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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]