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Dieseltech
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:08 pm    Post subject: 6000 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Am now the owner, [ or sucker ], of three 6000 diesels. One has 61106 D, SN 41936, book shows 1964. This one runs/drives OK, has two coats of blue paint, with red showing in places of the engine block and front axle but not on the rear. Next two have 61106-5-D, SN 12221 and 19910 for 1963 year. Don't yet know if they run yet, two of the three have near new rubber on rear. Curious is why the red showing on the latest one? And is there any engine serial numbers to be found to help see if maybe a replacement has been installed? Thanks for any input.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:44 pm    Post subject: Re: 6000 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Not sure on a 6000, but the newer models have numbers stamped on the upper right mounting ear.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:51 pm    Post subject: Re: 6000 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Serial numbers are stamped on the LH side on Commanders.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:10 pm    Post subject: Re: 6000 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I also just bought one last week. According to serial number it it a 1963. No sign of any red paint anywhere and it is not a Commander. It has the numbers 61107-5-D and serial number of 23188. What I think is a 1963, the year they started painting them blue and grey.
The generator is not working or any of the gauges. Transmission seems to be working right. The tractor sure is different then the Hundred Series. I guess it is going to be a learning experience.
It started off being a job to put a loader on it and I ended up buying it.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:10 pm    Post subject: Re: 6000 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

What typically went wrong with 6000s? Was it clutches and seals or was it breaking up stuff?
 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:22 pm    Post subject: Re: 6000 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

With the early ones (1961-1962) it was a lot of different things, but the tranny was the sore spot from what I understand. Suffice it to say that the factory recalled them all and they were completely gone through and re-sold with blue paint instead of red. Ford had most of the bugs worked out of them by the time the Commander version came out in 1965.

They were definitely the Edsel of the farm tractor world, and one would think that Ford would have learned their lesson after that debacle, but evidently they did not. Not only did the early ones have reliability issues, the early front ends had an Edsel style look to them as well.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:59 am    Post subject: Re: 6000 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

They only came with the SOS. It was Ford's first attempt at a "big" tractor and a major change from the smaller x000 series. Probably would have held up better with a clutch and gears.
 
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