I am looking at a ford 1986 ford 555 backhoe. first does anyone know when the various models came out, a,b,c,d,e? says its a 1986 but think a straight 555 last year was 1979?
I have read thorught the posts and seems the transmissions are the weak spot on these machines.
then stress cracking. am i right?
I currently have a jd 500a, with a power shift trans which is pretty much bullit proof.
so should I stay away form the 555?
I know the case 580 c/d were good and very inexpensive to repair, but the visablity is not great.