I think there was so much compatition back then, and now, that everyone is copying from everybody. That's why the 3 pt hitch became standard equipment. That's why the turbo started being used for higher hp's.
Even patented things eventually got copied in some way or form.
Someone invented it though (Ferguson I think) but Henry Ford claimed it when the Ford Ferguson seperated. That's just what I've read somewhere :?: :?: :?: Someone please chime in on that one
My point is, that's just how the world gets better. Someone copies anothers thoughts or product and somehow makes it just a little bit better. Where would this world be if we were still using the room size computers from the 60's and 70's? It just my way of thinking I guess.
A lot of things were happening in the 50's to get more horsepower. Detroit engines were cheap and plentiful after the war so they got used a lot. I have seen Farmall M's and Case D and L-LA with 3-71 and 4-71 engines put in to get more horsepower. Sure took JD a long time to perfect the New Generation concept and get it out there. But then it took Farmall a long time to change from the Original Farmal-F-20-M-400-450-560 to get to the large frame Farmall. The 460-560 and 3010-4010 had some growing pains....James
I agree, Harry Ferguson did come up with the 3pt. linkage.around the early 40's.
The Detroit diesels were fitted to a couple of a hundred Farmall M's, as a trial, then they put their own 4 cylinder petrol start diesels in the M's & W6/s, that was around the early 40's too.
My JD 1250 has oil leaking out of a small hole on the back of the base collar of the shift lever. The other lever has the same hole built in. Attached is a photo of it, and a short video of the oil sort of spewing out.
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