TO-35 Name Plates and Decals

Do some TO-35’s have side name plates and some have decals?

The first two versions of the TO-35, Light Gray/Metallic Green, and Bamboo Beige/Flint Metallic Gray have the metal side plates that read Ferguson 35. The side plates on the first version have a dark green background, and the second version have a red background. When they began producing Massey Ferguson tractors the TO-35 was painted Red/Flint Metallic Gray, and the side plates were replaced by decals saying Ferguson 35. When they started calling the tractor the MF-35 the decals said Massey Ferguson 35.

Metal side plates with a red background are available from many after market suppliers. If you need side plates with a green background you will either have to find good used ones or strip and refinish a pair of the ones with a red background. Decals for the later TO-35 and MF-35 are readily available from after market suppliers. After market suppliers also have a decals that look like the cast side plates but I think they look cheap.

Once you determine the serial number of a tractor you should be able to determine the original color scheme and which kind of marking it originally had on the sides of the hood.

The first two versions of the TO-35, Light Gray/Metallic Green, and Bamboo Beige/Flint Metallic Gray have the metal side plates that read Ferguson 35. The side plates on the first version have a dark green background, and the second version have a red background. When they began producing Massey Ferguson tractors the TO-35 was painted Red/Flint Metallic Gray, and the side plates were replaced by decals saying Ferguson 35. When they started calling the tractor the MF-35 the decals said Massey Ferguson 35.

Metal side plates with a red background are available from many after market suppliers. If you need side plates with a green background you will either have to find good used ones or strip and refinish a pair of the ones with a red background. Decals for the later TO-35 and MF-35 are readily available from after market suppliers. After market suppliers also have a decals that look like the cast side plates but I think they look cheap.

Once you determine the serial number of a tractor you should be able to determine the original color scheme and which kind of marking it originally had on the sides of the hood.

The first two versions of the TO-35, Light Gray/Metallic Green, and Bamboo Beige/Flint Metallic Gray have the metal side plates that read Ferguson 35. The side plates on the first version have a dark green background, and the second version have a red background. When they began producing Massey Ferguson tractors the TO-35 was painted Red/Flint Metallic Gray, and the side plates were replaced by decals saying Ferguson 35. When they started calling the tractor the MF-35 the decals said Massey Ferguson 35.

Metal side plates with a red background are available from many after market suppliers. If you need side plates with a green background you will either have to find good used ones or strip and refinish a pair of the ones with a red background. Decals for the later TO-35 and MF-35 are readily available from after market suppliers. After market suppliers also have a decals that look like the cast side plates but I think they look cheap.

Once you determine the serial number of a tractor you should be able to determine the original color scheme and which kind of marking it originally had on the sides of the hood.