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 Post subject: Vintage tractors
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:14 pm 
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Hi, are there any vintage tractor enthusiasts on here? ( International B-250 )

Thanks, Ian

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 Post subject: Re: Vintage tractors
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:46 pm 
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What do you need to know Ian? I have had a few older tractors as working tractors and a very good friend is an expert on Masseys and most other common ones (he is an agricultural engineer by trade)

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 Post subject: Re: Vintage tractors
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:58 pm 
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I do like my older tractors - was offered an International B275 a few years back, but didn't have money or the space at the time. Subscribe to T&M every month, like to keep an eye on the classifieds just in case something local pops up. Still no space right enough...

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 Post subject: Re: Vintage tractors
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:43 pm 
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Not so much about vintage tractors but I worked with the Ag Equipment industry for many years. I have been round the New Holland tractor plant in Basildon and also visited the Fiat Industrial (Case IH/New Holland) plants in Turin and Modena. I have also worked with Same/Deutz Fahr - they produce the Lambourghini tractor!

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 Post subject: Re: Vintage tractors
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:51 pm 
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Not an enthusiast as such, but think some of the vintage tractors are remarkable pieces of engineering for the time they were built. I remember going to a show in France and being mightily impressed by possibly the biggest beast I've ever seen with a single cylinder engine. It had the look of a single cylinder Field Marshall on steroids. I must say if I had money and space then I think a tractor could find a home alongside the cars.


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 Post subject: Re: Vintage tractors
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:17 pm 
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Not greatly, but spent all of my childhood from 10 driving Fordson Diesel, Major's, Super Majors then followed by 4000, 5000, 6000, 6600, 7610, 8100 etc.

The original Fordson diesel tractor even went as far as using a throttle butterfly as the engine speed control rather than the later and now common fuel controlled throttle and lean burn.

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 Post subject: Re: Vintage tractors
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:43 pm 
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It is funny this thread has popped up. I purchased my first vintage tractor a couple of weeks ago, this Little Grey Beast:

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A 1950 Ferguson TED20 for those who don't know this icon. It's so much fun!

I'm looking for some accessories and implements for it if anyone knows of any or has any laying about.

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 Post subject: Re: Vintage tractors
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Yogi900 wrote:
It is funny this thread has popped up. I purchased my first vintage tractor a couple of weeks ago, this Little Grey Beast:

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A 1950 Ferguson TED20 for those who don't know this icon. It's so much fun!

I'm looking for some accessories and implements for it if anyone knows of any or has any laying about.


Silly question, but you didn't buy this off a guy called Josh?


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 Post subject: Re: Vintage tractors
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Silly question, but you didn't buy this off a guy called Josh?


Very random, but no, it came from a guy called Tony. I do know a lad called Josh who did have one though, it would be a small world if it's the same guy!

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 Post subject: Re: Vintage tractors
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I want one too!!!

Learn't to drive on an MF35X and a petrol powered Grey Fergie but I have always wanted a 135. Have my eye on this one in Scotland - see it every year and last year it was starting to look a bit tired - maybe I'll pluck up courage and ask if they want to sell this year!

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Slight problem where to put it though and I also need a Landy of some description, plus a 2 stroke 96 and there's always a certain rally car I would welcome back.....! Oh well we can but dream.

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 Post subject: Re: Vintage tractors
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OldSaab wrote:
I want one too!!!

Learn't to drive on an MF35X and a petrol powered Grey Fergie but I have always wanted a 135. Have my eye on this one in Scotland - see it every year and last year it was starting to look a bit tired - maybe I'll pluck up courage and ask if they want to sell this year!

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Slight problem where to put it though and I also need a Landy of some description, plus a 2 stroke 96 and there's always a certain rally car I would welcome back.....! Oh well we can but dream.


Nice! 8) No harm in asking, you could always use it instead of a landy!

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 Post subject: Re: Vintage tractors
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:07 pm 
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Nice! 8) No harm in asking, you could always use it instead of a landy!


Might just do that!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Vintage tractors
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Mid-sixties Leyland 154, puts a smile on my face every time I drive her (usually to pull something out of the mud... :D ) why do you ask Mr Law?

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 Post subject: Re: Vintage tractors
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:07 pm 
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Thank you all very much for replying, obviously by the response there is a lot of knowledge on here. I have an International B-250, my Grandfather bought it new sixty years ago, so I want to restore it and its knowing where to get parts, apparently there are a lot of aftermarket parts made abroad but are poor quality, so if any of you know of anybody that can help me out I would be very grateful.

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 Post subject: Re: Vintage tractors
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:20 pm 
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I can probably help Ian, my friend has contacts! :D I am due back home beginning of net week, give me a shout and we can discuss further.

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 Post subject: Re: Vintage tractors
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quick google and found these 3

wonder if they would be of any help to anyone?

http://antiquetractorsforum.com
http://www.yesterdaystractors.com/cgi-bin/boards.cgi
http://www.mytractorforum.com/159-vintage-tractors/

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 Post subject: Re: Vintage tractors
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:42 pm 
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Yogi900 wrote:
It is funny this thread has popped up. I purchased my first vintage tractor a couple of weeks ago, this Little Grey Beast:

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A 1950 Ferguson TED20 for those who don't know this icon. It's so much fun!

I'm looking for some accessories and implements for it if anyone knows of any or has any laying about.

Charlie you need to talk to Alwynne about this addiction :wink: He frequently talks about Massey Fergusons and is met by blank impressions from me. He also has quite a few contacts in the local vintage tractor group so may know of parts or implements. I'll tell him you have one, he's not coming to the Angel but you ought to be able to work something out for the next Limes meet.


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 Post subject: Re: Vintage tractors
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wonky door wrote:
Charlie you need to talk to Alwynne about this addiction :wink: He frequently talks about Massey Fergusons and is met by blank impressions from me. He also has quite a few contacts in the local vintage tractor group so may know of parts or implements. I'll tell him you have one, he's not coming to the Angel but you ought to be able to work something out for the next Limes meet.


Thanks Dave! I had thought of talking tractors with Alwynne next time I saw him. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Vintage tractors
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:23 am 
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Thanks Nick, I will give you a phone next week. Cheers ghost walker, some good links there, thanks. Old saab, that's a clean looking 135 and with a local to me reg, they are quite sought after.

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 Post subject: Re: Vintage tractors
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I used to be an enthusiast but my interest waned.

I guess you'd call me an ex-tractor fan

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