The Friends of Ferguson Heritage Ltd. - Tractor Registration Assistance (UK)
Getting the DVLA to issue number plates (registration plates) for your old Fergie isn't as easy at might seem. FoFH can help- free to members, or £18 to non-members. Hint: at the time of writing, £18 is what you would pay for standard membership.
NEW. We can now offer an additional service to our Members. The DVLA have given their approval for us date an write authorisation letters for any make of tractor. As this service requires additional research, there will be a charge of £10 to FoFH Members for each registration letter. For non members the charge will be £18 Club Membership fee + £10 for the non Ferguson/Massey Ferguson/ Massey Harris registrations.
The service is run by Rob Sowden, and here he describes the requirements for getting an AGE-RELATED NUMBER, or how to RETAIN AN ORIGINAL REGISTRATION NUMBER.
Rob Sowden, West View, Humber Lane, Welwick, East Yorkshire, HU12 0SA
AGE-RELATED NUMBER. For me to write an age verification letter for you to give to the DVLA, I require the following;
A covering letter stating the tractor model (TEA MF35 etc); serial number, and engine number, (eg:TE-A 12345, Engine No S123456E); Heritage membership number and your name and address.
a) Each side of the tractor (photograph).
b) The serial number plate on the dashboard: number must be readable (photograph, or rubbings are acceptable where photographs cannot be taken)
c) The engine number: it must be readable (photograph, or rubbings are acceptable where photographs cannot be taken).
The photographs/rubbings will not be returned.
A stamped addressed envelope large enough to return all the papers in. Please ensure you comply with the new postal rates from 6th April 2009: envelopes with too little postage on them will be returned to sender.
If you are not a member of the Heritage, a cheque for £18.00 made payable to Friends of Ferguson Heritage.
You require DVLA form V55/5 when you apply to the DVLA for your registration number. This form is only available from the DVLA.
To RETAIN AN ORIGINAL REGISTRATION NUMBER
I require as above PLUS;
Form V55/5 available from the DVLA , completed as detailed below;
Form V765 available from the DVLA. This MUST be filled in;
A copy of the documentary evidence. (eg Log Book or County Council records, see below)
The DVLA will not re-issue a number without documentary evidence, such as;
A certified copy of the original log book. To get it certified you have to take or send it to your local DVLA Office and they will issue a certified copy.
If you do not get a certified copy, DVLA will keep the original log book.
Or a certified copy of your tractor’s entry in the local County Council archives.
Contact the Archives Dept. of the County Council in the area the number was first issued and ask for a certified copy. Some County Councils make a small charge.
If you cannot satisfy one of the above two requirements, you have to have an AGE-RELATED NUMBER.
COMPLETING DVLA FORM V55/5
There are now two versions of this form, the latest is dated 2/10 in top right hand side, it has a new numbering system and extra questions. You only complete the following questions
Completing NEW form 2/10
Q1. Tax Class: Enter "Historic Vehicle" unless tractor built after January 1973, then leave blank.
Q5. Manufacturer: Enter For Greys; Standard Motor Company, all others Massey Ferguson Ltd
Q6. Make: Ferguson, Massey Ferguson as applicable.
Q7. Model: TEA20, FE35,MF35,MF65 etc.
Q8. Type Body: Enter "Tractor"
Q9. Wheelplan: Enter "2 axle rigid "
Q10 Colours. This is obvious.
Q27. Year of Manufacture: My letter will tell you this.
Q30. Type of Fuel. This is obvious.
Q31. Vin number; This is serial No TEA 1234.SDM 1234 If serial plate missing, leave blank.
Q32. Engine No. This is obvious.
Q33. Cylinder Capacity: I will complete this for you.
OLD FORM With the exception of an added question (Manufacturer), all the questions are the same, but some have different numbers, Just look for the question and enter as for the above form. Enter your name and address on the back of page one on both forms.
The maximum number of tractors that can be registered under a membership fee is three: after that there is a charge of £6.00 per tractor.
Cheques should be made payable to Friends of Ferguson Heritage.