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Posted: 3/24/2017 3:50:09 PM
   

Johnston 12-20

A good friend in Norway sent me these photos of a Johnston Harvester 12-20 tractor that he has found.  A truly great find!!  

Johnston used to market MH equipment in some countries of main land Europe.

John

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Posted: 3/24/2017 8:34:20 PM
   

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John,

That has got to be the coolest thing I've seen yet this year!!! Is there anyway he could get a clear close up picture of the serial number plate? Would be interesting to see how it reads and if it is in number range of other 12-20s or if they used their own numbers or it shows where it was made.  I really like the wide rims set up for some serious flotation, Wow! six lugs wide must be standard rim with extension then another standard rim with yet another extension rim on the outside. Also like the way they customized the set back axle looks like they just moved it back and used the original pivot on the front as normal.

Very nice find! I really like seeing something new I haven't seen before! keep um coming!!

Joe


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Posted: 3/25/2017 4:35:10 AM
   

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Joe,

Yes - it does make one drool a bit!!  I'll see if I can get serial number info.

In the mean time CALM DOWN!!!!!

John


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Posted: 3/25/2017 9:41:06 AM
   

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I have an owners manual for a Johnston 12-20.


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Posted: 3/25/2017 12:47:24 PM
   

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Keith,

Good to know that you have survived the winter and come up with the goods as one would expect of you!

I suppose that it is the same as a regular 12-20 manual exceot for the cover????  If this is correct any chance you could post the front cover on here please and then I could copy it across to Norway.

All the best
John


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Posted: 3/25/2017 5:25:20 PM
   

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John,

Here is a sales brochure I have on the Johnston 12-20, I have had this years and had to dig deep to find it tonight, posting from the phone so apologies if the photos appear wrong way.

Malcolm

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Posted: 3/26/2017 6:01:33 PM
   

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John,

I was just about as excited as Joe when I saw this Johnston 12-20. I have owned a Massey Harris 12-20 for some time now and just recently added a Wallis 12-20 to the collection thinking I had now got both versions. It would be so neat to have a Johnston 12-20 as well.


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Posted: 3/26/2017 6:09:46 PM
   

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Having a bit of a soft spot for Fordsons I realy like this Johnston 12-20 with the Fordson lookalike front wheels. Not sure what these wheels are because Fordson wheels have screw on caps but these have bolt on caps like the normal 12-20 wheels.


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Posted: 3/26/2017 6:24:25 PM
   

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I've found some more neat stuff on Johnston Massey tractors.

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Posted: 3/27/2017 2:17:08 AM
   

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Graham,

Interesting thread about the Johnston 12-20 which I know nothing about but I do have a Fordson N (Standard). I think in the War what ever wheels that  Ford could get hold of were fitted. On my Fordson the front wheels are cast and then it looks like the four scalopes have been cut out with a gas torch. Very roughly done. The cap over the bearing is kept in place with set screws. 

Just a thought.

Alan


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