Lost & Found & Stolen

Lost: Massey Ferguson 35 UBE 183

Lost ; Massey Ferguson 35 reg UBE 183.

This was my late fathers MF35 ; I am hoping whoever now owns the tractor is part of the Ferguson Club and may know of its whereabouts. As a young child I grew up with that tractor and (a) id just love to see it again but (b) if the owner was ever to consider selling I would like to be aware so I could put in an offer.

Please contact me on:  anthony@katcommunications.co.uk  ;  Anthony Temperton


Help to find an old Fergie

Help to find an old Fergie – MRH 732

Memories of The Little Grey Fergie;  My name is Pete Burdass and I am a photographer based in Perthshire, Scotland. During the past year and a half I have purchased and restored a 1949 Ferguson ted20 along with a Ferguson two furrow plough. During this quiet time I have also been trying to trace my late grandad’s Ferguson ted20 which was the first tractor I drove (sitting on his knee) at an age of about three.

The tractor had been bought and used on the family farm by my grandad after the heavy horses died in a tragic accident, and was used on a regular basis on the family farm in East Yorkshire until the farm was sold in 1987 when I was just seventeen.

Since then, I moved to Scotland and didn’t really think too much about the great little tractor that I grew to love so much as a young boy, until we lost our mum to motor neurones disease and our dad became unwell.

Memories of driving the fergie with my grandad and the fordson super major with my dad (which was the biggest tractor) when I was slightly older, are something that my dad and I speak about regularly on the phone along with how the fergie is going which I restored.

I have searched for the fergie and have wrote to the DVLA who informed me that they can’t divulge any information regarding the current owner but I have checked the status of the tractor and it is still in circulation and has currently got a v5. I have also more recently found out that the tractor is in South Yorkshire but that is as far as I have been able to get so far.

I am hoping by writing this article someone who knows the whereabouts of the tractor may be able to help.

The tractors registration number is MRH 732 and I hope by writing this I will be able to track down this once treasured grey fergie. …………Pete Burdass………………07840984919………….pete@fivekphotography.co.uk


Finding lost tractor – TED20 YSV706

History details on TED20 YSV706

Looking for any help – pointing in the right direction or advice for finding history on a 1950 Ferguson TED 20 that would seem to have been in Berkshire and Wiltshire for its entire life. From my understanding this Ferguson was delivered in 1950 to Home Farm (on the Great Windsor Estate) for grass cutting duties.

Mine was either delivered green or soon after painted to match all the other vehicles, fixtures and fittings to blend in with the background (Prince Phillip instructions?). I noted John Nash’s similar post on this website about his Father’s Ferguson with a Royal connection a short while ago and have been in contact with him – so we both have similar aims. (in the mid 80’s?)  Head salesman  David Carter of T H White (Devizes) sold the Crown Office a Fordson Dexta and took this Fergie in part exchange.

Think it was probably road registered about then YSV 706 and then stored in Whatley’s  Yard at Pewsey (which I think was run by Alan Carter – his Son)) for a very long period time. Later sold and moved on to grass topping duties at Knowle, Pewsey. A handwritten note (with the tractor) mentions Cotswold Engineering for some head work and refitting by Steve Rawlings. Sold again and more recently it lived in the Marlborough area. Now still in Wiltshire just below Swindon. The tractor itself is in (my opinion) remarkable condition and with only a few later modifications and changes and still in remarkable condition – having completed a TEA 20 a few years ago (which I bitterly regretted selling hence this purchase) I have been through it top to bottom in the past few months and very happy with the result. Clearly with the passing of time getting details like this isn’t easy but there can’t be many green Fergie around so any help in finding out as much as possible would be really nice before I start to use it around the village and go to shows. Please mail me or call with literally any information or even a photograph would be superb.

