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    Need some advice here. I just located a used tractor 'dealer' from an add in the local newspaper. Talked with him on the phone a few times, and he seemed straight up. I went out to see his tractors today, and for the most part, they were as advertised. A few yanmars, a kubota, and a ford 1700. All the machines obviously had new paint,and decals, and tires, all looked to have new starters and alternators, as well as new oil air and fuel filters. ( the air and oil filters all were in jap writing ).

    The replacement alternator on the ford 1700 'looked' to me as if it was japaneese. no biggie.. doesn't prove anything. Also, on that model, the seril number plate was missing. Was a 2 cyl just likes 1700 specs showed.. but I noticed that it had a 3 speed pto.. I don't recall the ford 1700 having a 3 speed pto. After leaving, i started thinking... could this be another tractor, and not a real ford 1700.... Did shibaru make similar model tractors that could be passed off as a ford ?Iseki?, with the removal on a sernumber here, and a few decals there?

    He was kinda 'sketchy' on where he got his units, but aluded to the fact that they were remanned and imported from another country.

    On the flip side, all the units looked good, had no leaks, and sounded good. I drove everyhting on the lot. Looked like new seals and bearings, for things like the pto , etc.

    My overall opinion, is that this isn't a ford ( but looks like a nice tractor anyway ).. I asked about parts, and he said that he could get them for me cheaper than the factory 9 new holland )... again makes me think that this is not a standard ford, and he is trying to cover that fact by supplying me with parts.

    Any ideas? I looked it over real good. If anyone has any ideas or things to remember to help me identify if this is really a ford, I would appreciate it.

    Soundguy

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    Default Re: ford 1700



    TRACTORS from FORD
    Model = 1700 4WD

    SPECIFICATIONS
    Years Mfg: 1979-1983
    Fuel: D

    Engine Make: SHIBURA 2-CYL

    CID: 77.6

    Engine HP: 23.26 PTO
    25-E
    Cab: NA

    No.Speeds: 12/4

    Weight(Pounds): 2,615

    List Price: $8,350

    PRICING
    Year Ad Price Est.Loan Value
    1979 $5,459 $3,603
    1980 $5,686 $3,753
    1981 $5,942 $3,922
    1982 $6,235 $4,115

    Auction Results

    FORD 1700 $2,300.
    Condition: G Auction Date: 10272201 FAIRFIELD
    Comments: D 2392HRS

    FORD 1700 $2,700.
    Condition: P Auction Date: 10132001 NEW PRAGUE
    Comments: D 4X4

    FORD 1700 $3,075.
    Condition: F Auction Date: 04292002 STRAWBERRY PT
    Comments:

    FORD 1700 $3,300.
    Condition: G Auction Date: 03052002 GOLDSBORO
    Comments: D 2039HRS

    FORD 1700 $3,500.
    Condition: G Auction Date: 01072002 SIKESTON
    Comments: D 4WD

    FORD 1700 $4,800.
    Condition: G Auction Date: 07132001 STRAWBERRY POINT
    Comments: G

    FORD 1700 $5,250.
    Condition: G Auction Date: 02092002 NEW PRAGUE
    Comments: D LDR
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    Default Re: ford 1700

    Thanks for the reply info. This unit 'looks' more or less identical to the one I looked at, save the front tires, which were new ags.

    Still wondering about that pto speed issue. The castings on the front axle looked similar to my nh 1920.. I soppose it may be the real thing.

    He had 4950 on it, but could be talked to 3800 cash, and no delivery. Guess that looks high compared to the auction results.

    Again, thanks for the info!

    Soundguy

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    Here's a few photos of my '79 - let me run down back and look at my accessories, and I'll tell you what I have - maybe it's no big deal. Mahindra has the old IH 4xx series design from the 70's, and the IH guys I've read on other forums seem happy to get quality Mahindra parts at 50% less than IH replacements for their old IH's.

    Here's the "first day home" shot. $6500 with bush hog, delivered by a friendly coworker who also happened to be a truck mechanic that works on boom trucks, so he has extensive experience with hydraulics, and diesel stuff. "Someone" [img]/w3tcompact/icons/eyes.gif[/img] seems to be looking out for me. It's a dirty job, but someone's gotta do it.
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    Here's another shot - front if you want to compare grille, etc.
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    Default Re: ford 1700

    Good morning Mark...

    I can't read the writing on the rotary cutter... but is that a Ford labeled unit...?

    KingKutter has OEM'd them for Ford in the past... and that's what that one looks like... [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Here's my tag - the engine number is LE892-35704. That is also on the engine block below the starter on the left - cast in about 1/2" high letters. The numbers start with M732, then below that, LE892 - 1272cc, then below that, on a small cast boss, stamped in about 1/4" letters, 35704, which is probably the engine serial number.

    As you can see, my serial plate says Ford, then Model F-1700, then Serial #U-701034. I could not find that number anywhere on the tractor as a casting. I think Ford applied it once it got here. I think the tractor was built for Ford overseas.

    I looked around the tractor, and found the following:

    Alternator: Hitachi - no other markings visible except the Field, Ground, and Positive markings.

    Starter: Hitachi - lots of serial numbers and model numbers - hard to read - I'll ink them if you need them.

    Injector Pump: Diesel "kiki" Assembly # 4302-419. Then NP-PES2K70C210RS2N2. There's also a stamped number, proabably a serial number, which I can ink if you want to go farther with this.

    Castings (all about 1/2" high):
    Under serial plate: "S" (with a circle around it), and M330 1

    Below PTO lever on left, ahead of Differential assembly: 78 10 17, then below that, "S" (circled) and M340

    On Hydraulic casting, on left (under seat): M100-3, then below that, 225

    On Differential area (Bull gear housing? Brake linkage goes in there) on right: 79 02 07 (also on left, down underneath)

    On bellhousing section between engine and trans on right side: 111, then below that, 54-126, then below that, M090-2

    I wouldn't be afraid of the tractor itself. I'd temper that with the "story" and the dealer - his attitude, shop appearance, etc. I'd be interested in learning more about that tractor, if you pursue it, just to learn the similarities/differences with the Ford.
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    Hi, John

    The cutter is "L&S Line". The original owner has a PHD from them, too. He found a dealer here in Maine, and liked the overall quality, and the fact that they were blue - don't know about color selection, but I plan on calling to get a manual, if available. I'd appreciate a critique, as I have not heard of them. It's a shear pin unit, not a slip clutch (if that's the right term). I spent time photgraphing it because I firgured I'd be talking about it soon - been busy working on shift, and residing/replacing windows in this great weather, so not using the tractor lately. I spent 6 hours one day cutting grass and brush (2" poplar) a couple weeks ago - it worked great, but I got whacked in the back of the seat by something once, so I'm wondering about guards. A friend with a 3010 kubota and lots of experience 'hogging and tilling told me to plan my work so I was cutting with the long stuff on the left, because the hog throws right - what a great suggestion (Thanks, Dana, if you're lurking)- the grass was chopped and dispersed well.

    I'll follow this with a couple other pictures.
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    Here's a touched-up shot (brightened). I should mention, although your vernier eyelashes probably already measured it, that it is a 5-foot unit.
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    Here's what's important.
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