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MF 230 Sleeve Fitted To Top Cover

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Last week we got called out to a Massey Ferguson 230, which works as a scraper tractor on a large dairy farm. The tractor gets used daily, and it’s very much a working machine.

The cross shaft had worn through its bushes and into the casting of the hydraulic top cover. Seemingly it had […]

By |November 24th, 2020|Hydraulics|Comments Off on MF 230 Sleeve Fitted To Top Cover

Video: Cold Starting 23C Diesel Engine

Vintage Tractor Engineer has been sent photos and video from the Netherlands where a Gold and Grey Ferguson FE-35 with the 4 cylinder Standard 23C engine is being restored.

Here are a few photos, and a video of the morning start up at 6 degrees C.

And here’s the video of the engine starting […]

By |December 10th, 2019|Engines|Comments Off on Video: Cold Starting 23C Diesel Engine

Resources To Accompany Our Video Guides

If you have just purchased one of our video guides, then you may find the following resources useful for the repair of your tractor.

Perkins 3A.152 Engine Rebuild Video
Perkins AD3.152 Direct Injection Engine DIfferences (free video)
3A.152 data and tightening torques
3A.152 Engine specification and more torque figures
Injector nozzle pressure setting

Standard 23C Engine Rebuild Video
MF35 (23C) torque figures
Fitting […]

By |January 30th, 2019|Articles/News|Comments Off on Resources To Accompany Our Video Guides

Roadless Ploughmaster 65

Vintage Tractor Engineer likes to go to a sale and see some vintage tractors go under the hammer.  This Roadless was sold October, 2018 at the same sale as a Doe Triple D (see the video of the Doe being sold).

The 1969 Roadless was certainly in its working clothes, it had a Duncan cab and […]

By |November 20th, 2018|Articles/News, Ford/Fordson|Comments Off on Roadless Ploughmaster 65

Auction of Doe Dual Drive (Triple D) Tractor – Video

When Vintage Tractor Engineer heard about an upcoming auction of vintage tractors, which included a Doe Triple D, to be held at Lindholme near Doncaster on the 18th of October 2018, he couldn’t help himself but to go and have a look.



There were some interesting lots, including a Roadless and a Massey Ferguson 1100, but […]

By |October 27th, 2018|Articles/News, Ford/Fordson|1 Comment

Hydraulic Bracket

We have been recently asked how to make the bracket which fixes on to the rear of the MF35 tractor which makes it easy to ‘flip’ over the hydraulic top cover on the MF35 tractor.

This is a useful tool if you need to remove the top cover yourself and can’t get anyone to help you, […]

By |March 15th, 2018|Hydraulics|Comments Off on Hydraulic Bracket

County Six Wheel Drive Video

Alf has kindly sent us a video of his 6 wheel drive county trencher conversion working in Sweden (commentry in Swedish, but a nice video to watch anyway).  Alf calls it his 6*6.

Direct link to the video on Youtube.

Drainage work is a skill that comes from experience, and it’s clear to see that Alf is […]

By |January 21st, 2018|Articles/News|Comments Off on County Six Wheel Drive Video

Restored MF35 23C Engine – Australia

We have already taken a look at Geoff’s V8 Ferguson tractor. Now there must have been some head scratching moments when he was trying to fit that engine into the Ferguson!

But that isn’t Geoff’s only tractor.  He’s also been busy with a 4 cylinder diesel MF35 and there’s a MF135 and a Leyland 154 also […]

By |August 9th, 2017|Articles/News|1 Comment