* Tractormeter 2

Posted on July 14th, 2015 by ploughmyfield. Filed under General.

This article is a follow up to the first part:


Hi Tim
I was surprised and a bit excited to see my photo’s  and email on your site so I thought I had better finish the story. As I understood my generator is larger in diameter than the later ones and this was the major cause of my  mounting problems.   I had to remove the spring mount and make a spring that worked outside the arm, also had to machine a flat on the body of the arm and reduce the diameter  of  the removable section of the arm if that all makes sense. The end result gives me 1mm clearance. Changing the length of the mounting bracket does not alter the clearance.

A large number of  grey fergie’s in Australia have upswept exhausts owing to fire requirements and in fact a lot were fitted with wire gauze spark arrestors, my tractor with the upswept forces the cable to be re-routed and will require different support brackets to be fabricated. Enclosed are some photo’s to show were I have had to mount the cable and others to show the ignition key and points adjusting tool that came with the tractor.  Your images and instruction manual copies have been invaluable and I must point  out that the carden arm as supplied by Agriline is set up for a TEA not a TEF .

A brief history of my tractor is that it was delivered by a local dealer in June 1950 to an address very close to where it is now housed. The Tractor Instruction Book and original promotional pamphlet with the hand written price of 599 pound 17 shillings and 6 pence Which included a tool bar and delivery on block and signed by the salesman came with it. The epicyclic gearbox must have been fitted at a later stage with the cost being in access of 400 pound back then. The motor was seized and the tractor in poor condition when I got it.  A photo showing the gearbox is also enclosed and I was fortunate enough to collect a Ferguson Rotary Hoe today, again  in very poor condition, that when repaired will complete the tractor.

This tractor was the first I collected and I now have 22 with 6 being grey fergies and 4 other different  Fergie models




Graham, Thanks for taking the time to write and I’m dead jealous of that Ferguson Reduction Gearbox!

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