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Last week Vintage Tractgor Engineer went along to a local farm retirement sale. Everything was to go, inclucding a rather nice Massey Ferguson 35X.
It was in quite good original condition, straight panel work, original cab, good paint work (must have been well housed all its life). A genuine little tractor.
The one different thing about this 35 was that it had Multi-Power. A few of the 35X tractors had Multi-Power fitted, but they’re not very common. Unfortunately the Multi-Power wasn’t working, but that was something that could be repaired.
What price did it make?
The buyer hadn’t intended to pay over £3,000 for the ‘X’, but had travelled some distance to the auction and said he wasn’t going home without it!
It may have been more than the gentleman was expecting to pay, but Vintage Tractor Engineer thinks it will look ‘like a steal’ in a decade or so.
Do you have a 35X with Multi-Power?
They are quite uncommon tractors, and so highly sought after.
Do you have one?
Do you like it?
Does the Multi-Power work OK?
Leave a comment to let us know, VTE’s always interested to hear.
I have a 62 35x Multi-Power, SN 302897 making it the 484th 35x off the production line, casting date is K9K which I believe would be 9th Nov and would have been made in the first few days of production. It’s been in the family since 67 and although I’ve done a reasonable amount of cosmetic work and general maintenance the engine hasn’t been touched and it hasn’t been off the road in the 16 years I’ve owned it. In my opinion the best thing you can squeeze into a standard single garage! Some argue the best MF ever built and I would tend to agree but for me it keeps alive the memory of my Uncle and the great memories I have spending my summer holidays working on his farm and learning to drive on the 35.
I have a 1962 MF 35x with Multi-Power. Was sold to me in Feb ’17 as a ’64. I’ve decoded the serial number (SNMYW306260) and casting codes (K28K). The “W” indicates Multi-Power. The casting code indicates it was built Nov. 28, ’62. According to Web data, Multipower was introduced on Nov. 8, ’62; making my tractor a very early production unit. The hour meter showed 3553 hours when I got it. It appears to have been well cared for, the Multipower works, and it came with a shop manual. I’ve only had to replace an axle seal and the brake pads. It’s a willing starter and a strong little tractor.
Cheers from south western Ontario
Yes I have the 35x mult power I have owned it for approx. 40years. Everything still works it has a loader on it there is a safety cab on it so has been adapted with square mudguards The body work needs some tlc and the brakes don’t work but hey its nearly as old as me.
I have often thought about restoring it but never get the time. Might be interested in paying to have it done depends on cost or may even sell as it really only is used to push a brush about the yard.
We have two multi power 35x tractors. We think hey are very good machines,they are Australian delivered one is fitted with 14.9-24 rear tyres the other 13.6-38 rears (row crop version). Multi power works perfect on one,the other one is starting to play up. We have owned since new and both have around 4000hrs,they were never traded when we upgraded to 135’s because dad said they were too good to part with !
Cheers Nathan Australia
Hi I have a MF 35X multi power. I have owned it for nearly 40 yrs. Still have a registration doc saying it was made in 1964. it is still used regularly and everything is working fine. Wondered how many of them were ever made and what it might be worth does need some TLC but was thinking of doing it anyway
Iv got 35x that I have done up to original condition but its one with out multi power.my late farther bought a new 35x m p in 1963
it was a great little tractor, Iv been looking a m p one but very few around what is around they don’t wont to sell them.