He mentions wanting to do tilling. Is 1st gear in the 5 speed Fords slow enough for tilling? I haven't yet found ground speeds listed per gear for the 5 speed trans for comparison. When I was looking at various tractors to buy awhile ago, I started building this chart from various sources to compare gearing options. Obviously, tire sizes would affect the values but I was just looking for a basic comparison of ground speed near PTO RPM engine speed.
|Comparison of ground speed MPH at 1500 RPM|
|gear||Ford 9/2N||Ford 8N||Jubilee|
Massey Ferguson MF35/MF50
|1st||2.63||2.77||2.77||2.58||Low .97 High 3.91|
|2nd||3.5||3.56||3.56||3.56||Low 1.46 High 5.86|
|3rd||8||4.9||4.9||4.9||Low 2.69 High 10.76|
|rev||2.87||4.55||3.2||2.98||Low 1.31 High 5.22|