Fordson Super Major

Fordson Super Major Technical Specifications

Fordson Super Major is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1961 – 1964.

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

Fordson Super Major Production

Manufacturer: Fordson (a part of Ford)
Factory: Dagenham, England
The Fordson Super Major was sold as the Ford 5000 in the United States.

Fordson Super Major Power

Engine: 54 hp
40.3 kW
PTO (claimed): 47 hp
35.0 kW
Drawbar (tested): 40.21 hp
30.0 kW
PTO (tested): 47.53 hp
35.4 kW

Fordson Super Major Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
Cab: Open operator station.
Transmission: 6-speed sliding gear


Type: open center
Pump flow: 6 gpm
22.7 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: I,II

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: independent
Rear RPM: 540

Title serial numbers

Location: Serial number stamped onto the engine, right side
1960: 1578886
1961: 1583907
1961: 08A 300001
1962: 08B 741001
1963: 08C 945000
1964: 08D 940000

how to read serial numbers…

What year is my Fordson Super Major? 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.

Fordson Super Major Engine detail

Engine Detail
Displacement: 220 ci
3.6 L
Bore/Stroke: 3.937×4.524 inches
100 x 115 mm
Power: 54 hp
40.3 kW
Compression: 16.1:1
Rated RPM: 1700
Firing order: 1-2-4-3
Starter volts: 12
Oil capacity: 7.2 qts
6.8 L
Coolant capacity: 15.3 qts
14.5 L

Fordson Super Major Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Type: sliding gear
Gears: 6 forward and 2 reverse

Fordson Super Major Dimensions

Wheelbase: 80 inches
203 cm
Length: 130.5 inches
331 cm
Width: 65 inches
165 cm
Height: 64.6 inches
164 cm
Weight: 5330 lbs
2417 kg

Fordson Super Major Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 845

Nebraska Tractor Test 845
Diesel 6-speed 2WD
September 3 – 7, 1963
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 845 file
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed: 47.53 hp
35.4 kW
Fuel use: 3.1 gal/hour
11.7 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed: 42.89 hp
32.0 kW
Fuel use: 2.8 gal/hour
10.6 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 40.21 hp
30.0 kW
Fuel use: 3.0 gal/hour
11.4 l/hour
Gear 3 used for power test.
Max pull: 8,128 lbs
3686 kg
Gear 1 used for pull test.


Is Fordson Super Major a good tractor?

The Fordson Super Major is one of the great tractors in the Fordson (a part of Ford) stable, and it has earned Fordson (a part of Ford) a fantastic reputation.

How much oil does a Fordson Super Major take?

Check out the Fordson Super Major 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 Fordson (a part of Ford) made the Super Major?

The Fordson Super Major was an agricultural tractor model made from 1961 – 1964

Where is the serial number on a Fordson Super Major?

Lookup serial number stamped onto the engine, right side

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