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Ford 5000
Ford 5000 with cab (restored) at Newark VTH 08 - IMG 3413.jpg
Restored Ford 5000 with Cab at Newark Vintage Tractor and Heritage Show
Model history
Model introduced 1965
Model discontinued 1976
Model status Discontinued
No. produced Unknown
Preceded by Fordson Major
Superseded by Ford 5600
Engine Specification
Engine make Ford engines
Engine model Ford ?
Upgraded from sn ?
Fuel type Diesel UK
Gasoline US
Power hp 65
Governed rpm {{{governedrpm}}}
Displacement cu in /(litre) 233/264 cu inches (3.8/4.2 litre)
No. of Cylinders 4
Bore in (mm) 4.2/4.4 inches (107/112 mm)
Stroke in (mm) 4.2 inches (107 mm)
Cooling system Water
Naturally aspirated, Turbo or Supercharged NA
Transmission Details
Transmission type Manual 2 range or Select-O-Speed (
Clutch Dry Clutch or ?
Gearbox make Ford
Forward 8 or 10 (S-o-S)
Reverse 2 or 2
Drive 2WD
General Data
Linkage Category Cat I, Cat II
Tyre Sizes (std/options)
Front 6.0 x 16 or 7.5 x 16 Option
Rear 12.4 x 38 or 16.9 x 30
Tractor Dimensions
Length (inches/metres) 142 inches (3600 mm)
Width (inches/meters) 69 inches (1720 mm
Height (inches/meters) 86 inches (2200 mm) (exhaust)
Weight (nominal) lb/kg from 5800 lb
Turning circle (nominal) inches/meters 12' 3" (3600 mm)
Wheelbase 88 inches (2220 mm)
Cab Details
Cab Make Ford
Type of Cab Safety
Other info
Factories Basildon, Essex, United Kingdom
Plow rating Unknown
Nebraska Tests No. 879, 880 (S-O-S) - Diesel, 932, 933 (S-O-S) - Gasoline, 996 997, 998, 1000 (Mk II) Diesel/Gasoline.
Approximate Cost new in (year) ?
Notes Uprated Engine from 68 & Cosmetic changes (6X / 6Y)
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Ford 5000 4WD, Roadless conversion?

For earlier Ford 5000 Major sold in USA
See also: Ford 5000 Major

The Ford 5000 tractor and the Ford 5000 Skid Unit were popular with builders of specialist machinery, and specialist application converters. Itwas part of the new 1000 series introduced from the new Basildon Ford Tractor plant in 1965.

An immaculately restored Ford 5000 reg BAM 686L at the Bath and Southwest Tractor show in 2009

Ford 5000 History

For company history see

Main article: Ford

The Ford 500 was one of the New Ford models introduced from the new Ford tractor factory at Basildon in Essex, England, in 1965.


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Ford 5000 Specification

See Infobox for basic details

  • Engine - Ford 4 cylinder - Diesel UK & Gasoline (US & export)
  • Gear Box - Ford Maunual or Select-O-Speed version
  • Wheels -
  • Cab - Optional Safety frame Cab with solid sides or Weather protection canvas.

Variations and Options

  • Optional engine types
  • Optional std Manual or the new Select-O-Speed semi auto box (was troublesome and a lot replaced under warranty)
  • Without cab or Safety frame or Basic Cab depending on markets

Factory locations

Built at the new Ford Tractor factory in Basildon, Essex UK

Serial Numbers Information

Serial Numbers and Year of Manufacture data[1]
Year Serial run Number Built Notes (Total built Unknown ?).
1965 First built
1968 Up dated version
1976 Last built No.
year serial no Number built Notes

Converters & Specialist Tractor Builders


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Ford 4000
Ford 5000
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Ford 6000