Ford 8600

Ford 8600The Ford 8600 is a 2WD row-crop tractor manufactured by Ford from 1972 to 1976. The Ford 8600 is equipped with a 6.6 L (401.0 cu·in) six-cylinder diesel engine and one of two transmissions: a gear type transmission with 8 forward and 2 reverse gears or a partial power shift transmission with 16 forward and 4 reverse gears.

The Ford 8600 row-crop tractor used the Ford engine. It is a 6.6 L, 6,571 cm2, (401.0 cu·in) six-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. The compression ratio rating is 16.5:1.

The Ford 8600 is equipped with hydrostatic power steering, differential hydraulic wet disc brakes, open operator station or Cab (optional) and 162.8 liters (43 US gal.; 35.8 Imp. gal) fuel tank.

Ford 8600 Specifications

General Specifications
ModelFord 8600
Length Row crop: 3,930 mm (154.7 in)
All purpose: 3,760 mm (148 in)
Width2,150 mm (84.6 in)
Height (hood) Row-crop: 1,850 mm (72.8 in)
All purpose: 1,870 mm (73.6 in)
Wheel base Row-crop: 2,740 mm (107.9 in)
All purpose: 2,320 mm (91.3 in)
Ground clearance (front axle)600 mm (23.6 in)
All purpose:
Weight Row-crop: 4,090 kg (9,017 lbs)
All purpose: 3,643 kg (8,031 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity162.8 liters (43 US gal.; 35.8 Imp. gal)
Battery12V, 128Ah
Cabin typeOpen operator station or Cab (optional)
Engine modelFord
Engine typeFour-stroke, liquid-cooled, inline
Fuel typeDiesel
Displacement6.6 L, 6,571 cm2, (401.0 cu·in)
Bore and stroke112.0 mm X 112.0 mm (4.41 in X 4.41 in)
Compression ratio16.5:1
Oil capacity:11.4 L (12 US. qt, 10 Imp. qt.)
Coolant capacity: ROPS: 17.0 L (18.0 US. qt, 15.0 Imp. qt.)
Cab: 18.5 L (19.5 US. qt, 16.3 Imp. qt.)
Transmission and chassis
Chassis4×2 2WD
Steering typeHydrostatic power
BrakesDifferential hydraulic wet disc
Differential lockFoot pedal
Transmission model
Transmission typeGear type
Gears8 forward and 2 reverse
Speed Forward: 28.3 kmh (17.6 mph) Reverse: 12.4 kmh (7.7 mph)
Transmission oil capacity60.6 L (16 US. gal, 13.3 Imp. gal.)
Transmission modelDual Power
Transmission typePartial power shift
Gears16 forward and 4 reverse
Speed Forward: 28.3 kmh (17.6 mph) Reverse: 12.4 kmh (7.7 mph)
Transmission oil capacity65.3 L (17.3 US. gal, 14.4 Imp. gal.)
Front tires Ag: 7.50-18 (all purpose), 7.50-16 (row-crop)
Rear tires Ag: 18.4-34 (all purpose), 16.9-34 (row-crop)
Three-Point Hitch
Control type
Lift capacity (at ends)
PTO (Power take-off shaft)
Rear PTO typeIndependent
Rear PTO speed540/1000 rpm
Hydraulic system
Hydraulic type
Hydraulic capacity 60.6 L (16 US. gal, 13.3 Imp. gal.)
Dual Power: 65.3 L (17.3 US. gal, 14.4 Imp. gal.)
Pressure2500 psi (172.4 bar)
Pump flow12.0 gpm (45.4 lpm)
Steering flow4.2 gpm (15.9 lpm)
Total flow16.2 gpm (61.3 lpm)
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