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Jim    Posted 09-12-2017 at 21:11:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Buford
  • I am looking at a Ford 4000 gas tractor with a Ford FEL. The tires are good and the tin is straight but does need a paint job. The seat is ragged. A close friend owns the tractor and it has had the engine and tranny overhauled in the last year.
    He has used for years on a small cattle and hay farm.
    He wants 4K for it. How does that sound?
    Thanks for any input.

    Ultradog MN    Posted 09-13-2017 at 06:34:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Buford
  • When asking about a Ford 2000 or Ford 4000 always, always mention if they are the 62-65 4 cylinder model or the 65-75 3 cylinder model.
    They are completely different tractors with different capabilities and different values.

    Jim    Posted 09-13-2017 at 07:33:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks. This is a 4 cyclinder.

    Larry    Posted 09-13-2017 at 12:32:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Exactly like the first tractor I ever drove as a boy. Did a lot of farm work on it. Excellent tractor. Ours was 5 speed , power steering and the 2 stage clutch with live power. Those things if it has them makes it worth more.

    Larry    Posted 09-13-2017 at 13:30:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Tractor Data.com info

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 09-13-2017 at 07:57:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • That's an earlier series ('62-64) - modern version of the 80x series tractors. I'd maybe offer $3,500 for it.

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 09-13-2017 at 07:59:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Owner's Manual
  • is in our Manuals library here if you buy it.

    Jim    Posted 09-13-2017 at 08:37:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks Ed.

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 09-13-2017 at 06:29:49 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I'd drop $4k in a heartbeat on a 4000 loader tractor in good working condition. I would not care about the cosmetic stuff at all. Here's an original ad for them:

    Good luck with it, Jim.........Ed

    Jim    Posted 09-13-2017 at 07:37:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Buford
  • Thanks to all for your responses. I have 3 other Fords but they are a 52 8N, a 1953 Jubilee and an 841. No experience with the 4000.

    Ultradog MN    Posted 09-13-2017 at 06:48:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Ed,
    A piece of literature like this is an interesting study in horsepower and a refutation to those who say a diesel will out perform a gasser.
    Note the hp outputs of the two different engines: the diesel with 201 ci vs the gasser with 192 ci. The gasser puts out only .4 hp less. In 1968 they put 201 gassers in these and I'll bet they outperformed the 201 diesel.
    Granted, the gasser probably used about 25-30% more fuel but that's not the point of my post.

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 09-13-2017 at 16:31:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Agreed, Jerry! I think these 3-cylinder Fords are some of the best value for your money in the older tractor market these days.

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 09-12-2017 at 21:36:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Seems like a bargain. The big IF is quality of work on engine and tranny. A close friend should be less likely to intentionally unload a lemon on you.

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