Re: MF 135 fourth gear in reply to bayhollow, 07-09-2014 16:32:07
Later tractors had a choice when new of the 12 speed MP or the 8 speed, which was cheaper. Dealer I worked for used the choice when customer was comparing with Ford, with the 8 speed. Early 100 series were either 6 speed or the 12 MP.
Re: MF 135 fourth gear in reply to Dieseltech, 07-10-2014 04:27:52
I guess I would much prefer an 8 speed to a 6 speed but I would much prefer a Multipower to either, even though you can't tow start a MP tractor and engine braking only works in high multipower, a fact which frightens the life out of some drivers!
Re: MF 135 fourth gear in reply to Stick welding, 07-09-2014 21:47:07
Not just the 135, the 8 speed box became an option on most of (if not all )the 100 series tractors.I remember I was baling some straw we had bought 'in the swath' from a neighbour with our 168 Multipower. One of the neighbour's men came over to have a chat with me at lunch time, he was cutting their hedges with, coincidentally another 168 . Looking at my tractor he pointed to the 'Multipower' logo and said "Ooh can I do you a swap?" then he pointed to his tractor and said "She's an 8 speed..... they are crap!" A matter of taste I guess. I have never driven one so I can't comment.
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