Looks like a string of Fordsons. The boss seems to drive a Ford too.
Wish there was more detail but interesting, Fordson took over the horse and the front half of the wagon. Still has the back of the wagon but not for long.
Ken in Texas
Iv never seen a Fordson with such wide rear wheels, Must be for some special flotation purpose. Swamp maybe?
Very interesting photo for sure! Looks like the rear wheels on all the Fordsons have had an extension added that doubles the width of the wheel, and then lugs for traction added. Also interesting, those Fordsons must pull awfully hard so as to tend to lift the front end of the tractor off of the ground, because each Fordson has what appears to be concrete front wheels, obviously for the extra front end weight.
For all those identical "mods" to have been made to the tractors, I wonder if there ever was a photo of the interior of what must be that earth-moving contractor's extensive shop, and if so, I wonder if Shorpy has one??? All indications of that photo are that the contractor is a real "Ford man", and if such a photo exists, I'll bet it would be a very interesting "shop photo" to us Model "T" guys!
By the way, checking "Shorpy" is a part of my regular early morning computer "routine" with my morning coffee! And I'll bet a lot of the rest of you "T" folks do the same thing, right? Always lots of old photos from the Model "T" era in Shorpy! For what it's worth,........harold
For those who perhaps cannot stand the shock of clicking on a link to a hi-res photo,
here is that photo as well as one from a slightly different view point.
The job was known as the “Bright-Shepherd job“ and the contractor was
Gash-Stull Co. of Chester, Pa., distributors of Ford farm and industrial machinery.
Anyone figure out how the buggys dumped ?
Looks to me that there's some type of bottom dump. But that's a guess.