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LanceB 31945 51 Ford TW 20 either
Ford TW 20
A good old workhorse.
Re: Ford TW 20
Another TW 20.
Re: Ford TW 20

Glad to see you found some good old blue tractors, very
popular in our area for years, but we have lost all our
dearlers and they are slowly disappearing

Re: Ford TW 20
Hi Roy,

It's really a shame to see all these dealers that are going
out of business. One of our local dealers went out of
business effective Jan 1 this year. Guys sold Massey, NH and
Case IH along w/Gleaner combines and several other short
line company products. There used to be quite a few old Blue
Fords here, but not nearly as many nowadays. Lots of NH
Genesis tractors though.

Re: Ford TW 20

See very few of the New Holland tractors, I think it will
be a while before any of the blue tractors return. Like a
new generation of farmers will have to come around before we
see them here. About 15 years ago when the 7710 series was
late model I think in this area Ford would out sell JD
models of comparable size

Re: Ford TW 20
Hi Roy,

There are a few 7710s around here, but not many. Went by a
local farmer's house this morning, and he has a TW15 with 2
post canopy, and has an 8670 and 8870 NHs. Also has 2 Allis
185s, and a bunch of red tractors too. I guess your neck of
the woods is dominated by JD? Take care,

Re: Ford TW 20
Hello Lance and Roy.

Hope it allright that I make a small contribution to youre
Ford chat.

Why did Ford tractors lose market in the US through the 70
and the 80`s ?

That 2wd Tw20 really bring backs good memories of the 2wd
Tw10 we once had.....

JH Denmark
Re: Ford TW 20
Hello JH,

I'm not really sure how to answer that question. I always
heard that the TW series was not really the best that Ford
ever built, plus my dad and others have told me that the
FOrd TW series tractors were weak compared to JDs, Masseys,
IHs, etc. I'm too young to remember that far back, I think
Roy can answer the question better than I can. Take care,

Re: Ford TW 20
I don't know that I have the answer either, but in early
60's Ford built the 6000 series tractor and select-O-matic
transmission and both were failures to my opinion They come
back with the Ford blue tractor 3000, 4000, and on , but the
larger ones failed to have enough weight for there horse
power I believe I remember correct that Ford had about 70-80
pounds of weight for each hp while the rest were in the 100
pounds of weight for each hp. Then it was hard for people to
except the merger thing with New Holland and New Holland
dealers said that they could not comply with the new
standards that they needed to have in place to stay a
dealership, so they quit one by one.

This is my thoughts Right or wrong I don't know What are
your thoughts?

Roy Chapin
Re: Ford TW 20
Hi Lance and Roy.

I probaly not the right one to answer the question. Simply
because Ford always keept a good hold on the farmers here in
scandinavia UK and France. The 6000 and 6000 Commander never
made it to europe, and from what have read about the model,
it was good the same. As for the select to speed models my
father bought one new in 66 or 67. It was a 5000 and he
really liked it, and didnt have much trouble with it. He
traded it back in the mid 80`s and 9000 hours later. Maybe
he was lucky..! I been told that the 3 pot 3000/4000 models
had the most of failures on the select to speed tranny, that
was way ahead of it time, and a little more developing could
have take Ford way past its competitores.
Here in europe almost every Ford model have a good
reputation, and the Tw models in particular. The were used
and abused by large farmers and contracters, and today there
still command high prices on the secondhand market. Ford
though did have problems on the engines in the early 80`s
wich affectet there sales for some years, that together with
the fact, that it too long to introduce a brand new series
of tractors was bad for Ford/Ford New Holland, and when
those 40 series came in 92 Ford went out of ag buisness.
NH is big here in Europe, and Ford and Fiatagri have been
integratet with good and bad, but its the REAL old blue ones
that I love the most.......

Re: Ford TW 20
that is a good looking tractor! it is a shame that Ford lost
out on there market share cause they kept the same tractors
in production ie the Ford 8000 was starting built in 1968
and you could buy the same tractor the 8530 untill 1994 same
tractor different sheat metle and i think the fact that they
didn't have a true line of equipment hurt them in the long
run :-(
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