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jolas

06-06-2014 08:13:25
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I bought this old mf 135 for 4500E it is in good condition with some problems at the 3 poit hich! It has a perkins 3 cyl diesel engine with number 152FA53623 and frame nunber 135-8-5NMY234825 can anyone help me with the year of the tractor and if its an UK model,& where can I find the right manual




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Fergie Bach

06-09-2014 15:46:41
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 Re: Hi from Greece! in reply to jolas, 06-06-2014 08:13:25  
I"ve got a UK 135 and it"s left hand drive, I use my right hand to operate the quadrant.

Apologies Jolas! It"s a great tractor you have there.



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Stick welding

06-07-2014 19:13:38
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 Re: Hi from Greece! in reply to jolas, 06-06-2014 08:13:25  
Look on the bottom of the oil pan for a casting date. It's near the front. That will get you in the ball park for the year it was made. I'm curious how many 135's were made in France. From what I can tell, they are very similar to UK models. Congrats on your purchase of a fine tractor!



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Roy in UK

06-07-2014 09:52:52
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 Re: Hi from Greece! in reply to jolas, 06-06-2014 08:13:25  
David is probably right about it being a French built one, I have no idea if they were any different from a UK made tractor but Operators Manuals for the UK version are freely available here in The UK

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DavidP, South Wales

06-09-2014 02:10:06
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 Re: Hi from Greece! in reply to Roy in UK, 06-07-2014 09:52:52  
Hello Roy, Logically it would make economic sense to standardise as many items as possible. Maybe it is a case of being seem to support local manufacturers. There are quite a few differences between UK made tractors and those which came from the plant in Beauvais France. The instrumentation is mainly by Jaeger, not Lucas. Starter motors are Paris-Rhone or Ducellier, not Lucas. The front 10 inch or so, section of the bonnet is often removable. Items like the foot throttle are of a pressed steel construction and not the cast ones that we have in the UK. Naturally all of the instructions would be in French, German or whatever country it was destined for. The flat-top fenders (different design to UK ones) would have a seat and back-rest incorporated normally on the left hand side to carry a passenger. This of course is illegal in the UK.

And most importantly of course they would be right hand drive whereas ours in the UK would be left hand drive ;0))))))))))))))

DavidP

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Roy in UK

06-09-2014 12:38:36
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 Re: Hi from Greece! in reply to DavidP, South Wales, 06-09-2014 02:10:06  
Hi David, hope you are well. Thanks for the "heads up" on the differences between the two tractors, still, better to be a French made 135 than a French made 130!



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DavidP, South Wales

06-10-2014 14:44:47
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 Re: Hi from Greece! in reply to Roy in UK, 06-09-2014 12:38:36  
Hi Roy,
Very well thanks.

Left hand and right hand drive..hmmmmmmmmm??????

DavidP



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Roy in UK

06-11-2014 01:19:13
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 Re: Hi from Greece! in reply to DavidP, South Wales, 06-10-2014 14:44:47  
What l meant was that although The 130 might not be a bad little "runabout" tractor in itself, they have very little in common with any of the other 100 series tractors part wise and apparently getting certain bits for a 130 is (and always was) difficult!

The left hand/right and drive quip reminded me of something from my ancient history. One of my school teachers noticed that I was left-handed and told us a tale about another left-handed pupil he once had who was not the brightest star in the sky apparently. The teacher had organised a camping trip somewhere and the idea was that each day they would take turns to do the cooking. He told this lad that he had better go and get himself a "Left-handed frying pan " for when it was his turn to cook. The kid went to every camping shop in town looking for this elusive cooking utensil, every shop he tried ( Realising the poor kid was having his leg pulled!) Replying with words to the effect " Er..... well we don't seem to have any in stock at the moment.... Have you tried Milletts or The Army stores? "
This post was edited by Roy in UK at 01:55:14 06/11/14.

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DavidP, South Wales

06-13-2014 01:51:59
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 Re: Hi from Greece! in reply to Roy in UK, 06-11-2014 01:19:13  
Hi Roy,
Yes, parts for the 130 are becoming increasingly rare. See the occasional one scrapped but that's it.
Regarding the left hand tale I had an instance recently to open a new bank account. The lady asked me if I was left-handed. Jokingly I said "what difference does that make". With a very straight face she said that they could supply me with a left-hand cheque book. If you think about it you would automatically open a cheque book with your left hand snd write with you right. That's not really possible for someone who is left handed!!!!! Learn something every day.
Cheers
DavidP

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Roy in UK

06-13-2014 02:58:50
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 Re: Hi from Greece! in reply to DavidP, South Wales, 06-13-2014 01:51:59  
I remember way back in The 1970's our MF rep telling us that he was struggling to find bits for a customers 130.... and that was then!

Yes the older style cheque books are a pain for us 'lefties'. My bank supplies ambidextrous cheque books, i.e. the stubs are still on the left hand side of the book as usual but they are orientated at 90 degrees to the cheques themselves, which makes filling them in easier. Having said that I still have to tear the cheque from the book before I can write it out.
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Christos

06-06-2014 20:55:17
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 Re: Hi from Greece! in reply to jolas, 06-06-2014 08:13:25  
Ya'sas Jolas.

What seems to be the problem with your three point hitch? Apo pou meros stin Ellada menis?

Heretismata apo tin Ameriki!

Christos



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DavidP, South Wales

06-06-2014 08:36:12
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 Re: Hi from Greece! in reply to jolas, 06-06-2014 08:13:25  
Hi Jolas,
The '8' in the serial number denotes that it was manufactured in France. The UK has a '7' in the serial number. Can't help you with a definite on when it was made but I would guess it is mid 70's. Can you post a photo?

DavidP, South Wales



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