When it comes to farm tractors, there are few machines that last as long and perform as well as a Ford. To keep yours up and running for many years to come, be sure to invest in this affordable, yet invaluable factory owner's manual for 1965-1975 Ford farm tractors. This covers a wide range of models, so instead of just a 1965 Ford 4000 operator's manual, you're actually getting a guide for four complete Ford Series (2000, 3000, 4000 and 5000) and for a complete decade at the height of Ford's popularity. This isn't a modern summary either; you'll get all the details you want in this original factory owner's manual reprint.
In addition to step-by-step tutorials for all kinds of maintenance tasks and repair projects, this Ford tractor owner's manual includes helpful tips and photos to guide you along the way. You'll feel more confident than ever in operating and maintaining your favorite tractors thanks to this comprehensive manual.
Book Excerpt: 1965-1975 Ford Tractor 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000 (All Purpose and LCG) Operator's Manual...
The Ford Tractor Proof-Meter, Figure 7, is the large dial in the center of the instrument cluster. The Proof-Meter indicates:
FUEL TANK SHUT-OFF VALVE
The engine revolutions per minute. This is especially helpful in maintaining recommended power take-off (P.T.O.) speeds. Multiply the figures indicated by 100 to determine engine rpm.
The hours and portions of hours your tractor has operated, based on an average engine speed of 1500 rpm. (Engine speeds below 1500 rpm accumulate hours at a slower rate than clock hours. Engine speeds above 1500 rpm build up hours faster than clock hours.) Use the Proof-Meter to determine when to perform service and maintenance.
The Proof-Meter is used in conjunction with the ground speed charts on page 129 to determine the tractor ground speed. The Proof-Meter can also be used to determine P.T.O. speed and belt pulley speed. For further P.T.O. and belt pulley information, refer to pages 32 and 40.
The fuel tank shut-off valve, Figure 8, is located on the right-hand side of the tractor. To stop the flow of fuel from the tank, turn the valve clockwise.
BRAKES AND REAR AXLE: BRAKE PEDALS
Foot-operated brake pedals, Figure 9, are provided on the right side of the transmission housing. Depress the right pedal to brake the right rear wheel and the left pedal to brake the left rear wheel. To stop the tractor, depress both pedals simultaneously.
To assist in making sharp turns, at slow-to-moderate speeds, apply the right or left brake pedal as required.
CAUTION: When operating the tractor at high speeds, never attempt to make sharp turns by using the brakes.
This manual is perfect for the restorer or anyone working on one of these vehicles. Clear illustrations show exploded views as well as component details and more.
Ford Tractor Division part # SE3006 66650.
Subject: Ford Tractor Operator's Manual. 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975