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67 MF 135 Deluxe - just bought one and have some questions

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DavefromClayton

09-17-2012 06:35:18
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Yesterday I acquired a 67 MF 135 Deluxe with a Continental Z145 engine that came with a nice Bush Hog 105, cultivator, rear lift box, seed spreader and a rear boom lift for $4000 (Hope I did well?) . It has just over 4000 hrs on the meter and runs like a top. Unfortunately I do not know the history of the tractor such as maintenance or if the engine was rebuilt. It is super clean and in real good shape. Can someone tell me typically with good maintenance how many hours you can expect from this engine? Is there a front snow blade set up that will fit? How well does a front bucket work on this tractor?

I would like to find a manual/parts list for it if anyone has one to e-mail. Thanks, Dave from MI.

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FBH44

09-18-2012 03:21:34
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 Re: 67 MF 135 Deluxe - just bought one and have some ques... in reply to DavefromClayton, 09-17-2012 06:35:18  
If the double-angle-iron braces are replaced with chain, as my newer model Bush-Hog came equipped with, it will let the rear of the Hog pivot up and move up as it bumps over or rides up over something. Not a bad idea. Maybe a better idea. That does work. What you have there in the picture is certanly rigid. That"s probably a real early Bush-Hog design. However leave the actual "top link", that circular item running from the rear of the tractor out to the 3-point, as it is.

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Dean

09-18-2012 12:35:06
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 Re: 67 MF 135 Deluxe - just bought one and have some ques... in reply to FBH44, 09-18-2012 03:21:34  
Bingo.

Later model mowers were modified with a chain replacing the rigid structure between the three point top link connection and the rear of the mower so as to prevent internal damage to the draft control mechanism of the tractor.

As is, the mower needs a chain in place of the top link.

Dean



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Bobinva

09-17-2012 15:25:46
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 Re: 67 MF 135 Deluxe - just bought one and have some questio in reply to DavidP, South Wales, 09-17-2012 06:35:18  
I've got a '67 just like it....I got mine with a 6ft Land Pride finish mower...however, it only had 650 original hours on it...an old man bought it new and cut his grass with it about 3 times a year...his sons had to replace the gas tank and carb and the hyd pump (all new) as he had let is sit for over a year between startings...It's a beaut...as far as your 4000 hr unit...if it will start easy, and idle at a very low rpm, I wouldn't worry too much about it... if the compression is good so be it...if the compression is a tad low on or or more cyl you may want to adjust the valves (both intake/exhaust are .013 HOT.....I adjust them at .015 or .016 cold). Downside to this is the fuel tank will have to be taken off...mine were actually a tad loose rather than tight. good luck! Bobinva

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DavefromClayton

09-17-2012 15:36:29
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 Re: 67 MF 135 Deluxe - just bought one and have some questio in reply to Bobinva, 09-17-2012 15:25:46  
It does start easy and idles nice low.



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Dean

09-17-2012 09:36:15
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 Re: 67 MF 135 Deluxe - just bought one and have some ques... in reply to DavefromClayton, 09-17-2012 06:35:18  
The cutter has a rigid top link attachment. Be certain to replace the tractor top link with a chain.

Also, loosen the slip clutch and slip it to assure that the friction plates have not siezed to the mating metal surfaces.

Dean



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DavefromClayton

09-17-2012 09:51:45
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 Re: 67 MF 135 Deluxe - just bought one and have some ques... in reply to Dean, 09-17-2012 09:36:15  
Will do-thank you.



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Dean

09-17-2012 09:32:46
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 Re: 67 MF 135 Deluxe - just bought one and have some ques... in reply to DavefromClayton, 09-17-2012 06:35:18  
Great looking tractor that looks to have had good care if not cosmetically restored some time past.

At 4000 hours the Continental gasoline engine is well past normal rebuild time. If it does not show signs of low compressison, oil consumption, etc., I would expect that it has been rebuilt at some time in the past.

Dean



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135 MF

09-17-2012 18:04:18
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 Re: 67 MF 135 Deluxe - just bought one and have some ques... in reply to Dean, 09-17-2012 09:32:46  
Lots of Continentals go well over 4000 hours and a chain for the top link is a bad idea. A bush hog is not a finish mower.



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Dean

09-18-2012 12:32:04
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 Re: 67 MF 135 Deluxe - just bought one and have some ques... in reply to 135 MF, 09-17-2012 18:04:18  
Take another look at the mower top link connection.

Unless one is very careful using the set up as pictured a chain in place of the top link is necessary to prevent internal damage to the draft control mechanism.

Dean



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DavefromClayton

09-17-2012 09:49:46
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 Re: 67 MF 135 Deluxe - just bought one and have some ques... in reply to Dean, 09-17-2012 09:32:46  
Thanks - what is the high/low compression range for this engine?



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maxwell99

09-17-2012 08:54:36
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 Re: 67 MF 135 Deluxe - just bought one and have some ques... in reply to DavefromClayton, 09-17-2012 06:35:18  
sounds like you did fine.

if it were mine and i knew nothing about its maintenance history.

I would just start at the beginning.

change oil, coolant, trans/hyd oil, air filter. tune up

my friend has one just like it, for some reason the front grill radiator screen is hard to get off, so they did not check the front of the radiator, it was full of debris, got the tractor hot and ruined the motor.

get a manual for the tractor so you buy the right oil for the transmission.

the lift levers work different from my old TO-35 so you need guidance on them.

might want to change radiator hoses.

fluid in rear tires, if it has the old cal cloride you might want to have that pumped out and replaced with the newer type fluid.

that little ferg lift or carrier is a find, i think they are a bite rare, so do not let anyone buy it off you until you check it out.

good luck,

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DavefromClayton

09-17-2012 09:04:13
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 Re: 67 MF 135 Deluxe - just bought one and have some ques... in reply to maxwell99, 09-17-2012 08:54:36  
Thank you for the replies. It runs great with no smoke at all. The tires are not checked and in very good shape. I was told the carrier was used to transport/remove rocks from the fields.



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Tony in Mass.

09-17-2012 07:24:38
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 Re: 67 MF 135 Deluxe - just bought one and have some ques... in reply to DavefromClayton, 09-17-2012 06:35:18  
The top of the blue column on the left, YT should have you model's operator and repair manuals, reasonably priced, fast shiping, and we like to patronize this site so these forums keep going. If you aren't sure which manuals are for you, call the toll free number. BTW, I'd say that was a - not real bargain price, but from the looks of the condition and all that came with it, a decent deal. You'll be happy with it I'm sure.

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