In Reply to: Re: Sherman 54 B or C backhoe compatible with Ford 850? posted by Paul on July 29, 2020 at 07:07:44:
I can't remember if the original pump on the 54B fit a 1-1/8" or a 1-3/8" PTO shaft.
I had a 54B on an 8N, which did have the Sherman combo aux trans. ...Without running the PTO in "Step-Up" mode, you could dig as fast with a manual shovel. ...The higher PTO speed was definitely necessary!