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Mark    Posted 05-11-2017 at 17:56:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Well, whatcha think? Not connected with the seller, blah blah blah, the usual disclaimers.

    Ultradog MN    Posted 05-12-2017 at 07:42:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • If you aren't Very well versed in Select O Speeds I'd suggest you RUN not walk away from that one. And the hydraulic lift had an odd bladder system allowing you to raise the 3 point even after the engine was shut off - for which most parts are nla.
    A good friend of mine had one years ago and loved the thing but often says he wouldn't want another one. Spent a bunch of $ on the transmission at the dealer but they never could fix it right.
    If you want a tractor that size - about 60+ hp I would suggest you look for a 5000. Those are consistently spoken of as one of the best tractors ever built by any brand or color. I'm sure the 11.5X38 is a mistype. They're probably 15.5X38s. I wonder if he would sell thise seperately.
    I'm looking for a good used pair for my row crop.

    SelectOSpeed    Posted 05-12-2017 at 07:40:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I think some serious problems are hidden. As good as that tractor looks I highly doubt the shift cable is seized. More than likely metal shavings or clutch linings have jammed the valve body. The spare transmission included in the deal is a red flag as well. Although the SOS trans had all the bugs worked out by the time the 6000 debuted, 56 years of neglect and abuse could have taken a big toll on it. Unless one is proficient with SOS, and has a overhead gantry setup to use in removal of the transmission, admire it from a distance. The 6000 although being well engineered is difficult to work on compared to the simple little N, Hundred Series, and Thousand Series through 1964. Another question is whether the tractor had the upgrades performed on it by FoMoCo. The early crankshafts would break, the hydraulics were glitchy, and rear wheel bearings were inadequate. One way to halfass determine if the upgrades were done, is to pull the right front side screen and determine if there are TWO hydraulic accumulator cylinders. The upgrade campaign added a Second one to the tractor. A tractor with only one is indicative of not having been upgraded of course. Another upgrade clue is the tractor having been painted blue over the Original Red. When FoMoCo sent the Crate of improved parts to the installing dealer a gallon of Blue paint was included with mandate to change color to Blue. FWIW, SoS.

    Beth and Allen    Posted 05-11-2017 at 18:31:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • If I wasn't recovering (financially) From almost a year off from work for my back operation and now a bad case of kidney stones I'd be on that like stink on you know what. Hope it goes to a good home. God Bless, Beth and Allen.

    Walt/Tx    Posted 05-12-2017 at 10:35:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I'm betting it sells for that price real quick to a Ford collector.

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