Free 173 Best Homemade Tools eBook:  
Remove advertisements
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: 1950s double-engined Fordson tractor - videos, patent, and photo

  1. #1
    Jon
    Jon is online now Jon has agreed the Seller's Terms of Service
    Administrator Jon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Colorado, USA
    Posts
    13,645
    Thanks
    2,698
    Thanked 5,844 Times in 2,149 Posts

    1950s double-engined Fordson tractor - videos, patent, and photo

    A Doe Triple-D double Fordson tractor. This was originally a 1950s creation by an English farmer and ingenious homemade tool maker named George Pryor. Pryor purchased two Fordson tractors and linked them together, thus creating the world's most powerful tractor, and no doubt earning eternal bragging rights among his farmer buddies.

    Local Fordson dealers Ernest Doe & Son later replicated the build, calling it a Doe Dual Drive, AKA Doe Triple-D.

    About 300 Triple-Ds were built. In the 1960s, tractor companies began developing single-engined tractors with sufficient horsepower.



    2:16 video of a Doe in action:



    3:42 video of a Doe emerging from barn hibernation:



    And I believe I found the US patent for it, #3061029 A, awarded in October 1962. Titled "Coupling mechanism for tractors", it's assigned to Englishman George Pryor Herbert, with drawings labeled "Herbert George Pryor", whom I believe is our same George Pryor.








    More:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doe_Triple-D
    Doe Triple D 1962 - TractorShed.com
    Patent US3061029 - Coupling mechanism for tractors - Google Patents

    Previously:

    Dying man carves last will and testament into tractor fender
    1960 Lamborghini Trattori Cingolato tractor - video and photos
    1938 Minneapolis Moline UDLX Comfortractor - video and photos
    First Caterpillar tractor - steam-powered
    tractor powered by Buick Nailhead
    Hornsby Mammoth steam tractor crawler
    Ford Flathead-powered 1970s John Deere lawn tractor
    Rock burying tractor attachment - GIF
    Unique tractor turning method - GIF
    1954 Fordson Major trencher with Rotopad tracks

  2. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Jon For This Useful Post:

    bigtrev8xl (04-27-2018), Charron63 (12-11-2017), EnginePaul (12-10-2017), gunsgt1863 (12-08-2017), KustomsbyKent (12-07-2017), Seedtick (12-07-2017)

  3. #2

    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    64
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
    I believe this was originally designed by Hoyt-Clagwell. But an argument between their wives resulted in the breakup of the company, with Hoyt going into the production of glass grapes, and Clagwell into wax bananas.

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Pa1963 For This Useful Post:

    gunsgt1863 (12-08-2017)

  5. #3
    gunsgt1863's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    SE Wisconsin
    Posts
    29
    Thanks
    283
    Thanked 16 Times in 6 Posts
    Twice the power and four wheel drive.
    1950s double-engined Fordson tractor - videos, patent, and photo-hclogo.jpg

  6. #4
    bigtrev8xl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Posts
    15
    Thanks
    119
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    The farm I grew up on, had both the Major, and 5000 versions.


    Post your reply!
    Join 33,912 of us and get our 173 Must Read Homemade Tools eBook free.



    173 Must Read Homemade Tools

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •