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Re: Ford 961 Diesel

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Colin King

05-29-2013 18:27:08

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Texas, Have you had any need for engine work? Any sense on parts availability?

This tractor would mainly see use in weather that was 50 degrees and higher. Occasional winter use if I were to find a snowblower.

Thanks for your help!

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05-29-2013 20:04:24

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 Re: Ford 961 Diesel in reply to Colin King, 05-29-2013 18:27:08  
Parts are no problem at all.
My 861D jumped out of 3rd gear going uphill, downhill, straight & level- it didn't matter. As soon as I let the clutch out in 3rd it would jump to Neutral. It required a complete trans disassembly to fix it. The worn out part cost me $50. I put in new bearings and seals while I was in it and total parts cost was about $500. So make sure the one you're looking at doesn't jump out of 3rd.

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05-30-2013 05:09:03

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 Re: Ford 961 Diesel in reply to Texas!, 05-29-2013 20:04:24  
Good to know! Thank you, sir!


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