Ford's New Golden Jubilee Model Farm Tractor 1953

The FORD MOTOR COMPANY, manufacturer of more than 2 million farm tractors since 1917, has put into production a new, heavier, longer, much more powerful Golden Jubilee model. Tractors made by Henry Ford's company from 1917 to 1920 went by the name of Fordson tractors.

In 1953 Ford celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the company by Henry Ford Sr., in  1903. The new machine is described as the most modern farm tractor ever built and is equipped with an advanced type hydraulic system.

Outstanding features include Hy-Trol, to increase lifting speed by a simple turn of a knob; and the entirely new overhead valve Ford "Red Tiger" engine, the most powerful farm tractor engine ever produced by Ford. The new tractor is now in volume production at Ford's Highland Park, Michigan, plant.

JUNE 6 1930
FARM TRACTOR SETS NEW RECORD FOR LONG RUNNING

The high degree of reliability and endurance of modern power farm machinery has been demonstrated by tbe agricultural engineering department of Oregon State College which has completed a non-stop test run with a light type track laying tractor in which a new world record of 481 hours and five minutes was established.

The run was made under official observation of the agriculture and engineering schools of the college with the tractor used under actual farm conditions, pulling a full load in plowing or cultivating whenever weather permitted working the land. Exact records were kept to determine wear, particularly on the track, and to check on consumption of fuel, water and oil.

In establishing the new 20 day record the little tractor broke three former records, one for each size group. First to fall was the former light tractor record of 168 hours set in Australia. Next the heavy record of 264 hours fell, and finally the former 17 day record for medium sized machines held in California.

Immediately on completion of the run the machine was taken to the college laboratories and dissembled, with every part checked in comparison with conditions at the start. Particular interest was taken in track, both weight and measurements being obtained to show degree of wear. The track was stretched out and subjected to the same load strain as when in operation, and it then showed an elongation of but .6 inch after traveling 1011 miles.
 
Engine revolutions amounted to 37,421,098 yet the cylinder wear amounted to only .001 inch with no out-of roundness. The machine consumed 724 gallons of gasoline, and 16 gallons of gear oil. Net amount of crank case oil used amounted to 26.5 quarts as 64 quarts were added and 37.5 quarts drained off. Total water used in radiator was 17 quarts.

W. J. Gilmore, head of the agricultural engineering department, declared the endurance test was successful and valuable from the scientific standpoint, affording among other things accurate data to contribute to present information on cost of agricultural operations through use of power equipment.


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