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This little Grey Fergie has had foot plates added, wheras originally it would have just had the foot pegs. The foot plates make it much easier to get onto the seat, are more comfortabe when driving the tractor and (in conjunction with the added side plates) make for better safety. The wings have been drilled so that the side plates can fasten to them.
The major problem with the foot plates can be seen in this last photograph. When the brake pedals are pressed (left or right), the heel of the pedal catches on the foot plate before the brakes start to work.
The first thing we will do before starting on the engine is to remove these foot and side plates.
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