I'm not sure if photos this chain-driven Ford truck have been posted here before?
Do any of you know who constructed it?
You can also view two more photos showing some details of how it was it was constructed at TheOldMotor.com
Looks like it was made to drive inside a tunnel perhaps. The driver seat is lowered, probably to get the driver's head away from the low overhead. Interesting that it has a speedometer, and a horn. Seems to be made street legal so it can drive from job site to job site.
Very interesting David!
Might have been made for driving in Europe. Some roads are very narrow, having been made for horses but not modern traffic.
Surely, someone else MUST NOTICE that these are two different vehicles??? Is there some historical connection for the alterations? This link does provide some information on those first photos:
Marvin, Ed is having a bit of fun.
Looks like one of the comments on the link Marvin posted has it. Vineyard work. Rows are three feet greater than the width of the equipment working between the rows in that type of work. The truck is 36" tread which meets the "one to one" rule for a six to seven foot trellis height by six foot+ row spacing.
The disc wheel covers would keep the driver from ripping out the grape vines with the front hubs. Interesting, but why the speedometer if that was the use? Long rows I guess....
Ken in Texas
Look at the angle of the hand brake quadrant. My guess is this was made from a '13. It has a tea cup pan, and an aluminum crank handle.
It appears to have solid tires but it carries a tire pump in front of the seat.
The first picture has a license plate, may be a later picture after it was registered, The second may have been a picture used in advertising.
Orchard truck makes sense. Another good reason to have the driver sit low.
Front tires appear to be pneumatic. Hence the tire pump.
Looks like the same vehicle to me,if not, the fin damage on the radiators are identical.
Both vehicles are the same. This early photos show it after the chassis was constructed and apparently tested.
The second set of images show it after the seat was finished up, and the flatbed and side boards were constructed.