In November 1915, Henry Ford organized the Henry Ford and Son Company to develop a farm tractor and build a tractor factory, because the other stockholders of the Ford Motor Company didn’t want their rich dividends diluted by the cost of developing a tractor.By 1964, a whole new Ford tractor range included no less than three tractors featuring a three-cylinder motor, including the best-selling Ford 4000. No other tractor manufacturer embraced the power of three to the same extent as Ford and the success of the 4000 model and its successors proved they were right!
History: The early 4000 line was sold into 1965 though production stopped in 1964 when the U.S. assembly line transitioned to build the new designs. Nearly 10,000 four-cylinder 4000s were built. Ford collectors generally differentiate the two versions by calling the older unit the “4000 four-cylinder” and the later one the “4000 three-cylinder,” or sometimes the “Basildon 4000,” after the plant in England where they were designed and built.
Used Ford 4000 Tractor At Second Hand Market
This famous tractor you can't buy a new anymore. even though its production days are long gone, you can still consider this piece of tractor history a good and reliable tractor. Used Ford 4000 are plenty to find in the second-hand market and most of them are in good and unuseable condition. Find in our wide selection of used Ford 4000 tractor from different second-hand sellers and auction houses, compare prices and specs and find the machine that's right for your farm.
to top of steering wheel
Length overall front of front tire to end of lower hitch links
Width overall @ 52-in. tread setting
under front axle
under transmission housing
Front wheel tread - adjustable
52 to 80 in
Rear wheel tread
with manually adjustable wheels
52 to 80 in
with power adjustable wheels
56 to 90 in
Ford 4000 Engine Specs
Gasoline Engine: - Type - In-line vertical, overhead valve. No. of cylinders, 3. Rated speed, rpm 2.200. Bore 4.4 in. Stroke 4.4 in. Displacement, 201 cu. in. Compression ratio, 7.75:1.
Diesel Engine: - Type- In-line vertical, open combustion chamber, with cold starting aid. No. of cylinders, 3. Rated speed rpm 2.200. Bore 4.4 in. Stroke 4.4 in. Displacement,201 cu.in. Compression ratio 16.5:1.
Cylinder Block: - Heavy-duty cast iron with deep skirts and heavy ribs.
Crankshaft - Four main, hardened bearing journals. Journals length, in., 1.46. Diameter in. 3.37.
Connecting rods - Massive, forged I-beam. Piston bushing - bronze on a steel backing.
Bearings - Sleeve-type, over - plated copper - lead or aluminum alloy, main bearings.
Pistons - Aluminum alloy, with firm precision to resist wear and extend ring life.
Pistons rings - One oil ring and two compression rings per piston.Diesel three compression rings. All rings except the lower compression ring are chrome-plated.
Cylinders - Sleeveless design increases the rigidity of block, transfers heat quickly to the liquid coolant.
Engine lubrication - Press - sized system- Main bearings, connecting rod bearings, and camshaft bearings pressure lubricated.Rocker arms, pressure lubricated (intermittent). Piston pin bearings, cylinder walls, and tappets splash lubricated.Timing drive, squirt lubricated. Push rods, lubricated by drip from rocker arms. Fixed screen intake. 300-hr, 2-qt oil filter, with replacement element.
Carburetor - Single venturi, updraft type. Accelerating well and power valve.Fuel inlet screen.
Fuel filter - Disc element and sediment bowl.Injection pump (diesel) - Distributor type with a mechanical governor. Fuel filter - replaceable paper element.
Air cleaner - Dry type (gasoline). Diameter 6.5 in. Rated air flow 100 cfm. Oil bath (diesel). Rated air flow 140 cfm. Capacity 2.65 pt.
Pooling system - Fan, pump circulated pressurized coolant, thermostat-controlled with by-pas. Full-length water jackets. Tube-and-fin radiator, with pressure cap., 28 gpm. Thermostat, open temperature, 168 deg. F; full open 192 deg F.
Electrical starting and ignition - key starter switch and transmission safety lock. Starting motor with positive engagement drive assembly. Centrifugal and vacuum spark advance. Voltage and current regulator. Battery (gasoline), 12-volt, 80-amp-hr (diesel), 128-amp-hr. Ventilated type generator, capacity, 22 amp.
Injection nozzles (diesel) - 4-orifice type, accessible without removing the valve cover.
Product description for Ford 4000
The FORD 4000 is a classic tractor that is a great find for collectors of farm machinery. It was found in many family farms in the 1960s and beyond, particularly in the United States and the United Kingdom. A refurbished or used FORD 4000 is attractive for collectors or small agriculture operators looking for a simple, vintage tractor.
FORD 4000 Tractor Production History
Launched in the 1960s, the FORD 4000 tractor was part of FORD Tractor’s new range of tractors.The company was the FORD Motor Company’s UK-based European division that traced its roots to the 1920s and the Fordson Company. The introduction of the 4000 FORD tractor coincided with expanded production at a new factory in Basildon, England in 1964. Designed solely for agricultural applications, the tractor was originally produced between 1965 and 1975.
In addition to being manufactured in the UK, it was also made at FORD’s Highland Park, Michigan facility in the United States. The new 1000 range of tractors introduced FORD’s revised blue and white colour scheme that replaced the previous red or red and cream colour scheme. Other machines in the series included the 2000,3000, and 5000. Along with the 2000, the FORD Tractor 4000 was a successor to theFORD 601 and 801 tractor models. The Tractor FORD 4000 is slightly larger than the 2000 model tractor and smaller than its successor, the 6000.
FORD 4000 Tractor Specs
The discontinued FORD 4000 diesel tractor features a 42-horsepower engine with a water cooling system. In addition to the 3.3 litres diesel engine variant, other models feature 3.1 litre gasoline engines, 3.1 litre LP gas engines, or 3.3 litre gasoline engines. The 4000 also has a drawbar engine power of between 41 and 50 horsepower and a PTO of 45 to 55 horsepower. The three-cylinder tractor features eight-speed transmission (eight forward and two reverse) along with two-wheel drive, hydraulic steering and a dry disc clutch.
Capable of reaching a maximum speed of 16.8 miles per hour, the classic tractor has a 16-gallon or 60.6 litre fuel tank. Its wheelbase is 84.5 inches or 215 centimetres and the tractor weights between 4,885 and 8,215 pounds or 2,115 to 3,726 kilograms. It measures 137 inches or 347 centimetres in length and is 67.5 inches or 171 centimetres wide. The tractor has a 12-volt battery, with gas-powered models featuring an amp-life of 80 hours while diesel engines models boast 128 amp-hours.
Standard FORD 4000 specs include a tachometer, oil-pressure and generator warning lights, water temperature gauge, and instrument panel lights. These tractors also feature headlights and taillights, as well as vertical exhaust, fenders and a swinging draw bar. A tool box is also included. Originally, a FORD 4000 for sale from dealers had a range of options including power steering, power-adjusted rear wheels, horizontal exhaust, differential locks for wheels, and diesel-engine cold start. Today, buyers today can find a FORD 4000 tractor for sale with many of these unique customised features.