Massey Ferguson 35 were a medium-sized, general-purpose farm tractors made in Michigan, produced in the period from 1957 to 1964. In fact, it was an update of the TE20 range. New uprated engines provided the high power, dual clutch option, dual range transmission, ground speed P.T.O. reworked hydraulic lift capacity and in combination with draft and position control from a dual lever hydraulic control system.
There were many small changes and options to the tractors over the period of manufacture.
The Massey Ferguson 35 was available with both diesel or gasoline engines and it was well liked by farmers. Diesel variant was equipped with 2.5 L 3-cylinder in-line, liquid-cooled Perkins power unit. The gasoline variant had a 2.2 L 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled in-line Continental engine. Both ones were naturally aspirated and both engines provided the power output of 32.1 horsepower. The last engine update was with the introduction of A3.152X engine for the Massey Ferguson 35X model.
The tractor was equipped with a manual transmission (with six speeds forward and two reverse). It had also manual recirculating-ball steering system, manual drum brakes on the rear wheels, and an open operator station. The transmission was not changed until the 35 X modifications, when it got a multi-power option.
This tractor was a front-engine, RWD vehicle with 16-inch front and 28-inch rear rims. The Massey Ferguson 35 had a 72-inch wheelbase and the length of 117 inches. The base weight of the gas engine model was 1352 kg and 1614 kg for the diesel variant. It had a good 12.2-inch ground clearance. The turning radius was 5.87 m. The first tractors were red and grey.
The De Luxe modification was also equipped with the dual clutch, live P.T.O., and cushion seat.
The tractor had a good reputation due to the good combination of service property (easiness, repairability) and the affordable price. It was a good assistant for agriculture works and suitable even for hard off-road conditions.