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Re: Ford 4000 model number

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02-17-2013 09:43:11

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Since it has the cyclops grill I'm thinking it may be a 961 with a hundred series grill or a 501,601,or 701 grill. It looks like they are the same. Yes? Was the dash panel the same on the hundred, 01, and thousand series? Anything else that might identify it?

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02-17-2013 11:57:58

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 Re: Ford 4000 model number in reply to Freewheelin, 02-17-2013 09:43:11  
The dash on the 01's and thousands will have a idiot light charge indicator and a fuel gauge in place of the ammeter that the hundreds used. There's a difference on the rear axle too, but I'm not sure what that is offhand. There are casting (date) codes that can pin down if the tranny is original to the rest of the tractor...or at least is close.

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02-17-2013 10:06:21

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 Re: Ford 4000 model number in reply to Freewheelin, 02-17-2013 09:43:11  
I hadn't thought about that, maybe it is an earlier tractor with the plain grille like the NAA and the ones you mentioned. I guess that would make it a 900, maybe. The '63 grille has no round emblem and the '62 has both the round emblem and the eggcrate grille, so I guess those are out. Seeing a photo or 2 would really help. The dash panels are essentially the same, the 901 series having a fuel, temp, and oil gauge and the 900 has an ammeter in place of one of those, I think. Even then it could be a tractor made up of parts of others. -Will

Edit: Another thing you could look for are number/letter combinations cast into certain parts as date codes. They will be something like "9A2" and in this example the 9 would be for 1959. You will find these on the lift arms and on the rear axle housing and other places if the tractor isn't too dirty.

Also, the engine has a number cast into it on the lower right side which could start with 310, B9NN, or C0NN - this can help determine engine mfg date.
This post was edited by Will Gumbert at 10:40:54 02/17/13 2 times.

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