New guy here. I need to pick your brains if ya dont mind.

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by bundyal38, Jan 30, 2018.

  1. bundyal38

    bundyal38 New Member

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    Jan 30, 2018
    Ive got 2 old Ford tractors and Im having a heck of a time identifying either of them!
     
  2. sixbales

    sixbales Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2011
    Hello bundyal38, welcome aboard the tractor forum.

    You will need to post some pictures for us to look at if we are going to help you out. And you probably cannot post pictures for a while as a new member.

    In the meantime, visit the following website: www.oldfordtractors.com/

    Click on the tractor ID/History button. You will learn all about your old ford tractors. Enjoy!
     
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  3. pogobill

    pogobill Registered User Staff Member

    Jan 31, 2012
    Welcome bundyal38! As sixbales mentioned, Smiths is a great place to learn about the differences between the old ford tractor models. Get some photos up when you get a chance.
     
  4. Tractor Beam

    Tractor Beam ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2010
    Priest River, Idaho
    Yet another welcome! I for one am looking forward to those photos!
     
  5. bundyal38

    bundyal38 New Member

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    Jan 30, 2018
    Thanks guys,heres some pics.I had to take the sheet metal off to get to the gas tank.The gas line was loose on the bottom of the tank.
     

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  6. bundyal38

    bundyal38 New Member

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    Jan 30, 2018
    Heres a few more.
     

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  7. pogobill

    pogobill Registered User Staff Member

    Jan 31, 2012
    I'm thinking a 1963 4000 series with the 172 cu in gas engine. I'll try and do a little more research.
     
  8. bundyal38

    bundyal38 New Member

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    Jan 30, 2018
    Thx Pogobill,Im leaning in that direction too but the serial # doesnt match up.This tractor is a bit taller than my other on also.
     
  9. sixbales

    sixbales Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2011
    Ford 900 series wide front (2).jpg Ford 900 series wide front (2).jpg Ford 900 series wide front.jpg Ford 900 series wide front.jpg
     
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  10. sixbales

    sixbales Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2011
    That's a 1955 Ford 900 series wide front tractor. The serial number fits a 1955. Note that's a 4 bottom plow behind it. That explains the wheel weights (and probably loaded tires too).
     
  11. RC Wells

    RC Wells Active Member

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    Dec 25, 2008
    4=172" gas.
    1=Ag or Industrial produced after 1963.
    10=Row Crop
    1= 4 speed with PTO or Hydraulics.
    The 5 suffix=Wide Front Extended Wheelbase- Special Order on 4000 tractors.
    1963 Serial number 11948 - 38930, this one is 25962 = 1963.
     
  12. sixbales

    sixbales Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2011
    I saw the light!! You guys are pretty good! I must admit, looking at the grille from the backside reminded me of an early Ford 4000 grille, but I read the model code as 411C1 - 5. Couldn't translate that. Below is a picture of a Ford 4000 wide front

    Ford 4000  wide front.jpg

    OK Al Bundy, bring on your next tractor.
     
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  13. RC Wells

    RC Wells Active Member

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    Dec 25, 2008
    The 5 suffix rarely is seen. Creates confusion when researching the serial number.

    What you have will be worth some money in the collector market when all the sheet metal is installed and properly painted.
     
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  14. UriahHarding

    UriahHarding New Member

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    Feb 5, 2018
    Tampa, Florida