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Putting My '55 TO35 to Work

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Lurayfarmer

05-08-2018 20:50:44




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After 6 months in my shop, my 1955 Ferguson TO35 was released into the field for work today. This is a 400-hour tractor that needed no serious mechanical work. I painted some body panels, installed a new wiring harness, new gas tank, had the radiator flushed out, etc. Remaining work includes cleaning up the wheels which are still fitted with the factor tires.

I hooked the Fergie up to my 650-pound, 72" Bush Hog finish mower. The hydraulics snapped it off the ground like it weighed nothing. The PTO worked perfectly and the tractor showed no effort at all mowing up and down hills. Steers great - but this tractor's steering gear and joints have no wear on them. Transmission is easy to use and the gearing is just right.

On the whole, it's a powerful, smooth machine and a credit to the engineering genius of Harry Ferguson.

Bill Shields

Luray, VA

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Lurayfarmer

05-15-2018 20:10:12




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 Re: Putting My '55 TO35 to Work in reply to Lurayfarmer, 05-08-2018 20:50:44  
John - where are you located? Any idea what you'll be asking for it?

Bill

quote="CVPost-John Mason"](quoted from post at 15:15:44 05/15/18) I'm going to be selling my 1955 TO35. I am second owner. Converted to 12V with 12V generator, tracto meter works. Runs 20psi oil pressure when mowing at 90 degrees out its around 18psi. New front tires rear tires are good and have duo chains. HYD pump was rebuilt. Carb rebuilt. Been a great tractor but I have a newer JD and moved to town. Email me for pictures and additional information.[/quote]

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Lurayfarmer

05-09-2018 22:38:57




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 Re: Putting My '55 TO35 to Work in reply to Lurayfarmer, 05-08-2018 20:50:44  
Alas - the old tank has been recycled. I try to use all original parts, but this tank had been sitting with a half-gallon of gas in it for some 25 years. The inside corrosion was extreme. I opted for a repro in this one instance.

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2tractors

05-09-2018 17:48:42




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 Re: Putting My '55 TO35 to Work in reply to Lurayfarmer, 05-08-2018 20:50:44  
Don't throw that old 400 hour tank away unless you live near me then you can through it under my mailbox. Presently working on perkins 3cyl. 35 restoration with power steering.



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Lurayfarmer

05-09-2018 07:19:50




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 Re: Putting My '55 TO35 to Work in reply to Lurayfarmer, 05-08-2018 20:50:44  
I will try to get some pictures posted in the next few days, and explain how this tractor survived with virtually no use from 1955.



[quote="CVPost-miner09"](quoted from post at 06:26:24 05/09/18) How did you find a 400 hr tractor? Someone must have planned letting this tractor be a
great find years later.[/quote]



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miner09

05-09-2018 06:26:24




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 Re: Putting My '55 TO35 to Work in reply to Lurayfarmer, 05-08-2018 20:50:44  
How did you find a 400 hr tractor? Someone must have planned letting this tractor be a great find years later.



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pomester

05-09-2018 05:15:28




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 Re: Putting My '55 TO35 to Work in reply to Lurayfarmer, 05-08-2018 20:50:44  
pictures are appreciated - I have been considering a set up similar to yours, altho I am unlikely to find a 400 hour tractor...



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John Mason

05-15-2018 15:15:44




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 Re: Putting My '55 TO35 to Work in reply to pomester, 05-09-2018 05:15:28  
I'm going to be selling my 1955 TO35. I am second owner. Converted to 12V with 12V generator, tracto meter works. Runs 20psi oil pressure when mowing at 90 degrees out its around 18psi. New front tires rear tires are good and have duo chains. HYD pump was rebuilt. Carb rebuilt. Been a great tractor but I have a newer JD and moved to town. Email me for pictures and additional information.



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Steve@Advance

05-09-2018 05:05:24




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 Re: Putting My '55 TO35 to Work in reply to Lurayfarmer, 05-08-2018 20:50:44  
Maybe I need to come spend 6 months in your shop!

Then I could work as well as the Fergy since we're both the same age! LOL



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