Kōrero: Farm mechanisation

Fordson tractor (2 o 4)

Fordson tractor

This Fordson tractor is pulling a reaper-binder machine on Banks Peninsula in the 1920s. The Fordson was developed by American Henry Ford, more famous for inventing the Model T automobile. The Fordson tractor was planned as the equivalent of the Model T Ford – a simple, practical vehicle that would sell for an affordable price. It had no chassis or frame – the transmission was bolted onto the engine, and the single unit was suspended over the wheels at each end of the back axle, and the centre of the front axle. The machine was robust and could travel over rough ground easily.

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Canterbury Museum
Reference: 19XX.2.147

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James Watson, 'Farm mechanisation - Vehicles', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/18397/fordson-tractor (accessed 1 December 2021)

He kōrero nā James Watson, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008