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We’ve had a request from Alan, looking for the current whereabouts of his father’s Fordson Dexta and Fordson County Crawler. Here is what Alan writes…
My father Fred Seaton owned a Fordson Dexta which was sold when he retired in the late 1980`s. I am trying to trace this tractor and the only thing I can remember about this tractor was the registration number OFL 941. I am also trying to trace his Fordson County Crawler which had the registration number KJL 81. I think both of these tractors were originally purchased in the Spalding or Stamford area in Lincolnshire. If anyone can help me to trace these tractors would they please make contact.
Sorry I cant help with your County Crawler but I am in the process of refurbishing mine. I have a problem. When it arrived it would constantly fail to steer using the left hand steering clutch. I have never worked on one of these before so as part of my learning curve decided to dismantle both steering clutches to see how they work and to find the fault. The operating mechanisms all looked ok, the linings had loads of meat on them, a bit of oil inside one drum and on the linings, all cleaned of with a swarfega degreaser, seals replaced and reassembled. Upon starting it wouldnt move in either direction, ok so adjusted up the adjusters and she moves, however the original problem still exists. She wants to go round in circles??? Pulling back on the left steering clutch has no effect whatever except it seems that the engine is now labouring? The left hand adjuster now seems to be fully adjusted?Does any one out there have a clue as to what may be going on here? Any helpful advice or suggestions gratefully received
I would like to thank Vintage Tractor Engineer for putting my request on the website. Hopefully I will get a response to my request.