I very recently bought an 84 1710 with a 770B loader to use while my Massey MF30 Industrial is being repaired. I thought I had located all the controls - mainshift and range selectors; PTO; diff lock; creeper range etc. Then I noticed a comment in this forum on the 1710: "We almost always have the tractor in 4WD". So now I'm wondering - is it even possible to take it out of 4WD? If so - can someone point me towards the control? I found nothing at all in my manuals. Thanks for your help!
Re: Ford 1710 4WD Control? in reply to Militoy, 10-29-2019 13:32:56
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Thanks, Bern. That solves the mystery. Seems the operator's manual I was given with the tractor is for the 2WD offset tractor model. That same lever position is used on the 2WD for an optional underdrive "creeper" gear. Guess I will need to order the 4WD op manual, and list the other on eBay. At least the I&T service manual I have covers the 4WD model!
This also explains why I got stuck last night in soft stuff, and had to use the diff lock to drive out. I was blaming it on the turf tires!
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