Tuesday, July 11, 2017

fordson major diesel tractor

came across this beauty of a tractor in an alley. 

Between 1917 and 1922, the Fordson was for tractors somewhat like the Ford Model T was for automobiles—it captured the public's imagination and widely popularized the machine, with a reliable design, a low price affordable for workers and farmers, a widespread dealership network, and a production capacity for large numbers. Just as the Model T helped the public to appreciate how soon cars and trucks might replace most horses in transport, the Fordson helped people to appreciate how soon tractors might replace most horses in farming.

All info from Wikipedia


Fordson production occurred in the U.S. (1917–1928); Cork, Ireland (1919–1923 and 1928–1933); and at Dagenham, Essex, England (1933–1964). Tens of thousands of Fordsons, most from the U.S. and some from Ireland, were exported to the Soviet Union from 1920 to 1927. Soviet Fordson clones were also built at Leningrad from 1924 and at Stalingrad from 1930.



26 comments:

  1. Hi Bill.

    This old tractor looks well maintained.

    Groettie from Patricia.

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  2. Fascinating information, Bill, and this is a lovely old tractor!

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  3. I can't even imagine anymore there were no tractors yet. A great invention

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  4. Looks exactly how a tractor must look. Great design from the start.

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  5. It is in excellent condition!

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  6. Lovely small tractor. It looks so lonely without any field.

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  7. ...Hey Bill, how about linking this treasure To Tuesday's Treasures?

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  8. Used to drive one of those around my uncles farm in Caven, even fixed the radiator hose on it much to his amazement. He was chuffed as it would have cost him a lot to get some one to do it.

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  9. A very colorful and attractive truck!

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  10. I've learned something new with this post. I had not heard of this company before and I grew up in farm country.

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  11. It's adorable Bill.. that's not something you hear often as a tractor description 😀 I think it's the colours and size, and yes, the shape too.. it's just a sweet wee thing 😀

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  12. It doesn't look too different from the contemporary models.

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  13. looks great for it's age and considering the hard work it has done! i like the colors!

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  14. It still looks like a good tractor. They were also sold in Canada.

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  15. It looks to be in excellent condition!

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  16. It is a dandy old timer---hard worker.
    MB

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  17. But just think of all those now unemployed horses. :-)

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  18. Great photos ad such bright colours! Wouldn't it be fun to drive one of those?

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  19. I like the colors, especially the blue engine!

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  20. Henry Ford first tried marketing tractors in the U.S., but stopped production except in Ireland as Fergus-Ford. U.S. Ford tractor production began a second time with the Ford Model 9N in 1929, and later the 8N in 1948. The Irish Fergus-Fords launched the single most successful tractor line ever built. Most of these now antique tractors are still in use today. Great post. A Ford 9N was the first motor vehicle I ever drove at age 8.

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  21. It's a great tractor! Beautifully preserved. Thanks for sharing it.

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