Ford 801 Select O' Speed

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by Varsity L&G, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. Varsity L&G

    Varsity L&G LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just got this tractor and will be going to pick it up in 2 weeks.

    Can anyone share some info on what to watch for, what I can and can't do with it?

    Mainly got it to bush hog, run a harley rack, and all around tractor type stuff.

    Any tips and tricks? I have never owned a tractor before.
     
  2. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It won't pull a harley rakE big enough to cover its tracks, Watch that SOS tranny, its nickname is the jerkomatic, or finger remover! If you need a new SOS cable, try Keller bros Ford in PA, they are the experts in SOS repair!
     
  3. Varsity L&G

    Varsity L&G LawnSite Senior Member
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    Should I sell it and what could I get for the same money I could sell it for?
     
  4. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Sell or keep, is up to you. To determine value, go over to YTMAG or check out iron planet. My guess is its worth at least 3-4K if its in good mechanical shape, more if its rare or a demonstrator. I am not a Ford man, but they do have a Ford forum over at YTMAG, so you could find out from a search there.:waving:
     
  5. Varsity L&G

    Varsity L&G LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks for the Info, I inherited the tractor.

    Here are some not so good pics of it.

    I hve never even started or driven this tractor so we will see how it goes. Been atleast a year since someone started it or plowed with it.

    Photo's are dark, I will upload more when I get it back here to SC from VA this weekend.

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  6. Varsity L&G

    Varsity L&G LawnSite Senior Member
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    And More of the attachments

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  7. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That's a nice looking original tractor! Take a look down the left side of the tractor, above, and near the starter, you will see a flat spot, with some numbers stamped into it. These numbers are the model and serial #'s. If you go over to Ytmag.com, they have a serial # list on the left side of the page, that will tell you the year. I have a friend that collects Fords, but as I said before, they are not my cup of tea, being an Allis man, the only thing that I do know for sure is that the SOS brings the value down a little. I'll ask the Ford man what he thinks its worth when I see him this weekend.:waving:
     

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