Derek Moore on 07860 199755 or  leyspark48@gmail.com


Searching for MF135 (HTD 976F)

Searching for a MF135 (HTD 976F)

I am trying to trace a Massey Ferguson 135 (HTD 976F) that my Grandfather purchased new in 1968. It was part exchanged in 1978 with a local machinery dealer and I believe it was possibly sold on to another local farmer in or around Preston Lancashire in 1978. Unfortunately, that is the limit of my knowledge at present. I believe it was last taxed for road use in 1989. I am hopeful that it is still in the area but I appreciate that a lot of time has elapsed. I would greatly appreciate if anyone can shed any light on its current whereabouts. Please feel free to contact me on 07840 563315…Thank you…..Matthew


Finding a Fergie TEF 20, TMO249

Have you seen this Ferguson TEF 20 ? 

Chassis no.TEF 501074 – Manufactured 1956 Registration no. TMO249  (Later) Registered 1959

Horticultural History ; In 1956 this Ferguson was the first tractor purchase and used in the creation of the first two of six Polo Ground’s at smiths Lawn ,Windsor Great Park, Royal Berkshire. We lived and grew at the foot of the polo grounds at Smith Lawn in a crown house called Flying Barn. Windsor park covers about 5,000 acres of beautiful majestic pine and broad leaf forestry, arable and live stock farming, Ornamental Gardens, and Course fishing lakes that contain some of the largest pike I have ever fished for.

My father a 3rdgeneration Groundsman Ray Nash worked for the Household Brigade Guards Polo Club from 1955 to 1973. as  head Groundsman. This Ferguson was used to draw a set of nine Ransomes Mk10 gang mowers, Chain Harrow, belt driven Circular Saw, Patterson spiker and rollers, Ferguson tipping Trailer, Muck Spreader, Rear Loader,  Sisis slit Spiker, Vicon wheeled Fertilizer Spreader etc.

Before leaving The Polo Club in 1973 to move to South Wales, my father purchased this Ferguson where it was dry stored  after being replace in the late 1960’s with two refurbished David Brown 850’s which where donated to the polo club by member David Brown himself. I later joined my parents in Wales a year after completing my Apprenticeship at Huxley s Garden Machinery, that used to be based in Staines, Middlesex.

In 2004 my father and mother Dilys decided to donate the Ferguson back to Polo Club after property down sizing from the beautiful rural area of Moelgiliau, llangienor to the town of Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan. At that time , ( Son ) I was not in a position to take on the tractor as I had just moved with my wife from Bridgend to Pembrokeshire. All I know is that my late sister contacted the polo club office which was located at the royal Mews near Windsor Castle and arranged for it to be collected by Paul the Groundsman. Later I found out that there was alleged talk of using it for a childrens playground or left in some crown estate park to deteriorate. Last year I spent a several days visiting retired Crown Estate worker friends in Windsor park,and i also needed to find out what happened to my fathers Ferguson over 16 years ago. I later made enquires to the polo manager at smiths Lawn, but unfortunately he has not seen this tractor and does not know where it has gone . As a retired time served Horticultural/Plant/HGV Mechanic and West Wales NVTEC member and recent new Ferguson Club Member, it would be nice to locate and restore this tractor, as it brings back many good childhood memory’s , and when I worked assisting my father as a teenage Groundsman.

Mr,John Nash ; Contact Via E-Mail at   john.jonnienash@gmail.com


MF: 751 TF – looking

Looking for a MF reg: 751TF

I was wondering if anyone knew the whereabouts of a red Massey-Ferguson registration number 751 TF, first registered in March 1963. The tractor belonged to my grandad, Jack Appleton of Mill House Farm, Rainford and he retired in 1965 and so this tractor was sold along with all the other farm implements. If anyone knows who now owns it, please could you contact me, Jacalyn, on 07985 905645 or email me at jackieho63@hotmail.com Many thanks.


Looking for TEA20 – SBH 347

Looking for TEA20 – SBH 347

I’m trying to locate an old family tractor reg SBH 347 photo attached, it’s not life or death but that’s me on the tractor a few years ago on the family farm my father is getting older now and thought it would be a nice thing to find it with potential to purchase and bring it back to the family! I learnt how to drive on that if you may know of its whereabouts please contact me on 07776392423 or email  ..John@tkingassociates.com

Thank you….