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The Best Tractor Massey Ferguson Ever Made

The Massey Ferguson 135 is one of (if not THE) best tractor Massey ever made, with one important point: be sure you get the right engine.

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Did you know that my dad was a Massey Ferguson dealer when I was younger? One year, his dealership sold more compact Massey tractors than any other dealer in the region! Needless to say, I grew up with a healthy appreciation for the brand. My family was proud to sell their newer equipment, but today I’m focusing on one of their old standards: the Massey Ferguson 135.

The 135 was made for 11 years, from 1964 to 1975. In the last year of production, the selling price was $4,385. Today, they are still affordable tractors – some of the best value you can get in the 30-40 horsepower range.

The MF 135 was offered with either a gas Continental engine or a Perkins engine that was offered in either gas or diesel. The engine choice makes all the difference in the world!

I’m not a fan of the Continental gas engine, to say the least. This particular model (either a Z-134 or a Z-145) was a wet sleeved engine. It has a weak valve train and is expensive to fix.

If you’re in the market for a MF 135, choose the Perkins option! The 3-cylinder Perkins engine is fabulous. It’s fuel efficient, highly reliable, and runs like a dream. It is easy and inexpensive to rebuild: everything you could want.

As long as you get a Perkins model, I highly recommend this tractor! The MF 135 came loaded with options, including live power, hi-lo transmission, multi-power, power steering, and spin out rims. Tractors with combinations of these options are even more desirable and fun to work with.
Out of all the Massey Ferguson tractors, the model 135 is my favorite. How about you? Does the MF 135 win first place on your list, or do you prefer a different model? Let me know in the comments below!

Ferguson TEA Restoration

Ferguson TEA After restoration

1954 FERGUSON TEA2085

This tractor is a Ferguson TEA 2085, 1954 model that my Dad bought new in 1956.It was used a lot on our farm. I spent many hours driving it doing field work. Dad has passed on now. The tractor wasn’t used for the last 20 years. I’m retired from the mill wrighting job so I thought I would like to restore the old girl back to it’s original condition, which I did last year, 2015.

Ferguson TEA before restoration

It needed a ton of parts, all four tires and both rear rims were replaced, ignition and lighting wiring replaced, new brakes, new front spindle bushings and bearing. Hood and grille were dented and needed body work, etc..

Tore it down to the chassis, sandblasted it and then I repainted the whole tractor with epoxy primer and acrylic car enamel. John-Rutherford-2 Looks better than when it was new and the engine starts on the 3rd spin. It cost a lot but the results were worth every dollar. The pictures show the tractor the way it was before, chassis painted, and the finished job.

John Rutherford
Emira, Ontarios, Canada

My Grandfathers Tractor Running Strong

Terry-Ellis

 

 

This was my Grandfathers Massey Ferguson TO-20 Tractor that he bought New in 1949 from  Rickreall Farm Supply in Rickreall Oregon. After many years of use on our farm I took the Tractor apart and rebuilt it with Parts from Steiner Tractor. The Tractor is being used like it always has to this day and for Years to come !!

Terry Ellis
Salem, Oregon

Is your tractor missing its lighter?

IHS1784

If your tractor is missing the lighter, as many are, look no further! Our newest restoration quality cigarette lighter is now available. The IHS1784 cigarette lighter will fit International 154 thru 574, 606 thru 1586, 3088 thru 7488, Hydro 70 thru 186, and Cub Cadet 71 thru 127. Shop at www.SteinerTractor.com >>

 

Does Steiner Tractor Parts sell parts for Steiner Brand Tractors?

No, we do not.  We specialize in new parts for old tractors.  Our name is Steiner Tractor Parts because the owner is Dave Steiner and now two of his children, Jennifer Steiner and Daniel Steiner have taken over management of the business.  We have been producing top notch restoration quality parts for over 30 years, but we have never produced a part for a Steiner brand tractor.  We distribute aftermarket specialty parts for Allis Chalmers, Case, Cockshutt, Coop, Ford, International, Farmall, John Deere, Massey Ferguson, Massey Harris, Minneapolis Moline, Oliver and White.  We focus on producing obsolete parts for these vintage tractors.  If you arrived at our site or our blog and are looking for parts for your Steiner Brand tractor, we urge you to visit Steiner Turf Equipment.  Also, our friends at MyTractorForum have several members familiar with Steiner Brand tractors that may be able to help you if you have questions about your machine.  If you still have questions about the merchandise that we do carry, please try out our parts search feature or our digital catalog.

