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Ferguson FE35 Glow Plug Information

Many Standard 23C diesel engines have the ‘Thermostart’ heating and vaporising coil fitted in the inlet manifold.  Effective as this is, FE-35 tractors sold for use in areas of the world where extreme cold temperatures are expected were often fitted with ‘cold climate heads’ that have individual heater plugs for each pre-combustion chamber.  Tractors equiped […]

By |December 9th, 2014|MF35 FE35 TO35, Tractor Electrics|10 Comments

MF 3080 Engine Rebuild

This past week we’ve been rebuilding a Perkins A6.354 engine from a Massey Ferguson 3080.

This engine has only done a little over 6,000 hours, but hasn’t be well looked after.  The owner is a gentleman who takes lots of care and time looking after his pigs, but unfortunately spends little time on machinery maintenance.

 

 

A couple […]

By |November 4th, 2014|Engines|1 Comment

1959 Ford 611 Combine Harvester For Sale

We've had an email from Dan who is selling his uncle's vintage Ford combine harvester on eBay.com ... http://www.ebay.com/itm/1959-Ford-611-Combine-with-10-039-Grain-Header-Self-Propelled-1-Owner-/301338485922 Dan has written a detailed description of the machine and posted lots of photos and a video of the combine running.
By |October 8th, 2014|Articles/News|0 Comments

Harvesting On The Farm, And Welcome To New (Vintage Tractor Engineer) Subscribers

It’s been three months since we’ve posted any tractor maintenance articles here on the website. We’ve been very busy over that period with harvest and cultivations on our farm.

All the sowing has now been completed so we now have a bit more time on our hands to share some tractor photos and information.

I wanted to […]

By |October 8th, 2014|Articles/News|0 Comments

No Fuel At Injectors When Bleeding Fuel System

Bleeding the fuel system on a tractor is a relatively straight forward job.  However, it is not uncommon for people to contact us saying they have fuel to the injection pump but cannot get fuel to the injectors.

Recently an owner of a TEF-20 wrote in thinking he must be doing something wrong, but he didn’t […]

By |June 19th, 2014|Engines, Troubleshooting|0 Comments

Awesome Security

Following the recent tractor security article, we've had an email from a remote landowner who has taken the following security steps for his tractor... Tractor in a steel building. Deadbolt on the regular door. Padlock on the garage door tracks. Logging chain through the tractor rear wheels and then through the attached implement with padlock. Security camera system. Insurance on tractor and implement. That's all a cost and a hassle, but if it keeps the tractor safe then it will be worthwhile.
By |June 10th, 2014|Articles/News|1 Comment

Vintage Tractor Security And Insurance

Vintage tractor thefts are on the rise. We take an in-depth look at what practical steps you can take to stop the thieves making off with your tractor. Click the title link above to hop over to the website and read the full article.
By |June 5th, 2014|Articles/News|1 Comment

MF135 Turbo

Last week we posted about a video of a Massey Ferguson 135 that had a turbo fitted.

Somehow we didn’t get the video copied into the webpage correctly.  Anyway we’ve fixed it, so now you can watch the video of the Massey Ferguson 135 Turbo.

By |June 3rd, 2014|MF 100 Series|0 Comments