Could you tell me about could you tell me about my tractor please tractor number B159833. Model number c1013c engine number. 302232 thankyou
Thanks I was wondering what year it was made
Thanks for taking the time to reply I'm in Australia I will send photoHappy to help/ be absolutely no help at all. Serial and engine numbers were stamped wrong ALL the time so I’m guesstimating tractor number means it was built in England (B; and....your in England) in 1971 (1) and the other numbers after that don’t really matter as far as I know. On to the model number “c1013c”= At least part of it came off a Ford 3000 (c) agricultural frame (10) tractor that originally had a Diesel engine(1), live 540 rpm pto (3) and an 8 speed transmission (two sticks, right stick is high and low, left is 4 forward and reverse.) Don't be concerned if what is siting in your barn is actually a gas 4 speed backhoe because parts for tractor models 2000-4000 (I think that’s correct) of similar years are interchangeable so things get swapped around AAAALOT! My grandfather was an engineer for New Holland (retired in 76) and he got smoking deals on Ford tractors so I grew up playing musical tractor parts at our ranch in the 80s and 90s. I’m actually going to look at a 1971 diesel 4000 with a blown motor Saturday because I want the back end for the 1969 3400 I recently bought that originally had a backhoe (photo below.) the interchangeability was a huge reason I bought it because there are plenty of parts sitting around somebody’s barn near by.
As far as anyone being able to say specifically what your tractor is without turning a wrench or driving it around is an impossibility. Only way to actually know what you have is to figure out what it isn’t first. On any tractor of this era there were allot of little things that aren’t on the data plate like Diff lock, power steering and hydraulic system specifics because most dealerships added and removed these parts on site to match the buyers needs and get a quick sale turn over.
If this is your first tractor congratulations and welcome to the collectors club (you will buy more, it’s a thing.) when it comes to using the tractor I can’t stress safety enough. Be sure to take it slow because these old girls aren’t a 2021 John Deer with a hydrostatic transmission, fool proof hydraulic systems, GPS drive assist and all the electronic safety systems where you can pluck a 6 year old off the street and have them safely brush hogging with a 200 horse in a couple hours. They prefer to let you know you messed up by mangling things and they don’t care if it’s brick, wood, metal or flesh.
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