Fordson Major Diesel

Sat Apr 30, 2005 9:41 pm

I have a old Fordson major diesel loader backhoe and am in need of a new starter. Any ideas where to get the best deal? A local tractor dealer told me $345 for a new one does that seem high?
thanks for the help

Sat Apr 30, 2005 9:56 pm

Have you tried to get yours rebuilt?


Sat Apr 30, 2005 9:59 pm

it was rebuilt once before and was told it migh not last because there was some unrepairable damage inside. that was 7 or 8 years ago.
so I really need a new one. maybe i'm being cheap but that sure seemed expensive for a new starter.

Sat Apr 30, 2005 10:35 pm

I got a used starter & a new solinoid for my old ford diesel hoe from this guy Rippies a couple years ago and it was under $50.00 including S&H to CA. Here is his contact info that I just got off of his eBay auction page.

For other parts contact me by E-mail at Rippee's Tractor Parts, Farmington, MO (573)431-5939.