Author Archives: Gary Anderson

TET20 Ferguson Industrial Diesel ; For Sale

For Sale ; Ferguson TET20 Industrial Diesel tractor & plough & saw benches

FOR SALE _ Massey Ferguson Tractor (1956 – TET20) and Implements (1 x Plough and 2 x Corewood Saw); Tractor Industrial version  (Serial No. TET 467933) – diesel, complete but non runner (no known faults), last run 10+ years ago, original spec apart from added lights ; Tractor stored in shed for past 30+ years ; Price Guide:

  • Tractor £2,500
  • Plough £250
  • Corewood saws £200 each

Please see photos for details (one when purchased 30+ years ago, and three of current condition), more photos and information available on request.

Location: Wickham village area, Hampshire, UK; Thanks to ‘The Ferguson Club’ for advice and information on the tractor and implements ; For more details please contact: Kevin

Tel: 07900 246522 or  Email: kj60jj@gmail.com


David Brown Tractor Museum Opens

David Brown Tractor Club’s opens its new museum at Meltham Mills

The David Brown Tractor Club (DBTC) has gone home: After several years of searching for a more suitable building to house its museum collection, the club has relocated to Meltham Mills – the spiritual home of David Brown tractor production from 1939 to 1988.

The previous premises at nearby Spinksmire Mill had become in need of some refurbishment and the landlords could offer no guarantee as to its future. The opportunity arose to lease an industrial unit at Meltham Mills. Fittingly, the unit is J Block adjoining the former assembly building where production of David Brown tractors began in the latter part of 1939.

“The move has enabled us to host more events in-house,” explains DBTC secretary, Roger Brereton. “We now have all the facilities we need within our own building: a tractor display area, an excellent shop area, kitchen, archive room, large meeting/dining area and ladies and gents’ facilities; all heated.”

The windows of the unit afford views across the former tractor plant due to its elevated position at the top of the factory access throughfare, which was always known as the ‘Burma Road.’ Externally, the club has its own gated drive that sweeps down to the entrance with ample car parking and garden areas, again with superb views over the site. One of the museum exhibits, a Ferguson Type A, serves as a reminder that David Brown was responsible fore inaugurating Ferguson production.

The museum was officially opened by TV’s Sarah Crabtree at 10 am on Sunday 22 May with a huge crowd in attendance. The venue will be open on the club’s monthly open days and events (see www.dbtc.co.uk for details) or by special arrangement for tractor and car clubs and other associations to visit when refreshments can be arranged. Contact Roger at secretary@dbtc.co.uk for details.


For Sale ; Ferguson TED20 1951

For Sale ; Ferguson TED20 1951 – petrol / tvo

Newly restored, converted to 12volts with all new electrical parts. New rear wings, axle seals, brakes re-lined. New fuel tank, silencer. Rear tyres – Goodyear – 50% worn. Front, new. V5 and age related number.

Price £2000…….

Please call 01644 430480 (Dumfries and Galloway) or mobile; 07754 295920


Two Mototugs!

Two Ford Ferguson Mototugs!

Harry Ferguson would be amazed if he knew that two of the Ford Ferguson 9N tractors he converted for military use in 1942 were being driven on an operational RAF airfield in 2022. The RAF Cosford Airshow 2022 had a vintage village and were after items of interest for the static displays. Julie Browning and Gary Anderson provided their beautiful Mototugs for the occasion. Pictures attached….

 

 

When the USA came into the war they needed some aircraft tugs to primarily use on their aircraft carriers in the Pacific theatre. Ford Ferguson converted a number of their 9N tractors for this very use. Some were also used on military airfields. Many were abandoned or scrapped after the war as their use in agriculture was limited as they had no hydraulics. A very small handful remain in the World to their original specification.

These two Mototugs are both very original. One is from the Ferguson Hunday Collection and the other from the Top Gun Airfield  – Miramar in California.

 

 


Vintage for Victory

Vintage for Victory

I came across this vintage show while looking for shows to go to this year with my tractor. After making inquiries, my 1949 (just inside the 40s) Ferguson TED was accepted, I was glad of this, as it was agreed to place it alongside the Spitfire, which for a long time I have wanted the chance to get a photo with one.

On investigating whether Spitfires actual carried bombs and found out that they did I went about turning my tractor into a RAF Tractor and building a bomb trailer to go behind my tractor, it must have looked good as the bombs fooled quite a few into thinking they were real.

I would like to thank the organisers for putting on such a well organised and friendly show.  

Bob Atter, Wiltshire


MH Pony ; for sale

For Sale ; MH Pony project

Massey Harris Pony ; Serial number 7342 ;Year probably 1949. This is a project for someone with a lot more time than I can spare….See photos….

The chassis has been shot blasted and undercoated…The Simca engine has had some work carried out on it, crank shaft has been reground and is back in the engine, new head gasket and torqued down but camshaft needs attention most other parts have been cleaned up but not all checked out and will need steering rack repairs  or replacement.  When I bought the tractor I had it running and drove it around a bit (but engine not good ) so started renovation, all parts are there It could do with a good home.

Offers welcome…please contact; brijune@outlook.com


Merchandise Co-ordinator

MERCHANDISE CO-ORDINATOR REQUIRED.
The position of Merchandise Co-ordinator has become available for the Club. The person involved would become a member of the Club’s committee, would be responsible for ordering new stock, selling the Club’s merchandise on-line and by telephone to members and would also be responsible for distributing merchandise to a limited number of area reps for selling on at shows. If you think that you would like to take up this position then please contact our chairman, Kevin Britton or our vice-chairman John Jeffries.