Overview & History
Built from 1964 to 1979 in Coventry, England the Massey Ferguson 135 (MF135) was the first model in the MF100 range and was a popular model during its time. It was considered to be modern compared to other tractors in the market and can still meet farmers’ needs to this day.
It was equipped with either a 2.4-litre, 4-cylinder Continental gasoline engine or a 2.5-litre, 3-cylinder Perkins diesel or gasoline engine. However, MF135 tractors with a Perkins engine are more sought-out today as they’re considered to be fuel-efficient, reliable, and can run smoothly. Both engines give 45.5 hp, which is a lot of power to take on daily farm tasks. It originally had a fuel capacity of 38.6 litres, but later models were given 47.7 litres.
The early models were fitted with a six-speed transmission, but later on, they had eight-speed as a standard with multi-power as an option. The multi-power transmission gives a clutchless power hitch from high/direct drive to lower speed, which provides more torque. Meanwhile, its hydraulics system has a capacity of 30.3 litres, with a pump flow of 17 litres per minute.
With a 3-point hitch rear type I, the MF135 can lift up to 1,292 kg. Its rear can do 540 at 1700 RPM. It was available in 4×2 two-wheel-drive chassis. It came with manual steering, mechanical drum brakes, and an open operator station as standard features. But it also had a lot of options such as live power, power steering, a quick detach cab, and even spin-out rims.
Dubbed by enthusiasts as one of, if not the best tractor Massey Ferguson has ever made, it is also considered to be the best value in the 30- to 40-hp range. The MF135 is a perfect mix of functionality, dependability, and affordability, and it will keep working for as long as there’s fuel, water, and oil in its engine. It has a simple and straightforward design and with no electronics involved, so repairs are easy for as long as you have the correct parts.
Massey Ferguson Replacement Parts
G.W. Tractors specialises in sourcing replacement parts for all Massey Ferguson models. Call us on 1800 062 790 to find tractor parts for your Massey Ferguson 135. We may also have Massey Ferguson 135 tractors in our yards for wrecking, and if we do they will appear below. Check out all the tractors we are wrecking.
Who should buy a Massey Ferguson 135
The Massey Ferguson 135 is the perfect machine for farmers who own a small property and have not owned a tractor before.
Buy a used Massey Ferguson 135
G.W. Tractors is the best place to buy a used Massey Ferguson 135 in Australia. If we don’t have any in stock at the moment, give us a call on 1800 062 790 and we have a better chance than anyone else of finding you one. Below are the used Massey Ferguson tractors we have in our yards now. Check out all of our used tractors for sale.
Massey Ferguson 135 Specs
|Series||100||Years made||1965 to 1979|
|Type||Utility tractor||Factory||Coventry, England|
|Previous model||Massey Ferguson 35||Engine overview||Perkins 2.5L 3-cyl diesel|
Continental 2.4L 4-cyl gasoline
Perkins 2.5L 3-cyl gasoline
|Fuel capacity||38.6 L [10.2 gal]|
Late – 47.7 L [12.6 gal]
|3-point hitch – Rear type||I|
|Rear lift||1,292 kg [2,850 lbs]||Engine power||45.5 hp [33.9 kW]|
|Drawbar (claimed)||33 hp [24.6 kW]||PTO (claimed)||38 hp [28.3 kW]|
|Transmission types||Partial power shift||Gears||6 forward and 2 reverse|
8 forward and 2 reverse
12 forward and 4 reverse
|Transmission oil capacity||30.3 L [32 qts]||Transmission oil type||MF-1129 / MF-1129|
Live two-stage clutch (optional)
|Engine RPM||540@1700||Standard tyres – Front||5.50-16|
|Standard tyres – Rear||12.4|
|Front tread||121 to 203 cm [48 to 80 inches]|
|Rear tread||121 to 193 cm [48 to 76 inches]||Weight (Operating)||1,653 kg [3,645 lbs] to 1,728 kg [3,810 lbs] depending on engine|
|Length||306 cm [120.6 inches]||Wheelbase||182 cm [72 inches]|
|Height – overall||137 cm [54 inches]||Ground clearance||Differential – 29 cm [11.5 inches]|
Axle – 52 cm [20.5 inches]
|Brakes||Mechanical drum||Cab||Open operator station. Quick Detach cab optional.|
|Hydraulics capacity||30.3 L [8 gal]||Pressure||2800 psi [193.1 bar]|
|Pump flow||17 lpm [4.5 gpm]||Total flow||18.2 lpm [4.8 pm]|
|Hydraulics oil type||MF-1129||Electrical ground||Negative|
|Charging system||Generator||Charging amps||10|
|Number of batteries||1||Battery volts||12|
Accessories, consumables and more
G.W. Tractors also has a huge range of accessories and consumables for all makes and models of tractors. We have everything you need to keep your tractor working.