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BigYoung

03-02-2017 09:00:25




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While traveling, I saw this diesel 3000 with 6700 hrs on a consignment lot. Sticker under hood shows Model # C-10-132 and puts it as a C-3000, 10-Ag tractor, 1-diesel,3-live 540, 2? (may have miss read. Serial # A241918 is built in 1969 in Antwerp Belgium. Original paint and Tin is straight, fairly clean engine no excessive leaks. Fired right up - no smoke other than on startup. Tires OK - not checked. New Battery. Tach and hour meter operable. Grill in good shape. Power Steering. Likely kept under a shed.

What's with the big fenders?

Lot demonstrated PTO turns off and on, lift works, drawbar with 2' ball was in place and chained down so trailer tongue would not rise.

Story of tractor is Non profit christian camp/retreat outfit located on lake used tractor primarily for launching boats and pulling wagons full of campers. Youth counselors from metro areas (20 yr olds) would pull wagons up to campfire for fellowship time, kill tractor but leave key on causing battery to go done. I'm thinking key left on may be reason hour meter shows 6700 hours?

What do you guys think of 6700 hrs on 2.9 diesel? Price $2500. I'm thinking I need to go back and drive it check brakes and lift a trailer and get it as an upgrade to my tired 48 8N.
I know Ultradog loves his 3000.

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dmbinva

03-02-2017 17:54:16




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 Re: Ford 3000 in reply to BigYoung, 03-02-2017 09:00:25  
I don't know where you are, but that tractor would bring $5500 here in Va at auction, We would get $6500 for it at the dealership If it is a sound tractor



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sunbeam

03-02-2017 17:10:19




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 Re: Ford 3000 in reply to BigYoung, 03-02-2017 09:00:25  
I had a 5000 with fenders like that tractor was originally sold in Europe.



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ptfarmer

03-02-2017 15:36:36




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 Re: Ford 3000 in reply to BigYoung, 03-02-2017 09:00:25  
It would have coolant in the oil, or a slight possibly of the cooling system getting over pressurized by cylinder compression. The black oil is kind of normal especially if they didn't keep up with regular oil changes.



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BigYoung

03-02-2017 15:07:03




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 Re: Ford 3000 in reply to BigYoung, 03-02-2017 09:00:25  
Gents, I apprieiciate all comments. It is a twin stick 8 speed with diff lock.

After reading posts on here of the utility of the 3000 I have been looking.

I did pull the dipstick after running and oil was black no white emulsion.

Ultradog, "If perforation has occurred I guess signs would be coolant in oil? Anything else?



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fordfarmer

03-02-2017 15:40:27




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 Re: Ford 3000 in reply to BigYoung, 03-02-2017 15:07:03  
Coolant in the oil and/or LARGE amounts of vapor from the breather tube. You said the oil was black, not white or grey emulsion, so no problem there. While I've heard of them perforating high enough to make vapor without dumping coolant into the oil, I've never seen that.



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ptfarmer

03-02-2017 14:51:17




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 Re: Ford 3000 in reply to BigYoung, 03-02-2017 09:00:25  
Go check it out, if its good (no water in the oil, no oil in the radiator) get before some else does. IF you can get it started let it warm up good, and keep an eye on the water temp, and oil pressure. The missing draw bar isn't that big a deal for the price. I've seen worse looking ones sell for more than that one.



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Shaun Wallace

03-02-2017 13:38:35




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 Re: Ford 3000 in reply to BigYoung, 03-02-2017 09:00:25  
Missing swinging drawbar bracket and drawbar.$$$



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Destroked 450

03-02-2017 11:27:27




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 Re: Ford 3000 in reply to BigYoung, 03-02-2017 09:00:25  
Nice looking 3000, the english fenders do look different but are safer and you'll get less mud splashed on you from the rear tires with those fenders.

Learned that from the Dexta we had with english fenders

6700 hours on a 48 year old tractor equals operating it less than 140 hour per year or less than 30 minutes per day.

Both of my 4000's will get used over 200 hours each per year on my small cattle and hay operation.

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Sean in PA

03-02-2017 11:25:17




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 Re: Ford 3000 in reply to BigYoung, 03-02-2017 09:00:25  
The 3 in the second-to-last place in the model number means that it has live PTO, so the transmission could only be either a 6 or 8 speed, which means that the last character should be either a B or a C. The fact that it looked like a 2 to you meant that is was probably a B, so it would be a 6 speed. Heck, it might actually be a 2, as the European factories didn't seem to follow the same standard as the US factory a lot of the time, but a 2 would still mean the second of the available transmission models, so it would probably still be a 6 speed.

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soundguy

03-02-2017 10:56:34




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 Re: Ford 3000 in reply to BigYoung, 03-02-2017 09:00:25  
2500$ is a steal, even if it was a gasser with a 4speed and no power steering.

And leaving the key on won't run the proofmeter hours up.. unless the key is on and the engine running. ;) proofmeter runs from a worm drive off the generator.

As for the last digit on the model ID.. was it perhaps a 'C' that would be the most likely bet for a live 540 pto.. IE.. a twin stick 8spd.



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fredstev

03-02-2017 10:48:42




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 Re: Ford 3000 in reply to BigYoung, 03-02-2017 09:00:25  
I would buy that tractor in a heartbeat at that price, even with the pantywaist European fenders. Nice find!



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Ultradog MN

03-02-2017 10:47:30




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 Re: Ford 3000 in reply to BigYoung, 03-02-2017 09:00:25  
The good:
Think of one as an N to the Nth degree.
60% more hp, live hydraulics, sounds like that one has lpto and ps. Might have differential lock, remote hyd capable. Just as nimble, just as good of parts availability, much greater longevity and reliability. Very familiar to someone who's owned an N. The bad:
Likely has more hours than that as the hour meters on those quit early and often.
Susceptible to perforation of the water jacket into the cylinders if the coolant wasnt treated. Harder to split one because the hyd pump has to come off and then be bled at reassembly. Sleeveless block so boring/sleeving is required at rebuild.
Do I like mine?
I would take one 3000 over 3 8Ns.
I would hesitate if it was a gasser with that many hours but not a diesel.
That is a $4000+ tractor here.

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parisspringstom

03-02-2017 09:39:08




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 Re: Ford 3000 in reply to BigYoung, 03-02-2017 09:00:25  
I paid $3550 for a similar diesel and I and still working out power steering bugs.



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fordfarmer

03-02-2017 09:18:19




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 Re: Ford 3000 in reply to BigYoung, 03-02-2017 09:00:25  
$2500? JUMP ON IT, before someone else does. That goes double if it's an 8-speed/live pto.
While it is getting up there, with good maintenance, that isn't a terrible amount of hours. Leaving the key on will have ZERO effect on the hours shown. The tach and hour meter are mechanically driven.
A and B prefix serial numbers have different fenders than U.S. models, just because that's what was required in Europe.

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Majorman

03-02-2017 09:18:26




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 Re: Ford 3000 in reply to BigYoung, 03-02-2017 09:00:25  
I'm getting my boat out and coming across to collect it. You do not see bargains like that on this side of the pond!

Hours only clock up when the engine is running above 1200 rpm so she will have done a bit of work but on a diesel of that type she is only just run in.

One of the best tractors Ford built but they need to work and not do a lot of light work to keep them on top line.



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