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The rescue and restoration of my 1947 TE20 Ferguson (Greyfergie) tractor. -
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Moe's Tractor Shed  Priority Link!
Pictures of a 1953 Ferguson TO-30 -
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Old Ferguson Tractors  Priority Link!
This site is devoted to antique Ferguson tractors, from the mid 1930's Ferguson-Brown and later Ford-Ferguson models (9n and 2n, made beginning in 1939 and 1942 respectively) to the late 1950's and early 1960's Ferguson models made by Massey-Harris-Ferguson. Thanks for visiting and looking at the "Fergies". -
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Our Massey Ferguson FE35  Priority Link!
About our 1959 FE35, what it looks like and how we use it. -
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Plough My Field  Priority Link!
Restoring An Old Ferguson Tractor (Diesel) TE-F 20 -
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Pristine Restored Ferguson Tractor  Priority Link!
A picture of a beautifully restored Ferguson tractor in England. -
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The Unofficial Harry Ferguson Web Page  Priority Link!
Ferguson's story, Ferguson's 3-point system, photos, maintenance and mechanical info. -
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About Harry Ferguson

Harry Ferguson, born in 1884, started experimenting with tractors and plows in his early years. Harry is an important person in tractor history, being the inventor of the 3-point hitch. It was dubbed the "Ferguson System". After meeting with Henry Ford in 1938, over a handshake it was agreed that the 3-point hitch system would be installed on the Ford tractors being produced at that time (Ford 9N from 1939-1942 and the 2N from 1942-1947). These tractors had the "Ferguson System" insignia on them and Harry Ferguson received a share of the profits.

In 1947 Henry Ford's Grandson officially terminated this "handshake agreement". The Ford 8N tractors that were being produced around this time no longer carried the "Ferguson System" insignia. Ferguson sued the Ford Motor Co. and eventually won a settlement.

In what some say is retaliation, Harry Ferguson began producing his own line of tractors, beginning with the TO-20 in 1948. These tractors looked suprisingly similar to the Ford 9N and 2N and sported the 3-point hitch.

 

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