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AC ED40 -Orwell, VT

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Freeman Corey

04-17-2002 10:04:35

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I purchased an AC ED40 that is in very good condition. After reading the comments regarding the recent article, looks like parts are going to be a problem. Can any ED40 owners let me know about any problems that they have encountered? Does anyone have a good parts source? Any general info about the tractor??

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04-11-2004 10:48:57

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 Re: AC ED40 -Orwell, VT in reply to Freeman Corey , 04-17-2002 10:04:35  
I just read your article regarding your purchase of and AC ED-40. I have one also that purrs like
a kitten. Parts are hard to find, but maybe for you no longer. I am interested in selling mine as
we sold our farm 3 years ago. The ED-40 was only used to mow the fields twice a year on a 40 acre farm. My mechanic has taken good care of me and my father-in-law, who has since passed away, and am only interested in selling it since the farm was sold. I am in central Pennsylvania and you may E-mail me for any further information.

Thank you,


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04-17-2002 12:41:49

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 Re: AC ED40 -Orwell, VT in reply to Freeman Corey , 04-17-2002 10:04:35  
ED40 designed and built at Essendine, Rutland, UK and a quantity exported to USA market around 1966.
The engine is the Standard Motor Co Diesel Model 23C or after take-over of that manufacturer by Leyland redesignated as the Leyland OE138. Hydraulics in two phases, the later phase machines being called "Depthomatic", I think closely based on the MF-35 system. A good basic tractor but production not on a high enough level such as to create a dent in the UK tractor market dominated by the MF-35. Production ceased when the UK built A-C agricultural machinery division was disposed of to J.C.Bamford.

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04-28-2002 18:11:12

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 Re: Re: AC ED40 -Orwell, VT in reply to Grumpy, 04-17-2002 12:41:49  
I am assuming from your response that Leyland and the MF35 used the same Standard Diesel engine. Would the AC ED40, Leyland OE138, MF 35 have interchangeable engine, mechanical, or body parts?? Any cross reference info available? When I purchased the tractor, I was told it was a 1959, however the engine number starts as 29 5 64 -then multiple spacing -302299-11. Can I assume it was manufactured in 1964? I am currently having problems locating steer box parts at the Agco dealer, do you have any info for parts sources.
Appreciate your help, thanks.

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