Massey Ferguson 35 Photograph

Here at VTE we love to get into detail about different aspects of tractor maintenance.  We’ve got some in-depth articles on things such as:-

Dexta Electrics For Road Use
Fitting Core Plugs To Standard 23C Engine
Adjusting Clutch Pedal Freeplay (MF35)
Understanding The Characteristics Of Multi-Power
Replacing Crankshaft Rope Seals
Setting Lever Springs (MF35 Hydraulics)


All interesting (and serious) stuff.  Every now […]

By |November 5th, 2013|Articles/News|0 Comments

Memories Of Threshing Days

Last week we took a trip down memory lane when we talked about threshing dyas and saw vidoes from the Rosemount Vintage Festival.  This has provoked quite a response with people making various comments.


Opposing Views

One gentleman commented that we shouldn’t look back with rose tinted spectacles.  Farmers’ lung, bad backs, poor pay, dust, itching skin, […]

By |October 28th, 2013|Articles/News|0 Comments

Threshing Days

Everyone who has worked or grown up on a farm during the early sixties or before remembers threshing day.

The videos from Rosemount Festival have brought back some memories for Dave, who has written in…

It has brought back memories to me from the UK in the 50’s.  I remeber the ol Binder & the threshing machine, […]

By |October 17th, 2013|Articles/News|0 Comments

Rosemount Vintage Festival 2013

Dennis has sent in some links to Youtube videos from the 2013 Rosemount Vintage Festival.

It is always good to go along to a local show and see the tractors lined up on display.  However, VTE thinks it’s even better to watch them at work with some vintage machinery.  The videos Dennis has sent show some […]

By |October 14th, 2013|Articles/News|0 Comments

MF8220 Power Loss

We’ve had a problem with our Massey Ferguson 8220 a little while back.

We use the 8220 on the farm for the heavy cultivation work.  This is a little off-topic for a vintage tractor site, but I thought the information may help someone.

There’s a photo of the 8220 if you wish to take a look.

The 8220 […]

By |September 11th, 2013|Articles/News|0 Comments

35X Sold At Auction

Last week Vintage Tractgor Engineer went along to a local farm retirement sale.  Everything was to go, inclucding a rather nice Massey Ferguson 35X.

It was in quite good original condition, straight panel work, original cab, good paint work (must have been well housed all its life).  A genuine little tractor.

The one different thing about this […]

By |July 30th, 2013|Articles/News|4 Comments

Ki-gas Repair Kits

The Ki-gas systems to aid cold starting was fitted to the TEF20 and many other vintage tractors.

The system consists of a small header tank situated to the rear of the main fuel tank which feeds the Ki-gas pump through a small pipe.  Between the pipe and the pump is a small body which holds a […]

By |July 8th, 2013|Articles/News|0 Comments

Fordson Dexta Wiring Instructions – Valentine’s day special

Valentine’s day will soon be here – which means it’s time to spread a little love.
Vintage Tractor Engineer won’t be giving away the usual red roses or chocolates on February 14th.  No.  We’ve got something much more useful than that.  It’s a Dexta wiring diagram!

Jerry has updated his tractor for modern road use, adding brake […]

By |February 11th, 2013|Articles/News, Dexta, Tractor Electrics|2 Comments