Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Massey Ferguson - for Alan R

How about restoring this Alan?




Perkins Diesel Engine



4 comments:

  1. That looks like one of the first Ferguson TE Series tractors built at the old Standard works, although i am being a bit thrown by the 4 rings badge on the grill. I don’t think that was on the tractor at birth. I think it came on a previous Massey Harris. I need to check that out. If it has a Perkins engine then it’s a little later but it doesn’t mean that it has never had an engine change.
    It could also be a 1957 FE35 which although was a Massey Ferguson, retained the old Ferguson grill badge until mid 1958.
    Ferguson came from Fords and the Ford N9 looks almost identical except it has an elliptical ford badge at the front of the hood, just like todays cars.
    Brilliant, thanks for that.
    Restoring it would not be too difficult because the parts are still available. Although it is in a bad way, from the photo’s the sheet metal work doesn’t look too bad and i think it’s worth covering it up for the future. It actually looks like somebody started to restore it but gave up.
    I don’t know if it’s local to you Gibson but if a close up picture of the grill and if the serial number plate and engine plate/stamping could be taken, it would help a lot.
    Now where did i put my history book.

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    1. I thought posting this might be a mistake! Very impressive Alan. I took the photographs back in 2009 at Backhills(I'll add a map to the post)but I expect it has long gone - the new access road to Burnfoot Windfarm runs up here now.

      I thought I'd better mention that just in case you are planning a sortie to recover it.

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  2. Ah well. Its always a pleasure to look at these. The Perkins badge on the grill, as far as i know came out on the MH744, MADE IN MANCHESTER, but i could be mistaken. I will delve into the history books when i get chance.
    Thanks again.

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    1. You're welcome Alan. I'll keep an eye out for abandoned (and functioning) tractors and make sure I take photos of them.

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