Posted 20 June 2012 - 08:12 AM
The 3 point hitch was the Ferguson System. On the 9 and 2 N tractors, there was a badge under the Ford badge stating that it was equipped with the Ferguson System. The badge was chevron shaped. Not all N series tractors had the 3 pint hitch on them, though. Most of those were tractors used for non-agricultural use, mainly industrila and construction. One of the more well known was the BNO 20 and BNO 40 Aircraft Tug. Versons without the 3 point did not have the Ferguson badge. Also, 8N tractors did not have the badge. Up to late '47, Ferguson did own the rights and sales distribution for the factory implements, which was big part of the split and later, the lawsuit.
Something that should be noted, the N seris Fords were not the first tractor to have what became the 3 point Ferguson System. David Brown was the first porduction tractor, plus Ferguson did make some conversions for the earlier Dagenham built Fordsons. Also, before the official split, Ferguson had actually started production of his own Ferguson tractors (the TE20) in England, essentialy in direct competition with Ford. It's common misconception that those tractors were built with Fords blessing, that is not the case. It was also another part that caused the split.