Shopp'n Cubs wrote:The BF and V are more or less the same tractor. It started as the '39 Cletrac-General GG. (Made by Avery). Avery took it over in '45 as model "A". The Hercules was up'd to 133ci and in '51 MM took over Avery. They made a Model BF (narrow front, more like the General) and a model V (wide front).
The V was slightly smaller and only had a 65ci Herc. But to my knowledge there is no diference between the little wide front Avery BF and the MM model V.
The General was built by the CLEveland TRACtor company (Cletrac). Avery was a sales name used by Montgomery Ward. I think B.F. Avery was one of their founders. It was totally unrelated to the Avery manufacturing company that built the huge early steam and gas tractors.