Ferguson FE35 Serial Numbers

What’s your Ferguson FE35 Serial Number? The FE35 is a utility tractor built in Coventry, England between 1956-1960.

The FE35 was in production at the point where Massey Ferguson and Massey- Harris merged - the original paint was in grey and gold, which changed in late '57 to red and grey -  Massey Ferguson colours, but the Ferguson decals remained. By 1960 the Ferguson name was no longer used. 

To identify your tractor model and year of manufacture check the engine serial number (SN) plates. The SN plate is located at varying positions on the instrument console, depending on the model.

UK Produced Ferguson Tractors

Date casting codes on UK-built Ferguson tractors normally follow a format of day/month/year. Eg., a casting code of “01 9 5” would mean 1st September 1955.
  • TE-20 casting code numbers are found on the left side of the differential/hydraulic housing, just forward of the round port.
  • TEA-20 casting code numbers are found on the right side of the differential/hydraulic housing, just forward of the round port, on most, but not all, tractors.
  • FE-35 casting code numbers are found on the right side of the differential/hydraulic housing, just forward of the round port.

    YEAR

    FE35 SERIAL NUMBER
    1956 1001
    1957 9226
    1958 79553
    1959 125068
    1960 171471
    Final
    220613


    TE and TEA tractors were built side by side to serial number 48000.


    FERGUSON MODEL NUMBERS


    MODEL YEAR MANUFACTURER ENGINE
    TE20
    1947-1948
    Standard Built
    Continental Z-120
    TO20
    1948-1951
    Detroit built
    Continental Z-120
    TEA-20
    1947-1956
    Standard Built
    Petrol Standard engine
    TEB-20
    1946-1948
    Standard Built
    Continental narrow
    TEC-20
    1948-1956
    Standard Built
    Petrol Standard engine, narrow
    TED-20
    1949-1956
    Standard Built
    V.O. Standard engine
    TEE-20
    1949-1956
    Standard Built
    V.O. Standard engine, narrow
    TEF-20
    1951-1956
    Standard Built
    Diesel
    TO30
    1951-1954
    Detroit built
    Continental Z-129
    TEH-20
    1950-1956
    Standard Built
    Zero Octane Standard engine
    TEJ-20
    1950-1956
    Standard Built
    Zero Octane Standard engine, narrow
    TEK-20
    1952-1956
    Standard Built
    Petrol Standard engine, vineyard
    TEL-20
    1952-1956
    Standard Built
    V.O. Standard engine, vineyard
    TEM-20
    1952-1956
    Standard Built
    Zero Octane Standard engine, vineyard
    TEP-20
    1952-1956
    Standard Built
    Petrol Standard engine, industrial
    TER-20
    1952-1956
    Standard Built
    V.O. Standard engine, industrial
    TES-20
    1952-1956
    Standard Built
    Lamp oil Standard engine, industrial
    TET-20
    1952-1956
    Standard Built
    Diesel Standard engine, industrial
    TEY-20
    1955-1956
    P3 (TA)
    Perkins engine

    V.O = Vaporising oil engine (TVO)
    Lamp oil engine= Zero Octane engine
    Standard engine= Engine manufactured by the Standard Motor Company


    'Standard' is classified in 3 ways:

  • Standard as in chassis type (a TO-20 has a standard chassis vs. a F-40 Hi-Crop wide-front which is not a standard chassis type)
  • Standard as in model (such as TO-35 Standard vs. TO-35 Deluxe vs. TO-35 Special)
  • Standard as in engine manufacturer (Standard Motors in the UK)

  • Some of the prefixes below apply only to UK-built tractors and others are applicable only to early MF tractors. They are included for your information:
    S - Standard chassis/wide front
    C - High clearance/wide front chassis
    R - Row crop/twin wheel front chassis
    T - Row crop/single wheel front chassis
    J - Industrial or multiple purpose chassis
    V - Vineyard chassis
    U - Utility or turf chassis
    G - Gasoline
    H - High altitude gasoline
    D - Standard Diesel
    K - Vaporizing oil (TVO)
    L - Lamp oil
    P - Perkins Diesel
    B - LP Gas
    M - Dual-stage clutch
    F - Single-stage clutch
    W - Multi-Power


    Can't find your Serial Number Plate?*


    If your SN plate is missing there are some features that may help you identify your Ferguson FE35:
    The aluminum engine SN plate, fastened to the block with four small course-threaded rivets, will be located near the top of the left side of the engine block between the coil and the distributor. The engine model (all Z-series) will be found on the plate, preceding the engine number, and will help determine the tractor model (assuming no modifications to the tractor have been made, such as cobbling together a tractor from parts of several different models). If equipped with a Standard Motors gasoline or Diesel engine: Standard Motors engines have no SN plate. The engine data is stamped into the block on a flat surface. On engines with carburetors, the numbers are located between the oil filler and the coil on the left side of the engine. On Diesels the numbers are just above the generator on the right side of the engine. 

    FE35

    FE-35 gasoline models are equipped with a 87mm Standard engine having a SN prefix of “SF.” However, various suffices were included:
  • “EHS” (6.6:1 compression ratio with singlestage clutch)
  • “EHD” (6.6:1 compression ratio with dualstage clutch)
  • “ELS” (6.0:1 compression ratio with single clutch - High Altitude above 5000 ft.)
  • “ELD” (6.0:1 compression with dual clutchHigh Altitude above 5000 ft.)
    FE-35 gasoline models have an external, inclined oil filter on the left side of the engine.

    FE-35 Diesel
  • Standard 23C Diesel engine with a “SJ” prefix. An “ES” suffix is used for a single-stage clutch and “ED” for the dual-stage clutch.
  • Standard Diesel 4-cylinder engines with Lucas electrical components.

    * Information from Ferguson tractors.org


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