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Help With Value: Caution Its a Ford

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I posted this in the Ford Cut section last night. As of now there have been no replies. By this amount of time in the JD forum I would have had 10 replies. So I thought I would give you guys a shot at it. Can any of you give me an idea of what this is (besides a Ford tractor) and a value? It has probably been several years since it has been used. Also, what do I need to do to get it running?

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How much do you think it will cost to get it running. Probably above my skill level. Then how much could I sell it for?
Well, is it gas or diesel? What is wrong with the engine? Tranny work? Tires? Year? On and on ... More info needed. That serial number would be a good start.
All good questions. The only one I can answer is it needs new tires. I live about three hours away from it. I'm trying to figure out if it is worth it to get it running and sell it.
It's a 1965-1968 Ford 2000 or 3000 with a diesel engine. They were basically the same tractor but the 3000 was rated at slightly higher horsepower due to a higher maximum rpm allowed by the governor. The headlights in the grill indicates that it was probably made in one of the 2 European factories, so the serial number will probably start with a B (for the Basildon England plant) or an A (for the Antwerp Belgium plant). The US made models started with a C and had the headlights sticking out to the sides of the upper grill. The model number, serial number and production code should be stamped into a flat spot on the transmission bell housing just toward the rear of the tractor from the starter. If you're lucky, the foil sticker on the under side of the right side of the hood that has the same numbers will also still be there. Check out This Link to see a picture of where the numbers are stamped in the bell housing and for the information on how to decode the numbers.

It's hard to see, but the smaller number under the C7NN6015 casting code looks to be 8B20, and if that's the case, then that particular sub-assembly (engine) was assembled on February 20, 1968, and the tractor itself was probably assembled a few months later.

You would have gotten a better response from the "Big tractor by brand" Ford section of the forum instead of the CUT section.
Thanks, I'll try the "Big Tractor By Brand" section.
Is the rear brush cutter good?
I am guessing that everything was running when it was parked there. There were no obvious signs of any problems. It has just been sitting there for years.
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