Clutch Finger Alignment Tool

Want to check out our tractor maintenance videos? Click here to see what we've got!

Michael has sent a photo in of his clutch finger adjusting gauge.

As you can see, the tool is made from a length of aluminium box that is just the correct size so that a hex nut fits snugly inside it, but is not able to turn.

This is a great way to make a tool if […]

By |May 23rd, 2017|Clutches|Comments Off on Clutch Finger Alignment Tool

MF135 Clutch Guide, Is It Relevant To MF35 Tractors?

We’ve had lots of people asking if our Massey Ferguson 135 Clutch Guide is also relevant to the MF35 tractor, so here’s what you need to know…

The Perkins diesel powered MF35 and MF35X’s had the exact same 11″ dual clutch assembly as the early Massey Ferguson 135’s.

The MF135 we filmed in the MF135 Cutch Guide […]

By |May 23rd, 2017|Clutches, MF135, MF35 FE35 TO35|Comments Off on MF135 Clutch Guide, Is It Relevant To MF35 Tractors?

Massey Ferguson 135 Clutch Guide

OK, so here it is.

Vintage Tractor Engineer has been working on this for three months and we really believe this is our most comprehensive guide yet.

This guide is available to stream online to any and all of your devices.  Alternatively you can download it to your laptop, tablet or smartphone to take with you into […]

By |May 18th, 2017|Clutches, MF135|Comments Off on Massey Ferguson 135 Clutch Guide

Massey Ferguson 135 Clutch Guide, Preview

Here at Vintage Tractor Engineer we’ve had an MF135 in the workshop this past couple of months.

It’s had a full engine rebuild and we’ve also been replacing the clutch plates and springs.

We’ve filmed a tutorial for how to do the work on the clutch and we will be making this available tomorrow.  It is the […]

By |May 17th, 2017|Clutches, MF135|Comments Off on Massey Ferguson 135 Clutch Guide, Preview

Setting Clutch On 3 Cylinder MF35

First of all thanks for your great 4 cylinder engine rebuild dvd, although I have the 3 cylinder version, it is still a great help!

I have just finished rebuilding the main part of the engine and am at the

stage of putting on the dual clutch, but am having problems working out the correct spacers required […]

By |August 28th, 2010|Clutches, MF35 FE35 TO35|3 Comments

Clutch Stiffness

Clutch stiffness is something which users soon complain about, particulary if there is a loader fitted to the tractor. Some models (eg. MF165) have a grease nipple on the release shaft, which would be the most obvious place to start. However, it is likely that the tractor will need to be split to access the […]

By |January 15th, 2009|Clutches|3 Comments

Massey Ferguson 135 Clutch Adjustment

Kevin Mordasky wrote:

I have an MF135D Massey ferguson. It has a two stage clutch with 9″ & 11″ Discs. I know the 9″ disc clearance is .090″ and only need a feeler gauge. Adjusting the 11″ disc requires splitting the tractor. I have the factory manual and it shows how to make a gauge for […]

By |January 15th, 2009|Clutches, MF 100 Series|12 Comments

Fordson Dexta Replacing Clutch Release Bearing

The clutch release bearing on the Fordson Dexta ( Ford Dexter ) is pre-lubricated and so should not require any maintenance during servicing. It may, however, require replacement if it does not run smoothly, there is excessive sideways movement or it is loose on the hub. If the bearing is in good condition, and as […]

By |January 14th, 2009|Clutches, Dexta|1 Comment