Ford 550

Ford 550The Ford 550 is a 2WD backhoe loader tractor manufactured by Ford from 1975 to 1978.

The Ford 550 is equipped with one of two engines: a 3.3 L (201.0 cu·in) three-cylinder diesel engine or a 3.3 L (201.0 cu·in) three-cylinder gasoline engine and one of two transmissions: a torque converter transmission with 4 forward and 4 reverse gears or a gear type transmission with 6 forward and 4 reverse gears and dry disc clutch.

The Ford 550 used power steering, mechanical wet disc brakes, four-post ROPS canopy or cab with heater (optional), and 90.8 liters (24 US gal.; 20 Imp. gal) fuel tank.

The tractor could be equipped with the following engines:

  • Ford. It is a 3.3 L, 3,294 cm2, (201.0 cu·in) three-cylinder natural aspirated diesel engine with 112.0 mm (4.41 in) of the cylinder bore and 112.0 mm (4.41 in) of the piston stroke. This engine produced 59.8 PS (44.0 kW; 59.0 HP) at 2,200 rpm of output power.
  • Ford. It is a 3.3 L, 3,294 cm2, (201.0 cu·in) three-cylinder natural aspirated gasoline engine. The cylinder bore is 112.0 mm (4.41 in) and the piston stroke is 112..0 mm (4.41 in).

Following attachments are available for the Ford 550 backhoe loader tractor:

  • Ford loader
  • Ford 753 backhoe
  • Ford 755 backhoe

Ford 550 Specifications

General Specifications
Model Ford 550
Length 7,110 mm (279.9 in)
Width 2,080 mm (81.9 in)
Height (ROPS) 2,690 mm (105.9 in)
Wheel base 2,030 mm (79.9 in)
Ground clearance (front axle) 300 mm (11.8 in)
Weight
Fuel tank capacity 90.8 liters (24 US gal.; 20 Imp. gal)
Battery 12V, 80 Ah (Gas), 128 Ah (Diesel)
Cabin type Four-post ROPS canopy or cab with heater (optional).
Engine
Engine model Ford
Engine type Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, inline
Cylinders 3
Fuel type Diesel
Displacement 3.3 L, 3,294 cm2, (201.0 cu·in)
Bore and stroke 112.0 mm X 112.0 mm (4.41 in X 4.41 in)
Horsepower 59.8 PS (44.0 kW; 59.0 HP) at 2,200 rpm
Starter Electric
Oil type SAE 30, 10W
Oil capacity: 6.6 L (7 US. qt, 5.8 Imp. qt.)
Coolant capacity: 14.5 L (15.3 US. qt, 12.8 Imp. qt.)
Engine
Engine model Ford
Engine type Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, inline
Cylinders 3
Fuel type Gasoline
Displacement 3.3 L, 3,294 cm2, (201.0 cu·in)
Bore and stroke 112.0 mm X 112..0 mm (4.41 in X 4.41 in)
Horsepower
Starter Electric
Oil type SAE 30, 10W
Oil capacity: 6.6 L (7 US. qt, 5.8 Imp. qt.)
Coolant capacity: 14.5 L (15.3 US. qt, 12.8 Imp. qt.)
Transmission and chassis
Chassis 4×2 2WD
Steering type Power
Brakes Mechanical wet disc
Differential lock Mechanical rear
Transmission model
Transmission type Torque converter
Gears 4 forward and 4 reverse
Speed Forward: 30.9 kmh (19.2 mph) Reverse: 30.6 kmh (19 mph)
Transmission oil capacity 18.0 L (4.8 US. gal, 4 Imp. gal.)
Transmission model
Transmission type Gear type with dry disc clutch
Gears 6 forward and 4 reverse
Speed Forward: 29.8 kmh (18.5 mph) Reverse: 26.5 kmh (16.5 mph)
Transmission oil capacity 12.5 L (3.3 US. gal, 2.7 Imp. gal.)
Tires
Front tires Industrial: 7.50×16
Rear tires Industrial: 16.9×24
Hydraulic system
Hydraulic type
Hydraulic capacity 79.5 L (21 US. gal, 17.5 Imp. gal.)
Pressure 2000 psi (137.9 bar)
Pump flow 25.3 gpm (95.8 lpm)