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Old crofter

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Hi folks I have an eye on a Millport power loader off a 135...would it fit my 35? Do you think the internal hydraulic pump would cope or is there an external option....seems to work fine on the three point linkage lifting silage bales
 

X344chap

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Hi folks I have an eye on a Millport power loader off a 135...would it fit my 35? Do you think the internal hydraulic pump would cope or is there an external option....seems to work fine on the three point linkage lifting silage bales

Is it a MiL Marquis loader?
Even if the brackets fitted - i dont think you would be able to steer it without power steering - you would need a huge weight on the 3PL. Both my tractors with MiL Marquis loaders have power steering.

If its just to move silage bales around i would put a Multec or Fleming bale lifter on the 3PL - but you might need a weight on the front.
 
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Old crofter

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Its a Millmaster loader , that's all I know about its model type. https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524.m570.l1311&_nkw=massey+ferguson+135+loader&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_odkw=135+millmaster&_osacat=0

Its got a hydraulic bucket and all the brackets for a 135 which I understand are the same. Seems in quite good nick with spools ....now that you mention, I am going to fit a power steering kit to it.

I'm going to move muck with it and I know how slippery it gets , so am I on the wrong track with this....would it be better to look for a rear loader
 

cosmiccrofter

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Yes it'll fit fine, we didn't have PS back in the day, either get the original rear weight on the old type pickup hitch, or fit the stronger 65 drawbar stays and put a weight on the 9 hole bar.
 

Old crofter

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Would it maybe be better to get a rear loader like the Slewtic, Nugent or a Mil and then the weight would be on the rear wheels for better traction...

I don't have to go far with it, just to a mini muck spreader, a Fleming one...

Anyone heard or used a Negrisolo rear loaders? Come across one at £850 and another seriously expensive at £1750

Thanks
 

X344chap

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The MiL Master was a trip loader and not a power loader - There are 2 convenient holes in the frame and i've seen conversions with a beam across the middle for a single ram, and also a ram at each side of the bucket. Both will work. The MiL master is a bit lighter than the Marquis which has a built in bonnet guard and legs for quick detach.

The MiL Mastiff - was the rear loader option - again - its good for light usage and would give you better traction - the trade off is the raging headache and stiff neck from twisting round in your seat to operate it. I mucked out a low shed with one on a B250 about 25 years ago. It wasn't tall enough for a tractor with a cab to get in.

If i was you i would go for the fore loader and put a big weight on the back of the 35 to give traction and take a bit of weight off the front axle.

For silage or hay round bales i remove the inner tines from the MiL graip, leaving the outer two and use it as a bale spike.
 

Old crofter

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The MiL Master was a trip loader and not a power loader - There are 2 convenient holes in the frame and i've seen conversions with a beam across the middle for a single ram, and also a ram at each side of the bucket. Both will work. The MiL master is a bit lighter than the Marquis which has a built in bonnet guard and legs for quick detach.

The MiL Mastiff - was the rear loader option - again - its good for light usage and would give you better traction - the trade off is the raging headache and stiff neck from twisting round in your seat to operate it. I mucked out a low shed with one on a B250 about 25 years ago. It wasn't tall enough for a tractor with a cab to get in.

If i was you i would go for the fore loader and put a big weight on the back of the 35 to give traction and take a bit of weight off the front axle.

For silage or hay round bales i remove the inner tines from the MiL graip, leaving the outer two and use it as a bale spike.
Thats very helpful thank you. Do you find with the setup of a good weight on the back you mention its steerable on a slippery earth floored muck heap and are you using power steering?
 

Old crofter

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Yes when I had silage bale on the spike on the three point linkage the front wheels were lifting off. We don't have large bales we're using a Wolagri R500 small round baler and we hand roll the bales into the trailer to be wrapped inside on the hydraulics driven baler with the 35.

All I want to do is to put muck into a Fleming mini muck spreader which has been kitted out with wheels to be towed by the 165.
 

Old crofter

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The collective wisdom if I've read it right is to use a front loader and a weight on the three point to give traction...

The point for me going with that is the Sparex power steering kit at £439 after discount would be an expensive ornament if it doesn't fit with the Millport loader on....

Can anyone put me right in that....
Thanks all 😊
 

X344chap

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The collective wisdom if I've read it right is to use a front loader and a weight on the three point to give traction...

The point for me going with that is the Sparex power steering kit at £439 after discount would be an expensive ornament if it doesn't fit with the Millport loader on....

Can anyone put me right in that....
Thanks all 😊
I worked away with the Mil master trip loader on a leyland 344 with no power steering for years. The addition of power steering was a joy. I would fit the loader and blow the tires up hard. It will work but might give you big arm muscles. Adding a rear weight will help. You can then decide once you have tried it whether its worth fitting power steering.
 

Bald n Grumpy

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If your not moving tons of muck you should be OK without power steering, just make sure you've got a good weight on the back and put about 40 psi in the front tyres.
Another thing is to not park your spreader to close to your muck heap so that you aren't having to make short tight turns will also help the lifetime of your clutch
 

Old crofter

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Thanks all folks , your advice based on your experience is much appreciated...

This is the one I bought, it comes from an established dealer in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire...it came out at £1100 including vat delivered to the Inner Hebrides. The manager is going to look into having the bucket repaired at my cost... discovered it's got a third service spool valve and pipework
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The tractor manufacturer AGCO, which consists of brands such as Challenger, Fendt, GSI, Massey Ferguson and Valtra, reported its results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2021.

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