Manufactured by Ford, the 7600 is a tractor designed for farming and agricultural work. Ford's 7600 was manufactured between 1975 and 1981, with the Ford 7000 being the previous model. Larger than the Ford 6600 tractor, the 7600 had a manufacturer's suggested retail price of £8,645 in 1981. Reviewing the 7600's specifications gives you a clear idea of the power and characteristics of the tractor.
The Ford 7600 tractor features a turbo charged diesel engine with four cylinders. The liquid cooled engine features a 15.6 to one compression ratio and twelve starter volts. The 7600's engine has a bore and stroke of 4.409-inches by 4.2126-inches, with 255.4 ci of displacement. Rated for 2100rpm, the engine featured a paper element air cleaner with a pre-cleaner. In 1981, Ford put their "Blue Power Special" engine in the 7600. While the majority of the specifications are the same, this engine features a larger 4.4094-inch stroke and 267.9 ci of displacement.
Ford's 7600 tractor features a partial power shift transmission with a dry disc clutch and 16 gears forward with four in reverse. The gear ratios from one to 16 are 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 1.9, 2.5, 3.2, 3.5, 4.2, 4.5, 5.2, 5.3, 6.7, 9.1, 11.7, 12.5 and 16.1 to one. The four reverse gears feature a ratio, also in inches, of 1.7, 2.1, 5.8 and 7.7 to one.
With an operating weight of 3375kg, the Ford 7600 features a ballasted weight of 4881kg and has an 87.5-inch wheelbase, 52 to 80-inches of front tread and 56 to 80 inches of rear tread. The tractor uses agricultural tires in the front and back with the front using 7.50-18 tires and the rear using 18.4-34 tires.
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