56 Ford 600

Discussion in 'Ford / New Holland' started by tdsa, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. tdsa

    tdsa Registered User

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    Oct 8, 2011
    I have a Ford 600 that has 631 stamped as the model number. According to the serial number references, it is a 1956 model.

    I have not been able to locate any information about a Ford 631 model.

    It does have a three point hitch and PTO which runs contrary to the information about Ford tractors that I have found on the web.

    Does anybody know what this 631 model is?

    Thanks,
    Terry
     
  2. sixbales

    sixbales Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2011
    Two places you can check for more info on your 631 are:

    tractordata.com

    oldfordtractors.com
     

  3. tdsa

    tdsa Registered User

    9
    Oct 8, 2011
    Ed:

    I checked both those web sites and find nothing about a model 631. They talk about models 640, 641, etc.

    There is something odd about that 631 number.

    But, Thanks for the info!

    Terry
     
  4. tdsa

    tdsa Registered User

    9
    Oct 8, 2011
    Thanks

    Ernie:

    Thanks for the post. I didn't find that 631 page before.

    Now, what puzzles me is that Tractordata says the 631 has no PTO and the tractor we have has a PTO!

    Any ideas??

    Thanks again for your help!

    Terry
     
  5. ErnieS

    ErnieS Country Biker

    740
    Jun 1, 2011
    The info contradicts itself in a couple places, I found. Maybe the variant breakdown is wrong. One place in the description did say that a 631 did have a pto and 3PH contradicting the variant description. Also interesting, I saw that they have the 631 first production as 1957. Is yours is a '56 model or is 1956 the production date?
     
  6. tdsa

    tdsa Registered User

    9
    Oct 8, 2011
    Serial number

    The serial number is 70273.

    The old tractors web site list that number as a 1955 model.

    Tractordata.com list the serial numbers for the 631 model and it would be a 1959 model based on their data.

    I don't really know.

    Thanks,

    Terry
     
  7. pirwin

    pirwin Registered User

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    Oct 22, 2014
    First number
    5** - One row offset tractor with134 ci gas, LP-gas or 144 ci diesel engine
    6** - Four wheel utility type with adjustable front axle, 134 ci gas, LP-gas or 144 ci diesel engine
    7** - High clearance row crop with134 ci gas, LP-gas or 144 ci diesel engine
    8** - Four wheel utility type with adjustable front axle, 172 ci gas, LP-gas or 172 ci diesel engine
    9** - High clearance row crop type, 172 ci gas, LP-gas or 172 ci diesel engine

    Second number
    *1* - Select-O-Speed transmission, no PTO
    *2* - Four speed transmission, no PTO or 3 point lift
    *3* - Four speed transmission, no PTO
    *4* - Four speed transmission with PTO and 3 point lift
    *5* - Five speed transmission with 3 point lift and non-live PTO
    *6* - Five speed transmission with 3 point lift and live PTO
    *7* - Select-O-Speed transmission with single speed PTO and 3 point lift
    *8* - Select-O-Speed transmission with dual and ground speed PTO and 3 point lift

    Third number
    **1 - "01" series '57 - '62

    Apparently the PTO option could be added after the sale.