In Reply to: Harry Ferguson posted by Steve Dabrowski on November 26, 2019 at 13:56:42:
I believe you are correct Steve. Ford was always trying to improve the tractor while Ferguson was always trying to improve his profit margin. Both had plenty of good visions and both had a small team of engineers to make those visions come true. I have plenty of blue prints, drawings and such and none of them where penned by Harry or Henry. That tells me Harry came up with the idea of the 3point hitch and a small herd of engineers made it happen.
As to war time production. I'll let that alone and say only that the Army, Air Force and Navy (to name a few) used Ford tractors and tugs during the war. Maybe that is why they were allowed to continue production.