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FORDSON Tractors History
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In May 1917, Ford received the first large order for tractors. The UK government organized the plowing of wastelands and agreed with Ford to supply 5,000 cars at a cost of “plus $ 50”.
Already in 1918, Ford became the largest tractor manufacturer in the United States, producing 30 thousand cars. 1919, Ford bought out the shares of former companions, and tractor production gained access to all the resources of the Ford Motor Company.
At the same time Ford laid the assembly plant in Cork (Ireland), which worked until 1932. Until 1922, 738 thousand tractors were sold worldwide.
Ford, as usual, relied on a single model, but cheap and massive. Fordson, with metal wheels, 20-horsepower engine, weighing 1130 kg, in 1918 cost $ 880, in 1921 – 625, in 1922 – 395.
Thanks to the already well-established sales of Ford products, tractors fell into the most backward and remote agrarian areas of the country.
1920s, demand exceeded production capacity, Ford thus did much to restore the economy after WWI, but at the same time it suffered losses in the production of tractors.