Fordson Tractor Serial Numbers


Identifying the year your Fordson was made is not always easy. The serial number is stamped on the engine block and the number is not always well stamped and visible.

To compound the problem, Fordson's were pretty interchangable from year to year and during their working years it was not uncommon to switch engines or rearends to keep a working tractor on the farm. Because of this problem you'll frequently find Fordson's with a mixture of parts from various years on the same tractor.

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Fordson Motor Numbers by Months

1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926
January .... 260 34427 100001 .... .... 268583 370351 453360 557608
February .... 617 39555 100193 .... 201026 276350 375182 460452 568303
March .... 1732 44783 102295 158312 202522 284255 382282 469850 579111
April .... 3083 50962 104760 158327 208633 295532 390744 481488 590385
May ... 7609 53080 121592 158971 216081 306915 400862 492801 600305
June .... 9581 53111 124732 .... 225029 318011 410891 502798 608948
July .... 11938 55305 138087 159454 234356 327012 418073 511497 616685
August .... 15226 60865 151505 159888 244017 333682 423636 519303 623159
September .... 18638 68056 154891 .... 252533 342100 429656 527103 629830
October 1 22248 74810 158178 170244 252762 349497 435905 534603 ....
November .... 26288 81363 .... 170395 257908 357850 442805 542703 ....
December 76 29979 88088 .... 170891 262825 365191 448201 549901 ....

(1927/1928...........629831.............to...........747681).
This table should cover the vast majority of the American Fordsons.



Model F Produced in Cork Ireland


1919........................63001..........to...............63200

1920........................65001..........to...............65500
..............................105001..........to..............108229

1921......................108230..........to..............109672

1922......................109673..........to..............110000
..............................170958..........to..............172000
..............................250001..........to..............250300
..............................253001..........to..............253562



Model N Produced in Cork Ireland


1929.......................747682..........to...............757368
1930.......................757369..........to...............772564
1931.......................772565..........to...............776065



Model N Transition from Cork Ireland/Dagneham.


1932.......................776066..........to...............779135

The latter part of the above production came of the Dageham line-many
Cork made parts were used till 1934.



Model N Produced in Dagenham.

(First tractor off the line in each year shown.)

1933.......................779154
1934.......................781967
1935.......................785548
1936.......................794703
1937.......................807581
1938.......................826779
1939.......................837826
1940.......................854238
1941.......................874914
1942.......................897624
1943.......................925274
1944.......................957574
1945.......................975419

Last Model N number 983647, Built 4/6/45.



First E27N built 980520 on 19/3/45.


1945.......................980520
1946.......................993489
1947......................1018978
1948......................1054094
1949......................1104657
1950......................1138235
1951......................1180610
1952......................1216575

Last E27N Built 1216990 on 17/1/45.




Total Number of Fordson Tractors Made:....1,227,694


Fordsons Model F Made in US 1917 to 1928, Total...........747,681
Fordsons Model F Made in Cork Ireland 1919 to 1922, Total....7,597
Fordsons Model N Made in Cork Ireland 1929 to 1931, Total....31,453
Fordsons Model N Made in Dagenham England 1933 to 1945, Total..204,493
Fordsons Model E27N Made in England 1945 to 1952, Total..236,470



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