* T-JE-A20 (MF 701) Link Box, Transport Box, finished

Posted on July 27th, 2014 by ploughmyfield. Filed under General.

I am so pleased with the results  of this project. It’s taken ages and in the end it took much longer than I ever imagines it would. Its like an Oscar speech, I have so many people to thank who have helped.DSC_6738 DSC_6742 DSC_6743

For thoughs not familiar with the Link box ( and I can’t imagine that is many of you) The implement connects to the two lower link arms and has nothing to do with the top link at all.


Two brackets then swing over the middle of the lower links and stop the box from swinging off the back. The brackets then have two clips which keep the brackets in place.


The final part of the jigsaw puzzle was a reproduction implement plate from Chris at Vintage Brass Plates. I didn’t know the serial number of my box but I knew the implement type, T-JE-A20. I recorded from the original box the position and size of the plate as all that was left of the original plate was the 4 rivet holes. I contacted Chris


Above the reproduction plate cupplied by Chris in the position the original plate was located.

Chris Let me know the details of a sitable plate “For a standard 4 rivet Ferguson implement plate the price is £30 The plate  includes adding implement type and serial number, if known. Rivets and postage and packing (within UK) are also included although a bag of 10 rivets can be purchased separatly for £3. Many customers may not know the serial number, but they nearly always want a model number adding. Regarding numbers, the numbers on the new plates are not stamped, but instead are etched into the plate when it is made. This allows me to match the style and size of numbers / lettering with those on the original plate I have more than 20 different styles of 4 hole implement plates on file. See some examples here. Most of them are brass but I have also seen a few originals made from aluminium

As everything is made to order, turn around in about 2 weeks. If you can send a picture of you existing plate I can match the new one to it.”

I ordered from Chris 4 plates in total. As you can see from the image below I have purchased two different styles, one with the original black background and one to try to make it look older without the black inlay.


I can’t imagine calling any Ferguson restoration complete without the addition of one of these plates. It’s just a shame I didn’t know the serial number of this implement.


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5 Responses to “T-JE-A20 (MF 701) Link Box, Transport Box, finished”

  1. Shane white Says:

    Great Job on the Link Box,
    enjoy reading your posts, keep them coming.
    What’s next ????

    Shane White

  2. Mick Says:

    Another nice restoration, are the numbers, even though not stamped still below the surface of the plate, as if stamped, if that makes since.

  3. Jean-Paul ESTIVIE Says:

    Questions about the link box F-JE-A20
    1st question: Thickness of the steel sheet? Two millimeters?
    2nd question: Manufacturing years? When was the link box manufactured? From 1949 to 1956? Or even later?
    Waiting for comments.

  4. John Says:

    Hi there,
    I have recently acquired one of these in New Zealand, and was pondering about the fact, was yours welded when you got it? Mine had the original Ferguson Bolts holding the rust to the cast bars. If so, what made you chose to weld them together?

    Thanks, John

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