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Differential Lock Pedal Mechanism

Here we have a video which shows how the differential lock pedal mechanism works on a tractor.  This is from a 100 series Massey Ferguson, such as the 135, 165 or 168, but the principle is similar for many other models.

We took the video recently whilst at an open day at the engineering department of […]

By |February 17th, 2017|Free Video Tutorials, Transmissions|0 Comments

MF35X DIfferential Lock Pedal Seized

We once made a little video of the diff-lock pedal mechanism, so thought it was worth putting it in here so you could understand how it works.  This may help you to understand what is going on if you have a stuck pedal.

The video was shot using a mobile phone (so apologies for the quality), […]

By |February 17th, 2017|Old Forum Posts|0 Comments

Fitting Battery Leads The Wrong Way Round

This question came in from Ross, who had fitted the battery leads to the wrong terminals of his battery.

The Question…
Hello, I have very little experience with tractors and this is my first one.  It is a Massey Ferguson 148.  I have had it for about a year and it seems to be running well.

However!!
I took […]

By |February 9th, 2017|Questions And Answers|0 Comments

Should I Buy A Petrol Or A Diesel Tractor?

This question came in from Paul.  He is just about to get his first tractor and is going to buy a Ferguson TE20…
Hi is there a difference in a petrol or diesel engine in a te20
Which would be the better tractor?

Well here are some things to think about…

Hi Paul,

It depends what you want it for.  […]

By |January 30th, 2017|Questions And Answers|0 Comments

Gunter’s FE35

Contents…

Take a moment to enjoy these photographs of a quite outstanding Ferguson FE35 restoration.
Video of a cold start.

Introduction
Vintage Tractor Engineer loves the colour scheme of the Ferguson FE35 gold and grey tractors.  There is just something about them.  The colours somehow compliment each other and of course the gold really stands them apart […]

MF35 And 135 Perkins Diesel Oil Pump Assessment

Last week we took a quick look at an MF135 that was in for refurbishment.  Today we take a closer look at the lubricating oil pump

This information is for the MF35 and MF135 tractors that have the Perkins A3.152 (or AD3.152) engine fitted.

How Does It Work?
The pump drive gear is pressed and keyed on to […]

By |December 5th, 2016|Engines, MF135, MF35 FE35 TO35|0 Comments

MF135 In For Refurbishment

A friend of Vintage Tractor Engineer had started on the overhaul of a 135.

Unfortunately, ill health meant he couldn’t complete the project, so the tractor came to us.  The engine and clutch were all dismantled and boxed up in the order of removal.  The owner brought it to us looking a bit concerned that his […]

By |November 21st, 2016|Engines, MF135, Uncategorized|1 Comment

The World’s Favourite Tractor

Those of us interested in tractors can’t get enough of them, and of course we all have our favourite brand and model.  Tractors have been our ‘secret’ little hobby for years, but now it seems as though even the BBC have started to talk about them.

This BBC article on tractors takes a look at the […]

By |June 13th, 2016|Articles/News|1 Comment