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The commercial. (Union City, Tenn.) 190?-193?, July 05, 1918, Image 3

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In the Counties of Obion, Lake and Weakley,
Will do for the farmer what automatic machinery has done for the manufacturer. Does ";the work of 8 horses or
mules and 3 men, and is the biggest factor in conservation of man-power on the farm.
In developing: the "Fordson" Tractor Mr. Ford's aim has been to produce a small
tractor which will be low in first cost, reliable and efficient.
THE "FORDSON" TRACTOR is the result of extensive trials and experiments conducted by Mr. Henry Ford,
covering a period of many years. Before placing the tractor on the market, every detail has been thoroughly tried out under actual farming conditions in various parts of
this country and abroad. ' -
Being small, light and economical, the "Fordson" Tractor is adapted for use on small farms, as well as the largest It will pull all farm implements and do the work
generally done by horses on the farm. In addition, by its belt pulley the tractor will drive farm machinery, such as' thresher, ensilage cutter, sawmill, etc., making the "Fordson" a
truly universal tractor. ' '
In desigh and construction the "Fordson" takes a long step in approaching the ideal tractor. The simplicity of its operation and construction will at once appeal to the farm
er. Special devices were perfected to keep out dust and dirt All moving parts are enclosed and thoroughly lubricated. The number of lubricating points requiring attention are
very few and easily gotten at.
The motor, transmission and rear axle are assembled together, forming one rigid unit which, combined with the three-point suspension, relieves these parts of all strain. The
absence of any frame gives accessibility to all parts for making adjustments or repairs, and allows the tractor to be taken apart in a few minutes.
The motor is substantially designed and is capable of delivering its full power continuously. It embodies features which have been used with success in other fields for
many years.
The tractor is designed as a two-plow machine and will pull
two 14-inch plows in the stiffest soil. It will maintain a draw
bar pull of 1,800 pounds at plowing speed. In low gear a
drawbar pull' of 2,500 pounds is obtained.
The fuel consumption varies with conditions; two and one
half gallons of kerosene per acre being a fair average. The
amount of ground plowed also depends on conditions; eight
acres in ten hours would strike an average. When used at
stationary work and running at full power, at 1,000 R. P. M.;
the fuel consumption does not exceed two and three-fourths
gallons per hour.
The total weight of tractor is 2,700 pounds, with water and
fuel tanks filled. Over-all length is 102 inches, height 55
inches and width 62 inches.
Four cylinder, four cycle, cylinders are cast .en bloc. Cylinder
bore, four inches; piston stroke, five inches.
Kemovable Cylinder Head: This allows easy access to the
valves, pistons and cylinders; the crank case is easily removed
o that all interior parts of the engine may be reached without
taking the tractor apart.
Horsepower: Tne engine develops twenty-two horsepower
when running at 1,000 revolutions per minute and using
Lubrication: Splash system; the oil circulation is maintained
by the centrifugal action of the flywheel on the oil in the
flywheel casing. '
Thermo-Syphon System: The very large water jackets and
radiator tanks used with a vertical tube radiator insure a
continuous flow of water and efficient cooling. This works
in connection with a belt-driven ball-bearing fan.
Special design magneto, built in and made part of the motor,
used in combination with four colls and a commutator.
system is simple and reliable.
The tractor is equipped with a special design vaporizer, which
heats the kerosene vapor, and mixing it with tresh, cool air,
supplies a dry explosive mixture to the cylinders. To start the
engine gasoline is used and after about a minute, when the
vaporizer is sufficiently heated, It is shifted to kerosene.
Fuel is supplied by gravity from a twenty-one gallon over
head tank.
The air supply is drawn thru water. The wear on tho cylinder
walls is thus greatly reduced because of all dust having been
removed from the air.
Multiple steel disc running in oil.
Constant mesh, selective type, three speeds forward and one
reverse; all shafts run on ball bearings. Gears are made of
vanadium steel and hardened. Final drive is by worm and
worm wheel. All gearing is entirely enclosed and runs in oil.
. DIFFERENTIAL . . ' ; ;
Four pinion bevel type and is carried on ball bearings.
"I" beam section. Drop forging made of vanadium steel. It
is attached in the center directly to the front of the engine,
giving a three-point suspension to the tractor.
Is of vanadium steel and rotates in roller bearings on the
outer ends.
Front wheels have steel spokes cast in the hub and riveted
to steel rims. They are mounted on ball bearings.
Rear Wheels als0 have the spokes cast in the hub and riveted
to the rims. These rims are 42 inches in diameter, 12 inches
in width and are fitted with special cleats designed to give
proper traction in the field. By withdrawing a tapered bush
ing from the hub, the wheels are quickly removed. Wheel
base is 63 inches; tread between wheels being 38 inches. The
tractor will turn in a 21-foot circle.
For stationary work, a pulley is fitted on the side of the trac
tor and operated from the engine clutch. Twenty-two horse
power is available at the pulley, which runs at 1,000 revolu
tions per minute. The pulley is nine Inches in diameter and
uses a six-inch belt. This equipment is optional.
Steering is by bevel pinion and sector, being entirely enclosed
and lubricated by oil splash. The steering wheel is located in
the center of the tractor. Directly under it is the throttle
lever, The spark lever is mounted on the dash. The gear
shifter lever is on the left-hand side of the tractor, and the
clutch pedal on the right.
The seat is directly behind the steering wheel in the center of
the tractor, bringing the driver within easy reach of all
Plowing speed is 2 miles per hour; low speed, 1 miles per
hour; high speed, 6 miles per hour; and reverse speed, 2
miles per hour. This is calculated on engine speed of 1,000
R. P. M.
Plows, Disc Harrows and
For use with "Fordson" Tractors
In co-operation with Mr. Ford, several well-kown, re
putable manufacturers hsve designed farm implements
especially for use with this tractor. We are prepared to
give you full information and details concerning these
Please Read:
The "Fordson" is the long-heraeded and waited-for
tractor, which some erroneously call the " Ford" tractor.
It is made by
Dearborn, - Michigan
It is the same Mr. Ford who makes Ford Automobiles
in Detroit. But the "Fordson" engine, contrary to the
popular idea, is NOT the same as the Ford Automobile
engine. The tractor engine is of special design for
tractor purposes only.
As dealer for Obion, Lake and Weakley
Counties, we have arranged for 150 "Fordson"
Tractors, with more coming on at once.
Deliveries will be made impartially and
upon a basis of first come, first served.
Therefore, if you want a "Fordson" Tractor and you
cannot afford to be without one, place your order now
and get in line for early delivery.
On account of the present farm labor shortage, which
is increasing every day, you must have a' "Fordson"
tractor if you expect to keep your farm production up.
The "Fordson" is essentially a farm tractor, perfected
through years of experiments by Mr. Henry Ford
m iM
Dealer in "Fordson" Farm Tractors
For Obion; Lake and Weakley Counties

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