Sunday, February 16, 2014

Fordson Tractor

Annette and I ran out to Mission, the neighbouring community to Maple Ridge, to buy gas (it's a'ways about 15 cents a litre cheaper) and pick up a few groceries while we were there. Coming back we took the scenic rural routes as we were in no hurry to get home. Along the way I spotted this old tractor rusting away at the edge of a patch of black berries. Notice the name, it says "Fordson"

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Henry Ford and Son company made the Fordson tractor in the U.S. from 1917-1928 when they shifted production overseas.

The Fordson Model F revolutionized farm work the way the Model T revolutionized human transportation. This downsized tractor was affordable to the masses and on many farms one tractor replaced a team of horses and handlers.

The Model F was not the most well built of tractors and in  just a few short years under went several modifications. You can read more about the Fordson tractor here.
A short drive today reinforced my rule of thumb - "always have a camera with you"! 
Hope you enjoyed this quick peak at our past.


Dianne said...

Thanks for the history lesson Ed. Too bad it was such rough shape. Make a good garden piece though

Steve said...