Ford 1500

Ford 1500The Ford 1500 is two-wheel (2WD) or a four-wheel (4WD) compact utility tractor from the Hundred compact series, manufactured by Japanese company Shibaura for Ford brand from 1979 to 1982. The Ford 1500 tractor is equipped with two-cylinders Shibaura LET862C diesel engine with 1.1 L, 1,134 cc (69.2 cu-in) of displacement and gear shift transmission with 12 forward and 4 reverse gears (three forward speeds, plus reverse, in four ranges).

The Ford 1500 tractor used a two-cylinder naturally-aspirated liquid-cooled diesel engine Shibaura LET862C, with 85 mm (3.35 in) of the cylinder bore and 100 mm (3.94 in.) of the piston stroke. Compression ratio rating is 21.0:1. The LET862C engine produced 20.1 PS (14.8 KW; 19.8 HP) of gross horsepower. The power rating at PTO shaft is 17.3 PS (12.7 kW; 17.0 HP). The engine used dry air cleaner and pre-heating glow plugs.

This utility tractor is equipped with gear shift transmission with 12 forward (1.1-18.3 km/h, 0.7-11.4 mph) and 4 reverse (1.2-12.7 km/h, 0.8-7.9 mph) gears. The tractor used manual steering, differential mechanical drum brakes, and live type hydraulic system.

The 1500 tractor can use the following attachments:

  • Mid-mount Ford 915 mower deck with 3-blades (cutting width: 1,520 mm (60 in.)
  • Front-mount Ford 715 snow blower with hydraulic lift (clearing width: 1,520 mm (60 in.)
  • Front-end loader Ford 770
  • Backhoe Ford 757
  • Backhoe Ford 758

The Ford 1500 used a rollover protection structure (ROPS) for operators. The tractor has a rear PTO shaft with 540 rpm, front PTO shaft was available as an option.

Ford 1500 specifications

General Specifications
Model Ford 1500
Length 2,790 mm (110.2 in.)
Height 2,140 mm (84.3 in.) with ROPS
Wheelbase 1,520 mm (60.2 in.)
Ground clearance 350 mm (13.8 in.)
Weight 919 kg (2,028 lb.)
Fuel tank capacity 22.0 L (5.8 US gal.)
Battery 12V 72A
Engine model Shibaura LET862C
Number of Cylinders 2
Firing order 2-1
Fuel Diesel
Displacement 1.1 L, 1,134 cc (69.2
Bore x stroke 85.0 x 100.0 mm (3.35 x 3.94 in)
Power output Gross: 20.1 PS (14.8 KW; 19.8 HP)
PTO: 17.3 PS (12.7 kW; 17.0 HP)
Starter type Electric starter
Oil type
Governed Speeds Low Idle: 750-850 rpm;
High Idle: 2,650-2,750 rpm; (no load)
Rated: 2,500 rpm (full load)
Oil capacity 4.3 L (4.5 U.S. qt)
Coolant capacity 5.3 L (5.6 U.S. qt)
Injection Timing, B.T.D.C. 23°-24°
Injector opening pressure 11,760 kPa (1705 psi)
Valve clearance Intake: 0.30 mm (0.012 in.)
Exhaust: 0.30 mm (0.012 in.)
Tires size
Front tires Ag (2WD): 4.00-12
Ag (4WD): 6.00-14
Turf / Lawn (2WD): 23×8.0-10
Turf / Lawn (4WD): 25×8.5-14
Rear tires Ag: 9.5-24
Turf: 13.6-16
Transmission and chassis
Chassis 2×4 WD or 4WD 4×4 MFWD 4WD (opton)
Steering Manual
Transmission type Gear shift
Gears 12 forward and 4 reverse
Ground speed Forward: up to 18.3 km/h (11.4 mph)
Reverse: up to 12.7 km/h (7.9 mph)
PTO (Power take-off shaft)
PTO Type: Rear, transmission
Front (option)
PTO Speed: 540 rpm
Hydraulic lift
3-point linkage: Category I
Control system:
No. of remote valves:
Max lifting capacity (at link end): 649 kg (1,432 lb.)
Hydraulic system
Type Live
Total flow
Oil capacity (Transmission, Rear Axle and Hydraulic System) 20.0 L (21.0 US. qt.)
Front axle differential case 2.4 L (2.5 U.S. qt.)
Front axle reduction case (Each) 0.22 L (0.23 U.S. qt.)
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