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(2/20/2013 5:25:44 AM)
The 12-20 was a very suitable sized tractor for the small British farm and field size of the 1930's, they were very popular in areas where a good dealer tried hard to get them out onto farms, that was hard during The Depression of the 30's and considering the price of a M-H 12-20 on steel wheels in 1933 was £260 against a British Fordson Standard on steel priced at £150, it is amazing how many 12-20's were sold together with other makes of US built tractors, of course this is why we see plenty of Fordson's surviving today they were out there in very large numbers and provided realistic power for many farmers who struggled to trade horses for tractors back in those days.
Here is a British 1933 price list and interesting to note both the agricultural and orchard 12-20 listed, together with both the 20-30 and 25-40 available at the same time, with only a difference of £30 between the two models.
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