Fordson Dexta Wiring – For Road Use

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Have you got a Fordson Dexta (or other model of tractor)  and want to wire it for modern road use?  Yes?  Well keep reading…

Many older tractors were only fitted with headlamps, or more often than not no lighting at all.  Many people wish to keep their machines in this way, but some people wish to […]

By |February 13th, 2013|Dexta, Tractor Electrics|1 Comment

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

How Much Is A Fordson Dexta tractor Worth?

I suppose it’s a how long is a piece of string question, however…

Before restoration.  Somewhere between £900 and £2,250.  The lower price would be for a tractor that had rusted or bent panels and needed full engine rebuild with further mechanical work.  The higher price would be for a tractor that was […]

By |February 5th, 2012|Dexta|2 Comments

Fordson Dexta OFL941, Fordson County Crawler KJL81

We’ve had a request from Alan, looking for the current whereabouts of his father’s Fordson Dexta and Fordson County Crawler. Here is what Alan writes…

My father Fred Seaton owned a Fordson Dexta which was sold when he retired in the late 1980`s. I am trying to trace this tractor and the only thing I […]

By |December 2nd, 2009|Articles/News, Dexta|2 Comments

Fitting Fordson Dexta Cylinder Liners

I’m rebuilding my Fordson Dexta engine (diesel) and need some info on the cylinder liners. I’ve just removed 3 seized pistons and pressed out the cylinder liners. The question is should I use high temp loctite 620 on the new liners when pressing them in. The older liners presumably didnt use it and are a […]

By |April 15th, 2009|Dexta, Engines|1 Comment

Fordson Dexta Serial Numbers

Finding the year of manufacture for a Dexta is a complex process and sources of information differ. The serial number of the Fordson Dexta is stamped on the flange between the engine and clutch housing on the left hand side of the tractor. The castings codes (clutch casting, rear axle casting, gearbox casting, hydraulic lift […]

By |January 14th, 2009|Dexta, Serial Number And Data|16 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

Fordson Dexta or Ford Dexter

The Fordson Dexta and Super Dexta were manufactured between 1957 and 1964. Many people get mixed up with the correct terminology for these tractors and search the internet for Ford Dexter, Ford Dextar, Fordson Dexter or some other variation. So we thought we should include all these variations so that people could find the information […]

By |January 14th, 2009|Dexta|5 Comments