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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:45 pm    Post subject: add power stearing to MF 135 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Im looking at buying a nice looking MF135. looks very well taken care of but, its a non-power steering model. I believe some or most of the 135s had power steering and I am wondering/hoping it could be added to this model fairly easily. Mainly because this one comes with a laoder.

And is $5500 a good price for a Diesel with loader that looks to have been professionally go through? New Brakes, clutches, tires etc? Whats there to look for on this model? All I know is its fairly legendary haha!
 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:20 am    Post subject: Re: add power stearing to MF 135 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Better find a 150 or 165, they have a better straight front axle for loader use. Trying to put power steering on the 135 won't be cheap either.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:25 pm    Post subject: Re: add power stearing to MF 135 Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Hmmm well I am just looking at whatever comes up on Craigslist.

The 3 point lift was only going up, not sure why, neither was the owner. so that would have to be addressed. coulda just been a frozen valvue.

I dont think I'd be interested if you cant add power stearing though.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:56 pm    Post subject: Re: add power stearing to MF 135 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Figure it will cost at least $700 just for the power steering system, it also depends on if you can install it yourself, or not.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:19 pm    Post subject: Re: add power stearing to MF 135 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

lift coming up could be in the type of valve they have used. we ran a 150 with fel for
years feeding silage. it had two levers beteween your legs. one was for loader and other
for 3 point. when lifting loader lever, lift arms always raised too. a diverter might help.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:49 am    Post subject: Re: add power stearing to MF 135 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

ptfarmer wrote:
(quoted from post at 20:56:29 02/08/19) Figure it will cost at least $700 just for the power steering system, it also depends on if you can install it yourself, or not.


Is it a straight forward conversion or do you have to custom fab up parts? I could do the former, likely not the latter.

With that and the lift issue it may not be worth my time. There are some Fords out there that look nice. The MF was too other than those two issues.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:25 am    Post subject: Re: add power stearing to MF 135 Reply to specific post Reply with quote


This just popped up too. How many of these industrial tractors were made?

https://fingerlakes.craigslist.org/grd/d/seneca-falls-1970-massey-ferguson-3165/6811251994.html
 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:47 pm    Post subject: Re: add power stearing to MF 135 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The 3165 is pretty much the same thing as the 165 agricultural tractor so parts are plenty. Has a good loader on it also, 3 point with looks like pto, not bad for $3900 as long as it doesn't have instant reverse, I'd give it a look.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:54 am    Post subject: Re: add power stearing to MF 135 Reply to specific post Reply with quote


What kind of PTO is it? I'm looking for independent. Called the current owner and he didn't know lol. He didn't seem to know much about it at all.

For the size and price is would probably be my top choice. But it's a good drive for me and I'd rather get some important info before wasting my time.

Like will it have a good position control on the 3 pt? Do those loaders come on and off easy enough? Are the hydraulics controls via the engine or a separate pump? ( Ill need to put on a snow plow each winter) is there a diff lock?

Tractordata.com has very little info on this one for whatever reason
 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:34 am    Post subject: Re: add power stearing to MF 135 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

thoner7 wrote:
(quoted from post at 05:54:17 02/11/19)
What kind of PTO is it? I'm looking for independent. Called the current owner and he didn't know lol. He didn't seem to know much about it at all.

With live pto you have to depress the clutch, independent you don't have to use the clutch. More than likely it has live pto, but some did come with independent pto.

Like will it have a good position control on the 3 pt? Do those loaders come on and off easy enough? Are the hydraulics controls via the engine or a separate pump? ( Ill need to put on a snow plow each winter) is there a diff lock?

The 3 point will be same as all the other MF tractors. On these tractors the loader does not come off easy like you see on the new tractors sold these days (you can put a quick attach on the loader like a skid steer uses so you can swap the loader bucket to snow plow easy). This one will have front mounted hydraulic pump that runs off the front of the engine to run the loader, the pump will be in the 17gpm range. Since this tractor is a industrial, and came with a loader it "should" have a diff lock

Tractordata.com has very little info on this one for whatever reason

 
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