Fordson Super Major 4x4 Roadless in Norway

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Fordson Super Major 4x4 Roadless in Norway

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Hi,
Iam a owner of a Fordson Roadless 4x4. I belive it is a 61-62 mod.
Maybe someone can help me to find it out? Engine number is 08B776327

Picture: http://bygda.traktor.no/forum/topics/fo ... rmajor-4x4

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Re: Fordson Super Major 4x4 Roadless in Norway

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Welcome aboard Andgjerd! Nice project you picked up. You are real close on the year, I’ll let the other guys date it for you…..I’ll bet there are a couple of them that don’t even have to look in the book.
Looks like the front Left wheel won’t turn, let us know what you find, hopefully nothing to bad. These are a GMC military axel so parts are around, you may just have to dig a little. If you have any questions just ask, I have had the Ax completely apart on my Selene, and there is a little trick to get the axel knuckles apart.
Looks like someone replaced the original tombstone with a fabricated unit, but looks like it is built quite well.
Does it run?

(Sorry, I can’t read Norwegian)

Pat

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Re: Fordson Super Major 4x4 Roadless in Norway

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Hi Andgjerd,

That is a great tractor. It has a very interesting front axle with the extra strengthening on the lower half and a torque limiting clutch that is different from all the others I have seen or read about.

Pat is 100% right about parts for the front axle, they are easy to get even in Australia. I think I even found a company in Norway that sold CCKW parts when I was looking for parts for my axle some time ago. The only custom Roadless bit is the housing and that is hard to break. I have the GMC CCKW axle rebuilding specs on disk somewhere if you need them. Just send me a PM and I will dig them up and email them to you if you need them.

Regards, Frank.

P.S. I am a little jealous of your tractor, my tractor still needs to have all the Roadless parts repaired and bolted on.
Real tractors don't need tin work to be beautiful.

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Re: Fordson Super Major 4x4 Roadless in Norway

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The Major is running, after standing a lot of year outside. The left driveshaft was broken,and It is now welded. I have purchased a "new" built axle from a truck fore spare.
I belive this Rodless kit is mounted in Norway. Will try to get some more information from Roadless about that.
Rebuilding specs is interested, thanks!
What price is it on tractors like mine around in the World?

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Re: Fordson Super Major 4x4 Roadless in Norway

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Out of this sheet my Fordson is a 62 mod.

http://www.fordsonmajor.se/pic/htmlpics/serialnb.htm

Maybe somone can help me with the mounth?

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Re: Fordson Super Major 4x4 Roadless in Norway

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Looks like a November 1962 tractor but you would need to locate and post some of the date codes to confirm that.
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Thanks, Where to find these codes?

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Re: Fordson Super Major 4x4 Roadless in Norway

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It is not a Roadless. It is a Selene 4WD conversion.
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Re: Fordson Super Major 4x4 Roadless in Norway

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What is the difference?

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Basically the Same thing. Selene started building them first and then Roadless was later licensed to build them as well, and probably built more than Selene did.
The Selene units have the 4X4 shifter lever on the back of the gearbox and the Roadless had the shifter on the top, I believe the Roadless has the transmission bolts threaded into their housing and Selene uses through bolts.
I don’t believe I have seen a Selene with a “slip clutch” on the driveshaft before and this one doesn’t appear to be a Roadless unit, apparently yours is a Selene design. Both units used mostly the same axle set up.

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Re: Fordson Super Major 4x4 Roadless in Norway

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This unit is a Roadless, you can see that the transfer case is also much thicker where it bolts between the transmissions.

Pat

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Re: Fordson Super Major 4x4 Roadless in Norway

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Andgjerd, does your Selene have the locking mechanism on the brake pedals?

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Re: Fordson Super Major 4x4 Roadless in Norway

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You can connect the break pedal together with a lock, yes.

Iam now thinking about selling this tractor. Any god tips to place an advert?

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Re: Fordson Super Major 4x4 Roadless in Norway

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andgjerd wrote:You can connect the break pedal together with a lock, yes.

Iam now thinking about selling this tractor. Any god tips to place an advert?
How much are you looking for? And where in Norway are you located?

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Re: Fordson Super Major 4x4 Roadless in Norway

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Located in Sogndal. Price, bid from 35.000,- nok

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andgjerd wrote:Located in Sogndal. Price, bid from 35.000,- nok
Lykke til med salger...
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Re: Fordson Super Major 4x4 Roadless in Norway

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Andgjerd, I was curious about the linkage that locks the brake pedals down as mine had none of the linkage when I got it. With the addition of the transfer case the floor board’s mismatch with everything, I’m not sure if my parts went missing or if Selene never made the parts to adapt them.

This is what I made.

Pat

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Re: Fordson Super Major 4x4 Roadless in Norway

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What happend to this tractor?
Was it sold?
Regards Matthias

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