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Ford 8401
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Model history
Model introduced 1980
Model discontinued 1985
Model status Discontinued
No. produced 750
Preceded by New model
Superseded by ?
Engine Specification
Engine make Ford
Engine model Ford 270?
Fuel type Diesel
Power hp 110
Governed rpm {{{governedrpm}}}
Displacement cu in /(litre) 401 cu inch (6.6 ltr)
No. of Cylinders 6
Cooling system Water
Naturally aspirated, Turbo or Supercharged NASome retrofitted
Transmission Details
Transmission type Ford Dual Power
Gearbox make Ford
Forward 16
Reverse 4
Drive 2WD
General Data
Linkage Category None or Cat III (option)
P.T.O rpm 540
Tyre Sizes (std/options)
Front 10x16
Rear 23x30 (23.1x34 option)
Cab Details
Cab Make Gason
Type of Cab Safety
Other info
Factories Basildon/SEM/Local assembly, England
Plow rating Unknown
Approximate Cost new in (year) $34,500 (AUS$) 1983
Notes Hybrid model
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The Ford 8401 tractor was partially built by SEM in England as a skid unit from 1980 to 1985 for the Ford of Australia to complete assembly of with local wheels and Cab.[1]

Model History

For Company history see
Main article: Ford Tractors

The Ford 8401 was a parts bin special produced for the Australian market to fill a gap in Fords line up at the 110 hp size. The tractor was assembled from a ford 7700 rea end and transmision with Ford 6-cylinder engine down rated for the conditions. The front axle assembly was from a Ford TW-10 and th backend had a HD differential from County. The tractor was shipped as a skid unit and fitted with a local built 'Gason' cab. bodeywork and wheels.

Early version were drawbar only but later ones had optional Three-point Linkage available.

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Factory locations


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Variations and Options

Serial Numbers Information

Serial Numbers and Year of Manufacture data[2]
Year Serial run Number Built Notes (Total built xyz).
1980 First built
1985 Last built No.
year serial no Number built Notes


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List of Preserved Ford 8401 tractors
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Make + Model No.
Reg No.
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Serial No. Build-Date Engine-Type/Make Owner
(if known)
Photo Were seen/Featured in Other info


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References / Sources

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  1. Classic Tractor Magazine, No. 102, October 2009, P39
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