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Hi complete novice where tractors are concerned, so have a question,on a pony gear shift lever, am i right in thinking that the set up of gears is as follows
1st - left and up
2nd - right and up
3rd - right and down
Reverse - left and down

any and all help much appriciated
 

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Been a while since I was around one, but I believe you're correct.
Best I can remember the shift pattern was cast on it, but I could be wrong.
Someone who knows better can tell you for sure.
By the way, Welcome to the forum!! ;)
 

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Cheers for the welcome ;) was hoping that it had been cast into but no joy so still looking for confirmation

BigDaveinKY said:
Been a while since I was around one, but I believe you're correct.
Best I can remember the shift pattern was cast on it, but I could be wrong.
Someone who knows better can tell you for sure.
By the way, Welcome to the forum!! ;)
 

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Hello and welcome to the forum. :D
One of our members "alleyyooper" is knowledgeable on the Pony's, hopefully he
will be along soon to answer your question
 

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Many thanks mate nowt like a real nice warm welcome when joing a new forum, cheers for the info will keep an eye out for him

JJ. in B.C. said:
Hello and welcome to the forum. :D
One of our members "alleyyooper" is knowledgeable on the Pony's, hopefully he
will be along soon to answer your question
 

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That's the correct pattern for the pony & pacer as well. The cast is raised high enough it would take a lot of grinding to remove it. Sanding or sand blasting wouldn't do it.

:D Al
 

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Many thanks for confirming that for me very much appriciated, it could be down to the ammount of coats of paint that are on it but since its only just been restored (not by me) i dont really want to strip any off to prove the point, and just incase anyone's interested in what it looks like heres a pic, she's a 1953 Pony Vineyard and was shipped over from France about 2 weeks ago, she spent her working life on the cognac vineyards in the South West region of France



alleyyooper said:
That's the correct pattern for the pony & pacer as well. The cast is raised high enough it would take a lot of grinding to remove it. Sanding or sand blasting wouldn't do it.

:D Al
 

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Wow! nice looking pony. Welcome to the forum!
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Chris
 

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Is it a diesel ? I saw a French made pony about 10 years ago and it was a diesel.
 

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No this one is a 4 cylinder petrol simca engine one, no not going to work it just for the shows to go along side my stationary engines
 

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Thats a fine looking pony. I knew the narrow stance was part of these tractors but was wondering if there was any other differences. Is it just the angle of the picture or is the stering colum set in a lot straighter angle?
 

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Nice looking Pony Abes. That's the first I've seen naorrowed for an orchard model. Have fun with it. ;)
 

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By all accounts the steering coloum is straighter and the seat is lower but being a newbie to this sort of thing i cant confirm it have added a few more pics so you can decide lol, sorry about the colour in the photo's looks a bit orange but she is red













gordon1121 said:
Thats a fine looking pony. I knew the narrow stance was part of these tractors but was wondering if there was any other differences. Is it just the angle of the picture or is the stering colum set in a lot straighter angle?
 

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Great shots of a very nice tractor. That will show real well!
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Well Abes I want to congradulate you on a fine tractor. That thing is sharp! I don't know the main function for a vinyard tractor but maybe something like spraying and the operator stood while driving a lot for visabilty, just a guess. I like the inner and outer front wheel weights on the front to.
 

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Welcome to the forum Abes, love to see new posters. Nice pony, got anything else?
 

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Hi and thanks for the welcome, No this is my first tractor complete novice where tractors are concerned, always been into stationary engines which i have a few, but always wanted a tractor think this stems from my dad who used to be a farmer when we where kids i was even born and bought up on one so i suppose there must be a bit in my genes lol, just hope this is not a hobby that gets out of control like the stationary engine side did lol just dont have the room

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Welcome to the forum Abes, love to see new posters. Nice pony, got anything else?
 

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While everyone is being so helpful could i ask a couple of questions reference my tractor, first one is what is the paint colour code for Massey Harris red/yellow found the Dupont ones but not available in the UK by all accounts so looking for a match to the codes available today and hopefully in the UK, secondly my tractor has been fitted with a hydraulic package but was informed that it has not been connected up ie belts and stuff so how do i check what i need and where do i put hydraulic fluid and also what does it move LOL, sorry if these are stupid questions i can see this being a steep learning curve
 
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