This factory owner's manual reprint covers Ford Tractor Series 600 and 800, 1957-1962.
Book Excerpt: 1957-1962 Ford Tractor Series 600 & 800 Owner's Manual
In addition to lubrication services, regular mechanical maintenance is necessary to keep your tractor performing at maximum efficiency. The information in this section has been prepared to help you perform certain routine jobs on your tractor. Avoid breakdowns during the busy seasons by checking these items frequently and making the necessary repairs or adjustments. For major repair work or service parts, see your Ford Tractor and Implement Dealer.
POWER TAKE-OFF OPERATION
Radiator Pressure Cap: The cooling system on your Ford Tractor operates under pressure which is controlled by the radiator cap. Keep the cap installed tightly at all times. Caution should be exercised when removing the cap to prevent possible injury from escaping steam.
Always remove the cap when draining the radiator. If lost, a new cap may be purchased from your dealer.
Thermostat: The thermostat automatically regulates the temperature within the cooling system by controlling the flow of coolant through the radiator. It should start to open at 157 to 162 degrees and be fully open at 177 to 182 degrees. If the thermostat does not function properly, it should be replaced.
The power take-off transfers engines power directly to mounted or drawn implements, or to belt driven equipment when a pulley is used. To operate the power take-off shaft, disengage the clutch and move the P.T.O. lever toward the rear of the tractor (see Figure 4). Once engaged, operation of the shaft is controlled by the tractor clutch.
The Model 660 and 860 Ford Tractors are equipped with a live PTO clutch. To stop the forward motion of the tractor when operating with PTO driven equipment, depress the clutch pedal about half way as shown in Figure 16. To stop both the forward motion of the tractor and the operation of the implement, depress the clutch pedal all the way, as shown.
This manual is perfect for the collector, restorer or anyone working on one of these vehicles. This is a true and exact reproduction of the original tractor owner's manual.
Subject: Ford Tractor Series 600 & 800 Owner's Manual 1957-1962. 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962.