MF 35 SPECIAL
MF 35 DELUXE
IS TIME SO IMPORTANT THAT YOU'LL FORGET TO SHUT OFF AN IMPLE-
MENT WHEN IT HAS TO BE OILED OR ADJUSTED? FARM ACCIDENTS ARE
CAUSED BY CARELESSNESS AND LACK OF THOUGHT. NEXT TIME YOU’RE
TEMPTED TO HURRY, THINK OF US. WE ALL FEEL THAT ACCIDENTS
WON’T HAPPEN TO US, BUT THEY DO, NO MATTER HOW MUCH WE WISH
INDUSTRIAL AND FARM EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS PLAN SAFETY
AND EFFICIENCY INTO THE MACHINERY YOU OPERATE. THEIR PLANNING,
YES, EVEN OUR OWN PERSONAL PLANS, WON’T MEAN A THING IF YOU ACT
CARELESSLY. THE MACHINE YOU ARE OPERATING IS ONLY AS SAFE AS
THE MAN WHO OPERATES IT. NO MATTER WHAT WE SAY OR DO, THE BEST
SAFETY DEVICE IS YOU; REMEMBER, TAKE TIME TO BE SAFE.
NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL
To our list of owners of this new Massey-Ferguson machine. We
hope that it will give you the utmost satisfaction.
This machine is one of a full line of farm and industrial Equipment,
manufactured by Massey-Ferguson, which includes the great
tractor line with the exclusive Hydraulic system and the world-
famous Massey-Ferguson line of self-propelled combines.
The world-wide preference for Massey-Ferguson products is the
result of internationally recognized leadership in engineering and
precision of manufacturing in every one of our 22 factories in
Canada, United States, Great Britain, France, Germany and
We are proud of the wonderful reputation for efficiency and
dependability that has been earned by the products of these
Your dealer is one of over 10,000 business men in the great M-F
dealer organization who are pledged to uphold the Massey-
Ferguson tradition of service to customers.
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Regular Maintenance Operations 4
Instruments and Controls 7
Differential Lock 8
Break-In Period 9
Starting the Tractor 9
Driving the Tractor 10
Selecting the Correct Gear 10
Test for Overloading 11
Attaching and Detaching Implements 11
Hydraulic System 11
Position Control 11
Draft Control 12
Adjusting Draft Response 13
Overload Release 13
Using External Hydraulic Equipment 13
Power Take-Off 13
Liquid Filling the Tires 14
Front Wheel Tread 14
Rear Wheel Tread 15
Towing the Tractor 16
Tractor Storage 16
Adjusting the Fan Belt 19
Carburetor Adjustments 19
Air System 19
Spark Plugs 20
Valve Adjustments 20
Governor Adjustments 20
Electrical System 21
Engine Timing 22
Clutch Pedal Free-Play 22
Adjusting the Brakes 23
Differential Lock 23
Front Wheel Alignment 23
Repacking Front Wheel Bearings 24
The MF 35 Deluxe Tractor features
DUAL CLUTCH. ...for “live” PTO operation
GROUND SPEED PTO. ...for operation of rakes, planters, etc.
LIGHTS. ...for convenience and safety
TRACTORMETER....operating speeds and maintenance
FOAM-FLOAT SEAT. ...for operating comfort.
Other features include: ammeter, fuel gauge, quick-adjustable
upper link, 6.00-16 front tires.
Optional equipment includes power steering as well as the
Hi-Altitude engine (8.10 to 1 compression ratio) specially de-
signed for operation above 4000 feet elevation. Standard or
P.A.V.T. (power adjusted) wheels are available with 11-28 rear
tires; 13-24 tires with special cast wheels are also available.
The MF 35 Special Tractor offers outstanding performance
at low cost. Original equipment on this tractor includes a
single clutch, the regular engine-speed PTO and the same engine
(6.60 to 1 compression ratio) furnished with the Deluxe model.
The Special model is equipped with 5.50-16 front tires and
10-28 rear tires on standard wheels. Optional equipment on
this tractor is limited to 11-28 rear tires.
SERIAL NUMBER IDENTIFICATION
Each Tractor is identified by means of a Tractor Serial
Number. This serial number is recorded on a plate attached to
the instrument panel or the skirt. The engine has an Engine
Serial Number. The serial plate is attached to the left side of the
engine block. For prompt, efficient service at your local M-F
Dealer, record these serial numbers and carry them with your
personal papers for ready reference.
TRACTOR SERIAL NUMBER ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER
Always lubricate and service your MF 35 Tractor at regular intervals. Regular
maintenance is essential to insure trouble-free performance throughout the life of the
tractor. Make it a habit to service your tractor properly at the recommended intervals.
