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MF135 In For Refurbishment

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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|2 Comments

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

MF35 and MF135 Cross Shaft Arrangement

The cross shaft on the MF35 and MF135 tractors are held with bushes and sealed with ‘o’ rings.

The MF35 has two smaller bushes with an ‘o’ ring inbetween them.

The 135 has one larger bush.  The ‘o’ ring then fits to the outside of the bush, and this is facilitated by having a top lift arm […]

By |May 5th, 2016|Hydraulics, MF35 FE35 TO35|Comments Off on MF35 and MF135 Cross Shaft Arrangement

Description Of Our Maintenance DVD’s

We have had an email from a gentleman in the US who was asking if we have a printed brochure for our DVD’s and videos.
We haven’t got a printed brochure, as everything is on the website.  However, here is a description of what you will find in the videos…
We currently have 4 DVD’s available…

Ferguson TE20 […]

By |March 1st, 2016|Articles/News|2 Comments

How To Make An Exact Replica Of A Gasket

We’ve all been here…
Upon dismantling a component we found the gasket was virtually disintegrated and a replacement was unavailable.  Not an uncommon problem when working with old tractors.
How to make a new one…
Jonathan has written in to describe a method which may be useful.

The problem is getting a good pattern to work from, so he […]

By |January 5th, 2016|Miscellaneous|Comments Off on How To Make An Exact Replica Of A Gasket

Oil Pressure Low When Engine Gets Hot

This article comes about due to a question that came in from an owner of a Massey Ferguson 135 tractor.
What Are The Symptons
When the tractor engine is first started the oil pressure is normal on the gauge and everything seems to be fine.

However, as the engine warms up you notice a drop in the oil […]

By |November 13th, 2015|Engines|Comments Off on Oil Pressure Low When Engine Gets Hot

Identifying Massey Ferguson 35 Tractors

There are many different clues you can use to identify these tractors.

The serial number on the identification plate is the most definitive, although it is not uncommon for the dash panel to have rusted and been replaced at some point – creating confusion.

In fact, there are som many of these FE35, MF35, MF35X tractors that […]

By |April 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Rebuild DVD For Massey Ferguson 35X ?

My tractor is a 35x – does your rebuild video for the 3 cylinder Perkins MF35 cover this engine? I am not sure what the ‘x’ means. I have oil blowing out the dipstick and some pretty blue smoke……so an engine rebuild is possibly on the cards. It costs Euro 2000 to get it done […]

By |April 23rd, 2015|Articles/News|Comments Off on Rebuild DVD For Massey Ferguson 35X ?