Overview & History
The Ford 5000 is a blue-and-white, mid-range tractor that was made in Highland Park, Michigan in the USA for eight years from 1968. It is available in two variants: the 5100, a general-purpose tractor, and the 5200, a row-crop tractor. Both variants were tailored specifically for growing and cultivating crops that were planted in rows.
As more farmers looked for mid-sized tractors, the Ford 5000 rose in popularity, especially in Europe. It was in the top ten best-selling tractors sold in Great Britain until 2005 and was the third best-selling tractor in the history of Ireland. It was eventually discontinued in 1976 and replaced by the Ford 6600, but this model is known to be one of the company’s best-selling tractors worldwide.
The Ford 5000 is equipped with a 4.2-litre, four-cylinder Ford engine that is available in either diesel or gas. Its engine has liquid cooling and an oil-bath air cleaner. Its bore/stroke measures at 112 x 107 mm while the compression ratio is at 7.75:1. It has a power rating of 2100 RPM and a fuel capacity of 75.7 litres.
This tractor has an independent rear PTO that runs at either 540 @ 1900 engine RPM or 1000 @ 2060 engine RPM. The 5100 variant has power assist steering while the 5200 has hydrostatic power steering. Both variants come in a 4×2 two-wheel drive and have a differential mechanical wet disc clutch and an open operator station.
The Ford 5000 was fitted with an open-centre hydraulics system that has a 32.9-litre capacity. It gives off 2500 psi pressure and a pump flow of 22.7 lpm. Its standard front tyres are sized 6.00-16 or 7.50-16, while its standard rear tyres are sized 12.4-38, 13.6-38, 15.5-38, 16.9-30, or 18.4-26. Its standard rear tread ranges from 142 to 203 cm, but when equipped with power-adjust rear wheels, its rear tread increases to a range of 142 to 228 cm.
As for dimensions, the 5100 variant is 359 cm long and 154 cm high from the ground to the hood and has a 222-cm wheelbase. Meanwhile, the 5200 variant is 378 cm long and 172 cm high from the ground to the hood and has a wheelbase that measures at 243 cm. Both variants weigh 2,660 kg, are 173 cm wide, and their steering wheel heights go up to 161 cm. Both of them also have 36-cm ground clearance.
Lastly, the Ford 5000 requires a negative electrical ground and has a 22-amp generator for its charging system.
Whether as a top pick for daily use or as a standby in case the other tractor breaks down, the Ford 5000 is a trusted machine. The abundance of this model means it is easy to find parts for. It is also simple to repair and very reliable. As a fuel-efficient tractor, especially if it has a diesel engine, it can be used for pretty much anything, preferably for bigger tasks to maximise its power.
Ford Replacement Parts
G.W. Tractors specialises in sourcing replacement parts for all Ford models. Call us on 1800 062 790 to find tractor parts for your Ford 5000. We may also have Ford 5000 tractors in our yards for wrecking, and if we do they will appear below. Check out all the tractors we are wrecking.
Who should buy a Ford 5000
The Ford 5000 is a reliable tractor that is perfect for all-around farm tasks.
Buy a used Ford 5000
G.W. Tractors is the best place to buy a used Ford 5000 in Australia. If we don’t have any in stock at the moment, give us a call on 1800 062 790 and we have a better chance than anyone else of finding you one. Below are the used Ford tractors we have in our yards now. Check out all of our used tractors for sale.
Ford 5000 Specs
|Years made||1968 to 1976||Type||Row-crop tractor|
|Factory||Highland Park, Michigan, USA||Next model||Ford 6600|
|Variants (2WD/4WD)||5100: General purpose|
|Engine overview||Ford 4.2L 4-cyl diesel|
Ford 4.2L 4-cyl gasoline
|Engine capacity||4.2 L [256 ci]||Cylinders||4-cylinder|
|Bore/stroke||112 x 107 mm [4.4094 x 4.2126 inches]||Air cleaner||Oil bath|
|Starter volts||12||Fuel capacity||75.7 [20 gal]|
|3-point hitch – Rear type||II||Rear PTO||Independent|
|Standard tyres – Front||6.00-16|
|Standard tyres – Rear||12.4-38|
|Rear tread||142 to 203 cm [56 to 80 inches]|
With power-adjust rear wheels – 142 to 228 cm [56 to 90 inches]
|Weight (Operating)||2,660 kg [5,865 lbs]|
|Length||GP – 359 cm [141.6 inches]|
Row-crop – 378 cm [149 inches]
|Wheelbase||GP – 222 cm [87.5 inches]|
Row-crop – 243 cm [96 inches]
|Width||173 cm [68.5 inches]||Height – Hood||GP – 154 cm [61 inches]|
Row-crop – 172 cm [68 inches]
|Height – Steering wheel||161 cm [63.5 inches]||Ground clearance||36 cm [14.25 inches]|
|Chassis||4×2 2WD||Steering||GP – Power assist|
Row-crop – Hydrostatic power
|Brakes||Differential mechanical wet disc||Cab||Open operator station|
|Hydraulics type||Open centre||Hydraulics capacity||32.9 L [8.7 gal]|
|Pressure||2500 psi [172.4 bar]||Pump flow||22.7 lpm [6 gpm]|
|Total flow||17 lpm [4.5 gpm]||Electrical – Ground||Negative|
|Charging system||Generator||Charging amps||22|
|Battery volts||12||Amp-hours||Gas – 80|
Diesel – 128
Accessories, consumables and more
G.W. Tractors also has a huge range of accessories and consumables for all makes and models of tractors. We have everything you need to keep your tractor working.