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    Default Ford Industrial backhoe / loader

    Can somebody help me out in determining the year and model of this machine?!!

    I have owned it for a couple of years; been sitting in the shop for the last 20 or so years. Previous owner started it occasionally.

    I think it to be a mid to late 60s' machine. The only numbers I could find on the castings are:

    310835 (cast into the right side of trans)
    312480 (cast into the left side of trans)
    313349 (cast into a body part below dash / steering wheel)

    The tractor is in what seems to be good condittion. Previous owner purchased it in 1969 to to develope the property to build on. I bought the property along with the tractor (which had been in storage for the last 20+ years).

    For an industrial model, it has had very low hours of use for the last 40 yrs. I want to put it back into limited service and would like to find out more about this tractor.

    The loader and backhoe look to be original equipment. The loader has a tag which reads I9-I3I SN 3035

    This is a 4 cyl gas model, I think to be around 50 HP (?)


    Anybody familiar with this machine?

    Thanks!

    Mark

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    Default Re: Ford Industrial backhoe / loader

    After doing a serious web search, I beleive it to be a 1801 series, possibly a 4140 or a 4040.

    I sure would like to get more info on this thing! Anybody out there got one...?

    thanks

    Mark

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    Default Re: Ford Industrial backhoe / loader

    almost all fords after 1952 have the id info stamped into the bellhousing flattened boss aft of the starter..

    soundguy

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    Default Re: Ford Industrial backhoe / loader

    Thanks, Soundguy-

    I didn't think it was there at first, due to 'couple layers of paint.

    There are two lines of numbers; top line:

    1821-S

    bottom line:

    <>63559<>

    One uncertain digit is the 'dash' in the upper line; it looks as though the person stamping the numbers used a "1" layed on it's side as a dash. Could it have been a mistake, and was intened to be a "1"? Which would make the top line read: 18211S.

    Thanks to anybody that can de-code the numbers for me.

    Mark

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    .....Tim

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    Default Re: Ford Industrial backhoe / loader

    Someone is selling a parts manual over on e-bay.
    Here's a picture of the cover.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails -fordtractor2-jpg  
    .....Tim

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    Default Re: Ford Industrial backhoe / loader

    Thanks Tim,

    Its not that one, though. Pretty sure it is a 60

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    Default Re: Ford Industrial backhoe / loader

    ...pretty sure it is a 60's model year. Has a different grill altogether. Real heavy duty model with headlights in the grill and F O R D emblem is vertically displayed.

    I think it is a 4140 or a 4040 since it does not have the cable type steering mechanism that the 1801's have. Has power steering.

    I have a picture I would like to post - if I can figure out how to do it...

    thanks!

    Mark

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    Default Re: Ford Industrial backhoe / loader

    [QUOTE=Big Hammer;1756961
    I have a picture I would like to post - if I can figure out how to do it...

    Mark[/QUOTE]


    1st: download picture to your pc
    2nd: click on the "quote" button on this post (right lower) or "post reply" on this thread. (not quick reply)
    3rd: scroll down to "manage attachments" button and click.
    4th: click on (one of the) "browse" on top of attachments window
    5th: another window will come up, find your picture in the file you saved it in.
    6th: double click on it
    7th: click on "upload" button just below browse buttons.(in manage attachments window)
    8th: click on "preview post" button
    9th: you should see your pic as a thumbnail pic.

    Hope this helps.
    .....Tim

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    Default Re: Ford Industrial backhoe / loader

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Hammer View Post
    ...pretty sure it is a 60's model year. Has a different grill altogether. Real heavy duty model with headlights in the grill and F O R D emblem is vertically displayed.

    I think it is a 4140 or a 4040 since it does not have the cable type steering mechanism that the 1801's have. Has power steering.

    I have a picture I would like to post - if I can figure out how to do it...

    thanks!

    Mark
    The serial number makes it an early 1959 model.

    The model number decodes to:

    1 = industrial
    8 = 172 ci engine
    2 = 4-speed trans/no 3-pt/no pto
    1 = 01 series
    -S = sherman aux transmission

    It would have looked something like this from the factory:



    There are a few gurus on the Ford tractor board at YTMAG than can tell you more.

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