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Red_Chili 08-13-2013 11:15 PM

New Off Road Vehicle
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Decided an ATV just didn't make sense compared to other options for snow removal and ag applications...

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1950 Harry Ferguson TO-20. Good resto project, but also reeeeeally useful.
You can get cool old hardware for a LOT cheaper than the new stuff, and just as practical.

I hope I run as well when I am 63. Oops... not that far off... YIKES! :eek:

And so it begins... Ferguson has an interesting history. IRISH of course...

arthog 08-14-2013 12:02 AM

Can't seam to get the theme to Green Acres out of my head. Nice tractor.

baja1d 08-14-2013 08:36 AM

That tractor looks really familiar. Did you buy it from a guy named Mike?

farnhamstj 08-14-2013 09:17 AM

Way cool.

60wag 08-14-2013 09:30 AM

Instead of driving a Land Cruiser with a "tractor motor", you can actually drive a tractor. Are you thinking about a 3.4 swap yet?

Romer 08-14-2013 09:45 AM

that suits you Bill

Fishy 08-14-2013 09:47 AM

The tall and skinny MT's will help you get through the sticky stuff!

Really nice old tractor.

timmbuck2 08-14-2013 11:29 AM

nice!! I came to the same conclusion about a tractor over an ATV, etc. Just have not made the purchase yet. Sweet old iron!!

Red_Chili 08-14-2013 11:44 AM

Ah, doing some research... it isn't a 1950. It's a 1948, a fairly early one. Should be fun.

You can get just about EVERYTHING for these things, original and reproduction. Amazing. Found a rear blade just down the road, and it came with chains, so looks like I am pretty set for winter. Now just need a landscape rake or such for pasture dressing and pre-seeding.

I could always make a chain link fence drag, and have Legend pull it in harness. He is doing rather nicely ground driving.


Electronic ignition is like $89. No more points & condenser, but still looks old. Harry Ferguson had an overhead valve motor, while Henry Ford stayed with a flathead. Ferguson used wet sleeves, proud of the deck to seal with the HG, and sealed at the bottom with washers. That makes an overhaul rather cheap and easy.

Check THIS out: Reassembling a Fergie in 10 minutes. Adds new meaning to trailside repair.

Corbet 08-14-2013 12:05 PM

Cool tractor.

Way better for actual work than an ATV. I think the only reason they offer plows for ATV's are to give guys a purchase excuse to present to the :Princess: Look honey I can use it to plow the driveway...:rolleyes: I too want a tractor going into retirement. Fortunately I have a few more years to find one.

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