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    Default Advice on a 1964 Ford 2000

    I am a brand new homeowner with 5 acres. I have never owned a tractor and am looking to buy one for mainly mowing and general chores. I have found a 1964 Ford 2000 for sale. The ad reads...

    1964 FORD 2000 GAS TRACTOR & IMPLEMENTS, 4 FORWARD SPEEDS PLUS REVERSE, GASOLINE 4 CYLINDER, 5' SQUEALER BUSH HOG, SCRAPE BLADE, AND SCOOP BUCKET, REAR TIRES HAVE 100% TREAD, FRONT TIRES ARE EXCELLENT, 12 VOLT SYSTEM, NEW STARTER, REBUILT CARBURATOR, NEW SPARK PLUGS, WIRES, DISTRIBUTER CAP, ROTOR BUTTON, AND POINTS/CONDENSER, EVERYTHING WORKS PERFECT, VERY WELL TAKEN CARE OF. $3000.00. 706-633-0986. YOU MAY BUSH HOG MY FIELD AS MUCH AS YOU WANT TO TEST THE TRACTOR.

    Is a Ford 2000 a decent tractor for a newbie to learn on?

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    Default Re: Advice on a 1964 Ford 2000

    Decent to learn to operate??? or decent to learn to work on???

    They are definatally easy to work on.

    To learn to operate, its not difficult, but not as easy as something modern with HST. I think powersteering was optional on the 2000, so it wont turn super easy if it is manual steering. And if you catch a rut while turning, it can yank the wheel out of your hand.

    The 2000 was a live PTO, so that is a plus over an 8n. Especially if mowing/bushhogging.

    But, bottom line is each persons comforts and learning abilities are different. So I'd say take him up on his offer and go bushhog some of his field and see if you like it.
    ".........there is only one way to find out."
    "Ok, hold my beer and watch this.........."


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    Default Re: Advice on a 1964 Ford 2000

    I am really new to tractors. I have a lot of experience with autos (fix/rebuilding) so I am familiar with working on mechanical things. So, here is my tractor question. What is HST?

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    Default Re: Advice on a 1964 Ford 2000

    HST is similar but not the same as an "automatic transmission" in a car/truck.

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    Default Re: Advice on a 1964 Ford 2000

    Hydrostat

    Kinda like the lawnmowers that have a forward and reverse pedal. Makes changing directions better. But you probabally wont find one of them unless you look about 30 years newer than you are.
    ".........there is only one way to find out."
    "Ok, hold my beer and watch this.........."


    Ford 5500 Backhoe
    Kubota L3400GST W/LA463 FEL
    2005 Dodge 3500 4x4 Diesel
    8N Rebuilt and restored
    Bushhog 306
    3 Homemade wood hauling trailers
    Dolmar 6400 84cc ported
    Sachs-Dolmar 120SI Ported
    (4) Sachs-Dolmar 116SI Ported
    Dolmar PS540
    Sachs-Dolmar 115i
    Sachs-Dolmar 117
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    Default Re: Advice on a 1964 Ford 2000

    3000$ is a -GOOD deal- for that 2000 prior model.

    has a mower, blade and scoop. that's 600$ of implements at VERY used prices.

    newish rear tires ( 12.4-28 are standard ) are worth a couple hundred each

    carb rebuild and wire set is 50$ value

    new start and tune up and electrical system upgrade is worth 300$

    so far that tractor is costing 1700$

    If it was near me I'd pic it up..


    real basic 4 banger crashbox.. easy to use.

    only thing to make it better is if it was a rowcrop..

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    Default Re: Advice on a 1964 Ford 2000

    Quote Originally Posted by Soundguy View Post

    only thing to make it better is if it was a rowcrop..
    Or if it had a sherman
    ".........there is only one way to find out."
    "Ok, hold my beer and watch this.........."


    Ford 5500 Backhoe
    Kubota L3400GST W/LA463 FEL
    2005 Dodge 3500 4x4 Diesel
    8N Rebuilt and restored
    Bushhog 306
    3 Homemade wood hauling trailers
    Dolmar 6400 84cc ported
    Sachs-Dolmar 120SI Ported
    (4) Sachs-Dolmar 116SI Ported
    Dolmar PS540
    Sachs-Dolmar 115i
    Sachs-Dolmar 117
    Sachs-Dolmar 112

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    sherman AND a rowcrop!

    like this 63 4000 of mine

    http://www.tractorshed.com/gallery/uptest/a12879.jpg

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    Default Re: Advice on a 1964 Ford 2000

    Quote Originally Posted by Soundguy View Post
    sherman AND a rowcrop!

    like this 63 4000 of mine

    http://www.tractorshed.com/gallery/uptest/a12879.jpg
    ".........there is only one way to find out."
    "Ok, hold my beer and watch this.........."


    Ford 5500 Backhoe
    Kubota L3400GST W/LA463 FEL
    2005 Dodge 3500 4x4 Diesel
    8N Rebuilt and restored
    Bushhog 306
    3 Homemade wood hauling trailers
    Dolmar 6400 84cc ported
    Sachs-Dolmar 120SI Ported
    (4) Sachs-Dolmar 116SI Ported
    Dolmar PS540
    Sachs-Dolmar 115i
    Sachs-Dolmar 117
    Sachs-Dolmar 112

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    Default Re: Advice on a 1964 Ford 2000

    that's one of my 2 favorite to drive machines.

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