Old Photo - Model T Era - Fordson Dealership

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Sunday, January 08, 2017 - 10:45 am:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By dale w on Sunday, January 08, 2017 - 11:12 am:

A nice trio of industrial Fordsons, probably headed for the docks in San Diego!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Brian Beatty _Kansas City on Sunday, January 08, 2017 - 12:45 pm:

I don't know much about Fordson's. Where those rear tires/wheels common?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By dale w on Sunday, January 08, 2017 - 12:55 pm:

They are hard rubber bonded industrial tyres for use on concrete, much like today's forklifts use.
They were fairly common then, at least in industrial districts and for Road Commissions but as these tractors got replaced by forklifts or more modern tractors, if they weren't scrapped, they usually were outfitted with a set of steel wheels with cleats from an agricultural Fordson, or a set of Fordson spoked wheels fitted with rims to accept rubber tyres ("cut down" wheels).
Now a good set of these wheels are worth more than the tractor they are attached to.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Brian Beatty _Kansas City on Sunday, January 08, 2017 - 01:54 pm:

Thanks Dale!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Brian Beatty _Kansas City on Sunday, January 08, 2017 - 01:54 pm:

Thanks Dale!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By thomas elliott nw pa on Sunday, January 08, 2017 - 02:52 pm:

And then WW2 bomber tires, talk about being stuck in the mud !


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