Re: 871 ford sos
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NWMO 901 SOS
I have a 1960 971 w/ the ORC transmission and it has served me well. As has been pointed out in the past, if you come across an ORC tractor and it all seems to be working well, it will likely continue to, 50+ years of service is substantial. That being said, a DDC transmission is certainly preferable. As to value though, I don't think it would add more than a couple of hundred dollars vs. an ORC. Certainly not more than $500 at the most (IMHO).
I will add, it might make a much bigger difference if you were trying to earn a living with or competition pulling with the tractor. However, most of us use our tractors for 100 hours a year or so and on relatively light duty tasks.
One of the things I do prefer with the DDC trannies is getting away from the "free-wheeling" gears found with the ORC transmission.
This post was edited by NWMO 901 SOS at 16:50:52 11/06/12.
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