Blog

Restoring A Fordson Dexta In Wales

Hello,

My interest started many years ago when I was a little boy in yorkshire, my mum used to work on a farm helping with weeding hoing and potatoe picking and sorting it was hard work for her and her friend who I used to call auntie Margret. I have fond memories of running round the […]

By |January 15th, 2009|Tractor Stories|2 Comments

Replacing / Fitting Tractor Starting Ring Gear

Starter ring gears are often in need of replacement when restoring a vintage tractor. Over time, the leading edge of the gears on the starting ring can become worn to the point that the starter motor cannot always engage effectively and thus it is unable to turn over the engine. This situation requires replacement of […]

By |January 15th, 2009|Free Video Tutorials|0 Comments

Preparing Tractors For Winter

The cold and damp weather associated with winter is bad news for tractors; but there are several things we can do reduce the effects of the inclement weather. Which of the tasks you choose to do will depend on how often you intend to use your tractor. All of the following will apply if the […]

By |January 15th, 2009|Miscellaneous|1 Comment

Ploughing Memories – Grey And Gold Ferguson 35

Everytime we drive along the M62, past Normanton, we remember the first farm my husband worked on. All the family look at the small fields which he used to plough with a Ferguson 35. It was a four cylinder with a gold painted engine.

The little tractor was bad to start on a cold morning, even […]

By |January 15th, 2009|Tractor Stories|10 Comments

Piston Ring Compressor

When refitting a piston into a cylinder it is necessary to compress the piston rings before the piston is slid into the cylinder. To perform this operation without a piston ring compressor is very difficult and can often result in damaging the piston rings. Using a piston ring compressor is quick and easy, whilst it […]

By |January 15th, 2009|Free Video Tutorials|0 Comments

Oil In Starter Motor Of TE20

Hello,
I was very impressed by your web site, I hope you may be able to help.  

I have just bought a little grey who’s owner told that it had always been kept inside – he owned it, his father before him ect ect, he told me that he had a minor problem with the starter motor.I […]

By |January 15th, 2009|TE20|0 Comments

Oil Bath Air Cleaners For Tractors

Here we are going to look at tractor oil bath air filters. How they work, what oil to use and the maintenance of the oil bath filter in your tracor.

How They Work

The general principal of an oil bath air cleaner is that incoming air is sucked downwards through the system towards a bowl containing a reservoir […]

By |January 15th, 2009|Articles/News|17 Comments

New Tractors, MF8220 and MF65

This summer we had 2 new arrivals into the tractor collection, and as you can see they are some what different. The MkI Massey Ferguson 65 is rated at 50.5hp, wheras its big brother, the Massey Ferguson 8220 is rated at 155 hp.

The MF 8220 will be used on the farm, predominantly for heavy […]

By |January 15th, 2009|Articles/News|2 Comments