pm

Being a bit of a newbie on here I thought id test the water , I have always fancied restoring an 1970`s MF135 , I learnt to drive on one at the age of 7 years old and drove one every school holiday helping out on my Grandfathers farm , But that was many many years ago and the passion to restore and own one has always stuck with me .

So the question is where is the best place to find one ,Idealy I guess hidden away in an old barn somewhere . Another thing how easy is it to obtain parts for these old classics and how reasonable are the prices . And finaly was the production of these tractors much the same or were there variations over the years , If so what would be the one to go for , I seem to remember some had rounded wings and others had squared off wings with grab handles built in .

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Re: Massey Ferguson 135

Post #2 by DozerDave » Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:18 pm

Hello Jason, I subscribe to a magazine called 'Old Tractor', published by the Kelsey Publishing Group. Its a great magazine and at the back of each issue is a Classifieds section where lots of old tractors are advertised, such as your interest, the MF-135 and lots more besides. There are other Classic Tractor mags available and can be found in a good WH Smith outlet. Best of luck with your endeavours. ;)


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Re: Massey Ferguson 135

Post #3 by martyn williams » Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:34 pm

Hello Jason
As dave said,there are a lot of mags around with tractors for sale.The MF 135's are making a pretty high price these days.
If I see a good reasonably priced one I will send you a personal message.
Good luck
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Re: Massey Ferguson 135

Post #4 by South and West » Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:15 pm

Thanks , I have seen the Old Tractor mag in the shops , Top shelf tractor porn :lol:

I guess the classifieds are going to be full of restored machines at a premium price , Im looking out for a non running wreck somewhere , I must be mad I spend enough time in the garage building my off roader , The missus will love me when I turn up with a rusted wreck on the low loader :roll:

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Re: Massey Ferguson 135

Post #5 by d4c24a » Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:18 pm

jason whats the offroader l/r based i hope :thumbs_up:
i used to play around with older series l/r ,s built a few up from bits
still have a 1958 swb at the farm waiting to be brought back to life its been sat for about 4 years now i just don,t have the time :x
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Re: Massey Ferguson 135

Post #6 by martyn williams » Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:10 pm

Hello Jason
Was out on a callout last night in Newport,On the way to Uskmouth powerstation I saw a very original 135 in a barn.
I will have to carry a camera in the van with me as I also saw some interesting dozers including a Terex at the powerstation.
Martyn
Don't know if the 135 is for sale but can ask.


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Re: Massey Ferguson 135

Post #7 by South and West » Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:02 pm

d4c24a wrote:jason whats the offroader l/r based i hope :thumbs_up:
i used to play around with older series l/r ,s built a few up from bits
still have a 1958 swb at the farm waiting to be brought back to life its been sat for about 4 years now i just don,t have the time :x
cheers graham


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Martyn , Newport`s only 15 miles from me ,If you hear how much I may be interested , Garage space needed first .


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Re: Massey Ferguson 135

Post #8 by martyn williams » Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:06 pm

Jason
The 135 is on the road to Uskmouth powerstation.About 1/2 mile from the Nashpoint turn off.It can be seen from the road.I am based at East Usk railway depot Newport.
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Re: Massey Ferguson 135

Post #9 by martyn williams » Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:57 pm

MF 135 may be up on ebay soon, phone number 07850 267140.


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Re: Massey Ferguson 135

Post #10 by South and West » Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:51 pm

Thanks Martyn , I may hold off ringing at the moment, Time and space still a problem my end ,

I was chatting to a guy on site in Warminster today about the 135 , He saw one at a farm sale , no wings , rotton body work , no water pump , a right dog of a thing and went for £1500 , Unbeliveable


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