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Fordson Major Review



Overall Rating:
rating
 4.80
Build Quality:
5
Features:
rating
4
Performance:
rating
5
Value:
rating
5
Reliability:
rating
5


Old Major Keeps on Going Posted by A.J. de Vries, fordmajor on 10/02/2012

We had a 58 Deutz two cylinder that really did not have the muscle for the job. A Fergie TED petroleum/petrol tractor proved not practical. So when I ran into the 54 Major I was pleasantly surprised.

It is a very solid design with cast/iron wheels that keep the nose down. Solid engine that gives 42 horsepower but seems a lot more. With good compression, it starts almost immediately---hot or freezing cold. The implement's lift is incredible strong.

My retired neighbor had a wage company. He used three Majors in the 50s and 60s and is still impressed by their power and endurance. Take care of oil changes and she will survive you.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 1954 Date Purchased: 03/20/2005 Number of Hours:
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Strong, reliable and simple to maintain. Cons: No live PTO and lift does not work with clutch pressed. Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 Acres Location: Europe Outside of the U.S. I also considered buying: Fordson Super Major
REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
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