Ford-Ferguson Model 9N Tractor, 1940

Summary

The Ford Motor Company re-entered the U.S. tractor business in 1939 with the 9N, a Ford tractor with a 3-point hydraulic hitch-and-lift system invented by Harry Ferguson. The system kept the implement in line with the tractor and helped stabilize both. Ford moved from zero to nearly 8 percent of U.S. tractor sales by 1940, behind International Harvester, John Deere, Massey-Ferguson, and Allis Chalmers.

The Ford Motor Company re-entered the U.S. tractor business in 1939 with the 9N, a Ford tractor with a 3-point hydraulic hitch-and-lift system invented by Harry Ferguson. The system kept the implement in line with the tractor and helped stabilize both. Ford moved from zero to nearly 8 percent of U.S. tractor sales by 1940, behind International Harvester, John Deere, Massey-Ferguson, and Allis Chalmers.

Artifact

Tractor (Agricultural equipment)

Date Made

1940

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

52.39.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Steel (Alloy)

Color

Gray (Color)

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.188 in  (Bore)

Length: 3.75 in  (Stroke)

Diameter: 43 in

Height: 52 in

Width: 69 in

Length: 106 in

Weight: 2100 lbs

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