In Reply to: Re: Sherman 54 B or C backhoe compatible with Ford 850? posted by Kirk-NJ on July 29, 2020 at 06:48:02:
Thanks for the messages guys! That was definitely one of my questions, whether the frame would mount the same, if the frame had to be modified or if there were different frames.
My reason for asking about the Sherman transmission is that in the 54B installation manual listed on this site, it says: "To obtain the best digger operation (proper PTO speed) the tractor should be equipped with a Sherman Combination Transmission. While the digger is being operated, run engine at 1750RPM (3/4 throttle) with the Combination Transmission in step-up range."
I know the Sherman transmission won't fit an 850. I don't have any experience with 8ns or the Sherman transmission so I didn't know how critical of an issue this would be if I were to mount one of these backhoes to an 850.