In 1926 a corporation called Snow-Motors Inc demonstrated a Fordson mannequin F converted into a snowmobile, which they dubbed the Snow-Motor. The tractor used bullet-shaped screws as a substitute of wheels or continuous track items to maneuver across the snow. They had been used (unsuccessfully) by means of Richard Byrd's first Antarctic day trip.
with the intention to displace each horses and steam from faraway logging railways (bush trams), a number of enterprising inventors took the Fordson tractor and made modifications to permit them to run on rails. Additional bogies (wheel units) had been added in the back of and in entrance of some types and acted as log bogies, even as growing traction on the light rail strains, with out increasing weight. Dunedin enterprise Trails Ltd used the Fordson F as a base, including a reverser, so the tractor might operate either means on the same speeds, and a powered bogie to behave as a powered log bogie. Wellington enterprise Nattrass advanced this design, and both organizations income spelled the tip to horse-operated bush trams in New Zealand. Nattrass additionally loved sales in Australia. The final locomotive constructed by means of A & G cost, noted steam and diesel locomotive builder used to be completed in 1970, and used a Fordson major E1 as a base.
other Ford tractors
In the united states Ford reentered the tractor trade in 1938 with the Ford N-series tractors. In 1953 this sequence was changed through the Ford NAA tractors.
Commencing around 1961, the U.S. Tractor operations and the Ford Ltd U.Okay. Tractor operations, which had been considerably unbiased although perpetually in close communique, have been reorganized into nearer integration. After 1964, all tractors made by means of the Ford companies worldwide carried the Ford brand. In 1986, Ford accelerated its tractor trade when it bought the Sperry-New Holland skid-steer loader and hay baler, hay tools and put into effect company from Sperry corporation and shaped Ford-New Holland which bought out Versatile tractors in 1988. In 1991 Ford sold its tractor division to Fiat with the agreement that they ought to discontinue making use of the Ford name by using 2000. In 1999, Fiat removed all Ford identification from their blue tractors and renamed them "New Holland" tractors.