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FE-35 Glow Plugs

We recently wrote about Ferguson FE-35 glow plugs.  The vital piece of information in the article was that glow plugs from a Land Rover engine also fitted the Standard 23C engine.  Land Rover parts are quite easily obtainable, so this is a good source of supply if you need glow plugs.

We have been given some […]

By |December 11th, 2014|MF35 FE35 TO35|0 Comments

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|8 Comments

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

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