What tires were originally provided for Ferguson tractors?
All US produced Fergusons, and Massey Fergusons were equipped with Goodyear tires. Because Harvey Firestone was a good friend of Henry Ford, Ford asked Firestone not to supply tires to Ferguson following the split with Ford. Of course, many Ferguson dealers and distributors were Firestone dealers so it was not that unusual to see Firestone tires on an early Ferguson as replacement tires, or when a customer wanted a tire larger than the 10″ (new size 11.2″) rear tires the tractors came with.
I am not sure what make tires were originally installed on the TE-20 series. I am forwarding this email to our board members, and some UK members who may be able to provide an answer to that question. I do recall seeing pictures of TE-20’s with rear tires with a tread design similar to the US made Firestone that came on the Ford Ferguson 9N and 2N.