MF 135 loader

Discussion in 'Workshop Projects' started by Willow Engineering, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. Willow Engineering

    Willow Engineering New Member

    Good afternoon all..... bought myself another project after I sold the international. its a MF135 which I am going to build as a garden / small holding tractor with a total rebuild. I have bought a power loader that has come off a MF 240..... I also want to adapt a forklift tines to fit does anybody know if there is an off the self attachment. Thank you in advance...Hugh loader.jpg
     
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  2. Greenbeast

    Greenbeast Member

    Location:
    East Sussex
    Buy a modern headstock and adapt to fit? I bought a Euro8 headstock to fit the Quicke 2030 loader on my Zetor. (I haven't actually done that yet but i have some parts and a plan)
     
  3. agrimax

    agrimax Member

    Location:
    Co Down
    Either make the pallet forks carrier/backing plate fit inside the loader arms like the bucket above or as Gb says fit a Euro headstock and alter your attachments to suit it. To fit a standard Euro headstock to a MF 80 loader,the hook end arms need unbolted and swapped side for side so that the headstock is in front of the arms rather than inside them.The only snag is that it sets the attachment a few inches further forward on the loader.Not really ideal on a 135.I'm guessing it won't have power steering either?
    IIRC,@multi power has a headstock on an 80 loader.
    You'll see the hook end arms swapped over here to reduce the width.......
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  4. multi power

    multi power Member

    Location:
    pembrokeshire
    I don't have e photo to hand but I shortened the hooks by about 9 inches to keep the load closer to the tractor
     
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  5. multi power

    multi power Member

    Location:
    pembrokeshire
    I also removed all the linkage for the tipping mechanism and put crowd ram straight to the headstock
     
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  6. Greenbeast

    Greenbeast Member

    Location:
    East Sussex
    i've been debating doing just that, at least for a first attempt to see how it behaves.
    Now, if that works, what is the point of the linkage?
     
  7. multi power

    multi power Member

    Location:
    pembrokeshire
    The linkage is needed in the original design to get sufficient crowd and dump angle
    I done a lot of welding bits on and grinding them off again before I got it right, I also swapped to a longer ram, and have the option of several positions too
    I'm very pleased with how it all works now
     
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  8. the-mad-welder

    Location:
    Suffolk
    I can supply a kitbof parts to make up 80 Power brackets if required or can supply them welded up, ready to go on to your attachments.

    I have seen forklift attachments made from a carriage from a scrap forklift with appropriate brackets welded on the back. A standard carriage might be a bit narrow to do one for an 80 power though, from memory, the brackets need to be 1255mm centres.
     
  9. Greenbeast

    Greenbeast Member

    Location:
    East Sussex
    I kinda figured lots of trial and error with the welder and grinder would be necessary.
    Thanks
     
  10. Greenbeast

    Greenbeast Member

    Location:
    East Sussex
    Would love some pics if you get a chance
     
  11. multi power

    multi power Member

    Location:
    pembrokeshire
    I will get some, but won't be for a couple of weeks, tractor and loader is in storage at the moment
     
  12. Greenbeast

    Greenbeast Member

    Location:
    East Sussex
    No rush, my headstock has been sitting here since 2015
     
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