Posts Tagged ‘Ferguson Trailer’
Posted on November 16th, 2012 by ploughmyfield. Filed under General.
Thought yourself and others may find these photos amusing! – Went out with my fergie yesterday to help out James Bolton Agricultural Contractors in Somerset to bring in the farms maize crop. (They decided muck spreaders were the way forward to ease rutts in the field)
I hitched up my TEF20 with mkII fergie trailer and found myself under the spout and pleased for my scottish aviation cab as i drove under!
The tractor responded well – not getting stuck at all and managing to go faster than the forager when loading and went hitting the road 4th gear was a breeze!
This is one of 6 of my tractors and has had full rebuild but kept in working clothes and regularly oiled down but now needs a good wash after ‘working’ yesterday!
Tommy Allen (age 18)
Tom thanks so much for sending in these pictures I find the second one breath taking. look at what 60 years of development can do, and Mr Ferguson said we would never need bigger tractors than a TE-20!
Posted on September 8th, 2010 by ploughmyfield. Filed under General.
On my visit to a couple of the shows this year I have bumped into Ian Taylor, his brother and their father. Quoting from their website they are. “..a small family run organisation, we restore vintage tractors to their former glory,…” The tractor and 3ton trailer I saw at Bakewell and Ashover shows where restored to a very hight standard. Ian and I got talking about the specifications of the 3Ton trailer. Ian said he had a publication showing more information and he would dig it out and let me have a copy. Well he has also very kindly said that I can share the information with the website readers so here it is. Download more information about the ferguson trailers, click on the picture below.
Ian also told me about Darley Dale Festival of Transport, http://www.festivaloftransport.org/ happening this weekend 11th – 12th September, Follow the website for more information.
Take a look at the Taylor Family’s website http://taylorvintagetractors.webs.com for more information about what they can do for your tractor and how to get in touch.
René, A regular contributor to the site, has also been in touch regarding information about an online parts list for the 717 3ton trailer. The 717 is a later version of the ferguson 3 ton trailer (can someone confirm this please) Thanks for the link René.
Well the title isn’t exactly right. It’s amazing how many other items were supplied as part of a new ferguson 3ton trailer delivery. I now have everything, except the trailer. By that I mean all the many items supplied with the trailer that were actually attached to the tractor so you can lift, pull and tip your MK2 3ton trailer. I even have an original instruction book.
The original manual measured 7 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and consisted of 23 pages
Take a look at these diagrams from the original 3ton trailer manual. The diagram shows a very early hitch. The brackets and hook were later modified. I have fitted the second, more common, version of the brackets. I also have the FE/MF35 hook fitted as the earlier Ferguson TE-20 hook was thinner.
Now take a look at these pictures I took of my tractor, below. I have gathered these items together over a period of several years. Trying to buy them all at once can prove expensive. Recently the autohitch part has been fetching very high prices on the internet and at auctions. Recently the tipping pipe has also seen prices double or tripple for an off tractor example. I believe as people have got hold of the autohitch they are now looking for the pipe. The last piece of the set I aquired was the tipper pipe that connects from the tractors hyrdaulic pump to the trailers hydraulic ram via a hose to raise and lower the trailers body. I swapped one of my number plate holders with Roy for the pipe fitted to his tractor when he bought it. A none tipping trailer was also available which didn’t need the tipper pipe.
Tipper pipe showing the end that connects to the trailers flexible hose. This has masking tape over the end to stop it getting dirt in.
Connection of tipper pipe to the back corner of the tractor’s hyrdaulic pump. The thread needed to connect to the tractor is listed in Ferguson manual as two sizes, a: 1/2″ BSF at 16 threads per inch (TPI), b: 1/2″ UNF which has 20 TPI.
The combination of the Auto hitch I have is unusual. the t-bar (lying in the floor in the middle) is from a TE-20. You can tell this as it has the destinctive button shape half way along used to engage the latch which when pressed lowers the hitch. Or when raised locks the hitch in the up carrying position. The hook (hanging down from the tractor) is from and later FE/MF35 it was fatter than the skinnier TE-20. I have a TE-20 hook but prefer the later fatter type.
As part of Item 4 from the second diagram there is a stud which screws into the tractor rear housing.
The stud measures roughly 2.5″ long has at one end 1″ long x 5/8″ UNC thread (screws into tractor rear housing) and at the other end 1″ long x 5/8″ UNF thread (takes a standard Ferguson Nut)
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