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
Model Fordson Dexta
Length Gasoline: 3,070 mm (120.9 in)
Diesel: 3,000 mm (118.1 in)
Width 1,630 mm (64.2 in)
Height (steering wheel) 1,370 mm (53.9 in)
Wheel base 1,800 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)
Battery 12V
Cabin type Open operator station
Engine model Ford-Perkins F3.144
Engine type Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, inline
Cylinders 3
Fuel type Diesel
Displacement 2.4 L, 2,360 cm2, (144.0 cu·in)
Bore and stroke 89.0 mm X 127.0 mm (3.5 in X 5 in)
Compression ratio 16.5:1
Horsepower 32.5 PS (23.9 kW; 32.0 HP) at 2,000 rpm
Torque 126.1 N·m (12.9 kg·m, 92.9 ft·lb) at 1,200 rpm
Starter Electric
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 model Standard Vanguard
Engine type Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, inline
Cylinders 4
Fuel type Gasoline
Displacement 2.2 L, 2,187 cm2, (133.5 cu·in)
Bore and stroke 87.0 mm X 92.0 mm (3.43 in X 3.62 in)
Compression ratio 6.0:1
Starter Electric
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
Chassis 4×2 2WD
Steering type Manual
Brakes Differential mechanical expanding shoe
Transmission model
Transmission type Gear type with dry disc clutch
Gears 6 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
Category I
Control type
Lift capacity (at ends)
PTO (Power take-off shaft)
Rear PTO type Transmission or live with 2-stage clutch (option)
Rear PTO speed 540 rpm
Hydraulic system
Hydraulic type
Pump flow 4.42 gpm (16.7 lpm)
Fordson Dexta serial numbers
1957 957E 1
1958 957E 144
1959 957E 22558
1960 957E 44432
1961 957E 71921
1961 957E 312001
1961 09A 312001
1962 09B 702592
1963 09C 732031
1963 09D 900001
1964 09D 907332
Final 09D 928248
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