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Clutch Finger Alignment Tool

Michael has sent a photo in of his clutch finger adjusting gauge.

As you can see, the tool is made from a length of aluminium box that is just the correct size so that a hex nut fits snugly inside it, but is not able to turn.

This is a great way to make a tool if […]

By |May 23rd, 2017|Clutches|0 Comments

MF135 Clutch Guide, Is It Relevant To MF35 Tractors?

We’ve had lots of people asking if our Massey Ferguson 135 Clutch Guide is also relevant to the MF35 tractor, so here’s what you need to know…

The Perkins diesel powered MF35 and MF35X’s had the exact same 11″ dual clutch assembly as the early Massey Ferguson 135’s.

The MF135 we filmed in the MF135 Cutch Guide […]

By |May 23rd, 2017|Clutches, MF135, MF35 FE35 TO35|0 Comments

Massey Ferguson 135 Clutch Guide

OK, so here it is.

Vintage Tractor Engineer has been working on this for three months and we really believe this is our most comprehensive guide yet.

This guide is available to stream online to any and all of your devices.  Alternatively you can download it to your laptop, tablet or smartphone to take with you into […]

By |May 18th, 2017|Clutches, MF135|0 Comments

Massey Ferguson 135 Clutch Guide, Preview

Here at Vintage Tractor Engineer we’ve had an MF135 in the workshop this past couple of months.

It’s had a full engine rebuild and we’ve also been replacing the clutch plates and springs.

We’ve filmed a tutorial for how to do the work on the clutch and we will be making this available tomorrow.  It is the […]

By |May 17th, 2017|Clutches, MF135|0 Comments

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