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Massey Ferguson TE20 - FE35 Tractors Owners Service and Repair Manual

About the Ferguson TE20

The Ferguson Model TE20 had been a British agricultural tractor. Up to now Harry Ferguson's most successful design, also known as the Little Grey Fergie. It was subsequently manufactured from 1946 to 1956. It had been a light weight but effective design as well as a popular collectors item for enthusiasts today.The model name got their start in Tractor, England 20 horsepower .

The TE range of Ferguson tractors were introduced in England in 1946 following 30 years of continuous growth and development of 'The Ferguson System' from 1916. The most important work would be to design a plough and linkage to integrate the tractor which consists of are employed in a manner this led to an engineering whole. The automatic control set up is now employed by a lot of tractor manufacturers worldwide. A British patent was applied for by Harry Ferguson in 1925 and granted the next year.

Simply because of the early 1930s the linkage design was finalised and it is now adopted as international standard category I. Just one prototype Ferguson System tractor, called the Ferguson Black, was built to help promote technical development and therefore demonstrating to potential manufactures. During NINETEEN THIRTY SIX the first production Ferguson tractors were built in Huddersfield, Yorkshire by the David Brown Company. This tractor, the Ferguson Model 'A' incorporated Harry Ferguson's 'suction side' hydraulic control system, the main factor to solving sensitive automatic control of three point mounted implements and patented on 5 February 1936 (patent no 470069). Lots of people of Ferguson's converging three point hitch, patented on 3 July 1928 (patent no 320084) together with his 'suction side control' valve extremely important compared to the success of all of the subsequent Ferguson and soon after Massey Ferguson 'Ferguson System' tractors, however of and that is the TE and then to 20 models. (Up to now the production of the Model 'A' that led in 1939 in to the David Brown line of tractors).

So one can get volume production with lower costs Harry Ferguson, after having a demonstration of his tractor before Henry Ford Senior in October 1938, did a gentlemen's agreement with Ford in order to create the Ferguson tractor in Detroit starting mid 1939. About 300,000 of these tractors, often referred to as "Ford Ferguson" were produced as much as 30 June 1947.

By means of the War years the Ferguson design team developed many improvements to both tractor and implements and to be able to finances for it to manufacture in great britain (UK). The agreement with Ford in 1938 would be to include production in conjunction with the Ford plant at Dagenham, Essex, in the united kingdom however, the key UK Ford company would not do the work. By 1945 Ferguson had made a manufacturing agreement aided by the Standard Motor Company of Coventry, England to produce the Ferguson tractor incorporating all their latest improvements that should be referred to as a TE20, i.e. 'Tractor England'. Not forgetting allowing Ferguson so you can get his tractor into full production the deal was to your advantage to Standard as you move tractor would be a built in its huge 'shadow factory' at Coventry which had been an aero engine plant during WWII but was now standing empty and void of any use as to the was a relatively small car company. Standard thought of a new wet-liner engine for any of the tractor, that are going to in turn be used in Standard's road cars, including the Vanguard.

Production were only available in the late summer of 1946, nearly a year ahead of the last Ford Ferguson came off the line in Detroit in June 1947. The break with Ford left Harry Ferguson with his fantastic US company having implements to sell but no tractors. In order to create up the gap through to the new Ferguson factory in Detroit started in October 1948, over 25,000 Coventry-built TE20s were shipped up to the USA and Canada. The TO (Tractor Overseas) 20 was virtually identical to the TE20.

Coventry production up to 1956 was 517,651 units, with about 66% being exported, mainly to Continental Europe as well as the British Empire but the majority other countries at the same time. In the direction of above figure has to be added TO production at Ferguson Park, Detroit. Including all 'Ferguson System' tractors from May NINETEEN THIRTY SIX to July 1956 brings the figure to approximately 1 million.

Harry Ferguson merged his worldwide companies with Massey-Harris of Toronto in July 1953, three year before TE and TO20 production ended, hence the change of name found on the serial plate to 'Massey-Harris-Ferguson'. The Ferguson 35 replaced the old line in the usa in 1955 and then the TE20 the european union in 1956, production here starting in September of that year following re-tooling associated with the factory.The colloquial term “Ferguson 28” is sometimes used in Australia and New Zealand for later different types of the TE-20 as an example petrol TEA-20 and diesel TEF-20. “Ferguson 28” has never been an official tractor model designation. Initially the TE-20 had the “Continental” Z120 23HP engine, as did the Detroit built TO20 introduced a year later. The 80mm bore “Standard” petrol engine was phased in in mid 1947 given that the TEA-20. Approx 3,000 of the 20,500 tractors built to 31 December 1947 being TE-A 20s. Subsequent in direction of introduction associated with the 85mm bore TE-D 20 During month of April 1949 the petrol engine was also made with 85mm bore which increased its power they only have to over 28hp. To enhance real property “Fergie 28” refers back to the nominal horsepower associated with the later personal choice of tractors. To with reputation associated with the later models from inside the used tractor market, the 23HP TE-20 can often be advertised simply as TE-20, only very rarely does it boast referred to in Australia to be a “Ferguson 23”. This term is unheard of which usually. In North America the "Standard" petrol engined TEA-20's aided by the 85mm bore were known and advertised as TE-2085's.

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