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Jason S.

02-17-2013 14:48:42

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That documentary I have says Harry Ferguson called it quadramatic control, I suppose that name died when Massey decided to no longer keep the Ferguson and Massey Harris lines seperate.

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02-17-2013 15:58:24

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 Re: F-40 AD in reply to Jason S., 02-17-2013 14:48:42  
If you look close in the text, it still talks about the Quadramatic Control, referring to all the ways to set your implements with the hydraulics. I really don't have any sales literature, just a parts book for a 40, so I'm not familiar with the sales pitches of the day. I just happen to run across this. Kind of interesting.

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Jason S.

02-17-2013 16:44:38

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 Re: F-40 AD in reply to IrvIA, 02-17-2013 15:58:24  
Yes it is. He had all kinds of odd names for stuff. Like the high and low range gear box on the video is called a Ferguson Epicyclic reduction gear box. Makes me wonder about how many names and terms that have been forgotten or that we don't know about.

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02-17-2013 17:30:14

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 Re: F-40 AD in reply to Jason S., 02-17-2013 16:44:38  
Epicyclic refers to the planetary ring and sun gear set-up used in the hi-lo. I had my transmission all apart and I thought that was a pretty neat unit.

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