Michael has a 1962 MF35, but unfortunately all the plates and badges have been removed from the dashboard at some point in the tractor’s life. We already have some photos of the decals for various different tractors (a 1962 tractor, MF35 Decals and Badges, Dave’s tractor, Jeff’s tractor, external link to Per’s tractor), but we haven’t ever published photos of the dash.
Our own 35 is also a 1962 tractor, so here are the photos of our dash…
The Starting Instructions plate on our tractor is half rubbed away, so the text is illegible. The tractor did all the loader work on the farm for over 30 years (until we purchased a telescopic handler in the early 90’s), so I think when the clutch pedal was depressed we all had a tendency to hold our knee against the dash to help hold the clutch down.
The serial number plate on the right had side has the following text on it…
MADE IN ENGLAND BY
UNDER ONE OF MORE OF
THE FOLLOWING PATENTS
list of 16 patent numbers
OTHER PATENTS PENDING
the tractor serial number
The plate is exactly as the one on Per’s website, other than Per’s plate only has 15 patent numbers listed. The 16th patent number on our plate is 888230 (positioned in the third column, below 305065).