The Complete Book of Classic Ford Tractors: Every Model 1917-1996 (Complete Book Series)

The Complete Book of Classic Ford Tractors: Every Model 1917-1996 (Complete Book Series)


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Here’s your beautifully photographed one-stop source for everything you ever wanted to know about the immensely popular classic Ford tractors.

A 1937 Fordson N tractor.A 1937 Fordson N tractor.

The front and side of a tractor in a field.The front and side of a tractor in a field.

The back of a tractor showing the seat and steering wheel. The back of a tractor showing the seat and steering wheel.

The Ford Motor Company, Ltd. logo on a tractor.The Ford Motor Company, Ltd. logo on a tractor.

1937 Fordson N.

The Fordson N had about 20 percent more power than the F.

This was in part due to an increase in displacement, but also because of a 100 rpm increase in rated engine speed.

Cast front wheels and a heavy front axle helped with the tractor’s balance.

Eric Coates of Southampton, England, owns this tractor.

ANDREW MORLAND PHOTOS

IDENTIFYING CHARACTERISTICS OF FORD-FERGUSON 2N

Three image panels showing different parts of a 1939 Ford-Ferguson 9N.Three image panels showing different parts of a 1939 Ford-Ferguson 9N.

2N (1944) Helical transmission input gears are introduced mid-year Oval radius rods replaced I-beam rods mid-year Sealed beam headlights offered (the first in the tractor industry)

2N (1945)

Heavier rear-axle housings introduced mid-year

2N (1946)

Heavier rear-axle housings still used

2N (1947)

No changes except for casting numbers on rear axle

1939 Ford-Ferguson 9N. Roger Forst of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, owns this 9N. RALPH W. SANDERS PHOTOS/ MOTORBOOKS COLLECTION 2N (1942)

Grille has slotted center barSteering wheel has exposed-rod spokesValve rotators used in engineNon-electrical (magneto) version with steel wheels standard“2N” appears in lower edge of Ford-script badge on noseExternal fasteners appear on lower side panels—mid-yearChrome trim eliminatedVertical fender bolt-holes cast into rear axle housing are no longer solid10.00 × 28 rear tires become standard 2N (1943)

8.00 × 32 tires are no longer offeredA pressurized radiator is introduced mid-year

A 1952 Fordson New Major parked in a field.A 1952 Fordson New Major parked in a field.

THE FORDSON NEW MAJOR

The biggest impact the Fordson E27N Major had on the tractor world was the normalizing of diesel power. Except for the highly successful Farmall MD, diesels had been viewed with suspicion.

Farmers thought them to be too costly and temperamental for routine use. After a few years with the Farmall MD and the Fordson Perkins Major, TVO (paraffin, kerosene, or tractor fuel) was definitely on its way out. Nevertheless, the New Major was offered in diesel, gasoline, and TVO versions. It came out in late 1951.

The three engine versions used the same block and crank. Compression ratios ranged from 4.35:1 for TVO, 16:1 for the diesel, and 5.5:1 for gasoline. Diesel versions had a larger bore and a displacement advantage over the gasoline and TVO versions. By 1960, over 90 percent of the production was diesel.

The new tractor had a three-speed transmission with a two-range shifter giving it six forward speeds and two reverse. The New Majors were equipped with a hydraulic system and three-point hitch. Draft control was not offered at first.

The live PTO and a tricycle front end became options in February 1957.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Motorbooks (November 2, 2021)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 192 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0760370648
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0760370643
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.7 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 9.75 x 1 x 11.25 inches

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