In Reply to: Moto-Tug Design & Production posted by Tim Daley(MI) on February 06, 2010 at 07:07:02:
Kudos to you for taking the initive to track down Mr. O'Callaghan and obtain this info. With respect to total production, I only know of one example with a serial number over 3,050 and that one isn't far enough over that it couldn't be considered rounding error. It's just hard to jive total production of 10,000+ with the few surviving examples today. I CAN see a higher number if you were to include all tractors supplied to the military, some of which were just 2N's with turf tires and front and rear hitches. Still, 10,000+???
It's mentioned in one of the Ford books that some Tugs have a brass or aluminum serial number plate on the fender to the left side of the driver and some do not. The holes for the mounting brads are not even drilled on many Tugs indicating that no plate was ever installed. An unanswered question is whether the plates were to fulfill a military requirement or whether the presence or absence indicates that Tugs were menufactured in different locations.
Once again, thanks.
Bob In PA
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