This section of the website looks at the lighting aspect of the Ferguson
tractor. This is a subject which fascinates me. I have gone to great lengths
to try to get hold of factual information about the lights. I am mostly
interested in parts for the cylops lighting system fitted to ferguson
tractor whose parts are shown below. These consist of a single bonnet
mounted headlight, two side lights on swing out arms, a bracket to attach
the muberplate to and a bracket to attach a plough lamp to the right hand
mudguard plus all the clips, brackets and wires to hold them in place.
The kit was supplied by Joseph Lucas and was an optional extra. This kit
was replaced in the early 1950's (Ministry otf Transport act 1st October
1952) with a version consisting of two headlights containing sidelights
mounted on the side of the bonnet. So why am I particularly interested
in this configuration? This is the lighting kit I believe was fitted to
my tractor and I have the holes in the bonnet to prove it.
item you're interested in below to find out more
Where to buy items for the Lucas Lighting System (Cyclops)
Number Plate Bracket
This can be purchase from me buy
Look around for an original on eBay. From £70
Rear Number Plate Light Mounted at the base of the number plate bracket. This is the
same as an Austin 7 rear number plate light. It can be bought from
Classic automotive suppliers.
http://www.vintagemotorspares.com/ item: 500
Look out for an original on eBay
Rear Number Plate Change
Mounted on the top of the number plate bracket, and controls light
to the number plate light or plough lamp. Its referred to as a dip
switch Lucas model FS22-1
Movie of the switch working on my tractor.
Pough Lamp Bracket
Not currently available to purchase. I have made some in the
past but its difficult producing one at an economical cost.
If you would like to have a go at fabricating your own plough lamp
bracket you can download a template here. Once downloaded you should
print it out on an A4 printer FULL SIZE don't scale
the image. There are a couple of dimensions on the drawing to check
A lovely original example of the bracket with original lamp. I
especially like the way the cable is run through the copper tubing.
Fold out side light
I bought an original set from eBay. I have seen that Patrick at
Fergieland.com is selling a reproduction pair. In the two lower
photos you can see the arm folded out then folded in. The arms where
able to fold in so the high lift loader if fitted wouldn't chop
them off as it reased and lowered.
My arms where supplied without the lights on the end of them.
Lights (2 needed)
These fit on the end of the fold out arms. They are still
available brand new boxed, but there not cheap roughly £40 each
Information about the light switch for the lighting. Search for Lucas PPG1
Information about the screws needed to secure the swing
out side arms.
I have had these clips made after seeing them advertised on the
Holland Brand Website. They are to hold the wire in place as it
gets routed around the tractor. Jeff at Holland Brand has made a
jig and can quiclky turn round an order for some. You can also pick
which type you'd like as they came in deferent configerations.
Lighting Wiring loom Front Section.
I've spent quite a lot of time recently trying to reproduce the
wiring loom that came as part of the Joseph Lucas lighting kit.
With the side lights I purchased I have one length of original wire
which I have measured. I have then compared this against the wire
in this picture.
I have then with the aid of a bit of string made a wire harness to test on the tractor.
This shows one example of running the
cable through copper tube. It looks like 10mm heating tube to me.