Despite the opposition to his plans, Ford continued development work onhis tractor. He employed Eugene Farkas as his chief engineer on the project,replacing Joseph Galamb in that position, who had developed manyof the earliest tractor prototypes. As development work proceeded, andit became clear that the Ford Motor Company and its directors were completelyunwilling to produce a tractor, Henry Ford set up an independent companyto build and market the machine. In 1917, the Henry Ford & Son Corporationwas set up for this purpose, with Henry Ford firmly in control.


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