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DougKirk wrote on Monday, November 24, 2003 (PST):
  • Thanks for the article, gives brief and indebt knowledge of Harry Feruson the man and the machine. Shows how persitance and determination overcomes obstacles, even during hard times.
    anah Tuttle wrote on Saturday, April 17, 2004 (PDT):
  • Could you please tell what 1950 Ferguson is worth in fair condition
    Fred Martin wrote on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 (PDT):
  • The fellow wanting the value of his tractor...if you look over on the left hand side of the page, you will find a place called tractor values...click on it and find your answer. Fred OH
    IRBY J. RICO JR. wrote on Friday, June 23, 2006 (PDT):
  • I love reading the history of how today's tractors got it's start. How someone's ideas can be developed and made better over time. I could just imagine what the ideas of today will be made better in another one hundred years. Thanks, I.R.
    ron wrote on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 (PDT):
  • I have more info on this, but if i printed it i woud be sued. While Harry was a smart man, he would have done much better with some people skills. I have speoken to the 9n factory people, and they have no kind words for Harry.
    Michael Halsall wrote on Thursday, January 17, 2008 (PST):
  • Excellent synopsis of both Harry Ferguson's work and a brief description of the early British built Ferguson range. I have book-marked this article. Regards from Michael Halsall Australia
    Larry59 wrote on Thursday, August 14, 2008 (PDT):
  • I certainly enjoyed reading this article. Did not know this about the tractor and how it started.
    ron wrote on Thursday, August 14, 2008 (PDT):
  • Harry F was a busy boy. He copied the Wright Brothers,The Fordson,and the Ford 9N. He did not support the TO-35, which turned out to be the best tractor of the 20th century. The 9n, and its clone,(the te 20) were engineeered 99% by Ford engineers, in the great depression. While Harry invented the 3 point concept, only Ford could make it work extremly well. Henry Ford was a benevolent, yet rich man, But it was his laboratories and ethics that made modern cheap tractors possible. The lawsuit was the biggest in history, even if most of the 9n8n/ferg technolgoy was Fords. Harry mmade a lot of human error in his failed dealings with people. The model T, model A, and the Ford N series, were very good luck for all of us. I thank you guys.
    Jim Peck wrote on Sunday, September 07, 2014 (PDT):
  • I would like to know more about Harry Ferguson's visit to Allis Chalmers? Did he travel to the West Allis plant?
    Tim Daley wrote on Monday, September 15, 2014 (PDT):
  • There are a couple of errors in this article which appears slanted towards Harry Ferguson. First, Edsel Ford is spelled with an 's' not a 'z'. Secondly, the three piece, adjustable tread front axle was not a Ferguson design, rather it was the Ford engineers who designed it. Next, the termination of Harry Ferguson from the 'handshake agreement' he made with Henry II's grandfather, was due to Ford losing money on 9N sales while Ferguson profited and, because Ferguson was shopping around Ford suppliers as early as 1942 to help him build his own tractor with blueprints he had for the 9N. Archie Greer and Willie Sands were the actual engineers of the 3-point lift system, Ferguson simply put the copyright patents in his name.
    OzzInter wrote on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 (PDT):
  • The first Ferguson diesel tractor was the British built TEF-20 introduced in 1951. The British built FE-35 Diesel and US built TO-35 Diesel came later.
    Karl-Mike wrote on Thursday, October 11, 2018 (PDT):
  • Richard W Hautzenroeder was a major inventor of fuel & hydraulic systems, for the massey - fercuson tractors, from 1930's to mid to late 60's with patent's 1), # 2453128 Transmission, 2), # 2243861 Apparatus for supplying to Internal combustion Engines, and more!!very smart man!
    Richard V Anthony wrote on Saturday, August 24, 2019 (PDT):
  • Fascinating, our first Fergie was a 30, in fact there's still one sitting in the tool shed in Mich. Followed by a 65 Diesel, awesome tractor, and another string after I'd left the farm; 35, 180, others that I've forgotten. I wish this story had gone on, is there a complete version anywhere?

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