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By Tom Seest

Have You Seen the Done Deal Classic Tractors?

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Have You Seen the Done Deal Classic Tractors?

Have You Seen the Done Deal Classic Tractors?

How the Massey Ferguson 35 Changed the Tractor Industry

The Massey Ferguson 35 (MF 135) is an iconic tractor designed for farming tasks of various sorts. Equipped with a rear 3-point hitch suitable for attaching plows, cultivators, or post hole diggers to it via its three-cylinder diesel engine with liquid cooling technology and featuring six forward and two reverse gears with dry disc clutch, its controls are located within an open operator station, and its cab is small; although its seat could use improvement.
This tractor is an ideal choice for anyone seeking an accessible yet straightforward tractor experience, offering basic functions with fun driving dynamics. Massey Ferguson has long been esteemed among farmers. This tractor also helps bring tractor power within everyone’s reach – something many would benefit from as their livelihood changes over time.
MF 135s can also be equipped with a Multi-Power partial power shift, which provides 12 forward and four reverse gears. However, not all tractors in this series were produced with this option, so always double-check its serial number plate for verification that this tractor is an original MF 135.
The Massey Ferguson 100 Series line, including its most favored model, the MF 135 tractor, was first introduced in October 1956 as an upgrade from their TE range of tractors. Its distinctive red and grey color scheme with gold engine and transmission were highly sought-after features of this tractor model; additionally, its 3-point rear hitch could accommodate up to 2,850 pounds for each attachment, and various tasks on the farm can be accomplished using it.
The MF 35 tractor is an ideal starter tractor and enjoyable to operate, yet it lacks some of the modern amenities found on more advanced tractors. However, its engine, chassis, and tinwork remain in great condition, making this tractor simple to repair and maintain, making it an excellent option for hobby farmers looking for their first tractor experience.

How the Massey Ferguson 35 Changed the Tractor Industry

How the Massey Ferguson 35 Changed the Tractor Industry

Ford Dexta: An Iconic Tractor?

Henry Ford developed an early interest in farming in childhood, with one of his goals being to “lift the burden of farm work from flesh and blood.” To achieve this goal, he started building experimental tractors made out of automobile components – his first attempt being the Model T- which quickly proved successful as it established the basis for Ford’s future success in the tractor business. Subsequent models, like Fordson Major and Dexta, were based on this same foundation but boasting stronger structures with diesel versions available as well as an improved final drive system, which eliminated inefficient worm wheels altogether.
The Fordson Dexta was designed as a lighter and cheaper alternative for farms and yards with limited land area. It featured a Ford-Perkins three-cylinder diesel engine capable of producing 32 horsepower – designed specifically to Ford’s requirements by Perkins using castings from Ford’s Dagenham foundry.
This engine provides reliable power and performance for various agricultural tasks, such as plowing, cultivation, haulage, and fieldwork. Fuel consumption is low, and an easy start is possible. In addition to this impressive economy, Dexta’s engine features natural aspiration and liquid cooling systems, enabling a maximum RPM of 2000 in optimal performance mode.
Dexta’s compact size makes it capable of handling an array of tasks. Ideal for farms of any size – small, medium, and large alike – its versatile engine and lightweight weight make it suitable for heavy load work, while its ample track width provides greater maneuverability with attached machinery.
The Dexta tractor is a beloved favorite among collectors and enthusiasts and is being used on smaller farms across Ireland. It is renowned for its ease of starting, lightweight design, and maneuverability when attached machinery needs moving. Ideal for people searching for an economical yet versatile small tractor solution; available in multiple colors and models, it can perform an array of tasks with relative ease.

Ford Dexta: An Iconic Tractor?

Ford Dexta: An Iconic Tractor?

Why the Porsche Master 419 is a Done Deal Classic Tractor

Historical commercial vehicles hold a special fascination, particularly vintage tractor models, which have become much-sought-after collector’s items. Franzis offers an engaging Advent calendar experience to fans of historic utility vehicles: in 24 steps, an owner fishes from 24 small boxes that contain parts for building the Porsche Master 419 “red nose,” the largest and most powerful tractor ever sold under Porsche brand name.
In 1961, the Porsche Master 419 left its factory in Friedrichshafen for its maiden voyage. Equipped with an air-cooled four-stroke diesel engine producing 50 horsepower using swirl chamber technology and Bosch injection, its drive was transmitted via ZF transmission with seven forward gears and one reverse gear, mounted directly on wheel axles in front with dead portal axles while its rear wheels featured live portal axles for improved agility.
Porsche tractor models are known for their impressively heavy appearance and wealth of detail, built using traditional Czech sheet metal with metal wheel rims instead of plastic. Their clockwork mechanism features three forward gears plus neutral gears plus reverses operation via a square section wind-up key; plus, they come equipped with trailers in an array of colors!
The Advent calendar comes complete with a large format companion book that offers information about Porsche tractors as well as detailed instructions for their assembly. There’s even an image of the Porsche Master 419 featured, along with information about its components – making this an easy model to assemble for children aged 12 years or over using minimal tools required. It is supplied in an attractive box with a sturdy carry handle and sturdy carry handle, and featuring an additional plastic tray to store parts!

Why the Porsche Master 419 is a Done Deal Classic Tractor

Why the Porsche Master 419 is a Done Deal Classic Tractor

Unlocking the Power of the Ford 6600?

The Ford 6600 2WD utility tractor from the 6000 series was manufactured from 1975-1981 and offered both gasoline and diesel engine options, two transmission types – one featuring eight forward gears with two reverse, and another offering 16 forward with four reverse gears; it could even be fitted with front end loader attachment. Lift capacity reached 4,470 pounds!
The 6600 is equipped with a four-cylinder gasoline or diesel engine, which features liquid cooling. With its 112 by 107 mm bore/stroke configuration and producing 72.5 net horsepower at 2100rpm. Furthermore, its fuel tank holds 20 gal (75.7L).
It features a standard open operator station equipped with power steering, a three-point hitch, and 540rpm PTO for optimal operation. Furthermore, this tractor boasts a mechanical rear differential lock as well as inboard planetary final drives with a mechanical drive for inboard final drives with mechanical drive inboard final drives with inboard final drives hydraulic system with one or two valves to flow 9.2gpm through a hydraulic system, whereas type two rear three-point hitch can lift up to 4,470 pounds.
Furthermore, this machine features an independent rear PTO and top-link draft sensing control for draft sensing purposes. It can be used with various equipment types and is available in both two-wheel and four-wheel drive versions. Furthermore, its steel chassis contains a mechanical rear differential as well as power steering and differential mechanical wet disc brakes to complete its features.
The Ford 6600 can be an excellent option for anyone in search of an affordable classic tractor. According to Machinery Pete, this model can sell for as little as $13,400; however, costs may differ depending on its condition and location; thus, it is important to shop around prior to making a final decision.

Unlocking the Power of the Ford 6600?

Unlocking the Power of the Ford 6600?

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