RC Ford TW35

Radio Controller Ford TW35I grew up in rural Ireland where 60s/70s/80s tractors were a common sight on the roads, they’d probably served their time on the construction sites and were now retired to small farms. The unmistakable blue of the Ford tractors was everywhere from small three cylinder ford 3000s tipping around doing small farm duties to TWs with the accompanying plume of black smoke pulling ridiculous loads. The Ford TW35 is almost an icon tractor at this stage.

Back in 2014 the GRASSMEN release Two Legends and a Donkey and I was filled with nostalgic notions of my youth. Needless to say I immediately had to see what Ford TW35 model I could get for a build. I went with the universal hobbies model because I already had the Ford 7810 so I knew while it would be hard to convert at least the detail would be great.

Cost Breakdown

Final Design Costs

ComponentQuantityIndividual PriceComment
Universal Hobbies Ford TW351€34.11UH No. 4029
RC Tractor Guy Control Board V2.01
3.7g Micro Servo1€2.13Used for steering
Flipped Output N20 Motor, 30 rpm2€10.40Used as drive Motors

Dual N20 Gear Motor System

The TW35 model uses two N20 motors to provide individual drive to each rear wheel. This allows us to control the speed of each rear wheel to give the effect of a differential, it’s a sort of software differential. This also means we can simulate single wheel braking if we wanted.

I’m using the drivetrain from a 1:35 scale Orlandoo Hunter in my Ford County model. If that works well in that model i might change this model to use the same configuration although the may be issues with the difference in wheel diameter between front and back.

RC Ford TW35 YouTube Playlist

If you want to view the videos related to the RC Ford TW35, follow the link below to visit the playlist on the RC Tractor Guy YouTube channel.

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