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FORDSON Model 'F'

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Introduction | FORDSON Model 'F' |
International Harvester Farmall Model 'H' |
Ford Model '2N' | Case Model 'VAC-12' |
JOHN DEERE MODEL MT



Henry Ford's “Fordson” is possibly the most famous tractor ever made. Coming from a family farm background, Ford knew firsthand the toil of farming. Ford wanted to popularize tractors by mass-producing them, just as his Model T had done for automobiles.

The Fordson persuaded thousands of small farmers to buy their first tractor, and over half-a-million of them were sold between 1917 – 1928, transforming American farming.


This tractor is the oldest one in the Museum's collection... it was built in April 1923 and weighs 2,426 lbs. Serial No. 305616. Currently non-operational. It has been restored to its original 1923 factory appearance of a light gray body, with bright red-painted steel wheels.

 

The Museum's old Fordson is displayed outdoors alongside the main track, across from the 'Snack Depot'.

Introduction | FORDSON Model 'F' |
International Harvester Farmall Model 'H' |
Ford Model '2N' | Case Model 'VAC-12' |
JOHN DEERE MODEL MT