Fordson Tractor

Description
Fordson tractors were in production in the US between 1917 and 1928. As gas-powered tractors dropped in price, farmers moved away from horse-drawn equipment. Seventy-five percent of tractors purchased in 1923 were Fordsons. This tractor is powered by a 4 cylinder, 3 speed, 20 HP engine. It measures 42" across the rear wheels and 28" across the front wheels. It has front steel wheels with lugs on the rear. The original owner added an Allison hoist to the front of the tractor.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
tractor
Measurements
overall: 59 in x 64 in x 130 in; 149.86 cm x 162.56 cm x 330.2 cm
horizontal distance between axles: 64 1/2 in; x 163.83 cm
width of front from hubcap to hubcap: 58 in; x 147.32 cm
ID Number
AG*66A09
catalog number
66A09
accession number
268896
subject
Agriculture
American Enterprise
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
American Enterprise
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
depicted
Sewer, Andy; Allison, David; Liebhold, Peter; Davis, Nancy; Franz, Kathleen G.. American Enterprise: A History of Business in America
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