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1952 TO30 Original 4-way Ignition Switch

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05-10-2018 13:23:06

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I inherited a 1952 TO30 that already has a 12 volt negative ground with a one wire alternator (I have all the old 6 volt parts still). I am doing a partial restoration (except for the 12 volts) while still cutting and plowing and started to re-wire the lights. I have an original 4-way ignition switch that I want to put back on. Is there any issue with using the original 4-way switch rather than a switch that looks like came off of a newer Ferguson (4 terminal non forked key). The neutral safety switch was jury rigged and bypassed when I got it (I haven't taken the plate off yet to see if the linkage is still there). Any wiring info for the 4-way switch with 3 terminals would be appreciated.

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Tom h.

05-10-2018 13:52:46

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 Re: 1952 TO30 Original 4-way Ignition Switch in reply to bigardo, 05-10-2018 13:23:06  
Good idea to get the safety switch back again. A lot of people swap to the solenoid because they donít know how to adjust the switch plate so the start switch works.

The original switch will work fine on 12 volts. The positions are off, ignition, ignition with lights and lights only.

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05-11-2018 07:08:15

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 Re: 1952 TO30 Original 4-way Ignition Switch in reply to Tom h., 05-10-2018 13:52:46  
Thanks Tom, do I need to add a push button start switch as well as the 4-way switch? I have a 3 terminal starter solenoid now hooked up.

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05-11-2018 15:03:52

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 Re: 1952 TO30 Original 4-way Ignition Switch in reply to bigardo, 05-11-2018 07:08:15  
I would remove the solenoid and make it safe again by putting the original start switch back in. With the correct setup you cannot start the tractor in gear. You can find the push button switch locally or here on the parts site. Then your original key switch can get wired correctly.

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