In 1953, Ford introduced a new tractor model, the Ford NAA, for its 50th anniversary and named it the "Golden Jubilee." Ford created the NAA as a replacement for the Ford N-Series tractors. The title "NAA" refers to the first three digits of the tractor's serial number style.
The Golden Jubilee is larger than the 8N and features live hydraulics, an overhead-valve "Red Tiger" four-cylinder engine, streamlined styling and a 50th-year Golden Jubilee badge. The Golden Jubilee was the first tractor that Ford built after losing a court battle with Harry Ferguson in the early 1950s over the Ferguson System three-point hitch, which the inventor held patents on.