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by michael dyer
Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Auxillary valve leak
Replies: 6
Views: 2452

Re: Auxillary valve leak

Hi I also have exactly the same problem as well as a leak from the hydraulic pump flange (seperate post in July 2012). Thishydraulic pump flange has been nearly sorted; renewed thanks to those that replied. Back to this post; I am slighty confused as the down loaded manual I have the parts are shown...
by michael dyer
Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Hydraulic pump/flange oil leak
Replies: 5
Views: 2234

Re: Hydraulic pump/flange oil leak

Thanks guys for your advice, now to source some gasket paper Will try to post some pictures of the repair in progress Hopefully will be sorted in the next week once the hay is gathered in; unbelievabily in West Somerset we have missed the recent rain and the grass cut on Tuesday (17th July) should b...
by michael dyer
Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Hydraulic pump/flange oil leak
Replies: 5
Views: 2234

Hydraulic pump/flange oil leak

I have a long standing weap of oil from the hydraulic pump/flange; just above the right hand side foot rest which now has become a dribble, so I need to replace the gasket and internal O ring; 1958 Dexta farm condition in regular use about 400 hrs per yr. The imperial O ring is not a problem but i c...
by michael dyer
Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: When would these parts be used?
Replies: 9
Views: 2685

Re: When would these parts be used?

When using a plough or indeed other ground penitrating equipment the linkage should be allowed to have some sideways movement during work. If the plough is set up correctly it will follow the tractor correctly to achieve the desired front furrow width.
by michael dyer
Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: County Sea Horse
Replies: 2
Views: 4548

County Sea Horse

Very interesting article in this march's Farm Contractor and Large scale Farmer; one and half page article with 3 B&W photos of a floating County (1962) modified Super-4 and may be a Super-6, both marketed as the County Sea Horse. It had over size 23.1/18-26 tyres to aid floatation, together with fo...
by michael dyer
Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: Clamp on bucket pallet forks
Replies: 4
Views: 6027

Re:

[quote="neilarmo"]Michael, what weight are you planning on moving with pallet tines? In my experience (Ford 4600) moving the weight a foot forwards will increase the load on the loader and reduce the weight on the back axle leading to front axle problems and lack of grip. Also, HOW MUCH! I know knoc...
by michael dyer
Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Finaly got the engine to the refurb shop
Replies: 8
Views: 3818

Re: Finaly got the engine to the refurb shop

This reply will possibily get me removed from the forum; however here goes. I have been approached by the local parish council; they have an ancient TE 20 (TVO) tractor which they use for cutting grass (towing a set of gang mowers) on the village green; the tractor has a cracked block, still runs bu...
by michael dyer
Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: Clamp on bucket pallet forks
Replies: 4
Views: 6027

I didn't know that Northern Tool had a UK division. I've never actually seen any of their forks, but I've used some that were made the same. They work OK if your bucket is well built and in good condition. If its a little thin, they can bend the cutting edge and the bottom of the bucket. I prefer t...
by michael dyer
Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: Clamp on bucket pallet forks
Replies: 4
Views: 6027

Clamp on bucket pallet forks

Anybody had any experience of the following product: thinking of purchasing to fit a Dexta loader bucket and want to know if they are any good. Clamp-on bucket forks fit any compact tractor Product Specifications: 1067mm working area. Extends 356mm under bucket and 152mm inside bucket, with 51mm ope...
by michael dyer
Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Done anything to the Dexta this week then ?
Replies: 39
Views: 23555

On my 1958 Dexta this has already been done when I aquired it about 2 yrs ago. It actually looks like its a different part; (plug with a properly tapped hole)\prehaps one was available from Ford; I do have recollections from the 1970's that such adapted filler plugs were available for the Ford 2000 ...
by michael dyer
Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Gear lever jammed in Reverse.
Replies: 7
Views: 9859

Jammed in reverse

I too suffer from the same problem, I have found that a chainsaw spanner; the one you use to tension the chain; consists of a box spanner and a screwdriver also fits the four bolts and takes up a lot less space in the toolbox.
by michael dyer
Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Low Sulphur Diesel
Replies: 10
Views: 5840

Low Sulphur Diesel

I thought that members should be aware of the introduction of low sulphur diesel:

http://www.fwi.co.uk/Articles/2010/05/1 ... f-farm.htm

It may cause problems
by michael dyer
Fri May 21, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Fordson Paddle "Steamer"
Replies: 25
Views: 9088

I presume you steer by the use of independant brakes or is there some other mechanism ?
by michael dyer
Thu May 06, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1609

Dexta for sale

From the latest Mole Valley Newsletter small ads:

Fordson Dexta tractor gwo £950 + VAT ono
Tel: 01884 277326

Please note I have no connection with the seller just thought that some one on this forum may be interested
by michael dyer
Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: subsoiler
Replies: 14
Views: 16508

Subsoiler

Sub soiling at this time of the year is not recomended, the sub soil should be dry. You ned to be careful or else you may smear the soil and make your drainage problems worse. Most farmers sub soil after harvest .
by michael dyer
Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta handbrake
Replies: 17
Views: 18461

Re: Dexta handbrake location on early models

Just being curious;when did the location of the handbrake change to that being discussed in this post; my 1958 Dexta has the handbrake on the left hand side between the foot brakes and the linkage controls. Handbrake became available in 1959 according to my Fordson book - doesn't say which month. I...
by michael dyer
Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta handbrake
Replies: 17
Views: 18461

Dexta handbrake location on early models

Just being curious;when did the location of the handbrake change to that being discussed in this post; my 1958 Dexta has the handbrake on the left hand side between the foot brakes and the linkage controls.
by michael dyer
Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: Dexta Loaders
Replies: 9
Views: 12715

The one pictured looks more like a Mil loader . I have recollections of mil loaders fitted to such tractors in the late 60's
by michael dyer
Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: New bed for trailer - suggestion for materials
Replies: 20
Views: 7271

you could also try dung walling which is pressure treated soft wood (pine) which is tongue and grooved, about 47 mm thick, 200mm width, reasonably smooth; available from Countryside Merchants and timber yards. Usually availble in 4.2 or 4.8m lengths for about £12-14 per length ( I have used it to re...
by michael dyer
Fri May 15, 2009 11:40 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Hydraulic ram refurbish
Replies: 20
Views: 16919

Repairing front loader ram

My experience with getting hydraulic rams repaired for farm machinery is that it is usually more cost effective to have a new ram made, they can be manufractured to virtually the same dimensions as the orginal with matching hole sizes etc. I guess there are lots of these companies out there if stuck...
by michael dyer
Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Pick Up Hitch required
Replies: 3
Views: 2264

Pick Up Hitch required

I have a 1958 Dexta with a drawbar but would like to aquire the parts to convert to a pick up hitch. Anybody out there with the necessary parts, including top lift arms or any advice on if this early model can be converted. My Dexta, with horn hydraulic loader, appears to be orginal and still going ...