Tractor Insurance

Vintage tractor ownership has been a pretty rewarding pastime over recent years. Not only have we gained enjoyment from out tractors, but they have also risen in value. This is true for both vintage and classic tractors, so we must check that insurance taken out some years ago is updated to current prices.

That said, the […]

By |January 15th, 2009|Articles/News|25 Comments

Timing Tractor Injection Pump Using Spill Cut Off Point

Sometimes we want to know how to time the injection pump of a tractor engine when we have not got a manual to tell us how to do it. Fortunately there is another method called “spill cut off point timing” which we can use to time the injection pump. The procedure described below is for […]

By |January 15th, 2009|Engines|9 Comments

Threshing Day, Holderness Vintage Machinery Club

Holderness Vintage Machinery Club held a threshing day at Welwick, East Yorkshire on 30th December 2007. They had a tractor run around local villages to start the day, then members of the Holderness Vintage Machinery Club helped thresh the wheat that had been cut from a field in Keyingham with a binder.

The baler tied 5 […]

By |January 15th, 2009|Articles/News|0 Comments

TEA 20 Cylinder Not Firing

I wonder if you can help? I have just refurbished a Ferguson TEA 20. It ran well before and after but alas on the christmas road run no 3 cylinder went dead.I have replaced plugs,points condesor,coil, there is no water in oil no oil in water, but have noticed that after cleaning plug, will often […]

By |January 15th, 2009|TE20, Tractor Electrics|1 Comment

Smoking Engine Massey Ferguson 35

Hi was wondering if anybody could help me with a problem with a 23c Massey 35 I bought a few weeks ago. When i bought it i was told it had a full engine rebuild but was still very Smokey. Was told it would be the injectors so had them sent away and serviced , […]

By |January 15th, 2009|Engines, MF35 FE35 TO35|9 Comments

Slow PTO, Massey Ferguson 35X


I’ve got a MF35X which I have been using to “top” the reeds with a small topper. Unfortunately, the PTO has been slowing and even coming to a stop when under load, and the lifting hydraulics have failed several times when trying to lift the topper. Both functions appear to return once the load is […]

By |January 15th, 2009|Hydraulics, MF35 FE35 TO35|8 Comments

Site Usage 2008

As you can see from screenshot from our Google Analytics web-stats, the site has had 6901 visits in the month (Oct, 08), 5,600 of which are absolute unique visitors.

We can also see from the graph below how visitor numbers have increased over the past 18 months from May 2007 to November 2008.  Vintage […]

By |January 15th, 2009|Articles/News|0 Comments

Shaking Hydraulics, Massey Ferguson 165

A common problem with the hydraulic lift on the Massey Ferguson 165 is when the lift arms begin to judder. Common symptoms are the need for high engine revs to get the tractor to lift and the normally smooth action of the lift arms becomes a shake or judder. This shaking occurs both when the […]

By |January 15th, 2009|Ferguson / MF, Hydraulics|22 Comments