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Ford Tractor Info

Surry Equipment has been a Ford/New Holland dealer since the early 1950s. Here is what we ask our customers to determine what type of older Ford tractor they have: How do you put gas in it? There are 3 likely answers that really have to do with the hood:

  1. I open a little door in the hood that opens from the front to put gas in. That's an N series.
  2. The hood opens from the side and I put gas in. That's a 53-64.
  3. I don't open the hood—the filler neck is in the cowl/panel. That's a 65 up.

That usually gets us in the ballpark to get the correct parts. Hope this helps.

- Charles

When's the last time you changed your motor oil? As a general rule, you should change your oil and oil filter every three months or 3,000 miles, but your owner's manual can give you the exact specifications for your vehicle. If you check your owner's manual, you'll probably notice recommendations for normal and severe use. Most of us think our driving is normal, but more often than we think, we drive under severe conditions like stop-and-go traffic or frequent short trips of five miles or less.

If you maintain your brakes, a set should last you for tens of thousands of miles, but brake pads do erode over time and you'll eventually need to replace them. Here's how to check your brakes for wear. Most brake pads have a wear indicator, a small piece of metal embedded in the brake pad that makes contact with the rotor when the pad wears down. When this happens you'll hear a squealing noise as you apply the brakes. If you hear this sound, it's time to change to your brake pads and our NAPA pros will be happy to share their know how.

Information Bulletin for All Products with Flexible Oil Drain Hoses

Information Bulletin for All Products with Flexible Oil Drain Hoses