Year of Tractor with Left Side Air Filter Ford 3000?
by ron day
Model year: 1965Date Purchased: 2014-04-01Number of Hours: ?
Have lots of questions, but for now I just got an old Ford trying to find parts, but I can't pin-point the year.
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Love the answers you post.Cons: None.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA NYI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
This Tractor Will Outlive You
Model year: 1970Date Purchased: 2003-12-10Number of Hours: 2300
"3 cylinder diesel. 8 speed hi/lo transmission. Will pull a 2-16 bottom plow through heavy clay. 6-ft. bush hog no problem. Never had any trouble with this tractor. Very powerful tractor. It is a southern model so it doesn't have any cold start assist. Yet it will crank at 15 degrees in January.
Very easy to maintain. Mine doesn't have power steering so I save on gym membership. She's difficult to steer in tight spots. Aftermarket power-steering kits available. Get one with power steering."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Parts readily available and easy to work on.Cons: Did I mention to get one with power steering?Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA NCI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
3000 Ford 1971 8 Speed
Model year: 0Date Purchased: 1982-10-30Number of Hours:
"This is one of 4 Ford tractors we use on the farm baling square bales. Have a 4100, 2 3000's, and 1
3600. All are in good shape. This one has a Bush Hog loader. Very cheap to operate and parts are easily available.
Have owned several makes, but overall like the Fords the best. We like to keep all the tractors the same make for parts etc. Also have a 140 Farmall for row crop and garden work."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Cheap to operate, parts available.Cons: Hyd. filter access.Type of User: Homeowner 50-100 AcresLocation: USA SCI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Ford 3000 From New Zealand (Not Australia)
by Doug Bell
Model year: 1972Date Purchased: 1972-02-01Number of Hours: 6700
"Simple, totally reliable, inexpensive to repair. Would gladly buy another. On;y downside is hydraulics. Filter is difficult to access inside rear end, and flow is inadequate for modern driven applications. Power steering would be great and regret not opting for it when new. Still rate it as 5 stars excellent."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Simple, totally reliable, inexpensive to repair.Cons: Hydraulics filters difficult to access, hydraulic flow inadequate.Type of User: Commercial FarmerLocation: AUS OTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
My Ford 3000 in New Zealand!
Model year: 1966Date Purchased: 1983-05-06Number of Hours: 5300
"Have had this machine for approximately 30 years. We had a 93 acre farm and this machine did everything required of it on the farm haymaking keeping tracks tidy and clearing waterways including mowing and raking hay for neighbors.
We are now on a 10 acre block and it is still a useful machine to keep the driveway graded and topping the paddocks. I would put the 3000 in the class of not a draught horse (heavy) or a pony (light) but a hack (good all rounder).
When I first purchased it it was not power assisted steering and was very hard to steer when using the front end loader, but after about 3 years I had power steering fitted and is now a pleasure to operate."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Very easy to work on and the availability of parts.Cons: Wish it had better access for cleaning and replacing the hydraulic filters.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: AUS OTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Doing Up My 1968 Ford 3000
Model year: 1968Date Purchased: 2013-10-15Number of Hours:
"I have recently purchased a 1968 Ford 3000 Vinyard model. I am still deliberating whether to go the whole hog and restore it to its original condition.
First things first though, the hydraulics are not working. I am keen to hear anyone's advice on this as I am relatively new to this. Also, what has other readers found the best way to clean up a tractor in readiness for painting? "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: I see it as a challenge and the great thing is that here in Australia you can buy nearly all after market replacement parts for it.Cons: The lack of knowledge I have in restoring a tractor in areas such as cleaning it up for painting and stopping a few leaks it has.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: AUS OTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by Eddie Banther
Model year: 1972Date Purchased: 1998-10-05Number of Hours: 899
"Great tractor has plenty of power."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Great tractor.Cons: None.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA NCI also considered buying: John Deere 1550 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
1967 Ford 3000
Model year: 1967Date Purchased: 2000-08-16Number of Hours: ????
"The 3000 has been very reliable for what I've used it for, mainly maintaining my gravel road and spreading dirt for different projects."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Easy to start, reliable, good power.Cons: The 3000 has an internal hydraulic filter screen. The tractor has to be split for access to the screen; a job for the Ford dealer. Ford should have designed the 3000 with a filter screen that is accessed from the outside.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA LAI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
1970 Ford 3000 Tractor
by Kevin Hughes
Model year: 1970Date Purchased: 2013-09-15Number of Hours: ???
"Found tractor/brush hog/16ft trailer as package deal; made things easier. First tractor, never even owned a riding lawnmower before. Having a blast with it. Had charging system issues when purchased; wiring wrong. Got some help, and I think it's fixed now.
Still figuring out what it will and will not do. Need to get some attachments. Have to research how to do that. Will add picture later. Very disorganized right now figuring out all this new lifestyle stuff."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Ford, diesel, starts easy, mows good..Cons: No bucket, no 4-wheel drive, no other attachments.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA TXI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Does All I Need
by JIM OLEAR
Model year: 1973Date Purchased: 2009-07-10Number of Hours: 2253
"I use this tractor to plow, disc, harrow, pull logs, dig post holes...just about everything. It has power steering, live power and plenty of power. I put new tires on it last year and it digs in nicely now."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Heavy-duty, versatile, parts easy to find.Cons: Age-related issues (leaks, clutch), light front end.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA TNI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS