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

Fordson Dexta ( Ford Dexter ) Data

Fordson Dexta ( Ford Dexter) tractors were manufactured from 1957 to 1964. Find the data specifications and serial numbers here to date your tractor.

Fordson made the Dexta and the Super Dexta (badged the Ford 2000 diesel in the USA). Forgive our misnomer in the title but so many people get the spelling wrong and look […]

By |January 14th, 2009|Dexta, Serial Number And Data|61 Comments

Fordson Dexta ( Ford Dexter) Cracked Engine Blocks

When buying a Fordson Dexta one of the areas to pay close attention to is the engine block, as many people have reported cracks in the block. The Perkins P3 block that is fitted to the Dexta (F3.144) was manufactured by Ford at the Dagenham factory to different specifications to A3.144 engines fitted to MF […]

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

Fordson Dexta ( Ford Dexter ) Engine Oil Pump And Filter

Fordson Dexta, Fordson SuperDexta, Ford Dexter

The life of the oil pump can be extended by adhering to the recommended engine oil change frequency. The engine oil and filter should normally be changed every 200 hours and will require 6.8 litres of oil for the sump and about 0.4 litres for a dry oil filter (always […]

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

Ford And Fordson Association

 The Ford and Fordson Association held their annual general meeting on Saturday 24th November 2007 at Ditcheat village hall, Somerset.  Peter Godwin was ellected chairman and David Caley vice-chairman.
Ford And Fordson Association offers its members a bi-monthly magazine, technical help, meetings and everything else related to Ford, Fordson and New Holland tractors.  If […]

By |January 14th, 2009|Ford/Fordson|0 Comments

Ford 4000 Spool Valve Oil Return


I have a ford 4000 diesel, and I want to fit a front blade which has a push pull ram fitted, the tractor has an external hydraulic connection point which operates thru the spool valve fitted from factory, but as I wish to operate a double ram there is no where for the oil to […]

By |January 14th, 2009|Ford/Fordson, Hydraulics|1 Comment

Ford 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000 Serial Numbers

The numbers are relevant to Ford tractors manufactured between 1965 and 1975, located on the right hand side of the tractor on the flywheel housing, just rearwards of the starter motor.

They are given in 3 parts an example of which is given below…




This example above would be…

a model 4000, agricultural all purpose, diesel, […]