Ford 801 Specifications

by Steve Johnson
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The Ford 801 was a Ford agricultural tractor produced from 1957 to 1962. Models released in 1957, including the 801 model, featured a new front grill with cross-section bars. The 801 model was known as the "Powermaster 801," designating its engine specification that made it different from the base 601 model. It was mainly designed for farm and agricultural use and was produced in Dearborn, Mich.


Three engines were available for the 801; a 2.8-liter diesel engine, a 2.8-liter gasoline engine, and a 2.8-liter Liquefied Petroleum Gas -- or LPG -- engine. The gasoline engine was a four-cylinder, 172 cubic-inch vertical L-head engine. It had a bore and stroke of 3.90 by 3.60 inches and its compression ratio was 7.5:1. The four-cylinder LPG engine had a bore and stroke of 3.90 by 3.60 inches and its compression ratio was 8.65:1. The four-cylinder diesel engine had the same bore and stroke as the other two engines, but its compression ratio was 16.8:1.

All models were equipped with a liquid cooling system with a coolant capacity of 14.2 liters. All three engines were capable of producing 63.7 horsepower. They were also accompanied by a 64-liter fuel tank.


The 801's wheelbase was 70 inches, while its overall length was 115 inches. Its overall height was 54.5 inches and overall width was 64.75 inches. It came standard with a 19-inch front tire and a 28-inch rear tire. An optional 16-inch front tire was also offered.

Power Takeoff Rating

Power Takeoff is a device that transfers the engine's power to another attachment or machine. For the 801, its maximum PTO was rated at 48.4 horsepower, while its rated PTO was 44 horsepower. Its maximum drawbar was rated at 41.5 horsepower.

Current Pricing

There are still Ford 801 models for sale today. Spare parts and replacement kits are available, as most of these tractors are still functional even after more than 40 years. As of 2010, a used Ford 801 can cost around $3,000 to $5,000 depending its model year, condition and after-market modifications.

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