Re: Question on BN-040 Moto-Tug Brakes

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Posted by Tim Daley(MI) on August 18, 2022 at 06:53:32 [URL] [DELETE] :

In Reply to: Question on BN-040 Moto-Tug Brakes posted by William G. Dougherty on August 17, 2022 at 13:46:57:

FORD TRACTORS were notorious for having poor brakes. When the Moto-Tug was designed by FORD engineers, they went to a hydraulic braking system. The Moto-Tug was first used on US Carriers during WWII to move Vought airplanes around the deck on. On a Carrier, at best the only barrier to prevent going overboard was a rope or chain if at all even that. Relying on the standard 9N braking system was not advised thus the hydraulic setup with a mechanical hand brake lever as a backup was developed. Here is the LINK to our HISTORY Forum with my article on the Moto-Tug.


FORD-FERGUSON MOTO-TUG SPEC SHEET:

US SAILORS RESTING ON A CARRIER MOTO-TUG IN 1943:


Tim Daley(MI)



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