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Ford FW-30
Ford FW-30.jpg
Model history
Model introduced 1977
Model discontinued 1982
Model status Discontinued
No. produced ?
Engine Specification
Engine make Cummins
Engine model ?
Fuel type Diesel
Power hp 265 hp
170 hp(drawbar)
105 hp(PTO)
Power kW 200 kW
Displacement cu in /(litre) 903 cu inches (14.8 litres)
No. of Cylinders 8
Bore in (mm) 5.5 inches (140 mm)
Stroke in (mm) 4.75 inches (121 mm)
Cooling system Water
Naturally aspirated, Turbo or Supercharged Yes
Transmission Details
Transmission type Unknown
Forward 10 (20) dual split (optional)
Reverse 2 (4)
Drive 2-WD or 4-WD
General Data
Linkage Category Cat III
Lift capacity (lb/kg) 12,000 lb (5,400 kg)
Tyre Sizes (std/options)
Front 24.5 x 32 (std)
(Duals & Flotation tyre options)
Rear 24.5 x 32
Tractor Dimensions
Weight (nominal) lb/kg 31,300 lbs (14,200 kg)
Wheelbase 101.6 inches (2580 mm)
Cab Details
Cab Make Steiger
Type of Cab Safety
Other info
Factories Fargo, North Dakota, USA
Plow rating
Nebraska Tests No. 1288
Notes Stieger model built for Ford
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The Ford FW-30 was introduced in 1977 as part of FW-series of articulated models bought in from Steiger to offer a full line up and supplement the Ford TW series. This also cut sales by County of there High HP models. Only the FW-30 and FW-60 were bought into the UK, the US market also had the FW 20 and FW 40 models. The FW series was discontinued in 1982 when Steiger was taken over by Case IH and was replaced by the Versatile built models after Ford took the firm over.

Model history


  • See info box for basic specs


  • Choice of wheel size
  • Rear Linkage or Drawbar only


  • ? (new) in 1977
  • £15,400 + Vat Cheffins April 2009 sale.

Serial numbers

Plate on one tractor seen was X200218 - but description and other numbers / info was worn away.

  • Located on the cab steps.
  • Production data not available yet, please add if possible

UK sales

Few of these massive tractors were sold in the UK, mainly to the flat lands of Essex and East Anglia, with a few in the Midlands. Very little mounted equipment was available to fit these machines as in the USA they were not fitted with linkages, as they use trailed machinery.


These relatively modern 'Classic' models are starting to be collected by owners for Showing and road run use and occasional work during the busy times of year in their farming enterprise. Also there are some smaller contractors who find a well maintained / restored example offers better value than investing in an over specified modern electronic controlled tractor as the relative simplicity allows them to service and repair them in there own workshop.

List of known Ford FW-30 tractors in preservation
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Reg No.
(if known)
Serial No. Build-Date Engine-Type/Make Owner
(if known)
Photo Were seen/Featured in Other info
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