Comparisons between the Ferguson TE-20/TO-30 and Ford 9N/8N

Source - Nebraska Tractor Tests Since 1920 by C.H. Wendel

Test Model Year
339 Ford-Ferguson System 9N 1940
385 Ford 8N 1947
393 ord 8N 1948 1948
443 Ford 8N 1950 1950
392 Ferguson TE-20 1948
466 Ferguson TO-30 1951

339 Ford - Ferguson System 9N Tested April 9 to April 18, 1940
111 CID Ford Fladhead
Weight 3375 lb. with 300 lb. ballast.
8.00 X 32 rear tires 4.00 X 19 fronts
Test G 12.61 drawbar hp with a max pull of 2236 pounds
Test H 12.8 drawbar hp with a max pull of 1568 lb. At 3.06 mph with 6.7% slippage.

385 Ford 8N Tested September 8 to September 19. 1947
111 CID Ford Flathead
Weight 2714 lb. without ballast.
10-28 rear tires, 4.00 X 19 fronts
Test G maximum pull was 2550 lb.. At 2.38 mph
Test H 13.62 drawbar hp with a max pull of 1571 lb.. At 3.25 mph with 5.68% slippage.

392 Ferguson TE-20 Tested April 27 to May 10, 1948
111 CID Continental OHV
Weight 2760 lb. with 1504 lb. ballast added for test G.
10-28 rear tires, 4.00 X 19 fronts
Test G maximum pull was 2650 lb.. At 2.38 mph
Test H 16.35 drawbar hp with a max pull of 1666 lb.. At 3.68 mph with 4.42% slippage.
22.59 brake hp.

393 Ford 8N Tested April 27 to May 10, 1948
111 CID Ford Flathead
Weight 2600 lb.. With 1340 lb.. ballast added for tests G & H.
10-28 rear tires with 4.00 X 19 fronts.
Test G maximum pull was 2650 lb.. At 2.38 mph
Test H 17.43 drawbar hp with a max pull of 1753 lb.. At 3.73 mph with 6.73% slippage.
25.77 brake hp.

443 Ford 8N Tested June 16 to June 27, 1950
111 CID Ford Flathead
Weight 2717 lb.. With 1326 lb.. ballast added for tests G & H.
10-28 rear tires with 4.00 X 19 fronts.
Test G maximum pull was 2810 lb.. At 2.77 mph with 10.74% slippage
Test H 17.43 drawbar hp with a max pull of 1759 lb.. At 3.76 mph with 5.46% slippage.
25.49 belt hp.

466 Ferguson TE-20 Tested October 5 to October 11, 1951
129 CID Continental Z-129 OHV.
Weight 2843 lb. with 1368 lb. ballast added for test G and H.
11-28 rear tires, 6.00 X 16 fronts
Test H 19.26 drawbar hp with a max pull of 1842 lb. At 3.92 mph with 7.02% slippage.
27.96 brake hp.

Model test engine CID weight Drawbar HP Belt HP Pull (test)
Ford 9N 339 L-head 119.7 3375 12.8 20.24 2236 (G)
Ford 8N 385 L-head 119.7 2714 13.62 21.06 2550 (G)
Ford 8N 393 L-head 119.7 3940 17.43 25.77 1753 (H)
Ford 8N 443 L-head 119.7 4043 17.65 25.49 2810 (G)
Ferguson TE-20 392 I-head 120 4268 16.35 22.59 2650 (G)
Ferguson TO-30 466 I-head 129 4211 19.26 27.96 1842 (H)

Last Modified on Feburary 2, 2001

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