Fordson Dexta OFL941, Fordson County Crawler KJL81

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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

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