I would like one of these.we have a TEF20 Diesel it lives in the shed, it only likes been a tractor when it's warm, if its not warm it goes on strike and refuses to do anything, come to think of it i think it has the right idea
electric start, i'll have to check about the cranck, im sure it has the hole in the frout and the dog on the frount pully for the crank handel but don't have the crank handel for it, i think it would be a very good workout starting it with a handel tho
We were messing about with one of ours last autumn changing the oil gauge and changing all oils the electric starter didn't seem to work?electric start, i'll have to check about the cranck, im sure it has the hole in the frout and the dog on the frount pully for the crank handel but don't have the crank handel for it, i think it would be a very good workout starting it with a handel tho
As its petrol it could be you are running it too hard – when I drove one 'way back when' if I thrashed it for lengthy periods it would shower sparks – but its usually carbon – engine gets hot enough to ignite carbon bits. Flames would be unburnt fuel. As its been unused for a bit lets hope its just old bits of carbon getting 'flushed' out and not the air/fuel mixture - not all fuel is being burnt in the cylinders.We were messing about with one of ours last autumn changing the oil gauge and changing all oils the electric starter didn't seem to work?
Cranking it was the only way to get it going it runs OK but we had sparks galore coming out of the exhaust pipe. this petrol/paraffin Fergie was bought in 2010 it had a scoop attachment a plough and 3 spare original tyres it cost us £500 and was a none runner but I messed about with a few things perchased some new parts, and now it runs but not perfectly any suggestions?
Reminds me of a petter paraffin two stroke stationary engine we had driving a water pump for our long greenhouse (170 ft if you're curious). It had a contoured top cast iron piston. There was a chamber which held about 1/4 of a pint of petrol which was poured in to start up. A couple of damn great fly wheels and a BTH magneto to provide the sparks. After cranking and the beast starting the level of petrol ran down and was replenished from the paraffin fuel tank in the base. The paraffin was injected onto the piston which had heated up during the startup on petrol so it continued to run.It's not meant to run constantly on petrol, (hence the smaller petrol tank compared to the TVO) it was meant to only run on petrol until the engine warmed up, then you would switch over to the TVO line.
Many years since I drove one though - my father had a loan of my Uncle Dai's old David Brown Cropmaster when we needed a tractor on the smallholding (the only thing that could comfortably negotiate the deep lane down to the farm). In fact, my cousin has just finished totally refurbishing it (been on the farm since it was bought new in 1949) and sits proudly in it's own garage next to his own first tractor, a SAME