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I really need some help guys!!!

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03-11-2003 07:34:06

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I really need some input on this 1961 Workmaster diesel. The guy shot me a price before he does anything to it of $2,350.00 .Like I said in the other posting, I can't see a major problem with it other than some bad cosmetics. But I don't know anything about those models. I want some input before it sells so that I will not regret it later one way or the other.

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03-11-2003 17:18:09

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 Re: I really need some help guys!!! in reply to Gav-n-Tn, 03-11-2003 07:34:06  
Paul, the serial number has been eroded by battery acid.It has live hydraulics and a wide adjustable frontend, is 4 speed.Very little blow by if any.Starts pretty well even though it does act like an injector is flooding on one cyl.Supposed to have new bottom end(bearings).

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03-12-2003 04:26:47

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 Re: Re: I really need some help guys!!! in reply to Gav-n-Tn, 03-11-2003 17:18:09  

The 2003 Used Tractor Price Guide says the '61 801 series diesel should be worth $2130 (poor condition) to $4140 (Premium condition), premium condition being defined in the book as a tractor in good mechanical condition not needing any repairs, with straight sheet metal not needing repainted, but not necessarily a show tractor. The prices given are less the costs of any repairs necessary to return it to full function.

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03-11-2003 18:08:48

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 Re: Re: I really need some help guys!!! in reply to Gav-n-Tn, 03-11-2003 17:18:09  
Oh yea, diesels would eat up the serial niumber I hear. :) And I'll guess Tennessee - duh. ;)

Well, so this would be like a 841 diesel if I'm thinking right?

You got some good advise. If in good condition, a $2000 offer would sound good. Me, I'd prefer a 5-speed & live pto, but still not a bad tractor.


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03-11-2003 12:47:07

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 Re: I really need some help guys!!! in reply to Gav-n-Tn, 03-11-2003 07:34:06  
The diesel is nice for fuel consumption and grunt. But the early 4 cyl. I'm told had a week crank. I have a 801 powermaster diesel and love it! But I'm constantly worried that it'll throw a crank thanks guy's), and they are rare as hens teeth to find. The price sound fair as long as it aint an SOS. Offer $2000 and see if he bites! Later WRP

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03-11-2003 11:13:25

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 Re: I really need some help guys!!! in reply to Gav-n-Tn, 03-11-2003 07:34:06  
Well, all I know is it is a diesel, and it is called a 'Workmaster' - but people often put the wrong stickers on these things.

So, what the heck is it? What model number? Which tranny? I know Ford had some cute names for these things, but I really only know them by number - 621, 861, 981, ... So, give us a model number. What options does it have, wide front, live pto, 5 speed, hydraulics (1, 2, ?) power adjust wheels, power steering, ?????

That price sounds pretty close for most of the 100 series Fords other than S0S tranny models, but it would help to know what you are asking about.

Others might figure out what a Workmaster is and all the options from that, but I only know the numbers. Guess I'm dumb.

Price also depends very much on where you are located, so it hard to give you an exact number. Where are you at?


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