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How to Start a Ford Tractor

Patrick McKinney

Ford tractors have been around since the early 1900’s. With their gear driven attachments and high horsepower, they perform jobs that exceed the capability of standard trucks.

Ford tractors fill an important role in modern farming.

Their basic operation is different from a passenger vehicle in that Ford tractors have two gear levers, an engine stop control, and the throttle is controlled by a lever mounted next to the steering wheel.

  1. Engage the hand brake.

  2. Push in the engine stop control.

  3. Step on the clutch pedal and put the high/low gear lever in the neutral position.

  4. Pull the throttle control arm down halfway.

  5. Turn the key clockwise until the engine engages.