On 19th November 1957 it was announced that the Massey-Harris-Ferguson name was to be changed to Massey Ferguson. The result of this was that the gold and grey liveried FE35 was to change to the new Massey Ferguson colours of grey and red.
This promotional photo shows that although the livery changed to red and grey, the triple triangle badge of Massey Ferguson was not used immediately. Here we see a red and grey tractor with the Ferguson badges, just as on the gold and grey FE35.
Peter Shannon (comment number 48 on the FE35 page), suggests that the first tractors painted red and grey were produced on 5th December 1957, but these tractors retained the Ferguson badge until serial no. 107892 (approx. June 1958) and that the old push-button bonnet was used until serial number 141140 in 1959.
Also take a look at Per’s Ferguson FE35 and the decals. Per’s tractor has the Ferguson badge on the front of the bonnet, but the decals along the side of the bonnet appear to have been replaced???
More information about decals and badges on Dave’s MF 35 Page, also Jeff’s tractor is the same as Dave’s with a Ferguson badge on the front and Ferguson stickers along the side of the bonnet. These tractors are very close in serial number.
Gentlemen:Mine is, as far as I can tell a 1959 FE35 and it too has the distincitive Ferguson badge on the front above the grill.Dave MyettePort ElginOntario, Canada
Vintage Tractor Engineer has though about the information above and decided that this page should be devoted to all the decals information that people send in. If you have a tractor that you believe has its original decals and badges still in place then please do contact us. We’ll email you back so that you can send photos and serial numbers. This information will be invaluable to restorers who are looking to get their tractors in as original condition as possible.
We’ve been outside into the barn to look at our 1962 Massey Ferguson 35, serial number SNMY297118. It is standard chassis, 3-A152 Perkins diesel, dual clutch, diff-lock. We purchased this tractor new in 1962, so we are certain that the bonnet and the decals are original and have not been changed in any way. The right hand side of the bonnet just has Massey Ferguson 35 and the Ferguson System decals; whereas the left hand side has the same decals plus the decal that reads “U.W. 1 TON 8 CWT. MAX SPEED 20 M.P.H. WITHOUT TRAILER”
Here are the photos…
Seamus has left a message, looking for the tractor his father used to work with. It is a FE35 Grey Gold belly. Here is what Seamus says…
I wood like to find a tractor my father worked with it is a Massey Ferguson 3 Cylinders Grey gold belly i think about 1956 Reg SZ5970
I wood like to get in contact the owner.
The Tractor was from Portaferry Co Down Northern Ireland
If you can help, please leave a comment below.
We’ve had a request from Alan, looking for the current whereabouts of his father’s Fordson Dexta and Fordson County Crawler. Here is what Alan writes…
My father Fred Seaton owned a Fordson Dexta which was sold when he retired in the late 1980`s. I am trying to trace this tractor and the only thing I can remember about this tractor was the registration number OFL 941. I am also trying to trace his Fordson County Crawler which had the registration number KJL 81. I think both of these tractors were originally purchased in the Spalding or Stamford area in Lincolnshire. If anyone can help me to trace these tractors would they please make contact.
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The catalogue is dated July 1952 and is in very good condition for its age. 100 pages, all complete with no tears. The outside covers have some oil and dirt on them and the spine is very slightly frayed at the bottom (as can be seen from photo). There are a few oil/finger marks throughout the book, but really it is in very clean condition.
This manual has come from T H Hobson, Sutton on Derwent, York and has some hand written information on the inside cover. The written information gives the engine serial number as VAD12, 1211 and the tractor serial number as VAD 12 10110. These are the serial numbers of the tractor that this manual was originally supplied with.
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Massey Ferguson 135 serial numbers.
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