1924 Fordson Vineyard Model F


The model F tractor under went many alterations in it's years of production from late 1918 until it's end of model in 1927/28. The N model was then evolved              and produced in Dagenham England.


This tractor is a production model from 1924, made in Michigan USA with the modified Holley 295 manifold and twin filler fuel tank. It was supplied new to a Ford dealership in Toulouse France where it was converted to a narrow wheel base for use in the areas vineyards by shotening the axle drive shafts, recasting shorter axle castings and forging the steering rods. We know this modification took place because the tractor underwent mechanical renovation and it's hidden history were embroiled upon the cork maretial of the gasket. Upon research the address found was indeed once a Ford dealership and a Foundry before WWII.


Over time and events in history this tractor worked it's way eastwards across France, where it was found by an agricultural dealer in Bastogne in the 1990's. The tractor was put into his Ford dealership showroom along side a 1918 model.


The present owner bought it from the above Gentleman in 2006 and brought it on it's last leg of mobile history to England, were over a long period of time it under went an intensive mechanical overhaul. The engine was siezed solid and was rebuilt using as many of the original parts as possible, the gearbox was rebuilt

using new bearings and seals. A replacement bronze crown wheel and worm drive had to be located for the differential, as the original was unuseable.


In 2014 in it's 90th year, it started and ran for the first time in many years....


         For those interested in history........


In 1914 the German army massed a counter attack on the allied forces advacnce in the area of Bastonge France which got it's name "The Battle of the Bulge".

Now if items could tell a story please look at the bullet hole in the drivers seat and the use of a Scintilla magneto usually found on tank engines of this period.... interesting is'nt it...



Thank you for taking the time to read the history of this 1924 Model F Vineyard tractor and i hope you enjoyed it as much as I have bringing it back to life....



Above History & Words - Present Owner.


 


 


 


For Sale Details: Contact Rodney Gibson on  07850-788347 - Before 8pm of Evening ....