Welcome to the Home of the Fordson
And
Caterpillar Tractors

Restored by Don Clough of West Gardiner, Maine


Above is the 17 Fordson tractors that we have on display. One for each year of production. From 1918 to 1933 plus a 1937.

Henry Ford

"Fordson Tractor Model F 1918"

This Tractor came from Northern New Hampshire and was used primarily for farm use to replace horses. It was used on the belt to power a threasher and saw rig. It was also the first production year for consumer sales. There were 259 built in 1917 for use in World War 1 and exported to England.
Built 16th Nov 1918............... Serial: 28649...............Production:............34,166.
Restored Aug. 1996

"Fordson Tractor Model F 1919"

This is Amy Sinclair, a local TV News traveling story reporter who visited us in the Spring of 2001. This Fordson came from Central Maine and was used on a dairy farm to rake hay and haul wood for the long winters. This was a left over bought in 1919.
Serial. 42591
Production:............57,686.
Restored May. 1997

Any's Visit

"Fordson Tractor Model F 1920"

This Fordson worked in Central Maine along side of the 1919 on the same farm mowing hay and driving a thresher. It was a large dairy farm which required more than one tractor.
It was also bought at the same time as the 1919. The farm sold oats,wheat & milk.
Built on the 17th, April 1920........................ Ser. 125218.
Production:............77,469..................Restored Mar. 1997

"Fordson Trackson 1922"

This Fordson is equipped with a trackson track kit. It came from a large farm in Northern Maine and was used for early season plowing with a double Ferguson plow. It also is equipped with an after market magneto which improved its performance. A great little machine for its time. It sold new for about $895.
Production: Tracksons - Unknown...................Tractors - 67,556
Restored Dec. 1995

" Fordson Trackson 1925 "

"The Fordson Trackson - Model D"

This is a very rare Fordson tractor equipped with a Trackson Model D track kit. This tractor came from Northwestern Maine and was primarilty a woods machine. It was expensive to buy at the time and cost $4000. It is very stable and can climb very steep grades. It weighs over 7000lbs. and has a top speed of 2.8mph.
Built 6th, July 1925....................... Serial. 492039.
Production: Tracksons - Unknown........ Tractors - 112,247
Restored Jan. 1996

Trackson Before Restored

"Fordson Tractor Model F 1927"

This Fordson is probably as well equipped as any Fordson ever sold. Its options include a cross over magneto, a Pierce governor, rubber tires, a Detroit side mower, fenders, a water pump and a drawbar extension. This tractor came from the Millinocket area and was owned by a gentleman farmer who probably would like to have taken it with him.
Production: 115.851 (Fordsons largest production year.)
Built 19th, Apr. 1927.............Serial: 668002.
Restored Dec. 1995

"Fordson Tractor Model N 1929"

In 1929 all Fordson tooling was moved to Cork, Ireland. This is the first year, N series tractor, built by Fordson. It had major changes as seen. Standard now was drop axle with coil spring, finders, magneto, cast front wheels,larger horsepower engine. This was the first year of the imported Fordson. This tractor was made for export only to possitions of England and eventually came to Canada. From there it was brought to Maine.
Built 11th Feb. 1929............... Serial. 749682
Production: 9,686................Restored: Jan. 1996

"Fordson Tractor Model N 1931"

This Fordson N, built in Cork Ireland, is equipped with a White Hoist Co. winch and came from Cape Cod, Mass. where it was used as an equipment retriever for a cranberry company. In its bogs, it was a very necessary piece of equipment in their work.
Built Jan. 21st 1931.................Serial. 773015
Production: 3,500..................Restored Dec. 1996

"Fordson Tractor Model N 1932"

This Fordson Model N was built in Cork Ireland and came from Southern VT. It was used as a prime mover on a farm raising cattle and horses. It was used for hauling hay and for belt power on a silo and a thresher.
Serial.....778845
Production:....28,013
Restored: May 1996.

"Fordson Tractor Model N 1937"

This Fordson N, built in Dagenham, England, was the first year for orange paint and the oil bath air cleaner. This tractor came from Southern N.H. and was used primarily for mowing and towing on an estate. It is equipped with rubber tires and a Detroit mower. It has no fenders so as to not obstruct the view of mowing.
Serial: 810541............... Production: 19,198.
Restored Dec. 1995

"Dale Earnhardt Tribute"

NOT EVERYONE IS AWARE THAT THE FIRST RACE CAR DALE DROVE WAS A 1956 FORD AND DROVE A FORD FOR BUD MOORE IN 1982 AND 1983. SO IN TRIBUTE TO THOSE OCCASIONS I HAVE RESTORED ONE OF MY FORDSON TRACTORS ESPECIALLY IN HIS MEMORY. WE ALL THANK DALE FOR THE EXCITING MOMENTS GIVEN TO US BY HIM THROUGHOUT HIS RACING CAREER. THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES DALE AND BE AT PEACE.

THIS TRACTOR WAS BUILT IN THE IRISH FREE STATE IN 1932.

RESTORED: AUGUST 2001

RESTORED BY: DON CLOUGH W. GARDINER, ME

Fordson N Before Restored

"Arnold Palmer's Fordson Tractor Project"

"Arnold Palmer Fordson Tractor Page"


Have a new showroom with 17 reconditioned Fordsons on display. From 1918 to 1933 plus a 1937. One for each year. And more. We do have some parts for the Fordson Tractors left. Over 40 used Fordsons in stock. We are also at the present time selling parts on Ebay (www.ebay.com/). Just search under Fordson Tractor (Sellers ID: me.72). Have also restored several old caterpillar bulldozers. Have restored a Caterpillar Sixty and two old Caterpillar Thirtys, back when they were gray, before they were yellow. Also have restored an old Caterpillar-Diesel which is very rare. That one is yellow. Have restored a Caterpillar Diesel Forty and a D-9. (Do have some parts for D-9). The links below has a few of the Caterpillars that have been restored. Also resently have restored a Big TC-12 and a Cletrac 100 Tractor which is very rare. We are located in West Gardiner, Maine which is about 7 miles south of the capitol, Augusta. Thanks very much for stopping by. E-mail: dic@myfairpoint.net

New Showroom & Before Restored Fordson Tractors


"What Year is Your Fordson?"

"Fordson Tractor Serial Number Page"


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Restoration History

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Restored Dodge Power Wagon

Restored Caterpillar Tractors (Gas)

Restored Minneapolis Moline

Restored Empire Tractor 1947

Restored Galion Roller 1960

Restored John Deere 730 Propane Tractor

Restored McCormick Deering 1934

Restored Sullivan Air Compressor

Restored McCormick Deering 1916 Hay Press

Restored Sterling 1912 Grain Thresher

Restored Euclid TC-12

Restored Cletrac 100

Restored Universal Shovel 1929

2006 Project Leader Tractor 1950

Restored Cedarapids Paver

Restored Oliver Cletrac BDH

Restored Tow Behind Scraper Pan

Fordson Tractor Lawn Ornament

Restored Clough Cemetery


 

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