Learned to drive on a M35 my Dad had. In fact most country kids in Ireland growing up learned to drive on tractors. I remember having to stand up to get the clutch down like someone else said earlier. Great memories
My Dad whowas disabled had to stand up in a car to double declutch and use the brake pedal as well... A memory of childhood was going down a steepish hill to a major road junction in his 1953 humber hawk packed with newspapers ,eventhe boot was full . We doing about60 and the car was accelerating doen thehill (they were very heavy) and i was beginning pancic we wont stop. Suddenly my dad reared up inthe drivers seat double delutched changed down tothird and braking heavily pulled upon the white line...
I have a 1941 farmall H which I've had since 1986. It needs a good going over one of these years. It has always sat out of the weather and looks good for its age. No pictures as there is a lot of stuff hiding it. I mounted a big army Braden winch on the back, snow blade(made from a hot water tank) on the front, tire chains and logged my bush with it back then. It has the narrow front end which makes it really maneuverable. I have hand crank started it since I've had it, you soon learn the sweet spot. It hasn't ran in a few years now,but will with a carb cleaning.
I am envious - love old machinery , Ford N models chief among them . I have not enough land to encourage tractor play but if I did it would be a Two Cylinder Deere - unstyled B with round spoke wheels all around and of course it has to have an umbrella...
richard i only have a couple of acres idea is to have a project to keep me broke and hands busy i spent many days as a youth on my grandfather's farm so i am frustrated agriculturalist have a plan for the T20....lots of holiday parades around here have friend with trailer rent gorilla suit ride tractor in parades with big sign "Alan Hodge for President" also plan to drive it up and down my road to aggravate neighbor's chiwawa and hound dawgs who chase me on bike the bastards BERT get that tractor going again!
Alan - glad to see your Fergie still has the skinny front rims/ tires that date it - although they might do less harm to your lawn the fat turf tires just don’t look right . Tin looks to be decent and still has the toolbox on the fender . Getting it back to grey is proper.
Please keep us updated with pics.
got tractor home found data plate under many layers paint removed paint found serial number 83968 plate reads "Made by Standard Motors Coventry, England" how cool is that oh serial number dates in 1949
been working on the Fergie got the front plate on ebay for $8 paint job is Rustoleum Gloss Smoke Grey got some fine tuning to do gas tank has lots of silt/rust i am still trying to get out motor is very cold natured like my 68 MGB still learning its sweet spots
Two important things to add
Most important is a ROPS (roll bar) and second is front weights.
Looks from your pictures you are an hilly ground
Get a roll bar !!!!
The rest isn’t important if you get squashed
Also 3/4 fill your rear tyres with water, the extra weight will make it more stable.