* Number Plate Modification

Posted on June 2nd, 2015 by ploughmyfield. Filed under General.


Until now I thought that modifications to the Lucas rear number plate bracket of a TE20 were done on an ad hoc basis. The photo below would prove otherwise. The picture comes from the Ferguson disk plough instruction manual and shows the rear of the tractor. It shows an extra part to the bracket allowing the rear light and number plate light to shine down instead of up. It also looks that the number plate itself has been moved up relative to the supporting bracket on the side of the mudguard.

I have noticed through my own and other peoples experience that if the light was attached below the number plate as is recommended ( the hole can be seen in the photograph) then the mower and other implements hit the reflector as they are raised to the transport position.

So does anyone have any more info or images of what the bracket modification looks like, was it an extra piece of sheet metal or a modification to the existing number plate section?

your thoughts please, better still do you have any pictures?

Until I have a definitive answer on what a bracket should look like I’ve made my own (see the images below). you can also download a copy of the drawings from the link so you can make your own if required. let me know if you make one and send me in a picture. I’ll be posting pictures of mine once it has been laser cut, painted and fitted.

NEW BRACKET ASSEMBLED

 

Above showing the assembled number plate bracket

NEW BRACKET EXPLODED

 

Above showing an exploded view of the new bracket

TOP LIGHT BRACKET FULL

 

above A flat pattern template of the new bracket

TOP LIGHT BRACKET

 

Above dimensions of the new bracket

 

Download a PDF of the bracket here: TOP LIGHT BRACKET

[update 07/09/2016]

I’ve been asked for a dxf file of the part so it can be cut out with a laser or plasma. So here you are. I made the original from 3mm steel but I think that is to much. As MKII, I would use 2mm or even 1.5mm.

Download a DXF of the bracket here: TOP LIGHT BRACKET DXF (ZIP)

 

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