* Ferguson Tools

Posted on January 3rd, 2009 by ploughmyfield.


Looking in the back of a TE-20 service manual there is a section “U” this has the title Service tools. There are many unusual service tools available for a Ferguson tractor which I am sure make the job of repairing the tractor much easier. Most tools are very specific. Some on the other hand a general and can be used for lots of different jobs on the tractor.

The tools where manufactured (or badged) for Ferguson by two companies Churchill who seem to make the unusual tools and Britool who rebranded there own tools and produced some special spanners. It is the Britool tools I want to focus on for this page.

I became interested in these tools whilst stripping down the engine of my TE-F20. The tool that got me started was the Britool part number E92 also known as F.T.B10* Stud Extractor. I didn’t own a tool for removing the studs of the cylinder head. I noticed I could get a used Britool one for the price of a new cheaper tool from Halfords and as it was Britool tools originally specified for use with the tractor I plumped for the used Britool stud extractor.

*(F.T.B10 = Ferguson Tool Britool 10, the tenth tool in the list of tools supplied by Britool)

I bought the tool on eBay and noticed there where other Britool tools available. The second item I purchased was a Britool 1072 (F.T.B30) Cylinder head nut tightening tool with rocker in place.

Soon after this I came across FTB1 for sale. A complete set of sockets, spanners, bars and wrenches supplied in a steel box. This was the Britool set as it had a Britool badge on the top. The Ferguson equivalent has a Ferguson tractor badge on the outside of the box where the Britool badge normally goes(I haven’t seen one of these and I wonder just how many of the ferguson tool kits did get sold) The tool kit in question sold for over £130, way over my price range.

Then some months later I went to the NewarkeTractor show 2008 and there in the auction lot1 a collection of tools including the very same box that had sold on eBay. I entered the auction and picked up the lot including the britool tools for just £45. There where some items missing but I now had a complete set of 1/2 sockets and whitworth as well.

The toolbox came with a very nice plastic card inside detailing the part numbers of all the items included originally. I have been trawling eBay ever since to find the missing items. I am now 90% there with the arrival this morning of E74 the ratchet . In the list below of the items in the box those marked “Y” next to them are the items I have.

The E before the number indicates Engineers and refers to the 1/2″ square end of the socket used to join it to the ratchet or extension bars.

Contents of F.T.B.1
SOCKETS
A/F
7/16 EB437
1/2 EB500
9/16 EB562
19/32 EB594
5/8 EB625
11/16 EB687
3/4 EB750
25/32 EB781
13/16 EB812
7/8 EB875
15/16 EB937
1 EB1000
1 1/16 EB1062
1 1/8 EB1125
1 3/16 EB1187
1 1/4 EB1250
WHIT
1/8 EB338
3/16 EB445
1/4 EB525
5/16 EB600
3/8 EB710
7/16 EB820 missing
1/2 EB920
9/16 EB1010
5/8 EB1100
11/16 EB1200
3/4 EB1300
TOOLS
E14 Y TURNSCREW SOCKET BIT
E18 Y VALVE GRINDER
E42 Y SPEED BRACE
E56 Y BAR HANDLE
E70 SWIVEL HANDLE can get neww
E74 Y RACHET HANDLE
E79 Y
E89
E91 Y UNIVERSAL JOINT can get neww
E96 Y 4 TEE-HANDLE EXTENSIONS 3″
E97 Y 4 TEE-HANDLE EXTENSIONS 3″ TO 18″
E98 Y TEE-HANDLE EXTENSIONS 10″ can get neww
E99 TEE-HANDLE EXTENSIONS 18″
EXTRA TOOLS
E92 / F.T.B.10 Y STUD EXTRACTOR
1072 /F.T.B.30 Y
Y RACHET
Y SPARK PLUG SOCKETS 14mm
SPARK PLUG SOCKET 18mm
MANIFOLD WRENCH F.T.B.2
CYLINDER HEAD NUT WRENCH F.T.B.3
CARBURETTER WRENCH (TYPE TE-20 ONLY) F.T.B.4

[08/01/2010] Page updated with extra information

Before Christmas 2009 I had the opportunity to buy the metal disk which rivets onto the top of a Britool toolbox. The badge was originally supplied on the Ferguson F.T.B. 1 tool box. This is Identical to a normal Britool Toolbox but with the Ferguson badge. When I bought my Britool toolbox I never imagined I’d ever see one of the Ferguson badges let alone own one. It makes me feel great that I’m using tools originally recommended for use with my ferguson tractor.

