Ford 800 Tractor – Revised
The Ford 800 series was produced from 1955 to 1957 in the United States at the Highland Park Michigan factory where 116,368 were produced as part of Ford’s hundred series tractor lineup. The tractor sold for between $2,200 and $2,407, depending on the variant. which is equivalent to just under $25,000 in 2023 dollars.
The Ford 800 came in four variations, each with different features. The 8 20 came with no hydraulic system or 3 point hitch.
The 8 40 came with a four speed transmission.
The 8 50 came with a five speed transmission and transmission PTO.
Finally the 8 60 featured a five speed transmission with live PTO.
The Ford 800 Engine was built with either a 2.8 liter 4 cylinder 172 cubic-inch gasoline engine or a 2.8 Liter 4 cylinder 172 cubic-inch LP gas engine . The fuel tank held 14 gallons of fuel.
The Engine produced an estimated 44.4 Horsepower.
The drawbar test rated the 8 50 at 35.16 and the 8 60 at 39 horsepower.
The belt specification on all the variations claimed 40 horsepower, but testing came in slightly lower at 39.55 on the 8 50 and slightly higher on the 8 60 at 45.41 horsepower.
The PTO equipped variants produced 540 RPM.
The tractor was rated for a three bottom plow and had a rear lift capacity of 1250 pounds. The hitch had two settings, position and draft control.
With the exception of the 8 20, the hydraulics system was open center. The pump was continually pumping oil through the system, when a component needed power, a solenoid redirected the oil flow. The oil capacity was 2 gallons and the pump produced 2000 PSI. All models had optional hydraulic assisted steering.
The tractor was a 2 wheel drive tractor, with manual steering and no cabin for the operator. The rear brakes utilized differential mechanical expanding shoe brakes for stopping power.
The wheelbase was 75.18 inches. The tractor weighed between 2850 and 3400 pounds. The front tire size was 6-16 and the rear was 10-28 for the 8 20 and 12-28 for the higher models from the factory.
The electrical system on the tractor utilized a 6 volt positive ground configuration and had an on board generator for charging.