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David Knight
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There are not a whole lot of farm tractors done in 1:43 but  Ertl did a number in 1:43. One of my favorites is the Ford 8N, often referred to as the Red Belly. These were built from 1939 to 1952.It was the most popular farm tractor in North America known for its reliability and ease of maintenance. Many are still in operation on American farms and still many others have been restored.  Here is one of my 8N models shown in comparison to the actual tractor.

 

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Bonus Photo: The farmer’s daughter says she likes her 8N better than her father’s tractors that are harder to operate.

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David H
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These Ertl 1/43 tractors were really special, and it looks like yours was one of their finest.  I had several of these about 25 years ago.  I wonder if any of them are still around.  When I can find time, I'll do a little hunting.   Enjoy!  

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Ed Davis
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Nice looking model, and I agree about not many tractors in 1/43 scale.

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Harv Goranson
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I used to have just about all of the Ertl tractors, which were nice for their time. Universal Hobbies came out with a series of tractors that were even better, in that they did not have a flattened rivet in the side of the engine block (some Ertls had these). Now I have only the Corgi and Dinky tractors, plus smaller Matchbox ones.

 

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Same as Harv, here is a Corgi FORD tractor!

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I love tractors but have no room left to expand my collecting boundaries.


   
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David Knight
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The 8N could be fitted with a front end loader of many different configured designs. The 1:43  tractor was also available with a front end loader.

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David Knight
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Ted, those are great pictures! They could be real! Love the International Havesters on a flat bed. Great job plowing that field! Really enjoyed your post and it’s good to know there are other collectors of 1:43 tractors.

David Knight
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@david-knight Thanks for the comments and glad you enjoyed the photos! Yours are always outstanding.


   
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