08/03/2010 – Britool Catalogue 102 Update

I’m not only rapidly becoming obsessed by all thing Ferguson but I should also add to the obsession a fascination for The Britool tools which where recommended for use on the tractors and implements by the Ferguson Service Department.

I’ve got hold of this 164 page Britool Catalogue No. 102 (1st Edition) listing all there tools. Several of the pages make quite interesting reading.

There is a section in the back of the ferguson tractor service manual listing the parts available from the britool collection. these two pages from the Britool CAtalogue give a more detailed breakdown of the parts available and pictures to match. below each picture is a link to a full size copy of the image.

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This page caught my eye as SET No 3103 is for a Ferguson Tractor. Who would this tool set have gone to as it isn’t listed in the Ferguson Service manual. Maybe the dealers had this more extensive toolkit?

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19/02/2011
Here is a great link from George Radion at OzWrenches.com It has information on Ferguson spanners and original equipment supplied with your tractor including the tool box. Thanks George. Great website very clear, very informative.



11 Responses to “Ferguson Tools”

  1. phill melville Says:

    Hi.
    Always enjoy your web site have to remove the fuel lines etc.
    What spanners do I need as it is not a/f or metric.
    Thanks

    Phill

  2. Patrick Kelly Says:

    hi I have one of those tool sets you show in your pictures they use to be my grandfathers who unfortunately I was too young to rember at the time and im trying to work out what the e18 tool does if you know it would be great if you could explain what it was used for

  3. Anonymous Says:

    The tool number E18 is a valve grinding too to suit,years ago engine valves a slot or two small location holes in the valve face,you will see the tool blade part turns to suit valves with a slot or the two holes, hope this helps

  4. ploughmyfield.com » Blog Archive » Britool Catalogue No. 102 Says:

    […] added the details of relevant catalogue pages to the Ferguson Tools page of the […]

  5. wstewart Says:

    Great about the tool box I have one bought new as an apprentice on Rover Triumph not Ferguson unfortunatly Have you thought of getting those badges made for the tool box.Work with a guy twice a year for ten years found out this year he was a fergie mechanic and has a load of service tools for fergies I havent found out what exactly or if he will part with them.Look out for you on the forum

  6. Geico Quotes Says:

    Great about the tool box I have one bought new as an apprentice on Rover Triumph not Ferguson unfortunatly Have you thought of getting those badges made for the tool box.Work with a guy twice a year for ten years found out this year he was a fergie mechanic and has a load of service tools for fergies I havent found out what exactly or if he will part with them.Look out for you on the forum
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  7. Roger Wilding Says:

    Hello – it is so good to find others enthusiayic about old tools.

    I’ve just bought the 1960s Britool socket set that I would have died for when I was in my teens.

    Unfortunatly it is in worse condition than I expected.

    Hence my question – anyone know of a source of paint to match the orange/red of the Britool boxes ?

    Roger

    PS – If anyone who has removed a Britool badge to put on a Ferguson one wants to part with it – I would love it.

  8. Jon Way Says:

    I have recently discovered a large cache of original 1950’s V L Churchill Tools at my late Fathers Workshop, mostly for Car & Light Commercial applications, but amongst them is a very large & heavy Puller Tool, stamped FT 78 or 7B, which I’m almost certain is for Ferguson Tractor or similar?
    It has a Triangular Forged Main Body, threaded forcing screw with long cross handle, thread protector sleeve at working end, and three screwed bolts, for pulling or removing something?Probably a Gear, Hub or Pulley Removal Tool, stamped “Churchill” & “FT 78” or “7B”
    Dont suppose that anyone could enlighten me as to its correct usage & application?
    Thanks.

  9. Jon Way Says:

    Think that the above might be the Churchill equivalant to the Britool FTB7/AB that was used either for extracting/removing TE20 Crankshaft Hub Drive Pulley OR Gear Wheel OR Camshaft Gear Wheel (Churchill Tool is threaded type Puller, with three pulling bolts, the Britool one was attachment(s) for use with FTB7 Slide Puller type Tool)
    Not 100% sure on this, anyone able to confirm (or deny!) my suppositions!
    Thanks again.

  10. Willie Young Says:

    Re the small “Fergy” spanner. I have one and the jaw measurements are indeed 11/16 and 7/16 or 18mm and 11mm approx.
    IOt has no marks whatsoever but I asumed it could be part of a Fergy tool kit. I live near Perth West Australia

    I have over 20 “Fergy” spanners all different and include a new one still in it`s blister pack and a repro one in brass. Looks impressive

  11. charles eduard Says:

    Friend I have a toolbox britool as described there, I am interested in selling it complete, communicate to my mail

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