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Old ford transmission question

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11-14-2017 06:16:10

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In the90's I worked on a ranch that had an old Ford tractor. I was told it was an 8n, but looking more at the 8n, I do not think that is correct.
It had a transmission that had you had to raise and lower the shifter to get into all the gears. the first one I can find with that is in the 100 series, I think it was an 800.
That old tractor was a pleasure to use, and it did everything from moving large round bales with the loader to dropping fence post holes like crazy. It has come to mind as I try to use an MF20 for similar activities and struggle with it badly now. A lot has to do with the horribly stiff clutch and terrible "power" steering.
Granted I was much younger then, but I do not remember any of those issues with that old Ford.
Can anyone help me identify the model we might have had? The old rancher has passed away, and no one there remembers now.

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11-14-2017 08:54:16

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 Re: Old ford transmission question in reply to Redman2006, 11-14-2017 06:16:10  
Not a 3910. Now I can't find it, but it was a 3000 series tractor. It seemed like it might be light for the use, but if it is equivalent to a 850 in size and power, that would work.

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11-14-2017 08:37:31

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 Re: Old ford transmission question in reply to Redman2006, 11-14-2017 06:16:10  

I was looking at one of those, but not having been on one, I was afraid I would get into something the size of a 5000. It was hard to tell exactly where it would fall from the varying specs I found.

I was also looking at a 3910. I was just not sure if it would have enough ooomph.
I already have a 78 inch box blade and a large tiller, so I would rather find a tractor that can handle them as well as the bales so I don't have to swap implements.

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11-14-2017 07:30:45

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 Re: Old ford transmission question in reply to Redman2006, 11-14-2017 06:16:10  
The transmission your talking about is the 5 spd used on 800-801 series tractors, I grew up on dad's 850 and love those old transmissions.

For your budget and diesel preference I recommend looking at a -000 series, they have a much better diesel engine, most have the 8 spd trans, not as nimble as the 5 spd where reverse and 3rd are a near perfect match. In the 8 spd low rev is a little slow and high rev is almost to fast.

If you plan on doing a lot of loader work you may want to look at some of the industrial models like a 3400, it has the same features as a 3000 but has a heavier front axle for loader use.

Personally I like the 4000SU, it's small and compact like a 3000 which replaced the 800-801, but has more hp and the much better wet brakes of the larger models.

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11-14-2017 07:03:46

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 Re: Old ford transmission question in reply to Redman2006, 11-14-2017 06:16:10  
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Maybe I need to look for one of those.
I have been on the hunt for a tractor that can handle small projects at the house. I need to bushog, drill post holes, handle 900 lbs bales, till and plow a large garden plot, box blade etc.
This Massey and I are not getting along at all.
Although this is not the place for it, I would sure welcome any and all suggestions for a tractor with a loader on a budget of about $7500 that might possibly stretch a little if needed. I need reliable, and I really prefer diesel.

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11-14-2017 06:25:34

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 Re: Old ford transmission question in reply to Redman2006, 11-14-2017 06:16:10  
Sounds a lot like a 860 or 850. 5 Speed transmission with third and reverse directly across from each other. An ideal loader tractor. And a lot more user friendly than a Massey. OK Massey buddies, crawl my frame!!!

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