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Evan (ND)    Posted 08-17-2020 at 13:50:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • In great news the 1940 9N fired up today. No electrical work was needed, carb was sent in for a rebuild and the starter as well. Last thing it needs will be an axel seal replacement when the parts show up.
    I have a 2 bottom plow for it as well as a road blade. Was wondering if there was a website or way to search the serial number for the year of these implements. Don't desperately need the info, just curious.

    Evan (ND)    Posted 08-18-2020 at 09:32:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • My road plow is a Dearborn with the model number 19-5 and serial number 76969. I'll have to clean up the plate on the 2 bottom plow as I can only really make out Ferguson and the serial number but not the model number.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 08-18-2020 at 11:25:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • The DEARBORN UTILITY BLADE is Model No. 19-5, 3-pt lift type back blade. Blades and Dozers listed in own category. Again, forget about any serial numbers -means relatively nothing. Plows are a different category. When the Sherman Bros departed the Ferguson company (they had worked with him years before and hated him then) The Ferguson-Sherman Corp then became simply 'Harry Ferguson Inc'. Again, forget the serial number, why are you obsessed with the s/n? If you find one, document it with model number on your list if you want and move on. Don't use anything abrasive to clean the ID Tag with. Mineral Spirits (paint thinner and charcoal lighter fluid are the same thing), kerosene, 50/50 ATF & Acetone, wife's toothbrush, and soft rags. See the list in our MANUALS forum (link below)for a ton of info. Dearborn/Ford engineers revamped the design of the plow, made better -see cross shaft and A-Frame. Dearborn introduced the Economy Plow style in 1950 which was an even better plow design. The latter plows do not interchange parts with the older Prior Model Moldboard plows. Do you use STABILIZER BARS with your back blade? I recommend using them to help keep the blade from kicking sideways and also are called 'anti-sway' bars. Keeps the blade rigid for pushing/pulling dirt and snow. I also advise to use them for use with mowers and brush hogs.


    FORD TRACTOR/DEARBORN EQUIPMENT OEM STABILIZER BAR FENDER BRACKETS:


    FORD TRACTOR/DEARBORN EQUIPMENT OEM STABILIZER BAR SET UP APPLICATION:


    TYPICAL AFTERMARKET STABILIZER BAR KIT SOLD TODAY:


    FORD OPTIONAL ACCESSORY –AFTERMARKET STABILIZER BAR KIT, TYPICAL SETUP:

    FORD 8N w/WOODS 660 FINISH MOWER:

    STABILIZER BAR KIT:

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 08-18-2020 at 06:55:02 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • There is no list, but a few books are out there that offer many, but not all, of the implements made for the Ford Tractors. Forget serial numbers. When an implement was manufactured, the ID Tag was riveted to it with the Model No. and a Serial Number stamped on it. Serial numbers were simply stamped in sequence as each model came off the line. For example, a plow, part/model number 10-8 would begin with a s/n and continue in order for that model. When another model, like a 10-1 plow came along, they had their own s/n’s. Unless you have an 2, 3, or 4 digit s/n for restoring don’t worry about s/n’s. If any records were kept on production numbers, they are long since gone anyway.
    Ferguson-Sherman was the distribution company for the new 9N tractor beginning in 1939 and all other implements. Only the plow was made by Ford at the Rouge early on, but was outsourced within 2 years after. All other implements were made by companies that had been in business for years before, only now in partnership with FoMoCo, they revamped them for the new 3-PT lift system as well as some minor changes. This allowed FORD to use their own part and model numbers. Ferguson was fired by Henry Ford II after taking over the company upon his grandfather's death in 1946. As of January, 1947, the new tractor and implement distribution company was DEARBORN MOTORS CORP; and in July, 1947 released the new tractor model –the 8N. The number ‘8’ was designated as the year 1948 new model. The new Dearborn Implements were also released now sporting a DEARBORN ID TAG and new model numbers. FORD/DEARBORN MOTORS were constantly designing and experimenting with new 3-PT implements, some which never reached production or had very limited distribution. These books have a lot of info. The Dearborn Manuals can be found in our MANUALS forum for free download –we have many of them. Years ago somebody put a manual together with many of the Dearborn A/O Manuals all in one book. Supposedly it was licensed by FORD but I haven’t seen one of them in several years. The cover says, “…used with Ford tractors from 1939…” so technically I guess it isn’t a false statement, but know that Dearborn Equipment didn’t come out til 1947. Hope this helps answer your questions.

    FERGUSON IMPLEMENTS:

    FORD-FERGUSON & DEARBORN FARM IMPLENENTS:

    DEARBORN EQUIPMENT CATALOG:

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Jim    Posted 08-17-2020 at 20:47:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I have a large manual that lists every Ford implement ever made. If I knew what to look for I would try to help.

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