International Alternator Bracket Kit

IHS829 is a Alternator Bracket kit we designed to mount most Delco IHS829 alternators to Farmall gas or LP; M, MV, Super M, Super MV, MTA, W6, W6TA, I6, O6, OS6, 400, 450, W400, 450, W400 & W450.

This bracket kit bolts unto the tractor and gives you clearance between the alternator and the hood. This makes it simple to update your charging system on your Farmall. Also check ABC418 out our ABC418 1-wire alternator.

 ABC418 Fits:
  • ALLIS MODELS
  • CASE MODELS — FOR NEGATIVE GROUND SYSTEMS
  • COCKSHUTT MODELS
  • FORD MODELS
  • IH MODELS
  • MODELS
  • MF MODELS
  • MH MODELS
  • MM MODELS
  • OLIVER MODELS
  • Dimensions & Notes: 10 SQUARE INCH HOUSING SURFACE AREA — 6 1/4" HOUSING DIAMETER, 2 1/2" PULLEY DIAMETER, 5/8" BELT WIDTH NEW, NOT REBUILT — CONVERTS 6V TO 12V — SIMPLE 1-WIRE ALTERNATOR HOOK UP: RUN A WIRE FROM ALTERNATOR THROUGH AMP GAUGE TO POSITIVE SIDE OF BATTERY — MUST REV ENGINE TO 800 – 850 RPM IN ORDER FOR UNIT TO SELF-EXCITE

Tractor Stories are Here!

Our Tractor Stories page is up and going. You can access the Tractor Stories page by going to www.steinertractor.com and clicking on the "Tractor Stories" tab along the top row, or by following the link "Tractor Stories".Take a look at the stories and photos we have received and take a moment to share your story with us by sending it to either:

suzette@steinertractor.com

or

Steiner Tractor Parts
Attn: Suzette Thomas
1660 S. M-13
Lennon, MI 48449

All makes and models welcome; Allis Chalmers, Case, Cockshutt, Ford, International, John Deere, Massey Harris / Ferguson, Minneapolis Moline and Oliver. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

BACK IN STOCK!

From time to time we run out of stock on an item and we have to wait around for them to come in while the orders pile up. You will be happy to know that these long awaited items are back in stock.

ABC360  ABC360 MUFFLER CLAMP

Fits Ford: NAA, 501, 600, 700, EARLY 800, 900 SERIES
Dimensions & Notes: 1-3/4"
Need help determining which model of Ford tractor you have? Click Here to view information on common Ford Tractors.

 

 

JDS293  JDS293 WIRE HOSE CLAMP

Fits John Deere: B UP TO SN 95999 (UPPER RADIATOR PIPE), B SN 96000 & UP (LOWER RADIATOR PIPE) Fits Massey Ferguson / Harris Models. Dimensions & Notes: 3" O.D. — SIZE PROVIDED IS OUTER DIAMETER (O.D.) OF THE HOSE. PLEASE ORDER BY O.D. OF HOSE. Replacement: D2304R

 

JDS325  JDS325 WIRE HOSE CLAMP

Fits John Deere: B UP TO SN 200999 (AIR CLEANER HOSE), B SN 306600 & UP (WATER PUMP LOWER HOSE), 50 (LOWER WATER PIPE), 520 (LOWER WATER PIPE), 530 (LOWER WATER PIPE) FITS: Massey Ferguson  Harris Models Dimensions & Notes: 2-1/2" O.D. — SIZE PROVIDED IS OUTER DIAMETER O.D. OF THE HOSE. PLEASE ORDER BY O.D. OF HOSE. Replacement: JD: B78R

JDS661  JDS661 3 WAY FUEL VALVE

Fits John Deere: A (SN 410859 – 476999), B (SN 1000 – 11621), D (SN 30400 – 143799), GP Other Info: FITS STP P/N JDS546 SEDIMENT BOWL ASSEMBLY Dimensions & Notes: BRASS  Replacement: AD680R