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1975-1978 Ford 550 backhoe/loader tractor parts list, IPL

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To make it easier for you to choose the right manual, we have compiled various information for you below, such as model designations, types, and production years. This manual applies to the following models: 550 / Ford Motor Company 1975 Ford 550 Base Model 1975 Ford 550 Extended Backhoe Reach 1976 Ford 550 Standard Loader 1976 Ford 550 High-Capacity Bucket 1977 Ford 550 Base with ROPS 1977 Ford 550 Heavy-Duty Tires Edition 1978 Ford 550 Standard 1978 Ford 550 with Hydraulic Enhancements Technical engine specs: diesel and gasoline, 3-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4.4x4.4 inches, 112 mm x 112 mm, 59 hp, 44.0 kW, 600-2450, 1-2-3. Production years: 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978. Manual Language: English Printable: Yes Delivery: Download link will appear on the checkout page after your payment is complete. # ³ "Get Your Manual Fix for the 1975-1978 Ford 550 Backhoe/Loader Tractor" The 1975-1978 Ford 550 backhoe/loader tractor is a testament to Ford's commitment to engineering excellence. With its dual capabilities and robust design, this machine has become an integral part of many construction and farming enterprises. Understanding its intricacies is essential, and for that, a comprehensive parts list and IPL (Illustrated Parts List) is indispensable. Engine Specifications/Technical Data: • The Ford 550 tractor uses a diesel-powered engine for robust performance. • It boasts a displacement of 3.3 liters, ensuring consistent power. • The engine utilizes a direct injection fuel system. • It operates with a 4-cylinder configuration, promoting efficient combustion. • The maximum power output of this tractor is approximately 65 HP. • The torque generation peaks at 200 Nm. • A water-cooled system prevents the engine from overheating during prolonged operations. • The tractor uses a dry-type air cleaner for effective filtration. • It's equipped with a 12-volt electrical system. • The compression ratio stands at a competent 17.5:1. • Its fuel tank capacity is 38 liters, allowing extended operation times. • The Ford 550 comes with a synchronized gearbox. • It offers 8 forward and 2 reverse gears. • The engine's rated RPM is 2,500. • Its PTO (Power Take Off) operates at 540 RPM, making it compatible with many attachments. • The clutch type is dual, ensuring smooth transmission. • Its hydraulic system has a capacity of 25 liters. • The pump flow rate is 17.5 lpm. • It's equipped with a differential lock for better traction. • The tractor has power-assisted steering for easier maneuverability. • Its front axle is adjustable. • The rear axle uses planetary reduction. • The brakes are wet-disc type, ensuring effective stopping. • Its wheelbase spans 80 inches, providing stability. • The front tire size typically stands at 7.50x16. • The rear tires are commonly sized at 14.9x24. • The tractor's total weight is around 3,600 kg. • It can achieve a forward speed of up to 27.5 km/h. • Its reverse speed caps at 9.7 km/h. • The Ford 550 uses a dual battery system for reliable starting and operations. Facts and Details: - The 1975-1978 Ford 550 backhoe/loader tractor was primarily designed for construction tasks. - Its backhoe could dig up to depths of 14 feet. - The loader bucket had a capacity of 1 cubic yard. - This tractor model was known for its durability and reliability. - Many parts, especially the engine components, were interchangeable with other Ford tractor models. - The tractor's design allowed for easy access to engine components for repairs. - With proper maintenance, these tractors could last several decades. - The backhoe was equipped with a stabilizer for safer digging operations. - The hydraulic system was one of its standout features, allowing for smooth operations. - Original models came with a roll-over protection system (ROPS) for enhanced safety. - It had an impressive lift capacity for its size. - Many owners appreciated the machine's fuel efficiency. - Ford offered various attachments and accessories for diverse applications. - It was one of the best-selling backhoe/loader tractors of its time. - Despite its age, many Ford 550 tractors from this era are still operational today, attesting to their quality. Maintenance Tips: ► Regularly check and change the engine oil to ensure smooth operations. ► Inspect the hydraulic system for any leaks or damage; replace hydraulic fluid as recommended. ► Clean or replace the air filter regularly, especially when working in dusty environments. ► Always keep the radiator free of debris and check the coolant levels. ► Grease the moving parts and joints regularly to minimize wear and tear. Tuning Tips or Modifications: * Upgrade the air intake system for improved engine performance. * Consider retrofitting with modern tires for better traction and longevity. * Reinforce the loader and backhoe arms for enhanced lifting capacities. * Update the hydraulic pumps for faster and smoother operations. * Retrofit LED lights for better visibility during nighttime operations. Accessories and Attachments: ■ Auger attachments for drilling. ■ Pallet forks for material handling. ■ Extended boom for the backhoe. ■ Snow blade attachment for winter tasks. ■ Hydraulic thumb for the backhoe for better material grip. ■ Grapple bucket for debris collection. ■ Trenching buckets of various sizes. ■ Landscaping rake attachment. ■ 4-in-1 multi-purpose buckets. ■ Post hole diggers. Owner Reviews and Opinions: Strengths: ☺ Reliable and long-lasting with proper maintenance. ☺ Versatile in terms of job capabilities. ☺ Parts are relatively easy to find due to its popularity. ☺ Strong hydraulic performance. Weaknesses: ☻ Some find it less agile compared to newer models. ☻ The absence of modern safety features in original models. ☻ Manual transmission requires getting used to for some operators. Frequent Repairs and Breakages: → Hydraulic system leaks. → Wear and tear on backhoe and loader pivot pins. → Exhaust manifold issues. → Worn-out brake pads. → Differential problems in aged models. → Transmission wear in heavily used tractors. → Radiator leakage. → Degradation of the electrical system, including starter issues. → Worn-out seals in the engine. → PTO clutch problems. Encounter issues with your Ford? Get your comprehensive manual in PDF format. Securely checkout with PayPal! After your payment, you'll spot the OEM Ford parts list download link on your confirmation page. Additionally, a payment confirmation will promptly land in your inbox. §
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