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Massey Ferguson a Good Investment

Massey Ferguson UK honors a loyal customer:

In 1970, Northern 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.

Forty years of loyalty from devoted Massey Ferguson customer
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! Source: Massey Ferguson – Forty years of loyalty from devoted Massey Ferguson customer


Do you have a vintage tractor that has served you well for 40+ years? Let us know your tractor’s story by adding a comment below.

3 Responses to “Massey Ferguson a Good Investment”

  • Penny Stocks:

    Nice blog post. Thanks for the sharing.

  • Richard Stooker:

    Great story! At 850 pounds in 1970, that MF 135 cost just 21 pounds per year, and is still going! No doubt Mr. Loftus completed depreciating it many years ago. Of course, the time and sweat he expended is worth something too, but most tractors don’t last 40 years no matter how well cared for. “Errands” is pretty vague. What specific chores does he perform using the MF 135? How much has he saved by not having to buy a replacement for this MF 135? cheers, Rick Income Investing Goals

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