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A Brief History:

In 1962 a Massey Ferguson Corporate Coordinating Committee was formed to look at what was needed to meet the competition from other manufactures. The result was the DX -line (100 & 1000). There were three major points for the new line. First was to develop a all new line and not upgrading the old models. Second, the new line should include tractors in the highest horsepower range. And third, the new line would be designed and produced in the most economical locations, and as similar as possible for the different markets. 

In 1965 Massey Ferguson introduced a completely new range of models, with unified styling and specifications worldwide. The earlier MF-30 / MF-25 was replaced with the MF-130, MF-35 was replaced with the MF-135, the MF-50 with the MF-150 and the MF-65 with the MF-165. Some new models was introduced to, the MF-175 (the first with a Perkins engine designed for the tractor). The American built MF-180 was similar. All models had six forward speeds and two reverse. (Multipower doubled those) Compared to earlier models the hydraulics were improved with pressure control. (not the MF-130) 

The 135-175 in 1965

In 1971 the MF-178 replaced the MF-175. Later the MF-185 replaced the MF-178. And a spacer was introduced on the "Super Spec" tractors, between the gearbox and rear axel lengthen the wheelbase, allowing  fitting of a safety cab. With the spacer the MF-135 became the MF-148, the MF-165 became the MF-168, the MF-185 became the MF-188. The "Super Spec" tractors had independent PTO, Multipower and high capacity hydraulic pump.

The smallest was the Vineyard and Orchard tractors based on the MF-130 and MF-135. The were named the MF-122, MF-140 and MF-145. Vineyard had a wheel track of around 39" the Orchard around 54" all were built in France.

The most powerful tractors of the DX-line was the ones in the DX-1000 -line, you can find them in another page.

The Pictures

The originally series:  The MF-130, -135, -150, -165 & -175 produced from 1965 onwards.

The MF-130

Produced in France from 1965-72 with a Perkins 4.107 engine. The tractor was intended for the French market. It's a up  rated and restyled MF-25 (basically the same tractor under the sheet metal). It was produced until 1972 and was replaced with the MF-230 in 1976.
  More information about the MF130 in this site:  
Drawing of a MF130 1965 model. For the UK-market 1965 model.   For the Western Hemisphere, without lights. 1965 model.
MF-130 MF-130 with cab MF-130 with cab MF-130 with cab

Some Technical data:

Type/Country made: Engine: Power Din HP at crank: Torque at crank: Type of  engine: Capacity: Gears: Tires front/rear: Weight:
MF-130 / France Perkins 4.107 Diesel 28.5 / 2250rpm 76.6 lb-ft / 1106rpm inline 4 1753ccm 8+2 F: 5.50 x 16, R: l1.2/10 X 28. 1200kg


  The MF-133  
  The MF-133, don't know much about this model. My uncle had one earlier, it was very similar to to the MF-135 in size and power. It was produced from 1968 to 1976. It had a Perkins A3.144 engine with a output of 38 hp  


The MF-135

Produced from 1965 till 1979. The MF-135 replaced the MF-35. It was available with diesel or petrol engines, the Perkins AD3.152 (2490ccm) for diesel power and  Continental Z134* (2195ccm) and Z145* (2375ccm) for petrol power. Later models could be supplied with a Perkins petrol engine, the AG3.152. Gears: 6 forward and 2 reverse on all models. Multi-power  doubled it.

The MF-135 & MF-150 used the same engines and bore the same relationships to each other as the older MF-35 & MF-50 did.

*) The Z134 in the MF-135 Special, and the Z145 in the MF-135 Deluxe.

A Very popular tractor!

1965 mod, gasoline 1968 mod, gasoline 1968 mod, diesel Another 1968 mod, diesel
1972 uk mod, diesel  1973 mod, diesel A early model for the uk. -
A MF-135 advertising. A MF-135 1976 model. 1976 mod with cab. A early mod with cab
A MF-135 from Denmark. A MF-135 a special??    

Some Technical data:

Type/Country made: Engine: Power Din HP at crank: Torque at crank: Type of  engine: Capacity: Gears: Tires front/rear: Weight:
MF-135  Perkins AD3.152 45 - inline 3 2490ccm 6+2 / 12+4* F: 6,00 x 16"/6  R: 11 x 28"/6 or 13 x 24"/6 -
MF-135 Petrol late model Perkins AG3.152 35 - inline 3 2489ccm 6+2 / 12+4* F: 6,00 x 16"/6  R: 11 x 28"/6 or 13 x 24"/6 -
MF-135 Petrol Standard Continental Z-134 33 - inline 4 2195ccm 6+2 / 12+4* F: 6.00 x 16, R: 12.4/11 x 28. -
MF-135 Petrol Deluxe Continental Z-145 35,4 110 lb-ft / 1,300rpm.** inline 4 2376ccm 6+2 / 12+4* Rear: 14.9/13 x 24  3,200 lb.
          *)12+4 with Multi Power **) not sure about this
Serial numbers MF-135
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*Note: Update model from 1971.


  MF-135 4x4, a special or?  
  The pictures above was found on this web site:

  I wondered if the 4x4 MF135 was a special, but Gerrit Preuter knew what it was, he says: "The MF 135 4wd is not a rare item. Almost all MF 100 series you could buy as a 4wd version. The 4wd version where mainly sold in mountain country or to farmers with bad ground"

The three last pictures are from his site>




The MF-150

Produced from 1965 till 75. the MF-150 replaced the MF-50 and was only available for the western hemisphere. It used a Perkins  A3.152 diesel engine and could be  be delivered with  Continental Z145 and later a  Perkins AG3.152 petrol engine. Basically the same tractor as the MF-135. For technical data see MF-135.

  1966 mod, w/loader   Diesel engine  Gasoline engine A MF-150
Not the best one around, a 1974 mod.      


  The MF-155  
  The MF-155, another tractor that I don't know much about. It was produced from 1972 to 1976. It had a Perkins AD4.203 engine with a output of 56hp. The same engine as early MF-165 tractors. If you know something about the MF-155, or have some better pictures that I have, please let me know.  


For the MF165 to MF188 and the rest go to PART II

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