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dave#1    Posted 11-28-2022 at 13:56:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • 801 workmaster
  • I'm looking to buy this tractor, I'll be seeing it in person in the next couple of days, I can tell from the pic it looks to be a 5 speed and that it has power steering, What differences does it have from a hundred series besides the sheet metal?, Tractor is turn key ready to use, always stored inside and well maintained, It was used at a horse farm to smooth the riding arena He wants $3500.00 for it.
    Thoughts? Info ?
    Thanks much, Dave


    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 11-29-2022 at 12:39:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 801 workmaster
  • Dave, here are the specs on the various 801 models:




    Lynn Patrick    Posted 11-29-2022 at 09:45:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Best looking & usable Ford ever (IMHO)! Easy on & off, power to spare, & so handy as I heard an auctioneer once say, "You can put a blade on them & back in & clean your bathroom!" For my use I much prefer live PTO. I believe the PS was actually called "Power Assist Steering" & does not compare w/newer styles, but a HUGE improvement! The Rest-O-Ride seats are usually well worn & floppy, but can be rebuilt if you can find the parts. I prefer to easily replace them w/a new style "universal" $100+/- seat. Price seems about right for my area.

    Dean    Posted 11-29-2022 at 08:20:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Looks to be a good deal if no serious issues, especially if live PTO 861 version.

    Intake, exhaust, carburetor and air cleaner larger. Trace more CR. Brake locks behind seat which some like but I do not.

    Will use noticeably more gasoline than 8*0 version without producing noticeably more HP.

    Verify if 861. Clutch pedal indicates 851 but pin could be in non-live PTO hole.

    Check if PS works properly with oil fully up to temperature, Most do not.


    Ultradog MN    Posted 11-30-2022 at 13:29:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 801 workmaster
  • Dean,
    Thanks for the correction.
    I wrote 800 (850/860) but it is an 801 (851/861)
    Basically the same tractors tho.

    Ultradog MN    Posted 11-29-2022 at 07:02:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Looks like a pretty nice tractor.
    Price is very good for this area.
    IMO, they were a bit over horsed for their size.
    You will definately need rear ballast to put its full power to the ground. Great on the pto tho.
    You've had Ns long enough that it will be entirely familliar to you.
    The detents in the 5 sp transmission are prone to wear and will pop out of gear. Especially in higher gears.
    The way to test is to go down a steep hill at high rpms then quickly decelerate using the throttle.
    See if it pops out of gear - a loaded trailer behind it will accomplish the same test.
    5 speed could be either live or transmission pto.
    860 = live 850 = transmission
    Model/serial should be hand stamped into the bell housing - just above and to the rear of the starter.
    Plenty of new and used parts for them.
    If it has factory spin on oil filter cylinders will be parent bore. If canister oil filter it will be sleeved. They changed during that model.
    Once you've had live hydraulics you will never go back. Same with power steering.
    There is a plate on the lift cover - just in front of the seat mount. You can add a hydraulic valve there. I cut the swivel balls off a turnbuckle type top link and welded them onto a heavy duty hydraulic cylinder. Made a hydraulic top link.
    I would cry if I had to go back to a turnbuckle top link.
    Below is a video my friend took of me.
    I am NOT using the touch control to lift the 3 point. It is all the way up.
    Am using just the hydraulic top link.

    deanostoybox    Posted 11-29-2022 at 02:18:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 801 workmaster
  • Bigger carburetor and higher compression for more horsepower.

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