Ferguson / MF

/Ferguson / MF

Massey Ferguson 135 Turbo

Vintage Tractor Engineer often finds himself spending far too much time viewing tractor videos on YouTube.

Today we saw this one of a MF135 that has had a turbocharger fitted, and had to share it.  The tractor certainly seems to accelerate faster than a standard 135.  Another great example of tractor enthusiasts getting up to no […]

By |May 29th, 2014|MF 100 Series|0 Comments

Broken Hydraulic Cylinder

This photo has been sent in by Steven.  He has a French built MF835, which is basically very similar to the MF35 tractor (there is a modified version of the Standard 23C engine in these tractors).

When he was lifting a heavy load on the 3 point linkage there was a loud crack and the load […]

By |May 8th, 2014|Ferguson / MF, Hydraulics|2 Comments

Massey Ferguson Standard Torque Data

The torque requirements are only published for some of the tractor fixings.  Where there is no published figures, then Massey Ferguson issue standard torque data.

 The first figure listed in the rows below (bold type) is the nominal size in inches.
The second figure is the torque in lb-ft  of non-rigid joints, limited strength nuts and standard […]

By |April 8th, 2014|Ferguson / MF, Miscellaneous|0 Comments

Ferguson FE35 Restoration

Philip has kindly sent in some photos and video of his Ferguson FE35 Goldbelly restoration.

The tractor was originally purchased new by his father in 1957 and like many dissused tractors was abandoned under a hedgerow for about 20 years.  Philip rescued it and has recently been undertaking a full strip-down and restoration.

The first photo shows […]

By |March 28th, 2014|MF35 FE35 TO35|0 Comments

Improved Bracket – Hydraulic Top Cover Removal

Here at VTE we already have a simple bracket design for helping to remove the hydraulic top cover for the MF35 (the same principle would apply for many other models as well).

The top cover is a heavy component and the bracket is designed so that the cover can be removed and inverted for servicing by […]

By |March 24th, 2014|Hydraulics, MF35 FE35 TO35|0 Comments

Tractor Link Arms Will Not Lower

Your link arms will not lower.  It’s a frustrating problem.

We commonly associate hydraulic problems with poor pump performance and reduced or slow lift capacity.  However, we get quite a number of people reporting that their link arms won’t lower.

We’ve had an email from the owner of a Massey Ferguson 35 who has this problem, so […]

By |February 7th, 2014|Hydraulics, MF35 FE35 TO35|1 Comment

Massey Ferguson 500 Series Wiring Diagrams

These wiring diagrams are for the 500 series Massey Ferguson tractors.

MF550, MF565, MF575, MF590

Click the link below to download the pdf wiring diagram…

MF500 Series Wiring Diagrams

The first diagram is of the main wiring. The second diagram is for the lights and warning lights wiring.

The electrical systems of these tractors are negative earth and charged by […]

By |January 14th, 2014|MF 500 series, Tractor Electrics|0 Comments

23C Fuel Injection Pump, Aligning The Circlip

The Question
We’ve had a query about aligning the letter G against the circlip mark when timing the fuel injection pump on the 23C engine.  Bob has followed the 23C Engine Rebuild DVD and notes that on the DVD it shows the circlip mark on the lower side of the clip gap.  However, Bob’s tractor has […]

By |January 14th, 2014|Engines, MF35 FE35 TO35|0 Comments