Fordson N Industrial
Tamar Vintage Tractors - Fordson N Industrial
This Fordson N Military Aircraft Tractor generated a huge amount of interest when we first featured it back in April 2021, as part of our personal 'Classic Tractor Collection'.
We have reluctantly decided to part ways and this super little tractor is now up for sale!
The Fordson Airfield tractors played a major role in the war effort, where they were used for towing bomb trains, bowsers and aircraft. Unlike many standard Fordson tractors, this model features the high-speed gearbox and worm drive, allowing it to reach speeds in excess of 20mph, which is quite a thrill! (If you’re brave enough to try it!)
It also has the high compression straight petrol engine, which starts very easily on the handle and runs well.
There is no sign of frost damage, and it has been filled with fresh antifreeze. With the correct manifold and rare air cleaner, it also features a direct ungoverned throttle which allows the engine to rev a lot faster than a standard tractor.
At the back are the additional drum brakes. It also has a speedo drive on the worm casting, which is quite a rare part.
It is sat on a fantastic pair of 28” closed-tread tyres too.
The front axle seems to differ from other industrials as it’s a fixed wide track, which could have been fitted for a particular role when this tractor was new.
We’ve had a lot of fun with it, but it’s now time for a new home!
Call Matt on 07966 881985
Based in Tavistock, Devon. Part exchanges welcome.
Nationwide delivery can be arranged