Fordson Dexta

Fordson DextaThe Fordson Dexta is a 2WD utility tractor manufactured by Fordson (a part of Ford) in Dagenham, England from 1958 to 1961.

The Fordson Dexta is equipped with one of two engines: a 2.4 L (144.0 cu·in) three-cylinder diesel engine or a 2.2 L (133.5 cu·in) four-cylinder gasoline engine and a gear type transmission with 6 forward and 2 reverse gears.

The tractor could be equipped with the following engines:

  • Ford-Perkins F3.144. It is a 2.4 L, 2,360 cm2, (144.0 cu·in) three-cylinder natural aspirated diesel engine with 89.0 mm (3.5 in) of the cylinder bore and 127.0 mm (5 in) of the piston stroke. The compression ratio rating is 16.5:1. This engine produced 32.5 PS (23.9 kW; 32.0 HP) at 2,000 rpm of output power.
  • Standard Vanguard. It is a 2.2 L, 2,187 cm2, (133.5 cu·in) four-cylinder natural aspirated gasoline engine. The cylinder bore is 87.0 mm (3.43 in) and the piston stroke is 92.0 mm (3.62 in). The compression ratio rating is 6.0:1.

The Fordson Dexta is equipped with manual steering, differential mechanical expanding shoe brakes, an Open operator station, and 31.8 liters (8.4 US gal.; 7 Imp. gal) fuel tank for diesel fuel or 43.1 liters (11.4 US gal, 9.5 Imp. gal) for gasoline fuel.

Fordson Dexta Specifications

General Specifications
ModelFordson Dexta
Length Gasoline: 3,070 mm (120.9 in)
Diesel: 3,000 mm (118.1 in)
Width1,630 mm (64.2 in)
Height (steering wheel)1,370 mm (53.9 in)
Wheel base1,800 mm (70.9 in)
Ground clearance Front axle: 530 mm (20.9 in)
Rear axle: 300 mm (11.8 in)
Weight (operating)1,500 kg (3,307 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity Diesel: 31.8 liters (8.4 US gal.; 7 Imp. gal)
Gasoline: 43.1 liters (11.4 US gal.; 9.5 Imp. gal)
Cabin typeOpen operator station
Engine modelFord-Perkins F3.144
Engine typeFour-stroke, liquid-cooled, inline
Fuel typeDiesel
Displacement2.4 L, 2,360 cm2, (144.0 cu·in)
Bore and stroke89.0 mm X 127.0 mm (3.5 in X 5 in)
Compression ratio16.5:1
Horsepower32.5 PS (23.9 kW; 32.0 HP) at 2,000 rpm
Torque126.1 N·m (12.9 kg·m, 92.9 ft·lb) at 1,200 rpm
Oil capacity:7.2 L (7.6 US. qt, 6.3 Imp. qt.)
Coolant capacity:8.5 L (9 US. qt, 7.5 Imp. qt.)
Engine modelStandard Vanguard
Engine typeFour-stroke, liquid-cooled, inline
Fuel typeGasoline
Displacement2.2 L, 2,187 cm2, (133.5 cu·in)
Bore and stroke87.0 mm X 92.0 mm (3.43 in X 3.62 in)
Compression ratio6.0:1
Oil capacity:6.8 L (7.2 US. qt, 6 Imp. qt.)
Coolant capacity:6.5 L (6.9 US. qt, 5.7 Imp. qt.)
Transmission and chassis
Chassis4×2 2WD
Steering typeManual
BrakesDifferential mechanical expanding shoe
Transmission model
Transmission typeGear type with dry disc clutch
Gears6 forward and 2 reverse
Speed Forward: 27.9 kmh (17.3 mph) Reverse: 12.1 kmh (7.5 mph)
Front tires Ag: 5.50-16
Rear tires Ag: 12.4-28
Three-Point Hitch
Control type
Lift capacity (at ends)
PTO (Power take-off shaft)
Rear PTO typeTransmission or live with 2-stage clutch (option)
Rear PTO speed540 rpm
Hydraulic system
Hydraulic type
Pump flow4.42 gpm (16.7 lpm)
Fordson Dexta serial numbers
1957957E 1
1958957E 144
1959957E 22558
1960957E 44432
1961957E 71921
1961957E 312001
196109A 312001
196209B 702592
196309C 732031
196309D 900001
196409D 907332
Final09D 928248
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