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by MickL
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Wheel Colours
Replies: 13
Views: 12328

Re: Dexta Wheel Colours

Hi Bradson, In Australia the wheel colours on Fordsons varied depending on what state they were delivered in. As far as I know Victorian tractors from the 1950s onwards had red wheels, which matches with the picture you have. Other states used other colours. I have seen another Dexta that looked ve...
by MickL
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Early Super Dexta and standard Dexta nose cone appearances
Replies: 1
Views: 939

Early Super Dexta and standard Dexta nose cone appearances

My Dexta was a resto project that the previous owner got too old to complete, I was lucky enough to get it and have some questions. so far we have been able to establish it is a April 1962 built tractor, and it has a 152" motor in it, it also appears to have all of the features of the Super Dexta ex...
by MickL
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: how do i work ou the year of my Dexta?
Replies: 3
Views: 1170

Re: how do i work ou the year of my Dexta?

thank you Mervyn, thanks for the info, compliments of the season to you too, hope we all have a great 2020
by MickL
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: PTO problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1403

Re: PTO problem

I didn't know the Dexta has 2 positions for the clutch pedal linkage (sounds similar to contemporary Massey Fergusons) Glad you got it sorted! well it seems like this little tractor may be more than I thought when I bought it, it appears to be a Super Dexta (chassis and engine numbers suggest its a...
by MickL
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: How do you tell if a 3 cylinder Perkins is 144" to 152"?
Replies: 2
Views: 1050

Re: How do you tell if a 3 cylinder Perkins is 144" to 152"?

What a nice surprise, looks like mine is a super Dexta then. Thanks for the info.
by MickL
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: How do you tell if a 3 cylinder Perkins is 144" to 152"?
Replies: 2
Views: 1050

How do you tell if a 3 cylinder Perkins is 144" to 152"?

curious to know if there is any way to tell if the 3 cylinder Perkins is a 144" or a 152" engine?

thanks in advance
by MickL
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: how do i work ou the year of my Dexta?
Replies: 3
Views: 1170

Re: how do i work ou the year of my Dexta?

thanks to the info on this forum, it has helped locate the numbers etc and this is what I have found so far, number on bell housing looks like 09B712133, engine number is 1600718 and cast numbers on block are D 10 2 (10 April 62) if I read this correctly I have a 1962 Dexta? It has diff lock, 2 stag...
by MickL
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: how do i work ou the year of my Dexta?
Replies: 3
Views: 1170

how do i work ou the year of my Dexta?

howdy all,

how do I work out what year my tractor is?

thanks in advance
by MickL
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: PTO problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1403

Re: PTO problem

Problem solved, I had the slasher running and I deliberately run over a small mound of dirt and as I did this I pushed the clutch fully in.... This was enough to break the grip on the clutch which I assume was from many years sitting. Everything is now fully functional. I have used the Dexta a few t...
by MickL
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: first lot of problems with the Dexta
Replies: 13
Views: 3105

Re: first lot of problems with the Dexta

I gave the Dexta a run with the slasher/mower on today, after about 1/2 hour she was running great, no overheating issues whatsoever... I stopped and checked a couple of times and it was all good
by MickL
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: PTO problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1403

Re: PTO problem

update, I noticed that the clutch arm had a rod with a t position clevis pin with an R clip, so I moved the rod to the rear hole to see if that mad any difference, it now feels like it has a 2 stage clutch, I can feel the initial transmission engage/disengage part and then the extra feel of the PTO ...
by MickL
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: PTO problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1403

PTO problem

I did some mowing today and the little Dexta was great,
but,

I could not engage the PTO without turning the motor off, engaging the PTO and then starting the tractor again?

is this normal?

any info appreciated
by MickL
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: first lot of problems with the Dexta
Replies: 13
Views: 3105

Re: first lot of problems with the Dexta

I am in Victoria mate.... I got it all back together over the weekend, gave it all a good flush out and it is running perfect. drilled a couple of small holes in the thermostat to eliminate any air locks and it is much better. I also picked up another fan blade on ebay so when I get that on plus a f...
by MickL
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: New here, Mick from Oztralia, need info on Dexta
Replies: 6
Views: 1841

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

thanks for the replies, i have already been getting dirty with it, even if it is only maintenance and repairs
by MickL
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: first lot of problems with the Dexta
Replies: 13
Views: 3105

Re: first lot of problems with the Dexta

thanks Mervyn, I appreciate the offer, I will get something suitable and make it work
by MickL
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: first lot of problems with the Dexta
Replies: 13
Views: 3105

Re: first lot of problems with the Dexta

thanks for the replies, I am in the process of reassembly, I had the water pump off today to check it all and clean it all, If I cant get a fan cowl and an extra blade, I might go for an electric thermo fan in the short term
by MickL
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: first lot of problems with the Dexta
Replies: 13
Views: 3105

Re: first lot of problems with the Dexta

Thermostat out first, check rad clear in an out, only then think about a fan cowl which wouldn’t be necessary for trundling round the roads. that's good to know that the cowl isn't a critical item, however the main purpose for the Dexta is to keep the grass under control and its also summer here so...
by MickL
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: first lot of problems with the Dexta
Replies: 13
Views: 3105

Re: first lot of problems with the Dexta

Thanks Charlie, I have the thermostat out and I will test it in boiling water today, I am also going to pressure test the radiator for leaks and do a basic flow test on it today to see how it passes water or if is blocked, if all goes well I will get a radiator cowl and reassemble, thanks for the in...
by MickL
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: first lot of problems with the Dexta
Replies: 13
Views: 3105

first lot of problems with the Dexta

day one, I took the Dexta for a quick drive around the yard and within a few minutes it was smoking hot... engine hot - radiator cold, likely stuck thermostat, pulled radiator today and will give it all a good clean, it has a single blade fan (2 blades) but no radiator cowl.... the previous owner sa...
by MickL
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: New here, Mick from Oztralia, need info on Dexta
Replies: 6
Views: 1841

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

picked the little Dexta up yesterday, all looks ok for its age, no signs of oil leaks, steering seems good, everything works and starts easily without any assistance from heater or ether.... so far happy with what I got... it was cheap and needs some rust repairs in the rear mud guards and some pain...
by MickL
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: New here, Mick from Oztralia, need info on Dexta
Replies: 6
Views: 1841

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

thanks Svend,

I will know more about the Dexta on Saturday, thankfully we are no where near the fires.
by MickL
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: New here, Mick from Oztralia, need info on Dexta
Replies: 6
Views: 1841

New here, Mick from Oztralia, need info on Dexta

G'day Fellas, I am new to this place as I am looking at a Fordson Dexta on Saturday to buy. my old grey fergy has finally met the end of its working life and the Dexta has been chosen as its replacement. is there anything that I should be aware of or look for with the Dexta? are there things I need ...