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|21 Comments

Restoring A Fordson Dexta In Wales


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