981 (Gas) (1957-1962)

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Tractor Info


The Ford 981 was apart of the 901 Powermaster series and was produced in Highland Park, Michigan. These tractors featured a Ford 2.8L 4 cylinder gasoline engine, a Ford 2.8L 4 cylinder LP gas engine, or a Ford 2.8L 4 cylinder diesel engine. The Ford 981 had a 4×2 2WD chassis, a 10-speed full power shift transmission, and differential mechanical expanding shoe brakes. These tractors also featured a dual-speed independent PTO and a three-point hitch.

Tractor Info

Engine: Red Tiger

Cylinders: 4

Bore & Stroke:


CID: 172

Fuel: Gasoline

Main Fuel Tank Cap:

Aux Fuel Tank Cap:

Carburetor: Marvel-Schebler

Cooling Capacity:

Drawbar HP:

Belt PTO HP:

Weight: 3,300 lbs

Length: 132.6 inches

Width: inches

Height: 65.8 inches

Number of Gears:


1957: 1001

1958: 11977

1959: 58312

1960: 105943

1961: 131427

1962: 155531

Location: Left side of the tractor on the top of the transmission behind the starter.

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