MF135 In For Refurbishment

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A friend of Vintage Tractor Engineer had started on the overhaul of a 135.

Unfortunately, ill health meant he couldn’t complete the project, so the tractor came to us.  The engine and clutch were all dismantled and boxed up in the order of removal.  The owner brought it to us looking a bit concerned that his […]

By |November 21st, 2016|Engines, MF135, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Identifying Massey Ferguson 35 Tractors

There are many different clues you can use to identify these tractors.

The serial number on the identification plate is the most definitive, although it is not uncommon for the dash panel to have rusted and been replaced at some point – creating confusion.

In fact, there are som many of these FE35, MF35, MF35X tractors that […]

By |April 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Maine Surface Finishing

We were recently asked who had done the bonnet work in the MF135 Restoration DVD.  Here is what the customer wrote…
Hi Steve

I enjoyed your DVD i have to say there is some good information on it.

I was wondering if you have any contact information for the panel beater on the tractor.
Its just i […]

By |August 17th, 2010|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Maine Surface Finishing

MF35 Stand Pipe Backup Washer

Per owns a red and grey FE35 and uses it around his holding in Canada, you can see some good information on his website.  Per has been watching our Hydraulics DVD and asks this question…
Hi Steve & Ian,
Looking at your hydraulics DVD I notice that, when installing the transfer pipe, Ian puts a strange […]

By |May 4th, 2010|Hydraulics, MF35 FE35 TO35, Uncategorized|Comments Off on MF35 Stand Pipe Backup Washer

David Brown 2D Tractor Instruction Book And Parts Catalogue

This is an original David Brown 2D tractor instruction book and parts catalogue. ***NOT A PHOTOCOPY***

***Sorry, this item is SOLD***


The catalogue is dated July 1952 and is in very good condition for its age. 100 pages, all complete with no tears. The outside covers have some oil and dirt on them […]

By |November 13th, 2009|Uncategorized|1 Comment

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By |June 21st, 2009|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Terms And Conditions

Cheffins Norfolk Sale Results, October 2006

Cheffins reported over 20 vintage tractors at the Norfolk sale. Top price tractor was for a well presented Field Marshall series 1 which made £7,600. A series ll was close to that price at £7,000.

£5,100 for a Fowler VF crawler in nearly original condition.

Massey Harris 55 P6 for £5,400

Minneapolis Moline GTS £4,700

The huge crowd of […]

By |January 15th, 2009|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cheffins Norfolk Sale Results, October 2006

Tractor Workshop Manuals On DVD For Vintage Tractors

When Vintage Tractor Engineer is asked to go and repair a tractor, we were finding that the customer had a perfectly good workshop manual for their tractor (usually a Ferguson or Massey Ferguson). What our customers were telling us, is that the workshop manual didn’t always fully explain how to carry out the repair and […]

By |January 15th, 2009|Uncategorized|4 Comments