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5000 gas ready for the trip home. Needs some tlc as it has mostly sat in a grarge for 18 years.




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Looks like you got a hoss of a tractor there Al. Those are a good outfit. Looks like it got the teloscopic lift arms I always liked them dad had a 2010 JD with a set one time I always thought they were handy.
 

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That's a lot of tractor. Should be a workhorse!
 

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So far I've installed a new Igintion switch, battery, total carb tear down and soak with new gaskits and a genorator. Still needs one new rear tire, badly worn and weather checked. A new tube for the left front and when warm weather arrives the gas tank has to come off to get sealed up at the seam. Yes it has the telascopeing lift arm ends. The balls will fall out when not in use so remove them and put in the tool box.

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So far I've installed a new Igintion switch, battery, total carb tear down and soak with new gaskits and a genorator. Still needs one new rear tire, badly worn and weather checked. A new tube for the left front and when warm weather arrives the gas tank has to come off to get sealed up at the seam. Yes it has the telascopeing lift arm ends. The balls will fall out when not in use so remove them and put in the tool box.

:mrgreen: Al
You can run it off a temp gas tank until you get the other one back in working order. I Still have a tractor that I've been running for 2 years on a temp tank. Should really get it fixed up right.
If your balls fall out, That can be a good thing.

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Glad to see you found the "bigger" tractor you were looking for. Good looking Ford.
 

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PTO doesn't work either. The shft won't turn at all either way. The IT manual shows a brake so that may be all that is wrong with it. Ill have to take the top cover off once warm weather gets here again.

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Was it very far from you?
 

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If any water has gotten it there it could now be ice. Might try getting it in a warm are for a few day then try it Might just save you for some extra work.

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About 160 miles from home or about $100,00 worth of diesel fuel. It was stored in a grage for close to 18 years, roof was sound as it was raining when I looked at it. People didn't know much about it as it belonged to a son who gave the tractor to his dad and moved away. They did tell me the ig. switch was bad and I saw the battery had froze and broke at some time.
It is a 4 cylinder.
ENGINE Make Ford gasoline Type 4 cylinder
vertical Serial No RG108939M95 Crankshaft
mounted lengthwise Rated rpm 2100 Bore and
stroke 4.2" x 4.2" Compression ratio 8.0 to 1
Displacement 233 cu in Carburetor size 15
/ 10"
Ignition system battery Cranking system 12 volt
electric Lubrication pressure Air cleaner oil
washed wire mesh Oil filter full flow replaceable
paper element Fuel filter edge type filter in
sediment bowl Muffler was used Cooling medium
temperature control thermostat.

I've been pulling Russian olive roots an all out of the ground my 44 couldn't pull out. The traction lock works very well.

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Is there that much difference in weight between the 44 and the 5000 or does traction lock just make that big of difference ? My 4000 can't hold a candle to what my weighted and fluid filled 44's can pull. Of course a 4000 ain't a 5000 either...lot of difference in cube and ponies.
 

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This 44 of mine has loaded tires and a pair of wheel weights to make it in the 5000 pound class back when they pulled real antquies here. I think my 44 standard would weigh a bunck more with the full cast rear wheels.



The 5000 has loaded tires and I weighed the trailer on the way home and again after I took the ford off and it was almost 8150 pounds. I was given a dyno slip from 19801 when the engine was ovehualed on the 5000 and it shows 59 PTO HP. Yes that traction lock makes a big difference.

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The 5000 is still amazing me. When I removed the carb and rebuilt it I didn't check the choke cable but I did when I reinstalled it. I had been told that in the winter at any temp below 50F you had to plug in the block heater to start it. When I checked the choke cable on the reinstall the choke would only close part way. I removed a bit more of the plastic sheath around it and trilled the wound wire back a bit so the choke fully closed. It was starting fine with out plugging it in at 40F and even a few time down to 30F. We recently had a streach of weather with the temps in single digits and several days of negtive temps. It started every time I tried in those temps with out plugging it in, One day last week the wind chill was -13F and I had to plug it in for 30 minutes to start it. two days latter witha wind chill of -21 and it started right up. I told myu brother I had probably cracked the throddle to much of the -13 day.
When they forecast the colder temps I decided I shuld check the anti freeze to make sure it was covered as low as they were forecasting. I need to find a radiator cap for it as it came off in 4 pieces.

Sure is nice having 3 pt for doing a bunch of work.
I'm pulling my empty wood hauler up the hill with out tire chains thanks to the track lock. Not one of my masseys could do the job with out tire chains.

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Whoever told you they won't start in cold weather must be referring to the diesels. never had any problems with gas.
they are good tractors.
 

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Just repeteing what I was told about the winter startingh of the tractor and my finding the choke could never have worked properly.

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Glad its doing good for you Al. It doesn't suprise me that you like it the 5000 was a workhorse. That diff lock is nice to just be careful if going sideways around a hill, talk about a ride.
 
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