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Ferguson Plough Restoration 🔑

I can’t understand why anyone would say that they are bored once they retire, all you need is an old tractor, preferably Ferguson.

I am trying to bring the family’s 3 furrow GP plough up to useable condition. One of the problems was that the coulters moved up and down a good 5 inches meaning that for most of the time they weren’t doing anything. Both the coulter shaft and the coulter yoke are worn, so Dad must have done more ploughing with it than I thought.

I ground the shaft as best I could, just by eye, then turned up some bushes to fit in the top and bottom of the yoke. As the yoke was worn in an oval shape I just ground off the sides of the bushes, then hammered
them in place. Now the maximum play is about 1/2” at the worst, so I was very pleased with myself. I also added grease nipples hoping that the bushes would help retain the grease and keep some dirt out. I could have bought replacement pieces, but where is the fun in that?

One of the worn bushes before replacement

The next challenge is to replace the coulters. I couldn’t get the coulters near enough to the share so I eventually realised that the coulters were worn. When measured they were between 11”-12” whereas new
they would have been 15 1/2”. Again it shows how much the plough has been used. I found that two coulters had three rivets and one coulter had six rivets. I then wondered if it was a 2 furrow plough that had a 3rd furrow added at a later date? It’s too late to ask Dad now, so I can just guess.

New bush and grease nipple fitted

Lots to do and not the slightest bit bored.

Published in Journal 109, Summer 2024
Patrick Veale

Introducing the Ferguson Club Members Area

Introducing the Ferguson Club Members Area

From Journal 105, the Summer 2023 issue of the Ferguson Club Journal, the club launched a password protected Ferguson Club Members Area on the website. The purpose is to add value for subscribed Club Members.

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Journal 100 Summer 2022

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