The Ferguson TE20 is Genesis in the tractor world. It is the Northern Irish man Harry Ferguson that stamped his mark clearly on the tractor world with the invention of the “Ferguson System” 3 point linkage which is available on the vast majority of tractors available today.
The idea behind the Ferguson system was that the weight of the ploughing was transferred to the rear wheels increasing traction. The weight transfer allowed the light weight tractor to do the work of heavier tractors. Improvements to the Ferguson system such as draft control improved the weight transfer and increased the amount of work the little tractor could do.
The Ferguson system also had one very important safety feature which no other Tractor not using the Ferguson system of control had at the time. This is a safety relief control. If while plowing the implement was to strike a solid object, ie large rock or tree root the hydraulic pressure is released, the weight transfer to the rear wheels is immediately reduced to such an extent that the weight of the tractor is actually supported by the implement. Thus leaving the back wheels to harmlessly spin. This prevents damage to implement and tractor and reducing the risk of rear roll over that a lot of tractors at the time suffered from so badly.
We have modeled a Ferguson TE20 tractor and a selection of variants. Given that the Ferguson system was new and unique at the time, a range of Ferguson implements were manufactured to complement the tractors – we have modeled a selection of them.
The iconic TE20
Old 4wd axles from World War Two were the basis of four wheel drive conversions of the TE20.
A forerunner to the DOE Triple D, this TE20 dual drive doubled the available power and traction.
As farming became more mechanised, a loader was introduced, this is the iconic “banana” loader.
Tractors were also used away from the farm, fitted with road tyres, this Industrial version of the TE20 has a striking yellow colour scheme.
The 3 Tonne trailer, who needs the Kane Halfpipe?
The Ferguson baler was a progression from rucks of hay. This baler can bale both grass and straw.
With the help of a bale sledge, bale handling is made much more easy.
A loader mounted bale grab further reduces the need for manual labour. Shown here with a weight block, for added stability.
If a front loader isn’t your thing, a Ferguson lift mast is the solution, with the added benefit of a tow hitch so you can pull a trailer behind you with the mast attached. A range of implements for both the loader and lift mast are available in the pack.
Mowing grass is made easy with the Ferguson cutting bar, a modified version of the horse drawn version.
Bit of a size difference…
The Ferguson side rake can be used for grass and straw to further increase efficiency.
Before silage harvesters were invented, this is how grass got from the field to the pit. The Ferguson buckrake can be used to scoop up grass or straw in the fields and return it to the yard. It can also be used on standard tip alternative mod heaps.
For cultivation, there are a range of ploughs, discs and cultivators available in the pack.
Potato planting is made easy with the Ferguson potato planter
Need to transport something in style? The Ferguson low loader is the solution, ideal for machinery, or even square bales.
The Ferguson dung spreader features a ground drive – you stop, it stops spreading. Just remember to turn it off when on the road…
Sowing of seed and fertiliser is made easy with the Ferguson sower. It’s even easier with the Transport box for seed and fertiliser bags
Finally, need to reduce ground compaction? How about dual wheels or cage wheels? Transported in style in their very own trailer.
Release dates are yet to be confirmed – stay tuned.