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dale

10-29-2003 08:27:41




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going to look at a 601 and would like to know what to expect. power steering, live pto, remote hydralics, hp, any advice and info. suppose to look good and has new tires, priced at 2500.




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steve french

10-31-2003 06:36:26




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 Re: 601 ford in reply to dale, 10-29-2003 08:27:41  
I have a ford tractor with these numbers on the right side of the engine ENF 6015H and on the left side of the engine 55Gl .. I don't know if I have a 600 series ford or an 800 series .. my fatherinlaw says the tractor is an 860 but I can't tell.. wondering if these engine numbers can help identify the tractor..?????



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Jim.UT

10-29-2003 12:36:57




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 Re: 601 ford in reply to dale, 10-29-2003 08:27:41  
The 601 series came out in the '58 model year as a replacement/upgrade to the 600 series. In reality not much was changed. Slight boost in the hp, power steering became more common, but still optional. Live pto on the 661 model only. Diesel engine became available. From the factory, the 601 series was painted almost all red with gray grille, wheels, fenders. The gas engine is a 134 cu in and the diesel is 144 cu in. Most common models in the 601 series are:

631 - 4 speed trans and pto. 3 pt hitch optional, no proofmeter.

641 - 4 speed trans, pto, 3pt hitch, proofmeter

651 - 5 speed trans, pto, 3pt hitch, proofmeter

All of the above do NOT have live pto

661 - 5 speed trans, live pto, 3pt hitch, proofmeter

671 - Select-o-Speed trans, single speed pto (live or independent...however you like to define those terms)

681 - same as 671 except with a 2 speed live pto.

All of the above came in either gas or diesel. All are utility models with adjustable width wide fronts.

Below is a link that may give you more info.

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Rick H. Ga.

10-29-2003 13:17:17




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 Re: Re: 601 ford in reply to Jim.UT, 10-29-2003 12:36:57  
Hi Jim,

Your knowledge of older Ford tractors is impressive. Thanks for the lessons. Keep-em-comming. Rick H. Ga.



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Jim.UT

10-29-2003 16:10:29




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 Re: Re: Re: 601 ford in reply to Rick H. Ga., 10-29-2003 13:17:17  
Thanks for the compliment! History-wise, I guess I have acquired a bit of knowledge on these old Fords. I owe most of my "knowledge" to this site, Dan Dibben's website and other books I've picked up and read.

As far as what makes 'em go and how to fix them, I'm still really dependent on others. I've been lucky that my 850 has needed very little to keep it running.

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albe

10-29-2003 09:30:12




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 Re: 601 ford in reply to dale, 10-29-2003 08:27:41  
I have 2 641's. Both are rated at about 35 hp. Power steering was an option but neither of mine have it. Both have "live" hydraulics, 3 point hitch and "none-live" PTO. Pric esouds real good is as advertized. albe



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R. Marg

10-29-2003 08:57:58




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 Re: 601 ford in reply to dale, 10-29-2003 08:27:41  
it should be around 30 Hp I don't believe it will have live power it may or may not have power steering it will have 3Point and a wide front end most likely its just an 8Ns big brother hope this helps you some



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