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Subscribe todaySubscribe today from 99p A century ago the first tractors offered by Henry Ford arrived on these shores and ever since Fordson, Ford and now New Holland tractors have been hugely popular. A pre-production Fordson tractor arrived in the UK in January and after government representatives travelled to the States to view further tractor demonstrations in October, an order for 5, was placed and in December the first shipment of arrived in the UK. Initially known as the MOM Ministry of Munitions tractor, by it was called the Fordson and ever since it and its successors have remained a key part of farm mechanisation. Because Henry Ford did not get the backing of the Ford Motor Company board to go into tractor production he and his son created Ford and Son or Fordson for short. By it was known as the Model F and hundreds of thousands were built at Dearborn and Cork until it was phased out in By this time Fordson had become a major player in the tractor game on both sides of the Atlantic. When the new UK factory at Dagenham opened in it was an improved version the Model N that rolled off the line. Although it was becoming dated compared to the lesser number of American produced Lease Lend tractors, the low cost, simplicity and sheer numbers meant Fordsons were everywhere. When Ford could only offer a stop-gap tractor in the E27N Fordson Major became another iconic machine which held its own alongside the more sophisticated Ferguson, Nuffield and David Brown tractors launched in the immediate post war years.

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The Super Dexta did not go into production until April and the serial numbers started 09B. Dextas after November started 09A. Your tractor should have a vacuum governed pump and no production Super Dexta was ever fitted with this style of pump. It also should NOT be fitted with a dif. However, one gentleman on the YT Mag site, some weeks ago was claiming he had a Super Dexta with a number similar to yours with a vacuum governed pump even though the serial number showed he should have had a Dexta.

The serial number of the Fordson Dexta is stamped on the flange between the engine and clutch housing on the left hand side of the tractor. The castings codes (clutch casting, rear axle casting, gearbox casting, hydraulic lift casting) can also give an indication of year of manufacture.

We will show unique features and list serial numbers and other identifying marks. We will attempt to list some, but certainly not all, of the noticeable changes made to each of the models throughout the years. By documenting these changes and features it will hopefully aid in correctly identifying the tractors and be a help to restorers who want their tractors to be “as original”.

Model 9N – The Ford model 9N tractor was introduced in mid-year as a joint venture after a handshake agreement between Henry Ford and Harry Ferguson. Commonly known as the Ford – Ferguson tractor, Harry Ferguson designed the 3 point hitch and hydraulic system while Ford’s engineers designed and built the tractor and made it all work together. The 9 was for the year, , and N was Ford’s designation for tractor.

Serial numbers on the 9N-2N and 8N tractors are located on the left side of the engine block, just below the head and behind the oil filter. Try different angles and light sources to make the number visible. There will always be either a star or a diamond at the beginning and at the end of the serial number. You will only see the diamonds on 8N tractors with a serial number after 8N All earlier 9N-2N-8N models have the stars.

All models made after the 8N will have the diamond markers. All serial numbers will begin with either 9N or 8N followed by the number.

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History[ edit ] The Nebraska tractor testing law had its roots from when Wilmot Crozier, a farmer and legislator from Osceola in Polk County, bought a Ford tractor. Not made by Henry Ford Co. The advertisements claimed it could pull three plows at once. Crozier could only get it to pull one. He took it back to the dealership and demanded they take it back, but they told him, “You own it, you keep it”. They did eventually give him a Rumely H tractor The advertisements claimed it could pull three plows at once; Crozier got it to pull five.

Dating Chart View Fordson Chart View Farmall & McCormick-Deering Chart. Fordson Tractor Dating Chart by Serial Number. Model F: Produced in Dearborn, Mich., USA Total Fordson Tractors Made: 1,, Fordson Model F made in USA Fordson Model F Made in Cork Ireland Fordson Model N Made in Cork, Ireland

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Universal Hobbies produce a Fordson Major tractor attached to a key ring! In fact it is so close to the Oxford model in detail and scale I at first took it to be the same casting. The most important difference is that it doesn’t have the shiny front axle, the front wheels are held in by two plastic pins. The other difference is that it only has a rudimentry exhaust stack and the attachment for the keyring which is a tab with a hole where the drawgear would be.

Recently bought a tractor. Serial number appears to be E but has Super Dexta on front Grill. Has no lights but does have a front end loaded (one armed) from Ford.

Hefin Jones, the tractor’s owner, is about a foot taller than I am, so it suits him a little better. It just oozes quality. Josephine Roberts This Allis-Chalmers, pictured at the Llandudno Transport Festival, looks as though it is part way through being restored. Josephine Roberts Most British tractors dating from do not have power-assisted steering like this John Deere But it wasn’t the power steering that attracted Tony: It was those two whooping great cylinders!

Josephine Roberts British tractors, like Fergusons and David Browns, are of course the most commonly seen vintage tractors in the U. Yet, at every show there are always a handful of American tractors on display, too.

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Farmall Tractors – McCormick International Harvester Collection These early internal combustion engine tractors were very popular and manufactured by the International Harvester company. Fordson tractors, from Henry Ford the automobile manufacturer, competed with Farmall tractors. Where to See Antique Tractors Some museums solely display antique tractors, while others show them as part of antique farm equipment exhibits.

