Forty years of loyalty from devoted Massey Ferguson customer
Published date June 21, 2010
In 1970, Western Irish farmer Johnny Loftus invested in a shiny new MF 135, and what an investment that was! He used it for the next forty years to run almost every errand on his farm in Newport.
Johnny says “I bought the tractor in Kelly's Garage in Newport, Co. Mayo in February 1970. I paid £850.”
Today, thanks to Johnny’s dedication & hard work, his tractor is still in perfect working order. “I serviced the Massey well and put it in a shed every night,” he explains.
As well as regularly servicing the tractor himself, he has managed to preserve each of the MF 135’s motor tax discs, which he keeps in a frame.
Johnny’s hard work has not gone unnoticed as in
April 2010, he and his MF 135 took part in a local
Vintage Tractor & Car Rally.
“There is no tractor like the 135,” Johnny says,
“Nothing has been done with the engine, gear box
or hydraulics from new."
Let’s hope that with Johnny’s care and attention, his MF 135 has another forty years of errands to run!