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…

Massey Ferguson 35 Dashboard photo

The plate on the left hand side is the starting instructions. The plate on the right hand side is the serial number plate.

 

MF35 dashboard photo

Positioning of the Diff Lock decal.

 

MF35 decal or sticker

Text from the Differential Lock decal.

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

MASSEY FERGUSON

TRACTORS LTD

COVENTRY, ENGLAND

UNDER ONE OF MORE OF

THE FOLLOWING PATENTS

list of 16 patent numbers

FOREIGN PATENTS

OTHER PATENTS PENDING

FE-35

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).