The Ford 801 was a Ford agricultural tractor produced from 1957 to 1962. Models released in 1957, including the 801 model, featured a new front grill with cross-section bars. The 801 model was known as the “Powermaster 801”, designating its engine specificaiton that made it different from the bas 601 model. It was mainly designed for farm and agricultural use and was produced in Dearborn, Mich.
Three engines were available for the 801; a 2.8-liter diesel engine, a 2.8-liter gasoline engine and a 2.8-liter Liquefied Petroleum Gas- or LPG- engine. The gasoline engine was a four-cylinder, 172 cubic-inch vertical L-head engine. It had a bore and stroke of 3.90 by 3.60 inches and its compression ratio was 7.5:1. The four-cylinder LG engine had a bore and stroke of 3.90 by 3.60 inches and its compression ratios was 8.65:1. The four-cyclinder diesel engine had the same bore and stroke as he other two engines, but its compression ratio was 16.8:1. All models were equipped with a liquid cooling system with a coolant capacity of 14.2 liters. All three engines were capable of producing 63.7 horsepower. They were also accompanied by a 64-liter fuel tank.
The 801’s wheelbase was 70 inches, while its overall length was 115 inches. Its overall height was 54.5 inches and overall width was 64.75 inches. It came standard with a 19-inch front tire and a 28-inch rear tire. An optional 16-inch front tire was also offered.
Power Takeoff is a divice that transfers the engine’s power to another attachment or machine. For the 801, its maximum PTO was rated at 48.4 horsepower, while its rated PTO was 44 horsepower. Its maximum drawbar was rated at 41.5 horsepower.
We will be getting this tractor up and running again with some engine and wiring work. We will also give it a new paint job.
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