Ford 8000

Ford 8000 Technical Specifications

Ford 8000 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1968 – 1972.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for Ford 8000 covering engine types, horsepower ratings, weight, height, fuel type and tank volume, oil capacity and type, hydraulic system diagram, wiring diagram, battery specs, etc.

Ford 8000 Production

Manufacturer: Ford
Type: Row-Crop tractor
Factory: Highland Park, Michigan, USA
Original price: $10,000 (1972 )

Ford 8000 Power

Engine: 115.5 hp
86.1 kW
Drawbar (tested): 92.61 hp
69.1 kW
PTO (tested): 105.74 hp
78.9 kW

Ford 8000 Electrical

Ground: negative
Charging system: generator
Charging amps: 22 (gen)
  55 (alt)
Battery volts: 12
Battery AH: 128

Ford 8000 Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
Differential lock: hydraulic
Steering: power
Brakes: differential hydraulic wet disc
Cab: Open operator station. Cab optional with optional heat and air-conditioning.
Transmissions: 8-speed gear
  16-speed two-speed power shift


Fuel: 43 gal
162.8 L
Hydraulic system: 10 gal
37.9 L


Type: open center
Capacity: 10 gal
37.9 L
Pressure: 2500 psi
172.4 bar
Pump flow: 12 gpm
45.4 lpm
Steering flow: 4.2 gpm
15.9 lpm
Steering press.: 1550 psi
106.9 bar

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: II

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: independent
Rear RPM: 540/1000

Title serial numbers

Location: Inside tool box cover and on top of rear axle, near top link mount.
1968: C190200
1969: C226000
1970: C257600
1971: C292100
1972: C327200

how to read serial numbers…

What year is my Ford 8000? Serial Number Decoder

The serial number list shows the first tractor built in each year. The other tractors for that year will have successively higher numbers. Your serial number should be between two of the stated numbers.

The list only includes the numbers of the first tractors produced in each year. Your serial should be somewhere between two numbers.Unless you happen to be the first person to own a tractor, your number will not appear on the list.

Ford 8000 Engine detail

Engine Detail
Displacement: 401 ci
6.6 L
Bore/Stroke: 4.40×4.40 inches
112 x 112 mm
Power: 115.5 hp
86.1 kW
Air cleaner: dry
Compression: 16.5:1
Rated RPM: 2300
Torque: 283.5 lb-ft
384.4 Nm
Torque RPM: 1400
Firing order: 1-5-3-6-2-4
Starter volts: 12
Coolant capacity: 18 qts
17.0 L
Intake valve clearance: 0.015 inches
0.381 mm (hot)
Exhaust valve clearance: 0.018 inches
0.457 mm (hot)

Ford 8000 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Transmission: Dual Range
Type: gear
Gears: 8 forward and 2 reverse
Oil capacity: 12 qts
11.4 L
Oil type:

Ford 8000 Dimensions

Wheelbase: 108 inches
274 cm (row crop)
  91.5 inches
232 cm (all purpose)
Length: 154.8 inches
393 cm (row crop)
  148.3 inches
376 cm (dual purpose)
Width: 85 inches
215 cm
Operating weight: 9,980 lbs
4526 kg
Ballasted weight: 15,000 lbs
6804 kg
Ground clearance: 24 inches
60 cm (row crop front axle)
  25.3 inches
64 cm all purpose front axle)
  25.2 inches
64 cm (row crop rear axle)
  26.7 inches
67 cm (all purpose rear axle)

Ford 8000 Height
Hood: 73 inches
185 cm (row crop)
  74 inches
187 cm (all purpose)
Exhaust: 104.6 inches
265 cm (row crop)
  106 inches
269 cm (all purpose)

Ford 8000 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 973

Nebraska Tractor Test 973
Diesel 8-speed 2WD
May 6 – 11, 1968
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 973 file
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed: 105.74 hp
78.9 kW
Fuel use: 6.6 gal/hour
25.0 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed: 94.43 hp
70.4 kW
Fuel use: 5.5 gal/hour
20.8 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 86.72 hp
64.7 kW
Fuel use: 6.5 gal/hour
24.6 l/hour
Gear 3 used for power test.
Max pull: 11,502 lbs
5217 kg
Gear 2 used for pull test.

Nebraska Tractor Test 1026

Nebraska Tractor Test 1026
Diesel 16-speed 2WD
October 21 – 30, 1969
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 1026 file
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed: 105.73 hp
78.8 kW
Fuel use: 6.8 gal/hour
25.7 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed: 94.33 hp
70.3 kW
Fuel use: 5.6 gal/hour
21.2 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 92.61 hp
69.1 kW
Fuel use: 6.8 gal/hour
25.7 l/hour
Gear 8 used for power test.
Max pull: 11,362 lbs
5153 kg
Gear 2DD used for pull test.


Is Ford 8000 a good tractor?

The Ford 8000 is one of the great tractors in the Ford stable, and it has earned Ford a fantastic reputation.

How much oil does a Ford 8000 take?

Check out the Ford 8000 oil capacity and oil type in the engine specs section as it may vary across the engines. Keep in mind, that older models might have their oil capacity increased over time. You may compare between the early and late oil capacity.

Do tractors have VIN numbers?

Every tractor has a VIN number. The number is usually engraved below the driver’s seat. Tractor manufacturers put the number in different places on the tractor body.

What was the last year Ford made the 8000?

The Ford 8000 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1968 – 1972

Where is the serial number on a Ford 8000?

Lookup inside tool box cover and on top of rear axle, near top link mount.

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