Fordson Fordson F

Fordson Fordson F Technical Specifications

Fordson Fordson F is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1917 – 1928.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for Fordson Fordson F covering engine types, horsepower ratings, weight, height, fuel type and tank volume, oil capacity and type, hydraulic system diagram, wiring diagram, battery specs, etc.

Fordson Fordson F Production

Manufacturer: Fordson (a part of Ford)
Type: Standard-tread tractor
Factories: Dearborn, MI
  Cork, Ireland
Total built: 755,278 (747,681 in USA, 7,597 in Ireland)
The name Fordson was used for two reasons. The “Ford Tractor” name was already being used by a company in Minneapolis. In addition, the Ford Motor Company shareholders had no interest in tractor production, so Henry Ford started an independent company for building tractors, named Henry Ford & Son.

Fordson Fordson F Power

Engine: 20 hp
14.9 kW
Drawbar (claimed): 10 hp
7.5 kW
PTO (claimed): 20 hp
14.9 kW
Plows: 2 (14-inch)
Drawbar (tested): 12.325 hp
9.2 kW
Belt (tested): 22.28 hp
16.6 kW

Fordson Fordson F Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
Steering: manual
Transmission: 3-speed constant mesh gear

Title serial numbers

Location: Below the cylinder head on the right side of the engine.

photo of Fordson F serial number

1917: 1 (USA)
1918: 260 (USA)
1919: 34427 (USA)
1920: 100001 (USA)
1921: 158312 (USA)
1922: 201026 (USA)
1923: 268583 (USA)
1924: 370351 (USA)
1925: 455360 (USA)
1926: 557608 (USA)
1927: 629830 (USA)
1919: 63001 (Ireland)
1920: 65001 (Ireland)
1921: 108230 (Ireland)
1922: 109673 (Ireland)

how to read serial numbers…

What year is my Fordson Fordson F? Serial Number Decoder

The serial number list shows the first tractor built in each year. The other tractors for that year will have successively higher numbers. Your serial number should be between two of the stated numbers.

The list only includes the numbers of the first tractors produced in each year. Your serial should be somewhere between two numbers.Unless you happen to be the first person to own a tractor, your number will not appear on the list.

Fordson Fordson F Engine detail

Engine Detail
In 1920, a Ford-built engine replaced the Hercules engine, although it was nearly identical
Displacement: 251.3 ci
4.1 L
Bore/Stroke: 4.00×5.00 inches
102 x 127 mm
Power: 20 hp
14.9 kW
Rated RPM: 1000
Firing order: 1-2-4-3
Oil capacity: 9 qts
8.5 L
Coolant capacity: 48 qts
45.4 L

Fordson Fordson F Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Type: constant mesh gear
Gears: 3 forward and 1 reverse
Oil capacity: 15 qts
14.2 L

Fordson Fordson F Dimensions

Wheelbase: 63 inches
160 cm
Length: 102 inches
259 cm
Width: 63 inches
160 cm
Height: 55 inches
139 cm
Weight: 2,920 lbs
1324 kg
Ground clearance: 11.6 inches
29 cm

Fordson Fordson F Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 18
Kerosene 3-speed 2WD
June 2 – 12, 1920
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 18 file
Belt power (max): 19.15 hp
14.3 kW
Belt fuel use (max): 3.0 gal/hour
11.4 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 9.34 hp
7.0 kW
Gear 2 used for power test.
Max pull: 2,187 lbs
992 kg
Gear 2 used for pull test.

Nebraska Tractor Test 124
Kerosene 3-speed 2WD
June 21 – 28, 1926
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 124 file
Belt power (max): 22.28 hp
16.6 kW
Belt fuel use (max): 2.5 gal/hour
9.5 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 12.325 hp
9.2 kW
Gear 2 used for power test.
Max pull: 2,142 lbs
971 kg
Gear 2 used for pull test.


Is Fordson Fordson F a good tractor?

The Fordson Fordson F is one of the great tractors in the Fordson (a part of Ford) stable, and it has earned Fordson (a part of Ford) a fantastic reputation.

How much oil does a Fordson Fordson F take?

Check out the Fordson Fordson F oil capacity and oil type in the engine specs section as it may vary across the engines. Keep in mind, that older models might have their oil capacity increased over time. You may compare between the early and late oil capacity.

Do tractors have VIN numbers?

Every tractor has a VIN number. The number is usually engraved below the driver’s seat. Tractor manufacturers put the number in different places on the tractor body.

What was the last year Fordson (a part of Ford) made the Fordson F?

The Fordson Fordson F was an agricultural tractor model made from 1917 – 1928

Where is the serial number on a Fordson Fordson F?

Lookup below the cylinder head on the right side of the engine.

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