* Birthday Brilliance

Posted on February 23rd, 2016 by ploughmyfield. Filed under General.


Ferguson transporter and ferguson mounted disks.

Ferguson transporter and Ferguson mounted disks. Stacked to save space

So it’s your birthday and you get asked “what would you like to do for your birthday?” There really is only one answer, especially when I looked at the website and realised how long it’s been since I last pasted anything.

Its not that I haven’t been doing Ferguson related things, it’s just I haven’t been writing about them. There just seems to be a lack of time available to do everything.

I have bought myself a birthday present, well two actually. I’ve been on the look out for a set of Ferguson disks for ages and I noticed this pair on eBay some months back. Apart from the Ferguson badge you can tell they are Ferguson disks as the weight tray (item 1, below) is bolted on in front of the implement not on top of the frame (item 4, below,) as is the later Massey Ferguson 722 set.

Inset the Ferguson weight frame. Welded to the front of the main frame the Massey Ferguson weight frame (not present on the earlier Ferguson disks.

Inset the Ferguson weight frame That is bolted to the frame. Welded to the front of the main frame the Massey Ferguson weight frame (not present on the earlier Ferguson disks.

 

They need some work, and some spare parts but at the price I got them I’ll enjoy hunting out the parts and getting it working again. So if you know of anyone breaking a set of 6ft Ferguson or Massey Ferguson disks (the parts are interchangeable) then please get in touch. Massey Ferguson made a 5ft and 7ft set.

From the same seller on eBay he had up for sale a Ferguson transporter. I’ve already embarked on restoring one of these implements buts I needed to get the disks shipped to me I thought it wouldn’t cost any more to add the transporter to the shipping. Initially I was buying it for the frame that connects to the tractor as it looked in better condition than the one I currently have. I was the only bidder so I managed to secure both items. They arrived in early January. I put them away and haven’t had time to look at them until now.

To save space I dropped the transporter on top of the disks to move them around. Wow the hydraulics on the tractor just about lifts the two and the front wheels without weights bob up and down a bit. But I’m only moving slowly around the yard.

And so to my birthday, I separated the two implements and had chance to really look at the two to survey what I’d bought and what needed doing.

Side

Discs2

Discs

Exploded diagram of one of the disk sections

Exploded diagram of one of the disk sections

The main things to replace or  fix with the disks are the disks themselves (Item 13, above) about 4 are damaged beyond repair. the shaft (item 11, above) is also bent on one of them and on the front two the scraper rail and scrapers is missing (items 1-4 & 21 above).

 

I don’t know why but the Disks look a “proper” implement to be pulling behind a Ferguson. I’m sure I’ll get loads of comments about how rbbish they were or how rubbish the tractor was pulling them. but at a show they look magic.

MF702 Transporter

Below is a picture of the transporter as it arrived. Its in good condition and won’t take much to get working again. Apart from shot blasting and replacing the sheet metal floor the only major thing wrong with it is the round tube that runs the length of the implement. It is badly corroded is its normally the first thing to get left in the mud to rot.

Transporter

In the picture below I’ve but away the tube from the main frame. I can now get in with the angle grinder and prep the remaining sections ready to weld in a new tube. I’ll manufacture new brackets to hold the frame as the originals have warn a bit thin and the holes for the pins have become elongated.

Transporter2

Previous transporter articles:

MF702 Progress

MF702 Progress II

MF702 Progress III

MF702 Massey Ferguson transporter

MF702 Massey Ferguson Transporter Update1

Transporter Order of things

  • Prepare for tube, cut out + grind out old Material
  • Measure existing brackets (4 to check)
  • Make 4x new brackets – Matt
  • Cut out old base and back sheet, document before hand
  • Create new sheet, one piece, weld in place
  • tidy up bottom rails – decision can they be reused?
  • Attach new brackets underneath, 2 either side
  • Create new cross members if needed underside, potentially 4
  • Create new handle
  • shot blast
  • Create sides and back

 



One Response to “Birthday Brilliance”

  1. ROSS MANGLES Says:

    I thought you might be interested to know that I have a set of a massey discs in the hedge. They’re a bit bent in places, but the discs are okay, and I think the frame is straight. let me know if you’re interested.I’m based in Somerset.

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