* Ferguson Trailer Hitch

Posted on August 15th, 2016 by ploughmyfield. Filed under General.

Ferguson MkI, II and III Hitched in a line

Ferguson MkI, II and III Hitched in a line

Thanks to Fred for sharing this series of photography of the Mk I, II and III hitch attached to the underneath of the transmission housing of your TE-20 tractor.

In the picture above The MK. I hitch is on the left hand side, MK. II hitch in the middle and the MK. III on the right. The only thing in common with all three is the position of the bolt holes to attach them to the tractor.

The MkI on the left latches into place on the brackets under the tractor with the spring on top meant to held the hook in place. The hook I’m reliably told kept jumping out so it was changed to the MKII with a pin through the end of the hook holding it in place permanently. The MkI hitch also has two shafts sticking out either side with holes in to add linch pins. In the later hitches a separate pin was used to go through a hole half way up the hitch.

You can see above the full configuration of the MkI automation hitch. The t-bar (item 6) is also unique to the MkI hitch as the ends have a smaller diameter than the later MkII t-bar. It also has linch pin holders attached to the bars.


The MkII hook size is small the than the later MKIII hitch. I’m not sure when the MkIII hitch was introduced. The MkII is definitely a TE-20 era design but I’m not the MkIII was an FE-35/MF-35 product or was introduced before 1956?


2 Responses to “Ferguson Trailer Hitch”

  1. Stefan Schwartz Says:


    I have a MF FF30 diesel. I had been running very happily for many years, then someone stole my battery cutting the cables and I didn’t’t start it for several months. the Fuel injection box seized, but sadly one of the post in it broke when I tried to turn it over before I new it had seized. I have removed the fuel pump from the tractor but can’t seem to open it up to free up the springs. Also I don’t know where to start to find parts for one of the pistons in it which is snapped. Any advice would be great received. Yours sincerely Stefan

  2. Jean-Paul Estivie Says:

    I would like to buy a “repliqua” of such a Ferguson hitch. Is there a British company manufacturing such a copy?

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