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Jim    Posted 02-16-2018 at 15:39:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • There is a Ford 4000 gas coming up at a local auction that I have not seen. It supposedly runs ok and is a 4 cyclinder tractor. Don't know anymore than that. Does anyone know what quality units they were generally and if anything to look out for if I decide to attend auction. Thanks

    Larry    Posted 02-17-2018 at 10:03:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Here is one for sale that is like I had just to give you an idea of what it might sell for. Note the one picture where the shifter is a close up. That is the one with the 5 speed. Was doing some reading on other websites and they are saying all 5 speeds have live power. Live power is a + in my opinion.

    Larry    Posted 02-17-2018 at 09:50:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I was raised on a 62 or 63 Ford 4000. First years they were blue. We farmed 100 acres with it and a John Deere A. It was an excellent tractor. Not much different than the previous year but blue in color. It had a 4 cylinder, live power, power steering and a 5 speed transmission. Pulled 3 plows just fine. I think it was one of the best tractors made. We worked it hard and it never let us down. Dad bought it brand new. I had it but lost it in a barn fire about 25 year ago. Dang near cried!!

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 02-17-2018 at 09:16:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Specs on the 4-cylinder 4000

  • BlasterStumps    Posted 02-16-2018 at 17:21:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • If it is a dual range, I would make sure the clutch is good and the gears all hold. If it is an Select-O-Speed, I would be way more cautious. I don't really know how to advise on an SOS trans. Personally, I would shy away, only because I know nothing about the SOS. That's not to say they are all bad. Just my 2C. Heck, I don't even know if you could get the SOS with a gasser. : )

    BlasterStumps    Posted 02-16-2018 at 17:29:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • also not sure the 4000 didn't have a 3-cyl.

    2000 tractors had a 4-cyl I think.

    Don't know though.

    BlasterStumps    Posted 02-16-2018 at 17:32:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • after more looking online. guess there was an older style 4000. Or so it seems. I'm all wet. : (

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 02-17-2018 at 09:14:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Yep, Ford manufactured OHV 4-cylinder models 2000 and 4000 in '62-'64 - they were essentially blue and gray upgrades of the preceding 601 and 801 tractors with minor upgrades.

    In '65, Ford started selling the 3-cylinder 3000 and 4000 model tractors. This 3-cylinder engine is virtually bullet-proof - great tractors!

    Jim    Posted 02-16-2018 at 18:46:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I think this style came out in 1965 as a 4 cylinder but with not much improvement over the 801 series. I just didn't know anything about how good a tractor they were or are. Thanks

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