FORD NEW HOLLAND TRACTORS - A HISTORY
Ford has been one of the most successful names in the tractor industry during the 20th century . Popular models include the Ford 3000, 4000, 4600 and 7610 models. If you are restoring a Ford New Holland tractor shop for parts here> The Ford Motor Company was one of the early developers of the assembly line allowing them to offer affordable machines. The original New Holland Machine Company was founded in 1895 in New Holland, Pennsylvania; over the years it was acquired by Sperry, then by Ford Motor Company in 1986, and then by Fiat in 1991.
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Ford pioneered the mass-production of gasoline-powered tractors and in 1907 introduced to the world it’s first prototype. By 1917 the Fordson Model F went into production by Henry Ford & Son Company. In 1939, Ford introduced the 3 point hitch (originally developed by Harry Ferguson) on the ‘N’ tractor Series.
The European Fordson brand and US Ford brand were consolidated in 1964 with the creation of a global tractor line. In the 1960’s Ford introduced the 2000 series to replace the 601, the 4000 line to replace the 801 series, and the 6000 as the top of the line, with a powerful six cylinder engine. Following this the Fordson Super Dexta was imported and sold in America as the Ford 2000 Diesel, and the Fordson Super Major as the Ford 5000. The European Fordson brand and US Ford brand were consolidated in 1964 with the creation of a global tractor line and opened a plant in Antwerp.
In 1965, the 2000 to the 4000 ranges were revamped with a 3 cylinder diesel engine. The 5000 was equipped with a 4 cylinder diesel, and the 6000 was renamed the Commander 6000. This line would continue, receiving expansions until it ranged from 2000 to 9000, until 1975.
In 1975, Sperry New Holland introduced the world’s first twin-rotor combine, a successful technology that is still used today. Years later the New Holland TG tractor series was introduced, and featured the unique "Cat'sEye" lighting. Ford purchased New Holland in 1985, creating the Ford-New Holland line. Ford's farm equipment group was sold to Fiat in 1990, which began phasing out the Ford name. In 2009, New Holland Agricultural presented the world first hydrogen powered tractor, the NH2, generating energy from renewable sources.