Two Ford Ferguson Mototugs!
Harry Ferguson would be amazed if he knew that two of the Ford Ferguson 9N tractors he converted for military use in 1942 were being driven on an operational RAF airfield in 2022. The RAF Cosford Airshow 2022 had a vintage village and were after items of interest for the static displays. Julie Browning and Gary Anderson provided their beautiful Mototugs for the occasion. Pictures attached….
When the USA came into the war they needed some aircraft tugs to primarily use on their aircraft carriers in the Pacific theatre. Ford Ferguson converted a number of their 9N tractors for this very use. Some were also used on military airfields. Many were abandoned or scrapped after the war as their use in agriculture was limited as they had no hydraulics. A very small handful remain in the World to their original specification.
These two Mototugs are both very original. One is from the Ferguson Hunday Collection and the other from the Top Gun Airfield – Miramar in California.