Additional Resources Farm Collector Magazine has information about antique tractors Gas Engine Magazine is for old gas tractors and stationary engines Items Related to Antique Tractors Are Collectible Information about tractor parts, operating manuals, and restoring antique tractors can be found at many websites and forums.

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Model Tractors Tony Shaman The saying that little boys play with little toys and big boys play with big toys may not always be true. When it comes to miniature tractor collecting, big boys often play with little toys. And, judging by how quickly farm-machinery dealers and toy tractor retailers sell out their new models, grown-ups take their hobby seriously. Model tractor enthusiasts come from a wide cross-section of the population but it is probably fair to say that retired farmers make up a good proportion of miniature tractor aficionados.

As youngsters, most farm boys played with a toy tractor “just like dad’s” or, at least, they imagined that their prized toy was a miniature version of the real one that their dad used on the family farm. After growing up, these youngsters may have pursued a variety of careers but most will have memories of the happy hours they spent playing with their farm machinery toys. Now, years later, a toy display in a department store window, or perhaps an illustration in a sales catalogue, may have rekindled those long-ago memories and another model tractor enthusiast is added to the fold.

Charlie, a retired farmer whose family farmed in the Mildred area near Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, in the s and s became interested in model tractors when he saw a model of a tractor he once owned. Sometime after that first acquisition, he saw a miniature of an even older tractor that he remembered his father owning at one time. He bought it as well. Although those well-worn toys were somewhat the worse for wear, for the most part they were in good shape,” recalls Charlie.

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Fordson Industrial Antique Tractor This tractor has ser. The dash has Ford Motor Company Ltd. England cast into it, the manifold says gasoline only and it has a stromberg carb probably added with a Purolator air filter vented into the water air filter assembly. I need help dating this tractor so I can bring it back to the original industrial version it was intended to be. Most of our stocked parts ship within 24 hours M-Th. Expedited shipping available, just call!

Fordson Dexta (Ford Dexter) tractors were manufactured from to Find the data specifications and serial numbers here to date your tractor. Fordson made the Dexta and the Super Dexta (badged the Ford diesel in the USA).

Deere Associates Although not clones or affiliates, I am including some of the more obscure tractors built in and around what is now the Quad Cities area in the teens and twenties. I had not planned to include the Dain, however, it has such an interesting and controversial history I decided to include it and its predecessors as locally built tractors. Copy write , , not for republication or sale without express written consent.

All images are the property of their respective owners and are not to be reused without their express permission. Velie, a Rock Island, Ill. Three years later, Velie joined the Deere family business, still a small local firm, and worked closely with his brother-in-law, Charles Deere, for the next 32 years. Emma and Stephen had three sons, Stephen H. His first car, the Model A, was well built and had a 4-cylinder, 30 hp engine. In , Velie used a Lycoming engine, but started building his own power plants in In , Velie began building a successful line of motor trucks.

At about that time, the U. Army was exploring the possibility of using motor trucks to supply units in the field.

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Price Increase October In the three and a half years we have been running the company we have not increased our prices, however with the cost of materials rising all the time, and the falling pound we can no longer keep them at the current rates. A lot of the materials we buy come from overseas and the weak pound has seen the cost of theses increase dramatically. The gears differ from the originals in that they are made from one piece of tufnol rather than having a bush in the centre.

Also there is no keyway so you need to file your own. We have tested these gears and they work perfectly well and are much cheaper to produce so we can pass the saving on to the customer. Remmy rotor arms for Hispano Suiza Cars.

Type the Serial Number in the box below. Numbers in the later format (see the Format Info on the right side of this screen) can be given with or without the model/year parts, and any dashes can be left out.

The Friends of Ferguson Heritage Ltd. This will make you a member until April The DVLA require a letter confirming the year of manufacture from a registered club, for me to provide that letter I require the following. A clear photo of: A Each side of the tractor, B The serial number on the dashboard plate, C The engine number, it must be readable.

Photos will not be returned as I am required to keep them. Enter “Historic Vehicle” unless the tractor was built after 1st January , then leave blank. Ferguson, Massey Ferguson etc as applicable. My letter tells you this. This is obvious; it will be stamped in the engine block. I will complete this for you. Enter your name and address on back of page 1 of the form.

Enter registration number only when applying for original registration If you are trying to retain an original registration number Irequire the following 1: A copy of the documentary evidence.

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Geoff Bert is currently restoring a Fordson tractor for the Lawrence Museum, and is keen to talk to anyone that may have any information about this early machine. When I was offered this challenge I immediately jumped at the chance to tackle an old Fordson tractor,” he said. Mr Bert said the hardest part of this was taking it apart without breaking anything.

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The location offers easy access from the main A90 Dundee to Aberdeen trunk route and there is plenty of local accommodation. Fifteen vintage and classic tractors will be entered as well as a large range of vintage ploughs, hay making and cultivation equipment. There will also be a considerable quantity of plough metal including Massey Harris and Ransome parts. Other spares and workshop and estate maintenance equipment is also up for auction.

This tractor is fully restored and is an excellent runner and carries the serial number Three flambeau red tractors feature with the first being a model D which George uses for ploughing. It is thought to date from and it carries several hallmarks of the very early D series tractors, with a C type back end and gear and clutch levers but is fitted with a four speed gearbox.

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