Massey-Ferguson 35
MF 35 reg 162 DYB at Bath - DSC01611
Model history
Model introduced 1960
Model discontinued 1965
Model status Discontinued
No. produced Unknown
Preceded by Ferguson FE-35 (UK)
Superseded by Massey Ferguson 135
Engine Specification
Engine make Perkins
Engine model Perkins A3.152
Fuel type Diesel
Power hp 37
Power kW 26
Governed rpm {{{governedrpm}}}
Displacement cu in /(litre) 152 cu in (2.5 litre)
No. of Cylinders 3
Bore in (mm) 3.6 (91 mm)
Stroke in (mm) 5 inches (127 mm)
Cooling system Water
Naturally aspirated, Turbo or Supercharged NA
Transmission Details
Transmission type Manual
Clutch Dry plate
Gearbox make MF
Forward 6
Reverse 2
Drive 2-WD
General Data
Linkage Category Cat I
Tyre Sizes (std/options)
Front 6.0x16
Rear 11x28 (Grass option)
Tractor Dimensions
Length (inches/metres) 117 inches
Weight (nominal) lb/kg 2980 lb
Wheelbase 72 inches
Other info
Factories Coventry, England
India (TAFE)
Rakovica, Yugoslavia (Zadrugar)
Plow rating Unknown
Nebraska Tests No. 774
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The Massey-Ferguson 35 was built to follow on from the successful Ferguson FE-35 following the name change to Massey Ferguson, formerly Massey-Harris-Ferguson created by the merger in 1953 of Ferguson tractors and Massey-Harris. It featured a 35 hp (26 kW) Perkins engine.

It was manufactured in various factories around the world, including licensed-manufacturers. Factories included England, USA, in India under license by TAFE, and in Rakovica, Yugoslavia under license by Zadrugar.

Model historyEdit

For the company history see

Main article: Massey Ferguson

The MF 35 was introduced in 1957, and was essentially a Ferguson FE-35 with the new corporate colour scheme, of Red tinwork and Grey skid unit. But was sold in Both colour schemes for several years, with a choice of engines. The Massey Ferguson 35X was introduced in 1963 towards the end of production.

The 35 3.152 engine was rated and governed to a maximun 2000 or 2250 rev/min. The 35X A3.152 engine was rated and governed to a maximun of 2400 rev/min. Source (from memory) MF 35/35X Handbook.

35 four cylinder models are easily identified by having the exhaust on the same side as the brake pedals, the driver's right looking forward.

All 35 and 135 three cylinder models have the exhaust on the same side as the clutch pedal the driver's left looking forward.

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Specifications and OptionsEdit

A choice of engines and even colour scheme was available at some times of the production run.

  • Other options included a choice of Wheel / tyre sizes
  • Industrial versions, badged both as Massey Ferguson 35 or Massey Ferguson 35X.

Production dates and Serial numbersEdit

Massey Ferguson FE35 - (AFW175A) with cab at Gamston nvtec ww 2011 - IMG 3010
Massey Ferguson FE35 multipower with cab AFW175A at Gamston NVTEC ww 2011 - IMG 3009
Massey Ferguson 35 - all versions
production years Engine Serial numbers No. built Notes
1956 Standard petrol engine
V.O. engine
Standard 23C engine
1001- 9224 8224 Introduced October 1956 to replace the TE range as the Ferguson FE-35 , with Gold engine and transmission, grey tinwork.
1957 Standard 23c diesel 9225-79552 (After Serial no.74655) MF version replacing FE designation after company name change in 1957 with Red Tinwork and Grey transmission. (The merger between Harry Ferguson and Massey Harris took place in late summer of 1953, three years before TE production ended in July 1956)
1958 Standard 23c diesel
79553-125067 introduced in ?
1959 Perkins 3.152 125068-171470 built from Serial no.165596 with Perkins 3.152
1960 Perkins 3.152 171471-220613 engine up date at s/n
1961 Perkins 3.152 220614-267527
1962 Perkins 3.152 267528-307230
1963 Perkins A3.152 307231-352254 MF 35X Built from Serial no. 302413
1964 Perkins A3.152 352255-388382 production ends after: 388,382 built


Massey Ferguson 35 (MF 835 DV) vineyard sn 26695 at Scammell Gathering 09 - IMG 9192

A restored French built MF 35 (MF 835 DV) vineyard model (narrow)

A whole range of special application conversions were built by various other firms. Some of theses were effectively factory approved production models for niche markets, and others were one off specials built by dealers for customers requirements.

Some options were
  • High clearance - for row crop work and spraying
  • Highway kits - lights, front mudgaurds and road tyres, no linkage on some.
  • Crawler Tractor conversions
  • Halftrack conversion for bad ground and forestry work
  • Vineyard and Orchard tractors
  • 4-WD versions by Selene in Italy.


Details based on magazine articles & Fee ads and published auction results as a guide. Please add any significant Auction results or sale information for these models (Include a reference / source for info).


When new in 1956, the tractor cost[1] (as a Ferguson FE-35):-

  • Standard version £463
  • Delux Diesel £590

For restorationEdit

Due to the large numbers built, they can still be found a farm dispersal sales in varying conditions, below a £ 1000, but some of theses can be very poor condition. Complete running tractors in reasonable off farm condition can fetch considerably more than a £1000 at some sales or in the Free ads in the magazines.

Restored versionsEdit

The price can vary wildly depending on spec & finish originality and desirability of the particular tractor due to its history and uniqueness.


These are one of the most popular tractors in preservation. To record every example on this page is not feasible, but please add any known examples with a registration Number or serial number, with any other details, and photo. When the list gets bigger it can be split to pages by year. (For tractors with plenty of Information create a page link from here to a new page for the tractors details like :- [[Massey Ferguson 35 sn.123456]] or as [[Massey Ferguson 35 reg. XYZ 123]] with the correct ref number. Please include photo of the tractor on the page, or a reference to a magazine or book it has appeared in. (Do not copy the actual article or images to here, it will be deleted).

List of Preserved Massey Ferguson 35 tractors
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Make + Model No. Reg No.
(if known)
Serial No. Build-Date Engine-Type/Make Owner
(if known)
Photo Were seen/Featured in Other info
MF 35 503 YUE+  ? 1960  ? H. Pugh, Brecon S.Wales MF 35 (503 YUE) at TW-Newbury 2016 - IMG 1839 Tractor World Show - Newbury 2016 Restored example
Image needed LHB

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See alsoEdit

References and SourcesEdit

  1. The Ferguson Tractor Story, By Stuart Gibbard, page 141

External linksEdit

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