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    I'm thinking of getting a ford 8000 that I've seen for sale. Anyone have any pro's or cons they would like to share?

    I beleive ther were made from 65 - 86 right?

    Anything to look for?

    Approx price?

    thanks. I'm going to look at it tonight.. If I can find the owner I'm gonna ask to start it up, etc.. see the pto spin, and the lift go up and down...

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    Default Re: need opinions quick on Ford 8000

    if it has the seloctomatic transmission, I would say, stay away from it. I just got rid of a FOrd 5000 w/this tranny. Look up the hours just to tear it down, never mind finding used parts that may or may not work. By Ford's own admission, they quite making replacement parts for this one type tranny years and years ago. If it has standard, then I would look further into it.

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    Default Re: need opinions quick on Ford 8000

    DETAILS for TRACTORS from FORD
    Model = 8000

    SPECIFICATIONS
    Years Mfg: 1968-1973
    Fuel: D

    Engine Make: FORD 6 CYL

    CID: 401

    Engine HP: 105.7 PTO

    Cab: OPT

    No.Speeds: 8/2-16/4

    Weight(Pounds): 9,300

    List Price: $9,060

    Options: ALL PURPOSE
    ROW CROP

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    $2,400 $4,600 $3,344

    Auction Results

    FORD 8000 $1,100.
    Condition: F Auction Date: 09182002 IDABEL
    FORD 8000 $2,250.
    Condition: G Auction Date: 11072002 UNIONTOWN
    FORD 8000 $2,800.
    Condition: G Auction Date: 01072002 SIKESTON
    Comments: D
    FORD 8000 $4,100.
    Condition: G Auction Date: 04082002 BIRD ISLAND
    Comments: D NO CAB


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    Default Re: need opinions quick on Ford 8000

    Hey Soundguy,

    Very good tractors. First of Ford's foray into the larger size ones. About the only complaint I've heard on them is the power steering is under powered for some. If you get make sure and run conditioner in the water to keep it from getting the cavatation erosion problems.

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    Default Re: need opinions quick on Ford 8000

    Ok, went to look at it tonight and this is what I saw.

    Where it has been parked for two weeks, there is only a very small amount of oil.. less than a teaspoon. Starts up on first crank.. sounds good too.

    I drove it around their pasture, and at first the shifter linkage was stiff, but after a shift or two seemed fine.

    The tranny was not selectomatic , at least not the selectomatics I've ever seen.

    Instead there was a high neutral low range selector on the dash, and then the 1-4 / 5/8 gear selector ( r r2 ).

    Also said it had dual power.. and I believe that refereed to the foot buttons in the operator platform.

    Power steering was ok... not as responsive as my 1920.. but then again.. better than my 8N.

    3pt lift worked but was slower than I expected. Rubber is new. Some oxidation on rear rims from cacl I presume.. but rims are at least servacible. No obvious signs of jurryrigging... welds or other patch style repairs. Little to no body rust.. only one area of fibreglass damage to left fender.... seat cushion shot Breaks excelent, both sides.

    Only negative thing I noticed was the pto. The pto would run even when the pto lever was on the stop mark... not sure if this is linkage or something stuck .. but in any case.. i would rather have the pto stuck on, than not work at all. Owner said pto worked ok 2 weeks ago.

    Ok.. looking for opinions now

    thanks guys.

    Oh yeah, sn looked like c248885

    any info on year?

    thanks

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    Default Re: need opinions quick on Ford 8000

    Soundguy,
    What kind of $$$$$ is the guy looking for ?????????????

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    </font><font color="blue" class="small">( sn looked like c248885

    any info on year? )</font>

    DETAILS for TRACTORS from FORD
    Model = 8000 SERIES

    SERIAL NUMBERS

    Beginning No. Year
    C180001 1967
    C190200 1968
    C226000 1969
    C257600 1970
    C292100 1971
    C327200 1972
    C367300 1973
    C405200 1974
    C450700 1975
    C490300 1976
    C527300 1977
    C560500 1978
    C592200 1979
    C635100 1980
    C660700 1981
    C682000 1982
    C694500 1983
    C713459 1984
    C737800 1985
    BA30072 1985
    BA74292 1986
    C751000 1986
    C768000 1987
    BB05681 1987
    BB31777 1988
    C781901 1988
    BB80620 1989
    BC26239 1990
    BC68791 1991
    BC111291 1992
    BC153290 1993
    BC195288 1994
    BC237287 1995

    </font><font color="blue" class="small">( Only negative thing I noticed was the pto. The pto would run even when the pto lever was on the stop mark... )</font>

    ...not familar enough with tractor to make judgement... but I'd talk to a NH ag mechanic on this one, possibly pay him to give this unit a once over if you are that serious about purchase, but this PTO clutch will be internal bellhousing... and would require a tractor split that could add $$$ rather quickly after your initial purchase...

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    Default Re: need opinions quick on Ford 8000

    JM3: how do u come up with info so fast? [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img] but 2nd question, for my info, in your first responce u stated the they were made from 65 to 73, but when the sn# were listed in your next post the last sn# was 95. i am as always [img]/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: need opinions quick on Ford 8000

    </font><font color="blue" class="small">( they were made from 65 to 73, but when the sn# were listed in your next post the last sn# was 95 )</font>

    Hi Frank...

    Good, bad, or indifferent... That's exactly as I pulled it from the data base... [img]/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

    Probably a data mistake, or maybe "non-US" units after '73... [img]/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: need opinions quick on Ford 8000

    Regarding the PTO spinning all the time; with the PTO lever or switch disengaged, try putting your (gloved) hand on the shaft to provide some resistance. My pto has a little friction from the tranny and will spin when disengaged, but you can stop it with your hand - so an implement hooked up will certainly not spin when disengaged.

    Just a thought.

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