This section of the manual describes the necessary lubrication and maintenance pro-
The following symbols are used to indicate
operating intervals or working hours for lubri-
DAILY (10-Hour) LUBRICATION
Lubricate Pressure Grease Fittings
Leveling Box 1 fitting
Lift Rod Leveling Fork. . 1 fitting
Front Axle Spindles .... 1 fitting each side
Brake Pedal Assembly. . 1 fitting
Grease front wheel bearings ONLY UNDER ADVERSE CONDITIONS (wet and muddy
operation) and then at 10- hour intervals.
/\ 10 Hours (Daily)
100 Hours (Every two weeks)
t 100 1 200 Hours (Monthly)
750 Hours (Spring-Fall)
1 1000 Hours (Yearly)
LUBRICATION SPECIFICATIONS & CAPACITIES
Capacity: 5 U.S.-4.2 Imp. quarts
6 U.S.-5 Imp. quarts (with filter)
Use A.P.I. Service Class “MS” oils.
SAE 20 or 20/20W, normal temperature: 32* to 90° F.
SAE 10W, min. anticipated temperature: + 10*F.
SAE 5W or 5W/20, min. anticipated temp.:-10*F.
^ SAE 30, daytime temp, exceeding 90
TRANSMISSION, DIFFERENTIAL & HYDRAULIC SYSTEM
Capacity: 8 U.S. - 6 1/2 Imp. gallons
Straight mineral oil recommended
*POWER STEERING RESERVOIR
Automatic Transmission Fluid, Type A
Capacity: 2/3 U.S.-0.57 Imp. qt.
OIL FILTER KIT: Part No. 1 01* 219 M91
*on tractors so equipped
1. Lift Leveling Box 4. Generator
2. Dipstick - Transmission, Differential & Hydraulic System 5. Rear Wheel Bearings
3. Air Cleaner Bowl 6. Brake Pedal
7. Oil Filter Element
8. Front Axle Spindles
9. Front Wheel Bearings
Use a good grade of pressure gun grease.
Keep it clean! Wipe the fittings, lubricate, and
remove excess grease.
Check Crankcase Dipstick
Maintain the oil level at the full mark.
Check Transmission, Hydraulic System
& Differential Dipstick
Maintain oil level between the arrows.
Lubricate the Distributor
Remove distributor cap, put one drop of
light engine oil on breaker lever pivot and
several drops on felt wick under rotor. Apply
a trace of cup grease on distributor cam.
Oil the Generator
Put 10 drops light oil in each oiler. Do not
Service Air Cleaner Qoo) MONTHLY (200-Hour) LUBRICATION
Always service daily; more frequently under
severe dust conditions. Empty oil cup, scrape
out dirt. Fill to oil level mark with clean
seasonal engine oil. Replace cup securely.
Nevbr remove oil cup while engine is running.
Clean the inlet hose if necessary. IMPORTANT:
FOR FULL MAINTENANCE INFORMATION,
SEE “AIR SYSTEM” IN THE SERVICING
TWO WEEK (100-Hour) LUBRICATION
Replace Oil Filter Element
Replace the filter element at every other
oil change. Wipe out the case. Check for
leaks after installation. See Lube Chart for
SPRING-FALL (750-Hour) LUBRICATION
Change Transmission, Hydraulic System
& Differential Oil
Change Oil in Crankcase
Drain when warm and refill to full mark on
the dipstick. See Lube Chart for grade and
weight and crankcase capacity.
Drain when warm. Put the hydraulic control
levers all the way down. Clean the magnetic
drain plugs. See Lube Chart for recommended
1. Crankcase Filler Pipe
2. Crankcase Dipstick
5. Steering Housing Filler Plug
* Deluxe Model only
6. Filler Plug • Transmission, 8. Front Axle Spindles 11. Rear Wheel Bearings
Differential & Hydraulic System 9. Crankcase Drain Plug
7. Front Wheel Bearings 10. Drain Plugs • Transmission, Differential & Hydraulic System
YEARLY (1000-Hour) LUBRICATIONFill Distributor Reservoir
Fill with SAE 20 oil.
Check Steering Housing Level
Maintain level at the filler plug with trans-
Check Power Steering Reservoir*
Clean cover carefully before removing.
Maintain oil level 1/4-1/2" above the filter.
Automatic Transmission Fluid, Type A. Change
filter only if damaged.
Oil the Tractormeter*
Put 2-3 drops very light oil on wick at rear
of meter. No lubricant necessary if not equipped
with oil wick.
Wheel Bearings (Front & Rear)
To repack front wheel bearings, see page 21.
Have your M-F Dealer repack the rear wheel
bearings when you take th