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with a 3 cylinder Perkins diesel. Even though I am IH through & through, I have to admit that the 135 is a beautiful all round tractor.For it's size its out of the box. I bought it when we purchased our lifeslyle block to do the asparagus, how could I have been so disloyal to IH. ;) at the time we had to get a tractor NOW, it must feel a bit out of place among the Farmalls & McCormick's.I know it sure doesn't get the attention they get as far as appearance goes. :D
 

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You're right, having never owned one, but spent many hours on ones that a farmer I worked for, and friends owned.
They are handy to use, powerful for their size, little tractors.
To me they kept the TO/TE feel into the new generation tractor of the time.
 

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I drove Dads new 135 home in 1968. Since then it has earned its keep many times over. It came with the fibre glass cab, a MF 40 loader, and a new 3 furrow 10"" plough and cost £1250 for the lot. She is still on the home farm and would make 3 times what she cost. Not bad after 44 years service. :D :D
PS. wouldn't mind a pound for every hour I've spent behind her wheel :lol:
 

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my 135 is the first tractor ive owned or operated,
being a city kid there wasnt much opertunity .
the clutch and brake actuation is a little odd
but I got the hang of it. its hard not to ride the clutch
the foot rest peg is awkward and should be place a little higher up
 

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AG135 said:
my 135 is the first tractor ive owned or operated,
being a city kid there wasnt much opertunity .
the clutch and brake actuation is a little odd
but I got the hang of it. its hard not to ride the clutch
the foot rest peg is awkward and should be place a little higher up
Maybe you need to lower the seat, just a thought. ;)
 

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There are a lot of the smaller Massey diesels in this part of the country. People buy them and keep them forever. Those Perkins engines are fuel sippers, and when they show up at auctions, they attract bidders easily.
 

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My grandpa moms dad traded a 35 in on a 135 in 68 and it was a truely good all around tractor. It raised between 35 to 40 thousand pounds of tobacco, bushogged, mowed, raked and pulled a mf #9 bailer for years. They had gobs of power for there size and pretty much trouble free. Enjoyed the picture and glad to them still going.
 
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