Old Photo - Delivering a Fordson

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2013: Old Photo - Delivering a Fordson
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Ida Fls on Monday, November 11, 2013 - 10:15 am:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Henry Petrino in Modesto, CA on Monday, November 11, 2013 - 10:30 am:

Now there's a TT doing it's job! About what did a Fordson weigh?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Monday, November 11, 2013 - 10:38 am:

From: http://www.mtfca.com/books/fordson.pdf
"Overall length, 102 inches. Width 6-1/2 inches. Height 55-1/16 ins. Wheel base 63 ins. Tread of wheels 49-1/2 ins. Total weight 2,562 lbs."


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Monday, November 11, 2013 - 10:40 am:

Great Photo Richard!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Ida Fls on Monday, November 11, 2013 - 11:11 am:

Do you suppose the TT body was a different color than the black on the radiator and the hood? Maybe a dark green. Seems like we saw that on other old photos of trucks.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Vaughn on Monday, November 11, 2013 - 11:19 am:

Interesting photograph, that is an early ladder-side radiator tractor from the first couple of years of production (1917-1918) with fenders! The fenders are really rare on early Fordson Tractors.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Vaughn on Monday, November 11, 2013 - 11:21 am:

I suspect those might be later fenders added to an early tractor.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Ida Fls on Monday, November 11, 2013 - 11:26 am:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Peter Claverie on Monday, November 11, 2013 - 02:31 pm:

So, they delivered it to the farm. Much excitement!!

Then, how'd they get it off the truck??


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Vaughn on Monday, November 11, 2013 - 02:52 pm:

Those are not the later fenders, interesting.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Monday, November 11, 2013 - 03:03 pm:

Peter - Probably backed the old "TT" into a ditch, drove the tractor off the truck, then if necessary, hitched the "team" up and pulled the truck up out of the ditch! It's amazing what those farmers could and would accomplish!

Well, wait a minute here,.....that farmer has a tractor now to pull the "TT" up out of the ditch. And I'll bet that was his first attempt at convincing "Mama" why it really was a good idea to buy "one o' them new-fangled tractors" and what a good idea he had to buy one! Well, anyway, that's how I'd have done it,......harold

P.S. My grandfather (Schwendeman) was a Fergus Falls, MN farmer and died in 1936 from pneumonia as a result of plowing in the rain, behind a team of horses. He had an old Model T Ford, but never did own a tractor!


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