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found this in the woods-what is it?

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out walking this afternoon and found this in the woods. there is more in the denser undergrowth, maybe another vehicle?

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Yes, also the worm gear says Fordson. I wonder how it ended up there like this?

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9 minutes ago, Cel said:

... I wonder how it ended up there like this?

I'll have a stab at that, at least as it was explained to me.

The front axle and front suspension on a Major are all bolted together, and run back to a pivot point on the cast iron sump.  If you are bowling along in the woods one day, and hit something really hard with one front wheel, then the front suspension breaks and takes the sump with it, so you go from running machine to scrap in a couple of seconds.

Repair consist of a new sump and front suspension parts, and if the disaster happened far from home, and the tractor was tired anyway, you just walk ( limp?) away.

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No suspension on a Fordson N. Unless you count the seat spring

A Pikey trick apparently, buy for £5, smash out the diff and radiator and weigh in. Not all N's had a phosphor bronze diff though! First time I've seen one like that though, I suspect the radiator is no where to be found either

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