Ford 1700

Ford 1700The Ford 1700 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 1700 tractor is equipped with two-cylinders Shibaura LE892 diesel engine with 1.3 L, 1,272 cc (77.7 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 1700 tractor used a two-cylinder naturally-aspirated liquid-cooled indirect injection diesel engine Shibaura LE892, with 90.0 mm (3.54 in) of the cylinder bore and 100.0 mm (3.94 in) of the piston stroke. Compression ratio rating is 21.0:1. The LE892 engine produced 25.3 PS (18.6 kW; 25.0 HP) of gross horsepower. The power rating at PTO shaft is 23.7 PS (17.4 kW; 23.3 HP). The engine used dry air cleaner and pre-heating glow plugs.

This utility tractor is equipped with gear shift transmission with 12 forward (1.1-19.8 km/h, 0.7-12.3 mph) and 4 reverse (1.4-13.8 km/h, 0.8-8.6 mph) gears. The tractor used manual steering, differential mechanical drum brakes, and live type hydraulic system.

The 1700 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 1700 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 1700 specifications

General Specifications
ModelFord 1700
Length2,800 mm (110.6 in.)
Width1,500 mm (59.3 in.)
Height2,170 mm (85.5 in.) with ROPS
Wheelbase 2WD: 1,520 mm (60.2 in.)
4WD: 1,500 mm (59.3 in.)
Ground clearance 2WD: 360 mm (14.4 in.)
4WD: 320 mm (12.6 in.)
Weight 2WD: 1,055 kg (2,326 lb.)
4WD: 1,136 mm (2,513 in.)
Fuel tank capacity22.0 L (5.8 US gal.)
Battery12V 72A
Engine modelShibaura LE892
Number of Cylinders2
Firing order2-1
Displacement1.3 L, 1,272 cc (77.7
Bore x stroke90.0 x 100.0 mm (3.54 x 3.94 in)
Power output Gross: 25.3 PS (18.6 kW; 25.0 HP)
PTO: 23.7 PS (17.4 kW; 23.3 HP)
Starter typeElectric starter
Oil type
Governed Speeds Low Idle: 750-850 rpm;
High Idle: 2,600-2,650 rpm; (no load)
Rated: 2,500 rpm (full load)
Oil capacity5.0 L (5.3 U.S. qt)
Coolant capacity5.3 L (5.6 U.S. qt)
Injection Timing, B.T.D.C.20°-22°
Injector opening pressure11,760 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): 5.00-15
Ag (4WD): 6.00×16
Rear tires Ag: 11.2-24
Transmission and chassis
Chassis2×4 WD or 4WD 4×4 MFWD 4WD (opton)
Transmission typeGear shift
Gears12 forward and 4 reverse
Ground speed Forward: up to 19.8 km/h (12.3 mph)
Reverse: up to 13.8 km/h (8.6 mph)
PTO (Power take-off shaft)
PTO Type: Rear, transmission
Front (option)
PTO Speed: Rear: 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
Total flow
Oil capacity (Transmission, Rear Axle and Hydraulic System)22.0 L (23.2 US. qt.)
Front axle differential case2.4 L (2.5 U.S. qt.)
Front axle reduction case (Each)0.22 L (0.23 U.S. qt.)
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