My son and I recently purchased this 1960 Ford 611 equipped with a Sherman backhoe and a Ford loader. I have found very little about this model. I did contact tractordata and he assured me the 611 did not come with a PTO. This one does have the hydraulic pump mounted where the PTO would be and has the cable to engage it. I couldn't find any pics of a 611 online so I uploaded some to Pintrest.
We had a lot of trouble with a plugged fuel valve on the tank and had to use a tire off of another tractor. and purchased a front tire and rim at the WRV antique show and replace all of the loader's hoses. I also rerouted the lines from the hoe to also power the loader, originally the loader had its own front pump. It will also need brake shoes. Other than these, the tractor is in excellent shape so I think that it only really needs a repaint. It always starts easy and doesn't smoke at all. We changed the engine oil and filter and the hydraulic oil and filter. I have never seen hydraulic oil that black and after a few hours use I will have to change the filter again because it is already starving the pump. I have some work to do on the hydraulic cylinders or the spool valve as nearly all of the functions have bad drift but we did trench a sewer line in with it.
Any information, pictures or where to procure the correct decals would be appreciated.