FERGUSON Tractor Manuals PDF

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FERGUSON Tractor Manuals PDF

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FERGUSON Tractors History

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In 1911, Harry Ferguson leaves his brother’s workshop after quarreling with him and opens his own car sales firm Maxwell, Star and Vauxhall and Overtime tractors (renamed for the British market of American tractors Waterloo Boy).

In January 1939, Ferguson and his family and the most valuable employees moved to Dearborn to begin work on a tractor that would later be known as the Ford-Ferguson 9N. Having transferred many forward-looking solutions of the Ferguson-Brown tractor Ferguson and his team were able to use Ford‘s widest aggregate base.

In addition to his team, a large number of Ford specialists took part in Ferguson‘s work. The design of the new tractor was also developed by professional Ford stylists. The new tractor was demonstrated in the same year of 1939. He became a serious argument in the competition between Ford and International Harvester.

Ferguson is negotiating with Standard Motor Company, which resulted in the production of tractors under the Ferguson brand in the former factory for the production of aircraft engines in 1946.

Britain at that time overcame the consequences of the war: the bankruptcy of the economy, the food crisis, the destroyed links with the colonies, which showed greater independence.

One of the central events in the life of British farmers was the agricultural law of 1947. Defined measures for the development of agriculture, including determining subsidies to farmers for the development of the most important types of agricultural products.

Based on the results of the long-term program, the UK has become fully self-sufficient in food, and in some areas has even begun to export products. It was at this time that the release of the famous TE-20 – “Gray Fergie” began. Technically, it is very similar to the Ford-Ferguson 9N, but naturally already on the aggregate base of Standard Motor Co.

A tractor had a lot of executions both for the installed engines, and for adapting it to different specific conditions of use. An important feature was the ability to use engines for different fuels. The fuel crisis in Britain led to the fact that, for example, gasoline was bought by coupons and its acquisition was a big problem.

During the years of production (1946-56), 516,000 tractors were produced in 16 main modifications, operating on gasoline, oil and diesel fuel. At the same time in Detroit produced American analogues – tractors TO-20. They installed Continental engines, which were also put on the first British cars.

In 1952, a long dispute with Ford ends. Almost at the same time, the patent for a three-point suspension is coming to an end. Ferguson sells its stake in its own company to the largest and one of the oldest producers of agricultural machinery in Canada – Massey-Harris.

For some time he continues to work and retains some part of the company’s shares, called Massey-Harris-Ferguson

In 1957 he finally sells all his assets.

It establishes an advisory engineering firm and deals with various issues, for example a full drive for various machines. One of the last brainchild of Ferguson became the all-wheel drive car of Formula-1 – Ferguson P99. Ferguson did not live up to the successful debut of his car, having died in 1960.