Monroe Tandem Tractor Hook-Up

From 1964 to 1972, Glen Monroe from Didsbury, Alberta started to attach two tractors together to provide more pulling power. Vintage Tractor Engineer saw this video and found it great viewing.

It reminded us of the Doe Triple D machines that were manufactured in England. Here’s a video of a Triple D in action with […]

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MF 26/27 VLC Special Tool

I recently purchased a large quantity of original 1950’s and 1960’s BMC Dealer service tools, for the servicing and repair of many BMC Classic cars. I have appreciated and collected these beautifully made items for many years, but amongst my recent lot, one tool in particular intrigues me. A large, very heavy cylindrical tool, which […]

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MF35 Still In Daily Farm Use

Today we were dirilling fodder beet using our own 1962 Massey Ferguson 35. The tractor was bought brand new from ‘Claytons of Gilberdyke’ for £620 and was one of the first machines to have the differential lock fitted. Back in the 1960’s and 70’s it was the main tractor on the farm and undertook most […]

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MF35 (Perkins) Oil Pump And Filter 3A-152

The life of the oil pump can be extended by adhering to the recommended engine oil change frequency. The engine oil and filter should normally be changed every 200 hours. If the filter element becomes clogged before it is changed, then pressure will build up in the inlet port which will open the spring loaded […]

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MF35 Hydraulic Lift Not Working Properly


I am having a problem with a Massey 35 4cyl. When I bought it I was told that the Hydraulic pump had been totally reconditioned, however the lift didnt work. I removed the lift cover and found that the hydraulic cylinder was cracked. I replaced it and the piston. I started the tractor with the […]

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MF35 Engine Rebuild – Rebuilding

The engine block is now re-assembled. The clutch plate has been replaced, has been bolted back to the flywheel and set-up. The engine block and clutch has been re-attached to the back end and painted. All the tappets have been properly adjusted and the first stages of the timing operation have been performed.

 This final photograph […]

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MF35 Engine Rebuild – Strip Down

The engine rebuild got off to a brisk start with most of the ancillaries being removed in just a few hours and then the engine was hoisted off the bell housing successfully. That revealed that an incorrect clutch plate had been fitted previously. It was a flat plate, when a dished centre should have been […]

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MF35 Engine Rebuild – Assessment

The Massey Ferguson 35 engine itself was dismantled today. The cylinder head was removed before the engine was lifted from the rest of the tractor, and then the block and associated parts were lowered onto the bench with the engine hoist.

We found several problems which would need some attention. The hard facing on […]

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