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Old 12-11-2008, 11:15 AM
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aye, ferguson was a great engineer, but sadly like all the great engineers the man couldnt get along with anyone, especially business people.
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It can be easly steered with your feet. Yah, I didn't know about the injector pump on there.
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Old 12-11-2008, 12:08 PM
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It can be easly steered with your feet. Yah, I didn't know about the injector pump on there.
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mad to think that floorplates were an optional extra.

I'll end up putting some on it and when I replace the wings i'll get the later 35 saftey wings that actually extend down to the footplates.
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Old 12-11-2008, 01:17 PM
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Hey, I've got one of those too. Nice TEF-20
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Old 12-11-2008, 03:22 PM
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sweet, yours looks quite tidy.

is it not a bit big by your usual standards
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Old 12-11-2008, 04:23 PM
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That was the first motorized machine I ever drove, sometime in the early 50's. You know how long it takes an uninspired 9 year-old kid to turn over 11 acres of alfafa with a 28 inch breaking plow?
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Thanks.
As they say, the older we get, the bigger our toys.
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After the partnership fell apart Ferguson sued Ford (as in Henry) for the continued use of the three point hitch.
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Actually, Harry and Henry had a good relationship, when Henry's grandson took over ops is when the problem began. It all came about because the grandson would not honor the famous "handshake agreement" that his grandfather had with Harry Ferguson. The "TE" in the TE series tractors stands for "Tractor England" or "Tractor English" while the U.S. made (for Harry Ferguson) TO stands for "Tractor Overseas" I have a TO20 at home, I haven't explored the parts interchange, but a wide variety of parts can be purchased for a reasonable amount from ytmag.com.
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Old 12-12-2008, 07:12 AM
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You are right JB it was the grandson in charge at that time. I had forgotten about the handshake agreement.

Pictured is a 2N tractor that I have worked on several times. It has the front mounted distributor which can cause problems frequently. If I remember correctly it was built in 1946. It starts and runs perfectly even after sitting all winter. The only real problem is it has some leaks that need to be addressed.

Someone painted it to match the 8N colors but there are still areas that have the 2N gray.
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You are right JB it was the grandson in charge at that time. I had forgotten about the handshake agreement.

Pictured is a 2N tractor that I have worked on several times. It has the front mounted distributor which can cause problems frequently. If I remember correctly it was built in 1946. It starts and runs perfectly even after sitting all winter. The only real problem is it has some leaks that need to be addressed.

Someone painted it to match the 8N colors but there are still areas that have the 2N gray.
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Have you ever ordered parts from Steiner Tractkor Parts in Lennon Michigan?
I have on several occasions for my antique John Deers's If you e-mail them, they will send you a catalogue/parts book.
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