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by kiwiland dexta
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: Ford 501 sickle bar mower
Replies: 3
Views: 525

Re: Ford 501 sickle bar mower

i believe you are correct, in the auction someone made a comment about it being a Ransomes.
At $700 NZD it is a bit pricey for me, I already have a red-brand one and it might be pushing my luck to buy this one as well!
by kiwiland dexta
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Davie
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: Davie

Great pics!
Good to see a working machine doing its thing.
by kiwiland dexta
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: Ford 501 sickle bar mower
Replies: 3
Views: 525

Ford 501 sickle bar mower

Never heard of these before, one has shown up in an online auction here in NZ.

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by kiwiland dexta
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: New Member / Buying advice
Replies: 27
Views: 2920

Re: New Member / Buying advice

Those fan blades look a bit interesting like they may have been altered to clear the leaning radiator!
by kiwiland dexta
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Hay making with Dexta/Super
Replies: 1
Views: 439

Hay making with Dexta/Super

Found this by chance.
https://youtu.be/4zQJYYN-o9E
by kiwiland dexta
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: New Member / Buying advice
Replies: 27
Views: 2920

Re: New Member / Buying advice

Isn't it great being able to fix issues yourself...just try that with a modern machine!
Well done, keep the photos coming so we can admire your work!
by kiwiland dexta
Sat May 16, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: New Member / Buying advice
Replies: 27
Views: 2920

Re: New Member / Buying advice

Working on these machines is remarkably easy for a person with some mechanical know how and curiosity! Buy a workshop manual, some axle stands and a good jack or two and buy or borrow a set of imperial tools. All parts are easy to buy from a variety of companies including Ford/New Holland. The origi...
by kiwiland dexta
Sat May 16, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: 1958 Dexta
Replies: 1
Views: 501

Re: 1958 Dexta

Great to see a Dexta in its working clothes! Nice pic. :D
by kiwiland dexta
Mon May 04, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Fertiliser time!
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Re: Fertiliser time!

This is really early Autumn, we've had a couple of light ground frosts but June it will get cold. Leaves have just turned on the grape vines in the background which means we'll be pruning shortly. Normally expect some rain in March but the weather patterns kept up warm westerlies until now. We will ...
by kiwiland dexta
Sat May 02, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Fertiliser time!
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Fertiliser time!

6 months of dry weather and some real rain forecast over the next few days - time to get some fert on!
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by kiwiland dexta
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: Flail mower on Super Dexta
Replies: 3
Views: 1448

Re: Flail mower on Super Dexta

Re lubrication, flail mowers I have used require oil for the gearbox - there is usually a filler plug on top of the gearbox and an oil level check plug on the side - you remove the check plug and if oil seeps out it is full enough. Use gear grade oil. Sometimes it is necessary to remove a safety cov...
by kiwiland dexta
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Lost Bolt!
Replies: 21
Views: 3210

Re: Lost Bolt!

Nope it is that old quirk of the forum that changes p r o p e r t y to shark!
by kiwiland dexta
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: will a PARMITER POST KNOCKER work on a dexta
Replies: 8
Views: 1739

Re: will a PARMITER POST KNOCKER work on a dexta

I guess you are plugged into the auxiliary services feed, the auxiliary service control is pulled out to allow flow, you are likely to be using the 'qualitrol' position on the selector lever. I don't know how much oil your post driver rams suck up but the oil will come from the tractor reservoir whi...
by kiwiland dexta
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: will a PARMITER POST KNOCKER work on a dexta
Replies: 8
Views: 1739

Re: will a PARMITER POST KNOCKER work on a dexta

Is it PTO/cable driven or oil/ram driven - if the latter, do you have enough oil in your reservoir?
by kiwiland dexta
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Operators manual
Replies: 1
Views: 778

Re: Dexta Operators manual

Where do you live? It would help in case someone near to you has one available. I do, but I am in NZ
by kiwiland dexta
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Olblue
Replies: 2
Views: 921

Re: Olblue

Good to see a familiar name reincarnated! So it,s not just tractors being reborn here!
by kiwiland dexta
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: parts needed for axles seal replacement ?
Replies: 1
Views: 869

Re: parts needed for axles seal replacement ?

Do you know if it has the press-on bearing retainers or the nut type? Either way you will need some access to tools - either a shop press and a gas torch or a large adjustable wrench.
by kiwiland dexta
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: first lot of problems with the Dexta
Replies: 13
Views: 2427

Re: first lot of problems with the Dexta

Open the tap on the block as well and flush it out with a running hose, refill with some decent coolant once you have the cooling issue sorted.
Don't think of these things as "problems," they are just a classic tractor getting to know you!
Whereabouts in the big red are you?
by kiwiland dexta
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: New here, Mick from Oztralia, need info on Dexta
Replies: 6
Views: 1479

Re: New here, Mick from Oztralia, need info on Dexta

I would initially be checking that the lift arms raise to full height, steering does not have too much play, tyres are OK, oil leaks limited to a few drips at most, if it has a double clutch it works for PTO and gears, and yes as above it starts without the dreaded Engine Start!
by kiwiland dexta
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Loader ram seals - source of and how to ?
Replies: 1
Views: 572

Re: Loader ram seals - source of and how to ?

If you can get the old ones out most ag machinery suppliers can measure them and provide a replacement. You may have to make or borrow a tool to unscrew the ram caps, a large pipe wrench may be enough but has a tendancy to scar the metal/paint.
by kiwiland dexta
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Doris NP Super Dexta rebuild
Replies: 126
Views: 105046

Re: Doris NP Super Dexta rebuild

Hi Andy - just harking back a bit, the throttle cable is usually inside a plastic sleeve - that would stop it wearing against the fuel line.

Kind regards
Derek
by kiwiland dexta
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Brake rod??
Replies: 1
Views: 488

Re: Brake rod??

Hi Mervyn, these are from the parts list and workshop manual - can't see anything to match!

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Don't you hate mysteries!

Kind regards
Derek
by kiwiland dexta
Fri May 24, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Diesel Overheating?
Replies: 13
Views: 2657

Re: Dexta Diesel Overheating?

Have you tried dismantlers for a 2nd hand radiator or looked at re-coring?
There are a few options even here in NZ!
by kiwiland dexta
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta lift
Replies: 1
Views: 856

Re: Dexta lift

Sounds like a stuck unload valve as per this thread:
http://www.fordsontractorpages.nl/phpbb ... hp?p=11140

here's an image from the workshop manual which may help visualise it all.
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by kiwiland dexta
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Hydraulic Lift Piston - Help!
Replies: 6
Views: 1646

Re: Dexta Hydraulic Lift Piston - Help!

Found the receipt for the one I got as a replacement, it was from the local green tractor dealer, part no. was OH PUI300250/2 described as DA seal 3" x 2 1/2" x 1/4"