Industrial Designers Transform Tractor Industry

Birth of the industrial designer signals the rise of tractor design.

Two early 1940 Ford-Ferguson 9N tractors with cast aluminum, horizontal bar grilles with a 1940 Ford truck in this 1940 photo. Ford made extensive use of cast aluminum in the 1939 and 1940 tractors until steel-stamping equipment became available. Besides grilles, some tractors had complete aluminum hoods.
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