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    Silver Member Big_Cajun's Avatar
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    Default Farmtrac...is it a Ford??

    Just wanting some hard evidence that these tractors were/are made in the old Ford plants.

    BC

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    Default Re: Farmtrac...is it a Ford??

    I don't think so. I had a dealer tell me the 270DTC had a Ford engine in it. I knew that was not true, so I went with a kubota.

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    Default Re: Farmtrac...is it a Ford??

    Quote Originally Posted by MDM
    I don't think so. I had a dealer tell me the 270DTC had a Ford engine in it. I knew that was not true, so I went with a kubota.
    the compacts are Daedong and Mitsubishi powered and made by LG in Korea. Not sure about the big tractors??
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    Default Re: Farmtrac...is it a Ford??

    The 5 and 6 series are mainly of the older Ford design. I think there's one model in the 5 series (maybe 2) that are the Long tractor with the new name. The others are Ford types. The 675 has a Perkins engine and 665 and 675 both have Carraro from the clutch back. They have 12 speed fwd and rev Gear shuttle + flat platform.

    Here's a copy and paste from the Farmtrac web site:
    Farmtrac now offers replacement engines for most of the Ford
    3000 and 4000 Series tractors originally equipped with 175,
    192, or 201 cubic inch engines. If you own an older Ford tractor
    that is in need of a complete engine overhaul, contact your
    local Farmtrac dealer to learn more about our new, emission-
    compliant replacement engines.

    For just a little more than the cost of an overhaul on your
    current engine, and for much less than replacing with an engine
    purchased from New Holland, the Farmtrac Engine Kit features
    the SAME reliable engine that comes on new Farmtrac tractors
    today and that had been factory installed in the past on new
    Ford tractors. Engine kit includes new fuel injection equipment,
    water pump, fan belt pulley, starter and alternator.

    Here's a link to Escorts afri:Escorts agri..

    And another:Escort agri products..

    Forgot to mention. Even with the perkins engine mine still uses Ford air filters and many other Ford parts. Just from my memory (and it isn't as good as it use to be) the Farmtrac looks a lot like a Ford tractor that was being sold in my area that came out of Canada in the 70's. They had the head lights in the grill and just looked a little different(fenders). Those tractors are still running today. They were sold at a lesser price than American Ford tractors then. Seemed to hold up just as well.

    Back when I bought my Farmtrac 80 (now 675) my dealer told me they were made in India in the old Ford tractor plant. Said you could throw a rock over to the JD plant from it. He also said Escorts had bought the patent of the Ford tractors that were no longer being made.

    LG at one time was in this deal too. Haven't kept up with the compact line so I won't comment on them. The 7 series is made by SAME for Farmtrac. I like the looks of those but a little to much $$$$$$ for me right now.
    Last edited by Charolais; 09-18-2006 at 08:16 PM.
    Charolais

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    Default Re: Farmtrac...is it a Ford??

    FarmTrac was the Ford Licensee for India. After Fiat no longer needed FarmTrac,Escorts bought them out,along with the aging designs. The 4 & 5 series are pure Ford/Farmtracs,the smaller 6 series is a cross breed it looks like.

    Valley Tractor Sales Here is a bit of info.....

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    Default Re: Farmtrac...is it a Ford??

    The FarmTrac 545 and 555 are your older Ford's, the few things that have been changed are the brakes, injection pump (to meet epa standards), and they went to true hydrostatic steering. Other than that the motor, trans. and rear end is a dead match.
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    Default Re: Farmtrac...is it a Ford??

    Quote Originally Posted by gamble77
    The FarmTrac 545 and 555 are your older Ford's, the few things that have been changed are the brakes, injection pump (to meet epa standards), and they went to true hydrostatic steering. Other than that the motor, trans. and rear end is a dead match.
    I had no idea that farmtrac was making repop engines for the older fords... pretty neat..

    Soundguy

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    Default Re: Farmtrac...is it a Ford??

    I've seens ads from a local dealer advertising that for about a year. The very early 3 cyl. Farmtrac utilities that I saw still had "NH" cast in the engine block, they now have Farmtrac or Escorts, can't remember which, it's been awhile since I've looked at one. Interestingly enough, New Holland built a new plant in India after selling the old one to Escorts, and manufactures, or at least did thru 1999, the old style Ford-NH tractor as well, but with the Ford name and the NH emblem.

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    Default Re: Farmtrac...is it a Ford??

    Is it hard to get parts or repair work done on these? Do ford parts interchange? Will there be support for the farmtracs down the road?

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    Default Re: Farmtrac...is it a Ford??

    start a new thread.. this ones 3ys old !

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