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Wiring Diagram, Massey Ferguson 35

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Wiring diagrams for the electrical system on the Massey Ferguson 35 tractors (including Ferguson TO 35 and Ferguson FE35). The first diagram is for the carburettor engines and the second diagram is for the diesel engine variants. Diagrams include the colour-code information of the cables.

If you are finding it difficult to follow the wiring diagrams, […]

By |January 15th, 2009|MF35 FE35 TO35, Tractor Electrics|9 Comments

Battery Leads

Fitting battery leads to your tractor.

When fitting screw clamp type battery terminals to the leads it is important to get a good contact between the terminal and the lead. The problem is that when the clamp screws are tightened, the wires tend to spread out which results in a poor electrical connection and hence an […]

By |January 15th, 2009|Tractor Electrics|1 Comment

UK 12 Volt 7 Pin Trailer Lighting Plugs And Sockets

Faulty trailer lights are not only a nuisance to following traffic but are also downright dangerous. Often the fault lies in the plug/socket connection or the cable fittings to the plug/socket . Any plug/socket which is suspected to be faulty should be renewed. This job is not too difficult even for a beginner but identifing […]

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TEA 20 Cylinder Not Firing

I wonder if you can help? I have just refurbished a Ferguson TEA 20. It ran well before and after but alas on the christmas road run no 3 cylinder went dead.I have replaced plugs,points condesor,coil, there is no water in oil no oil in water, but have noticed that after cleaning plug, will often […]

By |January 15th, 2009|TE20, Tractor Electrics|1 Comment

Massey Ferguson 590 Electrical Starting Problem

Ian brocklehurst wrote:

Hi, we have a mf 590 and for some reason every now and then it will not start no ignition light. The battery seams OK, but it will not turn over. We have to bump start it; we have charged the battery we have used jump leads but but no […]

By |January 15th, 2009|Ferguson / MF, Tractor Electrics|1 Comment

Massey Ferguson 130 Electrical Problem, Battery Goes Flat

John Fernihough wrote:
Massey Ferguson 130 Tractor 1966.

The battery, only 6 months old, keeps going completely flat. All electrics disconnected, except starter motor and dynamo. All wires appear sound, clean etc.

Any idea of cause?

Hi John,

Have you disconnected the regulator box? That could be the cause of the problem.

Remove one battery lead (battery fully charged) then inbetween […]

By |January 15th, 2009|Tractor Electrics|2 Comments

Jump Lead Starting

Tractor batteries can be dangerous, particularly if they are unknowingly faulty and emitting greater than normal amounts of hydrogen gas. The danger is that a spark can ignite the gas and explode the battery covering you, and anyone else in the vicinity, in highly corrosive sulphuric acid. Serious acid burns are a real possibility. When […]

By |January 14th, 2009|Tractor Electrics|Comments Off on Jump Lead Starting

Ferguson TO35 Electrical Starting Problems

My TO35 won’t turn over with starter button. I replaced solenoid but won’t activate starter. I can start tractor jumping from solenoid to starter cable and remove starter cable after starting to stop starter motor.

I am electrically ignorant….HELP???

Hi John,

I would say that it could be one of a few things that could be causing the […]