Identifying Your Ford Tractor

 

The best way to identify a tractor is by the serial number. Serial numbers on the 9N-2N and 8N tractors are located on the left side of the engine block, just below the head and behind the oil filter.

 

     Year:  Starting Serial Number

 

9N:

      1939   9N1 to 10233

      1940   9N10234 to 45975

      1941   9N45976 to 88887

      1942   9N88888 to 99002

2N:

       1942   9N99003 to 105374

       1943   9N105375 to 126537

       1944   9N126538 to 169981

       1945   9N169982 to 198730

       1946   9N198731 to 258503

       1947   9N258504 to 296131

8N:

        1947    8N1 to 37907

        1948    8N37908 to 141369

        1949    8N141370 to 245636

        1950   8N245637 to 363592

        1951   8N363593 to 442034

        1952   8N442035 to 524076

NAA:

         1953   NAA1 to 77474

         1954   NAA77475 to128965

 

The hundred series and "01" series tractor serial number location is on the flat area above and behind the starter. The first number is the model number. Below that is the serial number. A diamond symbol denotes the beginning and end of the serial number.

 

Use the chart below to decode your model number, then find your serial number in the appropriate series to determine the year of your tractor.

(Example: A model 971 is a 901 series tractor and with serial number 131420 it would be a 1960)

 

FIRST NUMBER:

                           5**-One row off-set tractor with 134 CI Gas, LP-Gas or 144 CI Diesel engine

                           6**-Four wheel utility type with adjustable front axle, 134 CI Gas, LP-Gas or 144 CI Diesel engine

                           7**-High clearance row crop with 134 CI Gas, LP- Gas or 144 CI Diesel

                           8**-Four wheel utility type with adjustable front axle, 172 CI Gas, LP- Gas or 172 CI Diesel engine

                           9**-High clearance row crop type, 172 CI Gas, LP-Gas or 172 CI Diesel engine

SECOND NUMBER:

                                  *1*-Select-O-Speed transmission, NO PTO

                                  *2*-Four speed transmission, NO PTO or 3 point lift

                                  *3*-Four speed transmission, NO PTO

                                  *4*-Four speed transmission with PTO and 3 point lift

                                  *5*-Five speed transmission with 3 point lift and non-live PTO

                                  *6*-Five speed transmission with 3 point lift and live PTO

                                  *7*-Select-O-Speed transmission with single speed PTO and 3 point lift

                                  *8*-Select-O-Speed transmission with dual and ground speed PTO and 3 point lift

THIRD NUMBER:

                             **0-Hundred series, 1955-1957

                             **1-"01" series, 1958-1962

MODEL NUMBER SUFFIXES:

                                                 -1 tricycle with single front wheel

                                                 -4 high clearance with wide front

                                                 -L LP Gas engine

                                                 -D Diesel engine

 

NOTE: THE YEARS LISTED BELOW ARE WHEN THE TRACTORS WERE PRODUCED. JUST BECAUSE A CERTAIN SERIAL NUMBER TRACTOR MAY HAVE BEEN PRODUCED IN 1954 DOES NOT MEAN IT IS A 1954.  IT WOULD HAVE BEEN SOLD AS A 1955.

Hundred Series:1955-1957

 

600,700,800,900:

                           1954   1 to 10614

                           1955   10615 to 77270

                           1956   77271 to 116367

                           1957   116368 and UP

 

"01" Series:1958-1962

 

601,701,801,901:

                          1957   1001 to 11996

                          1958   11997 to 58311

                          1959   58312 to 105942

                          1960   105943 to 131426

                          1961   131427 to 155530

                          1962   155531 and UP

 

2000 & 4000 Models:1963-1964

 

                                   1962   1001 to 11947

                                   1963   11948 to 38930

                                   1964   38931 and UP