Ford 8700

Ford 8700 Technical Specifications

Ford 8700 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1977 – 1979.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for Ford 8700 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 8700 Production

Manufacturer: Ford

Ford 8700 Power

Drawbar (claimed): 96.0 hp
71.6 kW
PTO (claimed): 110.58 hp
82.5 kW
Drawbar (tested): 96.05 hp
71.6 kW
PTO (tested): 110.58 hp
82.5 kW

Ford 8700 Electrical

Ground: negative
Battery volts: 12

Ford 8700 Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
Cab: Open operator station. Cab optional with air-conditioning.
Transmissions: 8-speed gear
  16-speed two-speed power shift

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: II

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear RPM: 540/1000

Ford 8700 Engine detail

Engine Detail
Displacement: 401 ci
6.6 L
Bore/Stroke: 4.4094×4.4094 inches
112 x 112 mm
Starter volts: 12

Ford 8700 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Type: gear
Gears: 8 forward and 2 reverse
Clutch: dry disc

Ford 8700 Dimensions

Weight: 12270 lbs
5565 kg

Ford 8700 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 1424

Nebraska Tractor Test 1424
Diesel 16-speed 2WD
May 16 – 24, 1977
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 1424 file
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed: 110.58 hp
82.5 kW
Fuel use: 7.7 gal/hour
29.1 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed: 99.56 hp
74.2 kW
Fuel use: 6.6 gal/hour
25.0 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 96.05 hp
71.6 kW
Fuel use: 7.8 gal/hour
29.5 l/hour
Gear 5PD used for power test.
Max pull: 11581 lbs
5253 kg
Gear 2PD used for pull test.


Is Ford 8700 a good tractor?

The Ford 8700 is one of the great tractors in the Ford stable, and it has earned Ford a fantastic reputation.

How much oil does a Ford 8700 take?

Check out the Ford 8700 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 8700?

The Ford 8700 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1977 – 1979

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