Fordson Major


When talking about a Fordson Major tractor, it is not referring to a specific tractor. They talk about a group of 4 Fordson family tractors. Are the:

Fordson ‘E27N Major’ tractor. The E27N was originally called Fordson ‘Major’ until Fordson began producing the ‘E1A New Major’, after which the Fordson ‘Major’ was renamed Fordson ‘E27N Major’. This can be a bit confusing for some, but it’s worth keeping in mind if you’re interested in the history of these tractors. It is also interesting to note that the E27N is actually an unhomologated Fordson N. The E27N Major was produced between 1945 and 1952. It was powered by a 27hp 4-cylinder kersone engine or a more powerful 48hp 6-cylinder diesel engine.

Fordson ‘New Major’. The factory name of this model is actually Fordson E1A New Major, but it is commonly referred to as “New Major”. Once Fordson stopped making the E27N, the ‘New Major’ took over and was built from 1952 to 1958.

Fordson ‘Power Major’. The Fordson Power Major took over the reins from the ‘New Major’ and was built and produced by Ford(Jr) from 1958 to 1961. It was rated at 47bhp with either a 3. 3 liter 4 cylinder petrol engine or a diesel engine. 4 cylinders and 3. 6 liters.

The Fordson ‘Super Major’ (called the Ford 5000 in the US) had much more power than its predecessors with a 3. 6-litre 4-cylinder diesel engine producing 69PS of power. Or it came with a 3. 3-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine. It was the final version of the Fordson Major series and was built from 1961 to 1964.

In general, Fordson Major tractors were very popular in their day as farm tractors. However, they have obviously been superseded by newer, stronger and more reliable tractors. Fortunately, today there is a large community of Fordson collectors and enthusiasts who buy, maintain and restore Fordson Majors.

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