Now there's a TT doing it's job! About what did a Fordson weigh?
"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."
Great Photo Richard!!
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.
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.
I suspect those might be later fenders added to an early tractor.
So, they delivered it to the farm. Much excitement!!
Then, how'd they get it off the truck??
Those are not the later fenders, interesting.
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!