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Ford 4500 Backhoe Loader

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03-10-2001 20:32:32

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I just got a Ford 4500 Backhoe Loader. Does anyone have any info on this tractor. manufacture date, value, etc.

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11-11-2003 17:57:38

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 Re: Ford 4500 Backhoe Loader in reply to Bo, 03-10-2001 20:32:32  
I have a 1975? 4500 loader (no backhoe). It seems like a pretty rugged machine. If anyone has a manual, I would gladly pay to get a copy of it. Email me. Also IF ANYONE KNOWS. Do these things have an internal hyrdaulic pump? Or did they only come with the front mount unit? They guy I bought it from said it had an internal pump, but I am doubting it...

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03-24-2002 17:12:52

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 Re: Ford 4500 Backhoe Loader in reply to Bo, 03-10-2001 20:32:32  
A friend of mine is thinking about buying a approx. 1975 Ford 4500 backhoe. Asking price is $7,000. We are trying to find blue book value for it. It's in good condition, anyone know an approx value or where I could find one? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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Bob Burke

03-11-2001 15:12:43

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 Re: Ford 4500 Backhoe Loader in reply to Bo, 03-10-2001 20:32:32  
I have a 73 4500 that I have been all over about 10 times. I believe they were produced from 65-75 and wre very pop in their day. The real early ones were yellow and blue. The fluid leaking out of the trans is coming from the center of the converter. Your right if you can live with it do it, you don't want to split this machine. One word of caution, DO NOT MOVE THE SHUTTLE SHIFT WHILE THE WHEELS ARE MOVING. Again you don't want to split this machine. These machines are tough but do need tlc. Another tip is to replace the seal around the gear shift, a leaky one tends to fill the trans with water if left outside. Start by changing all the filters even the one in the power steering pump. If you have any ? about these things just e-mail me Ill tell you what ever I know

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gary gramstad

08-13-2004 21:17:54

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 Re: Re: Ford 4500 Backhoe Loader in reply to Bob Burke, 03-11-2001 15:12:43  
I just broke the chain that controls the swing of the backhoe. Has anyone replaced this before? Any tips?

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Mike Hrischuk

03-11-2001 06:48:07

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 Re: Ford 4500 Backhoe Loader in reply to Bo, 03-10-2001 20:32:32  
What a coincidence! I just got one too and am in need of info too. The fellow wanted $6000 I gave $4750.

The serial number is under the hood. An aluminum stamped sticker.

My serial number is C377632

What I don't understand is that it says Model D5011F. I'm not sure what that means.

I drove the beast home Saturday. About 4 miles. I had my wife driving my 6.5 behind me.

After looking it over I saw "4500" painted over on the front of the grill. I'm working on finding out what year it is. Anyway, I took it back in the woods and in about 10 minutes I was stuck. I drove over a 2 ft deep mud pond (no visible water, covered with leaves). I had two things going against me. One.... I never worked a backhoe, two... one side was way in the mud, bottomed, while the other side was on firm soil. Everytime I tried to crab it with the hoe, it leaned more like it was gonna tip over. Went back to the house and brought back some boards. I put the boards under the outrigger or whatever you call them. Raise the low side with the outrigger then pulled with the hoe. Eventually after dragiing and repositioning the boards about five times, I got out.

That was fun! Show me a four wheeler that can climb itself out of a mud pit!

It's a four speed with a torque converter. No clutch. Very easy to operate. It's leaking trans fluid right where the trans is bolted to the bell housing. It's a big flange bolted together. Only leaks when its running. I wonder if it's just
a gasket leak or it's leaking from the bolts. Any way that looks like a huge job. Oil dry is a little cheaper.


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05-03-2004 17:59:29

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 Re: Re: Ford 4500 Backhoe Loader in reply to Mike Hrischuk, 03-11-2001 06:48:07  
We have a 4500 model D5011F also. Did you ever find out what year? Would you know anything about fuel leaking into the oil pan?

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Mike Hrischuk

12-06-2002 05:12:12

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 Re: Re: Ford 4500 Backhoe Loader in reply to Mike Hrischuk, 03-11-2001 06:48:07  
I found the source of the transmission leak. It wasn't the torque converter seal. All it was was loose cover plate bolts. I guess oil was slinging up and oozing out the sides of the cover plate cause it leaks no more!

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Pat Wierengo

05-07-2001 13:50:14

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 Re: Re: Ford 4500 Backhoe Loader in reply to Mike Hrischuk, 03-11-2001 06:48:07  
My husband and I also recently picked up a Ford 4500 backhoe & front-end loader. Ours is a 1975. Runs great (knock on wood). In the cab it appears that there were once rollers that allowed the winodws to be slid open for air. Can anyone tell me about this? Where would we find the parts to restore this?

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10-06-2003 13:31:39

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 Re: Re: Re: Ford 4500 Backhoe Loader in reply to Pat Wierengo, 05-07-2001 13:50:14  
I too have a "new" 4500 backhoe loader. Does anyone have info about an operator's manual?


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