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1975 Ford 3000 Tractor ???

Been given one of these!!!

Needs a LOT of work tho! (not the one in the pic!)

Any comments / views / advice?

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Re: 1975 Ford 3000 Tractor ???

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Been given one of these!!!

Needs a LOT of work tho! (not the one in the pic!)

Any comments / views / advice?

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HI T C D it happy day if you been given it good on you mate jon
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Re: 1975 Ford 3000 Tractor ???

Nice little tractors. We had one with a 3T fransguard on for thinning on one estate and it stood up to it well. Seem to remember it being quite stable too.

There's a power assisted steering kit available for them too, which made ours nicer when sneaking out of the wood.

Haven't seen that many about so maybe quite sought after?
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Re: 1975 Ford 3000 Tractor ???

hubby will be green with envy, hes always wanted a little 4000, i think from what ive heard from him the 000 series has always been pretty good
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Re: 1975 Ford 3000 Tractor ???

Used to drive them in my early days of starting in forestry in the 70s we had front radiator protector bars and sump guards fitted to them too.
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Re: 1975 Ford 3000 Tractor ???

You have been GIVEN.........

That is not fair, boo hoo.
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Nice little tractors. We had one with a 3T fransguard on for thinning on one estate and it stood up to it well. Seem to remember it being quite stable too.

There's a power assisted steering kit available for them too, which made ours nicer when sneaking out of the wood.

Haven't seen that many about so maybe quite sought after?
What's that sweet wee tractor in your avatar mate?
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What's that sweet wee tractor in your avatar mate?
International 454 - it's not a bad little thing and did surprisingly well with the trailer. Recently replaced it with a 4wd kubota of similar size to a 3000, but it doesn't have the same sort of hydraulic power as the nasher.
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Re: 1975 Ford 3000 Tractor ???

the 3000's are very sort after in the tractor restoration world! Good work horse, proper tractor and it was biuilt on the theory, no smoke no poke unlike this modern emission compliant heaps of technology.

You've been lucky to be given it, a tidy and a spring clean with a bit of paint, she's probably worth 5k........ you enjoy working her!
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Very nice tcd. Any tractor that turns its own wheels is worth hanging on to.
I look forward to seeing it in action.
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