The Ford NAA, often referred to as the “Golden Jubilee,” was a tractor model produced by Ford Motor Company to commemorate its 50th anniversary. Introduced in 1953, the NAA marked a significant advancement in tractor technology and design for its time.
The Jubilee was an upgrade from the earlier Ford 8N model, featuring several improvements and innovations. It was the first Ford tractor to incorporate the “Live PTO” (Power Take-Off) system, enabling the operator to engage and disengage the PTO while the tractor was in motion, without having to stop.
Powered by a four-cylinder gasoline engine, the Jubilee delivered around 30 horsepower, offering sufficient power for various agricultural tasks of that era. Its redesigned engine and increased horsepower made it suitable for more demanding jobs compared to its predecessors.
The Ford Jubilee also introduced a more modern and stylish appearance, featuring the “Red Tiger” color scheme and a distinct “Golden Jubilee” emblem on the grille, contributing to its iconic status among collectors and enthusiasts.
This model was praised for its reliability, ease of use, and technological advancements, becoming popular among farmers and contributing to Ford’s reputation for producing dependable and innovative tractors.
While the Jubilee was in production for a limited time, its impact on the agricultural industry and its representation of Ford’s commitment to innovation during its 50th anniversary have solidified its place in tractor history. Today, the Ford NAA Golden Jubilee remains a sought-after collector’s item and a symbol of the evolution of farm machinery.