Ford Golden Jubilee NAA (1953 – 1954)
The Ford Golden Jubilee NAA was produced from 1953 to 1954 in the United States at the Highland Park Michigan factory where 128,965 were produced. The tractor sold for $1,560 in 1954. which is equivalent to $17,676 in 2023 dollars.
It was designed as a replacement for the Ford N-Series tractors. Larger than the 8N, the Golden Jubilee featured live hydraulics, a 50th-year Golden Jubilee badge, an overhead-valve “Red Tiger” four-cylinder engine and streamlined styling, but just as significantly, it was the first tractor Ford built after losing its court battle with Harry Ferguson in 1952 over the patents the Irish inventor held on the Ferguson System three-point hitch.
The Ford NAA Engine was built with a 2.2 liter 4 cylinder gasoline engine. The fuel tank held 11 gallons of fuel.
The transmission was a 4 speed gear drive providing 4 forward speeds and one reverse. The clutch was a dry disc setup.
The Engine produced an estimated 35.5 Horsepower.
The drawbar specifications claimed 20.2 horsepower, but testing rated it at 26.8 horsepower.
The PTO specifications claimed 30.15 horsepower.
The belt test came in at 31.14 horsepower.
The PTO produced 545 RPM.
The tractor was rated for a two bottom plow and had a rear lift capacity of 800 pounds. The hitch had to settings, position and draft control.
The hydraulics system was live. The pump was connected to the engine and running when the engine was running. The oil capacity was 2 gallons and the pump produced 2000 PSI.
The tractor was a 2 wheel drive tractor, with manual steering and no cabin for the operator. The rear brakes utilized differential mechanical drum brakes for stopping power.
The wheelbase was 73.875 inches. The tractor weighed between 2550 and 2814 pounds. The front tire size was 5.5-16 and the rear was 10-28 from the factory.
The electrical system on the tractor utilized a 6 volt positive ground configuration and had an on board generator for charging.