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Fordson Dexta or Ford Dexter

 

The Fordson Dexta and Super Dexta were manufactured between 1957 and 1964. Many people get mixed up with the correct terminology for these tractors and search the internet for Ford Dexter, Ford Dextar, Fordson Dexter or some other variation. So we thought we should include all these variations so that people could find the information they were looking for. Click on the Dexta tag category in the sidebar to find all the articles about Dexta’s on this site.

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5 Responses to “Fordson Dexta or Ford Dexter”

  1. my ford dexta the 3 point hitch will lift but comes right back down it will not hold my bush up can you shead some light on the problem any help would be great

     
    • dickie
  2. hi, my 1964 super dexta will not start .I have had the head worked on replacing valve springs and valve guides checking to make sure head is not warpped. I set the valves at .007like the book said then had to tow the tractor to get ti to start. after running tit for a while I shut it off ,it will not start not even by towing it.Please someone help me I am at witts end.

     
    • ray boswell
  3. hi, my 1964 super dexta will not start .I have had the head worked on replacing valve springs and valve guides checking to make sure head is not warpped. I set the valves at .007like the book said then had to tow the tractor to get ti to start. after running tit for a while I shut it off ,it will not start not even by towing it.Please someone help me I am at witts end.there was no ring grove the engine also smoked unburned disel fuel so bad that one could not stay behind it whats wrong with it help.

     
    • ray boswell
  4. Hi Ray

    Did you put the rings in upside down?
    On the actual rings it should say ‘TOP’ and this/these should face the top

     
    • Peter
  5. Hi Ray, did you get the tractor started?
    Maybe you can help me
    I have a fordson super dexta (approx early 1960′s) and while the tractor was not in operation, the tractor hydraulic arms were lifted (by hand) to full height. Now I am unable to lower the hydraulic arms even while the tractor is running. I loosened 4 bolts adjacent to the auxiliary port while the engine was off. A small amount of oil and air came out and the arms fully lowered. I re tightened the bolts, started the tractor, operated the hydraulics and the hydraulic arms lifted ok, and failed to lower again. What should I do?
    Is there any bleeding point I should know about?
    Do you have any suggestions on how I can lower the hydraulic arms?
    Any help would be much appreciated.
    Thank you

     
    • gerry
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