OT: Ford's 1907 Automobile Plow Machine

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ted Dumas on Monday, January 21, 2013 - 11:38 pm:

Ford built a plow machine using Model K Ford axles and differentials as well as other components. Did this enable Ford's success later with the Fordson tractor?

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen - Nebraska on Monday, January 21, 2013 - 11:45 pm:

Ted,

This prototype "tractor" uses a Model B engine, along with other Ford parts including a Model K radiator. If you have a full photo, Henry's Model K is also seen in the right background.

Rob


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bruce Balough on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 08:59 am:

If you read Joe Galamb's oral reminisces, (created by Owen Bombard in the early 1950's) Joe covers the design and building of this tractor. A copy is in the Benson Ford Archives at the Henry Ford.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen - Nebraska on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 09:35 am:

Another pic of the same tractor:
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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Charlie B actually in Toms River N.J. on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 10:52 am:

I wouldn't put any cash on it but is that "HimselF" driving?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Henry Petrino in Modesto, CA on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 11:04 am:

I dunno, Charlie. It sure looks like him.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bruce Balough on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 08:06 pm:

According to Joe Galamb it might be Gene Smith driving the tractor. Henry wanted it done in three days but it took one week. They did have a problem with the cooling. It was said to use a Model T front and rear axle, and Model B engine.


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