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Off and on my Childhood. I helped my good friend on his farm a many summers. Making hay to feed his 100 head of Black Angus. He ran all Fords and here is the pics of them. Thought I would share them.

Ford 5000: He has 2 of these. One with a loader, one without. I ran them both a lot mowing or raking. I ran the loader once to load up bales.


Ford 8000: This is one of his newest tractor. He bought this about 4 years ago to replace his Farmall 806. I hadn't got a chance to run this beast yet. If I had a chance I sure would. If you notice this one has the optional "backward" front axle. Where they turned it around to give it a sharper turning radius.


Ford 9600: This one he bought about 2 years ago. He is in the process of restoring it. I been meaning to get back over there for some update pics.


This one is not from his farm. But I thought I would share this one. This Ford 9700 is one interesting beast. Since its an open station.
 
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Those are some nice looking Fords. The farmer I work for has a 8600 with a loader, and his dad has an Articulating ford.
 

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Thats a good looking lineup. Sure would like to see that 9600 when he gets it done. I got to admit though that 5000 is my favorite.
 

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Thats a good looking lineup. Sure would like to see that 9600 when he gets it done. I got to admit though that 5000 is my favorite.
I agree, I loved how the 5000 handled in the field. That is why I would love to have the 5000/5600 or 7000/7600 for my hobby farm. The NH 276 baler we have gives the 3000 a good workout in thick hay.
 

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Very nice shots of the Fords, working and resting. I like them all! Thanks for posting. Brings back a lot of memories. Neighbor has a 9600 and I plowed all day with it as they tried to catch up to me planting corn. They never did. that old gril would really haul. Very easy to drive but shuttle shifter was kind of a pain. We had a 5000 that I spent hundreds of hours on on the farm. A real work horse.
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love the 9600's. the Ford 9600 is the best sounding tractor there is. I use to work a neighors some years ago and it was a sweet sounding machine. with plenty of power too.if it had beenIH red I wouldn't have gotten off of it.
 
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