In Reply to: Lookee Here posted by Mark on May 11, 2017 at 17:56:11:
I think some serious problems are hidden. As good as that tractor looks I highly doubt the shift cable is seized. More than likely metal shavings or clutch linings have jammed the valve body. The spare transmission included in the deal is a red flag as well. Although the SOS trans had all the bugs worked out by the time the 6000 debuted, 56 years of neglect and abuse could have taken a big toll on it. Unless one is proficient with SOS, and has a overhead gantry setup to use in removal of the transmission, admire it from a distance. The 6000 although being well engineered is difficult to work on compared to the simple little N, Hundred Series, and Thousand Series through 1964. Another question is whether the tractor had the upgrades performed on it by FoMoCo. The early crankshafts would break, the hydraulics were glitchy, and rear wheel bearings were inadequate. One way to halfass determine if the upgrades were done, is to pull the right front side screen and determine if there are TWO hydraulic accumulator cylinders. The upgrade campaign added a Second one to the tractor. A tractor with only one is indicative of not having been upgraded of course. Another upgrade clue is the tractor having been painted blue over the Original Red. When FoMoCo sent the Crate of improved parts to the installing dealer a gallon of Blue paint was included with mandate to change color to Blue. FWIW, SoS.