Massey Ferguson 35 Hydraulics, Troubleshooting And Repair

System Strip-Down and Rebuild. 1 hour 41 mins video tutorial,

Do you have a problem with the hydraulic system on your MF35?

This video course takes you through the full strip-down of the hydraulic system.

It explains what to look for when assessing the components for wear, and then shows you how to refurbish the system.

This tutorial is also relevant to the TO35, FE35 and MF835 tractors.

If your tractor experiences any of these problems…..

  • Shaking hydraulics

  • Weak lift

  • The lift arms drop after the engine has been switched off

  • Eratic control when using the Draft system

  • Noisy pump

  • Quadrant levers not controling the pump properly

  • Relief valve blows when Position control lever is in transport position

  • Control vavle sticking

  • System not operating as it should be doing

…..then this guide will show you how to repair the fault and transform your tractor back to its former glory. Everything is shown in easy to follow step-by-step detail, so you can freeze-frame, rewind and watch the whole thing over again. Many customers take their laptop, tablet or smartphone into the workshop so they can watch the film as they work... And there’s over 1 hour 40 mins of video. The guide is also of interest if you just want to understand how the system works and watch how the repair is done.

The superb hydraulic system on the Massey Ferguson 35 was integral to the model’s success. Many tractors now have weak or inoperable systems which may be the result of different faults. This film shows you how to troubleshoot the fault, strip-down and then refurbish the system. Close-up camera shots show the procedure in step-by-step detail, which makes it possible for anyone to undertake this repair.

Save money by doing the repair yourself and be satisfied in the knowledge that the repair has been done properly.

What’s in the tutorials…

  • Animated diagrams of the system components

  • Troubleshooting the fault

  • Safely remove the hydraulic top cover

  • Remove, assess and repair the pump and vavles

  • Control valve replacement

  • Refurbish the cross shaft

  • Remove and adjust the draft control spring

  • Replace the rubber cover on the draft control spring

  • Assess and set the position and draft control linkages

  • Set linkage arm drop rate

  • Set safe transport height

  • Set quadrant levers





Repairing the pump isn’t expensive and many other problems are simple to repair, so if you follow this video guide you will be able to …..

  • Save money on hiring a mechanic
  • Be certain the repair has been done properly
  • Restore the system to its original condition
  • No need to buy a workshop manual
  • Watching the film is easier to follow than a workshop manual



What people have said…

(these comments are from customers who have watched the tutorial on DVD before we had the guide available for online streaming/download)

Just received the long awaited MF 35 hydraulics DVD today – very much worth the wait – congratulations on an excellent production! J O, Inverclyde.
A really excellent DVD I watched it last night and it will be extremely helpful. E C, Co. Cork, Ireland.
First job is to get one of those brackets made so I can remove the top cover on my own. Good troubleshooting section – think I’ve diagnosed my problem and can’t wait to get started on the strip-down of my TO35. Chuck Harrison, USA.
It is fantastic. My son and I now believe that we can take our tractor Hydraulics apart and put it back together again! Dr Lloyd V, Guyana.
MF35 Hydraulics dvd…EXCEPTIONALLY well done! Thank you… Terry
I bought the video you made and it was very helpful. I could not have repaired my Massey Ferguson TO35 without it. Thank you. Aubrey T.
Perfect video. I have little or no hydraulics knowledge, but with the help of this DVD I managed to remove the pump and lift cylinder and partially strip the pump. I really didn’t have much hope that a DVD would help me with this repair, but I am 100 percent satisfied with my purchase !!! Graeme C, UK.
I received your DVD “How to repair hydraulic – mf 35” and it has been a tremendos help – Thanks. The tractor is now put together and the hydraulic works perfect thanks to your good instruction/video. Good filming, good light and working slow makes it to a video that I highly can recomend to anyone who has a MF 35. Erik, Sweden.

The guide shows you everything you need to know, but for some further advice and information on the hydraulic system that’s not contained in the film, then visit our additional hydraulics information page.

The idea of making this DVD was that it would help anyone, anywhere in the world, to refurbish their tractor hydraulics.

Vintage Tractor Engineer just has one more thing to add…

Q. Is this DVD a Hollywood blockbuster with specail effects, highly paid film stars and a multi-million dollar budget?

A. No it isn’t

Q. Does this DVD show you how to undertake the repair in clear step-by-step detail?


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Your Instructor

Ian Ridsdale
Ian Ridsdale

With over 30 years experience repairing tractors, Ian is the head mechanic at Vintage Tractor Engineer.

Thousands of people have watched Ian's tractor maintenance videos. He's now one of the most well known tractor mechanics across the world.

Usually found in the workshop rebuilding engines, refurbishing hydraulic systems, finding electrical faults, doing brakes, clutches, wheel bearings, axles, differentials, gearboxes, fuel injection pumps, diagnosing problems.

Ian's top tip!...

"Don't rush, take your time and THINK ABOUT IT. If you understand how a mechanical system works then you can usually diagnose the fault."

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