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Ford 961
Ford 961 Diesel-9703
A restored Ford 961 at a UK tractor show.(image from flickr)
Model history
Model introduced Unknown
Model discontinued Unknown
Model status Unknown Discontinued
Engine Specification
Engine make Ford
Power hp Unknown
Cooling system Water
Transmission Details
Transmission type Unknown
Drive 2WD
Linkage Category Unknown
Other info
Factories USA
Plow rating Unknown
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The Ford 961 was a model of tractor built by Ford for the home market in the USA.

Model historyEdit

In late '57 Ford introduced another expanded line up for '58 renamed the "01" series. These included the 501 (offset), 601, 701, 801, and 901 series tractors. Several improvements were made and new options such as power steering appeared. Horsepower increased across the line and the color schemes were changed. The 172 cubic inch gas or diesel engined 801 and 901 were known as the Powermaster tractors. Their paint scheme included a red hood center with gray sides and new "egg crate" style grille. All got a new medallion for the front of the hood and new styled rear fenders.



Decoding the 3 digit model numbers on "01" series tractors - 


First number

5** - One row offset tractor with134 ci gas, LP-gas or 144 ci diesel engine 

6** - Four wheel utility type with adjustable front axle, 134 ci gas, LP-gas or 144 ci diesel engine 

7** - High clearance row crop with 134 ci gas, LP-gas or 144 ci diesel engine 

8** - Four wheel utility type with adjustable front axle, 172 ci gas, LP-gas or 172 ci diesel engine 

9** - High clearance row crop type, 172 ci gas, LP-gas or 172 ci diesel engine 


Second number 

  • 1* - Select-O-Speed transmission, no PTO 
  • 2* - Four speed transmission, no PTO or 3 point lift 
  • 3* - Four speed transmission, no PTO 
  • 4* - Four speed transmission with PTO and 3 point lift
  • 5* - Five speed transmission with 3 point lift and non-live PTO
  • 6* - Five speed transmission with 3 point lift and live PTO
  • 7* - Select-O-Speed transmission with single speed PTO and 3 point lift
  • 8* - Select-O-Speed transmission with dual and ground speed PTO and 3 point lift


Third number 

    • 1 - "01" series '57 - '62 


Suffixes 

-1 - Tricycle with single front wheel

-4 - High clearance with wide front

-5 - Factory wide front end

-S - Sherman transmission

-L - LP gas engine 

-D - Diesel engine Source

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