Ford 861 transmission options


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Ford 861 transmission options

Chet How would I know if an 861 Powermaster had a select-o-speed transmission or not? Were all 861 powermasters made with this transmission? From all that I've seen, it looks like I want to avoid this transmission. Please feel free to expand, advise or express your opinion. I would like to purchase one of these.
Bob The 861 Powermasters were made with a Select-O-Speed and a 5 speed manual transmission. The Select-O-Speed was like an automatic transmission and I believe it had 16 forward speeds. The shift lever on the 5 speed is mounted on the top of the transmission housing like any other shift lever but I think the Select-O-Speed lever is mounted on a vertical bracket below the steering wheel & instrument console. You would be wise to avoid the Select-O-Speed transmission. I knew a couple of people who had them on an 861 and on a 5000 and they both had a lot of problems with them. Lots of problems with shifting, not going in gear and sometimes having the tractor jumping into gear when parked and idling.

I have an 861 with a 5 speed manual transmission and have been very happy with it. No transmission or motor problems but had to do some work on the hydraulics due to wear.

Ronnie Vaught An 861 ford had one transmission a 5 speed with live power. If you have a Select-O- Speed you have a 871 or a 881. 8=172 cu.gas or deisel engine 6=5 speed live power, 1= series,861


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