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Dennis Cooley    Posted 01-30-2016 at 17:39:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Ferguson Plow
  • I purchased a Ferguson Two Bottom plow today. I'm very interested in finding out the year of manufacture.

    Type: 14-AO-30
    No. 130464

    I found it on Craigslist and paid $225. What is really cool is that I also have a 1953 Ferguson TO-30. I bought it
    to plow a garden on my new farm property. The plow needs coulters but otherwise is in excellent condition.

    Thanks.

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 02-04-2016 at 01:19:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Ferguson Plow
  • In the red tool bar above click on the manual section and treat yourself to some free downloads on the ferguson plows. This will help you better understand and set up your plow for some enjoyable days turning over the soil.
    Good luck with your new plow.

    Kirk

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 02-01-2016 at 10:47:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Nice pickup, Dennis! You got it for a GREAT price. Here's some info that I have that may help you get close to the year of manufacture, but Scott probably already gave you the answer:

    The first Ferguson 14" plows were model 14A from 1939-1942. “FERGUSON/SHERMAN Dearborn MI” was displayed on the ID plate on this model. The cast A-frame for the top link was used on this model. The smooth rolling rear wheel was installed on 1939-1941 models. Then they were held on with 4 rivets from 1942 on, along with a different arm with a spring and pins for down pressure. The Ford script in the right beam was on the 1941 to 1942 models.

    From 1943-1947, the plows were designated as model 14AO-28 or 14AO-40.

    From 1943 to about 1944, the plate displayed “FERGUSON Harry Ferguson Inc Dearborn, MI”.

    From about 1945-1947, the plate displayed “FERGUSON Harry Ferguson Inc Detroit, MI”.

    1939-1943 plows had the ID plate on the cross frame on the back of the plow, from 1944-1947 it was on the steel upright strap from the frame to the top link connection.

    For 1943 the cross shaft u-bolt clamp was changed to a steel plate on the outside of the beam, instead of the u-bolt going through the beam.

    The 14-AO-28 frame came out around 1944, earlier ones had a 1 5/8" drawbar then about 1946 they changed to a 1 3/4" drawbar.

    If the upright to the top link hole is all cast together on each side, then it is a 1941.

    If the vertical part is cast and the angled braces are steel, then it is a 1942.

    Hope this helps some........Ed

    Scott PA    Posted 01-30-2016 at 19:33:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Ferguson Plow
  • There was not a published serial# chart for implements so the year is hard to determine. I would guess late 1940's.

    Dennis Cooley    Posted 01-30-2016 at 20:34:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks, Scott.

    Amazing condition for a plow that's possibly 70 years old. :)

    Dennis Cooley    Posted 01-30-2016 at 20:37:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Trying to post a photo

    John (AL)    Posted 01-31-2016 at 22:52:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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