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Details about  Fordson 'New' Major Diesel Tractor - not a Fiat, Ferguson, Massey or Case

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Looks a little 'rough and ready' but everything works and plenty of life left in her.

02 May, 2014 16:16:24 AEST
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AU $900.00
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Item location:
South Burnett, QLD, Australia


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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller Notes: Looks a little 'rough and ready' but everything works and plenty of life left in her.



'New' Major - diesel

On offer is the ‘other’ Classic British tractor of the 1950s:
The Fordson ‘New’ Major – Diesel !
This is a 1952 model with 40 HP 3.2 L four cylinder diesel engine,
Dual range, 3 speed + reverse transmission (i.e. 6 forward and 2 reverse gears)
strong (Cat 2) hydraulic three point linkage
(with sleeves for Cat 1 implements),
low mount drawbar,
1 3/8” PTO shaft,
Side PTO pulley.
I was in the process of restoring this tractor for hobby farm use 
but I have too many projects on the go and 
the Minister for War & Finance has declared that something has to go!
Engine starts reliably and runs well.
Gearbox has a few growls but all gears engage easily and work.
Hydraulics are strong but will drop slowly when engine is off.
Steering is light and direct.
Strong brakes.
The paintwork is poor (but nothing is hidden by new paint)
The body work a little rough in places, but complete.
Fitted with a shade canopy (note: not a certified ROPS).
Rear tyres are worn but will last for years of hobby farm use.
Front tyres worn but replacements included (see below).
Please see photos as well as this description.
Work done on this machine since purchase in 2012:
  • All oils changed with quality oil,
    • Engine oil (9L) and filter,
    • Oil bath air filter,
    • Transmission (20L),
    • Rear axle and hydraulics (40L)
    • Hydraulic pump strainer cleaned.
  • Fuel system completely flushed and all filter elements replaced.
  • All linkages and pivot points greased.
  • Air inlet duct replaced.
  • Fan/alternator belt replaced 
    (It has an internally-regulated alternator fitted. No dodgy generator and regulator to maintain.)
New parts included with tractor:
(Most are quality Sparex and Agriline parts from the UK)
  • Radiator cap and full set of radiator hoses.
  • Oil pressure gauge.
  • Fuel tap.
  • Rubber boot for starter motor.
  • Clutch & brake shaft bushes and seals
  • Hydraulic seal kit
  • Two x 1L cans of Bare Co Tractor enamel
    (Early Ford Blue and Case Orange (for the wheels)).
  • Reprint of original Owners Manual.
  • Complete workshop and parts manuals on CD.
  • Also included are two 80% 7.50 R 16 tube-type lug tread tyres, ready to be fitted to the front wheels (see photos).
All this for less than some are asking for very ordinary “Grey Fergies”.
This 40 HP machine will easily handle a 5’ slasher, 6’ grader blade, Cat 2 ripper/pipe layer etc.
Plenty of work left in this old girl!
Please note conditions of offer and sale:
  • Advertised elsewhere and may be withdrawn from sale at any time.
  • The tractor is located near Yarraman, South East Qld, about 2.5h drive north-west of Brisbane.
  • Inspection before bidding is recommended and preferred.  Please phone Ian on 0409 488 682 to arrange. 
  • No time wasters please.  If you choose to bid and win without prior inspection, you are still committed to buy.
  • Full payment must be received within 7 days of end of auction.  Direct bank deposit preferred (2% discount).  PayPal accepted.
  • Tractor to be collected before 10th May 2014.
  • The tractor weighs around 3 tonnes.  Buyer will need to arrange suitable transport.  I can help with loading onto a suitable trailer or truck.
  • I may be able to arrange transport at buyers full expense.  Please phone to discuss.

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