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* A-TE-F93 Hours Meter III

Posted on August 5th, 2015 by ploughmyfield. Filed under General.


The final piece of the jigsaw puzzle has arrived. I’ve cleaned a layer of mud off it and the grey paint underneath is looks good. I won’t do anything with it now other than ad some grease. I’ve had to find a bolt to hold the ring onto the dynamo and an o-ring to go round the wheel.

It looks fantastic and the inclusion of an original spring still attached it a bonus. Looking at the fitting instructions it sits lower than I originally thought on or around the dynamo.

This project wouldn’t have been completed without help from Fred and his lathe. Thanks so much for making the ring for the pulley and fixing the pulley.

It was to late and dark last night to record a video and go out on the road and test it. I will be doing so at the weekend. Initial testing proves it works as I increase the throttle the dial increases to the corresponding number.


Below are some image of how the arm arrived before cleaning a fitting.

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I’ve had to improvise with the connecting bolt for now. It’s Metric!!! The cardinal sin for a Ferguson tractor owner. My intention is to replace it when I find out what it should be.


I still have to make a clip to hold the cable in position and away from the exhaust manifold.

Jobs to do

Make bracket to hold cable away from exhaust manifold

  • Tighten nut at the back of the arm (grease) it is very tight
  • Add grease to the nipple on the arm
  • Modify dynamo bracket to accommodate the band around the dynamo
  • Twist the arm slightly as it looks as though its been slightly bent in the past.
  • A bit more cleaning, to remove any remaining mud
  • Source correct bolt

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* A-TE-F93 Hours Meter II

Posted on July 30th, 2015 by ploughmyfield. Filed under General.

Well it’s all coming together nicely. Tonight I’ve been in the garage finishing off the bracket that holds the hours meter onto the steering column. I couldn’t resist a trial fit. I also tried the routing of the cable and tested to see it would spin with the radius of the bends involved.

Below shows the view from the drivers seat, nice. I’ll have to remember the dial shows 2049 hours before it was fitted to my tractor.


A side view of the meter before the cable was fitted. The bracket holding it is almost invisible.

Now with the cable fitted

Link to a test video here

I’m anticipating the arival of the part that connects to the dynamo in the next couple of days. And I should be collecting the dynamo pulley with the 2″ diameter ring on at the weekend from a friend who has a lathe. So early next week I should be testing a working example. It’s only taken about 10 years to gather together.


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* 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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* A-TE-93 Information still needed

Posted on June 28th, 2015 by ploughmyfield. Filed under General.

I’m still looking for information and dimensions for some of the A-TE-F93 parts.

The clips are for the TEF-20, the one on the left is under the dashboard, the one on the right connects at the end of the ait cleaner.

Diameter of the hole on the right is 1/4″



I think the dimension X is 4″



Once I’ve got the dimensions for the spring I will still need to get one made!



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* A-TE-F93 Hours Meter

Posted on May 8th, 2015 by ploughmyfield. Filed under General.

Hi All,
In anticipation of a delivery I am looking out for I thought I’d start this article.

I am hoping for a delivery of item 1 from the picture above. A part I’ve been trying to get hold of for nearly 10 years.  The items above make up the combined hours and RPM (in top gear) item A-TE-F93 (“F” = Diesel model, A-TE-F93 = R.P.M, A-TE-F95 = K.P.H.) from the Ferguson accessory range. I’m now on the hunt for items 2-11.

I think I have enough information to make item 2 the bracket that holds the gauge onto the steering column on the tractor.

With the right information I’m sure I can make items 5 and 6.

Does any one have for sale the parts that attaches to the dynamo, this consist of items 7-13? it looks like the picture below when connected to the tractor.


If you have a diesel tractor I’m also looking for the ring item 14 that attaches to the dynamo pulley. you can see it also shown in the top diagram above. if your pulley has a ring not three veins on one side, that is the bit I’m after. I have since discovered from FoFH members that the outside diameter of the item 14 “PULLEY INDICATOR  DRIVE RING” is 2? I still don’t know the width but I’m assuming the same as the veins on the pulley?

Some of these items are available new from Agriline, References below.

Drive Assembly

Drive Bracket

Drive Cable

Mounting Bracket

I await your replies, Thanks

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* Possible 40th Present

Posted on June 24th, 2013 by ploughmyfield. Filed under General.

I have been hunting high and low for a tractor hours meter for my TEF-20 for years and never got close to the prices the originals command. So on reading a post on the FoFH forum my heart jumped for joy. I came across this item in the Agriline catalogue.

AgrilineTractor meter Kit

The only thing I have of the original product is the manual. Below shows a parts list for the diesel version of the kit, taken from the original manual.



I have since discovered from FoFH members that the outside diameter of the “14 PULLEY INDICATOR  DRIVE RING” is 2″ I still don’t know the width?


According to Colin Taylor on the Forum the item hasn’t gone into production yet but will be available October-November time this year. As you can see from the original parts list there are some items not shown in the Agriline product (items 5,6 & 10).Item 10 is the spring that holds the drive wheel against the pulley! I wonder if they are included or they haven’t been made yet or they haven’t thought about them. I think I might contact someone at Agriline to discuss it further.


This would make an absolutely super 40th birthday present (mine is coming up at the start of next year).


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* News Update

Posted on June 3rd, 2011 by ploughmyfield. Filed under General, News.

Diesel Injector spanner

Ferguson Diesel Spanner

I have had delivered today the Diesel Injector spanner I won on eBay. This is another of the original tools supplied with a Diesel Ferguson tractor I think from the parts list it is item 107613, Spanner – Special Ring.

I first found out about this spanner from  oz wrenches scroll down the page and you will see how the spanner is used.

I must get in contact with the owner of the site again and ask  ” How does he get his spanners black and shiny?” is it just paint?

Post Hole Borer at Beamish

Beamish Auger

I would love to have been there. Chris said he’d drilled about 8 holes and it was easier than trying to dig them by hand. I wanted more pictures and video. Chris took this picture with his phone, more hopefully to follow. Chris also said the holes where a bit big for what they wanted but with this being the only auger they had it was better than nothing.

Transport Box Parts

Transport Box Parts

I have been drawing parts on the computer so that a friend could make them up for me. I love to get the parts laser cut if I can as they are so much neater than me making them. I also needed some welding doing and I’m not great at welding YET!  drawings available soon on the (Transport  box page)

Spring tine parts,

I have also asked another friend who has access to strips of  EN45 spring steel if he could make 2 spring tines for the spring tine cultivator, one has always been missing and the other snapped whilst I was dismantling it. His company also make shovels, the tractor kind not the hand tool kind. He thinks he might be able to get hold of the odd nine for me.


As I get more used to the ways I can post to twitter I’m getting more into Twitter. It allows me to post short quick posts, now I know how it works. The posts I make appear in the  grey box on the right and are more frequently posted than these main articles.

Steiner tractors

I have never heard of this company. It’s an American parts company with a massive internet site. I was first mad aware of them from a posting on the FoFH forum about the smiths hour/rev meter.

In the USA there was a similar gauge  but it connected to the tractor’s dynamo in a different way. The current price iIve seen one of the Smiths gauges and cable and clips and dynamo attachment was £1000. so at £140 including UK delivery from the states I wondered if a bracket could be made up to get the gauge working with a UK dynamo. I’m still investigating this as I now need to know how fast the different gauges revolve at! Watch this space. also on this page are instructions on fitting and a nice original brochure

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