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Opinions: Ford 4000 3cyl gas (Rowcrop version - aka 4200?)

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rankrank1

06-10-2013 18:29:30




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I have read about how the Ford 4000 3cyl is highly regarded as a bullet proof utility tractor (as long as you keep coolant proper so as to avoid cavitation).
Just curious on what your all opinions are on the rowcrop version of the 4000 (aka 4200) in a gasser. Either the early 192 ci or the later 201 ci engine would be powerful enough for my needs. Been thinking I might like to add an 8 speed rowcrop version to my hobby collection (no SOS units for me).
Interested in hearing any and all feedback. Thanks in advance....strong points.....weak points....
This post was edited by rankrank1 at 18:38:11 06/10/13 8 times.

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rankrank1

06-11-2013 18:07:05




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 Re: Opinions: Ford 4000 3cyl gas (Rowcrop version - aka 420 in reply to rankrank1, 06-10-2013 18:29:30  
Great info so far keep it coming.



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watsonsgotit

06-11-2013 14:25:43




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 Re: Opinions: Ford 4000 3cyl gas (Rowcrop version - aka 4200?) in reply to rankrank1, 06-10-2013 18:29:30  
I just happen to have a 4200 tricycle gas with a 192. The Holley Carb and vacume advanced distributor are week points. The only other issue I have had is wearing the retaining snap ring into on the PTO shaft and Loosing the shaft. Everyone is correct, many parts are unique to this tracor. They were good tractors for their class. If you want a real tracor, get a 5200 or 7200.



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Fordfarmer

06-11-2013 07:18:49




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 Re: Opinions: Ford 4000 3cyl gas (Rowcrop version - aka 4200?) in reply to rankrank1, 06-10-2013 18:29:30  
I'd maybe be a little hesitant on a 192 gasser, as I've heard they can be hard to get part for, if you have to rebuild it. Of course a 201 would fit right in... A 4200 with a 192 is going to be fairly rare, as they were only made from '67 to mid '68, when they changed the sheet metal and switched to the 201. A 4200 has been on my wishlist for some time...



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showcrop

06-11-2013 05:48:20




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 Re: Opinions: Ford 4000 3cyl gas (Rowcrop version - aka 420 in reply to rankrank1, 06-10-2013 18:29:30  
The 4200s were considered a pretty much ungainly, awkward, too high, useless, inefficient tractor. You should not think of getting one. If you should come across one you should send me the contact information and I would be willing to take it to save you the temptation and potential pain.



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Shetland Sheepdog

06-11-2013 07:03:08




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 Re: Opinions: Ford 4000 3cyl gas (Rowcrop version - aka 420 in reply to showcrop, 06-11-2013 05:48:20  
JR had one with narrow front for a while, don't know what happened to it though! My first set of ice chains were off it!



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showcrop

06-11-2013 08:52:32




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 Re: Opinions: Ford 4000 3cyl gas (Rowcrop version - aka 420 in reply to Shetland Sheepdog, 06-11-2013 07:03:08  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to see

Back maybe ten years ago Chappel had one down back.



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Shetland Sheepdog

06-11-2013 12:17:24




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 Re: Opinions: Ford 4000 3cyl gas (Rowcrop version - aka 420 in reply to showcrop, 06-11-2013 08:52:32  
That's the one that JR, or Jim acquired! I also acquired the Nokka grapple trailer, from Roger, that was hitched to it back then! I still have the trailer!

Oh yeah, it was prolly closer to 20 years ago! Time flies when you're having fun! LOL

Dave



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Ultradog MN

06-11-2013 03:13:58




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 Re: Opinions: Ford 4000 3cyl gas (Rowcrop version - aka 4200?) in reply to rankrank1, 06-10-2013 18:29:30  
I would like to own one of those.
Whether gas or diesel wouldn't matter much as I wouldn't use it that much.
A 4200 is basically the same tractor as a standard ag model and would share most of the components in the drive train. Differences of course would be the the taller front end and wheels and the platform. The platform would make it harder to do a clutch or transmission job but it's not like you have to do those every day.
I suppose some parts would be harder to find used as the tractor is not common. Things like power steering parts or platform parts, etc. I would like a NF model if I were to have one.
If you are used to those rattly, noisy 3 cyl Fords in diesel you would be pleasantly surprised at how quiet a gasser would be.

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