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Re: 4-spd vs 5-spd on Ford 4000

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Mike, What these guys are not telling you is the five speed is a lot weaker than the for speed. half of the third gears won't stay in Its just not as strong. Believe me I've been there. Also you might try to get the seller to swap some tires around ,after all he does have three to sell,what should he care. try it,the worst he can say is NO By the way did you say what models they were ?? Jim

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 Re: Re: 4-spd vs 5-spd on Ford 4000 in reply to Jimmy J, 02-28-2001 17:24:39  
The 5-speed clutch might wear out a little quicker, and there are of course more parts in the tranny, but I would always buy that first all other things being about equal. Some heavy loader operators might want the 4-speed for the tougher clutch, but for general all-around work the 5 speed is better.

Also, 6 volt doesn't bother me at all, I'm not really even sure why everyone is obsessed with converting. I run a small farm in southern MN, I have 4 old gas 6-volt tractors I use, just took a generator in today to be rebuilt. 6-volt works fine if you keep the system up & run them once in a while. Grounding is important on a 12 volt system, quadrouple so on a 6 volt, keep that path good & it should work fine. I'd rather spend my money on a good plug in 6/12 booser/charger than to convert all the charging/ lights set-up on the tractor.

Now, if you need 12 volts to run something then I understand....


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