Serial Numbers

9N, 2N, and 8N Ford tractors: produced from 1939 to 1952

The serial number is located on the mid-left side of the engine block on an approximately 1/2"x 3" vertical flat.  The serial number is hand-stamped onto the vertical flat, not cast into the engine block.  Format is model designation before sequential production number.  Serial numbers for the 9N and 2N Ford begin with the designation "9N."  Serial numbers for the 8N Ford begin with the designation "8N."

Golden Jubilee and NAA Ford tractors: produced from 1953 to 1954

On early production models, before serial number NAA-22239, the serial number is located on the left front corner of the engine block, just below the manifold.  On models serial number NAA-22239 and beyond the serial number is located on the left side of the transmission housing, above and to the rear of the starter, just below a 3"x 6" horizontal flat on a 3/8"x 3" semi-vertical surface.  The serial number is hand-stamped onto the semi-vertical flat, not cast into the transmission housing.  Format is model designation (i.e. "NAA" or "NAB") before sequential production number.

Hundred Series Ford tractors: produced from 1955 to 1962

The serial number is located on the left side of the transmission housing, above and to the rear of the starter, on a 3"x 6" horizontal flat.  The serial number is hand-stamped onto the horizontal flat, not cast into the transmission housing.  Format is model designation above or below sequential production number.

Hundred series Ford tractors were produced from 1955 to 1958.  Workmaster and Powermaster Ford tractors were produced from 1958 to 1962.  The numerical designations 501, 600, 601, 700, 701, 800, 801, 900, and 901 represent the series designation.  The serial number reflects the model designation and sequential production number, e.g. a 641 Ford tractor is series 601, model 641.

Thousand Series Ford tractors: produced from 1962 to 1964

The serial number is located on the left side of the transmission housing, above and to the rear of the starter or directly below the starter, on a 3"x 6" horizontal flat.  The serial number is hand-stamped onto the horizontal flat, not cast into the transmission housing.  Format is model designation above or below sequential production number.

The numerical designations 2000, 4000, 6000, etc. represent the series designation.  The serial number reflects the model designation and sequential production number.


Additional designations for Ford tractors produced from 1939 to1962

·         A "star" before and/or after the serial number indicates hardened steel cylinder sleeves.  Hardened steel cylinder sleeves were used in production up to tractor serial number 8N-433578.

·         A "diamond" before and/or after the serial number indicates cast-iron cylinder sleeves, which are .098" larger in bore.

·         Suffix-AN (e.g. "8NAN"); distillate model, 1939-1952.

·         Suffix-B (e.g. "NAB"); distillate model, 1953-1954.

·         Suffix-L (e.g.  "640L"); LP-gas model, 1955-1962.

·         Suffix-D (e.g. "851D"); diesel model, 1958-1962.

·         Ford tractors have no separate engine serial number.  Engine type may be determined by the casting code found on the right side of the engine.  The casting code is cast into the engine block rather than hand stamped like the serial number.  Casting code EAE signifies the 134 cubic inch Red Tiger OHV engine found on the Golden Jubilee/NAA, 600, 700, 501, 601, 701 and early, four cylinder 2000 series Ford tractors.  Casting code EAF signifies the 172 cubic inch Red Tiger OHV engine found on the 800, 900, 801, 901, and early, four cylinder 4000 series Ford tractors.

Serial Number Location- Golden Jubilee/NAA after #22239

Serial Number Location- Hundred Series

 

Serial Number Location- early Thousand Series (U.S. diesel model shown)

 

 

First Tractor Produced in Each Year by Serial Number

 

The following table lists the first serial number for each production year, not the total number of units produced in that production year.  Ford Tractor and Implement often engaged in simultaneous or overlapping production.

 

 

Fordson

9N

2N

8N

Golden Jubilee NAA

600,700,800,900

501,601,701,801,901

2000,4000,6000

1917

1

 

1918

255

 

1919

34422

 

1920

91712

 

1921

162667

 

1922

199448

 

1923

268433

 

1924

370331

 

1925

453341

 

1926

557509

 

1927

645611

 

1928

739583

 

1929

747584

 

1930

757265

(9N)

 

1939

 

1

 

1940

 

10234

 

1941

 

45976

(2N)

 

1942

 

88888

99003

 

1943

 

105375

 

1944

 

126538

 

1945

 

169982

 

1946

 

198731

(8N)

 

1947

 

258504

1

 

1948

 

37908

 

1949

 

141370

 

1950

 

245637

 

1951

 

343593

(Golden Jubilee, NAA)

 

1952

 

442035

1

 

1953

 

2380

(600,700,800,900)

 

1954

 

77475

1

 

1955

 

10615

 

1956

 

77271

(501,601,701,801,901)

 

1957

 

116368

1001

 

1958

 

11997

 

1959

 

58312

 

1960

 

105943

 

1961

 

131427

(2000,4000,6000)

1962

 

155531

1001

1963

 

11948

1964

 

38931

 

Conflicting Data

 

The Implement and Tractor Shop Service Manual No. FO-4 (“I&T” manual series 9N, 2N, and 8N) offers conflicting data as to the starting serial numbers of the 9N, 2N, and 8N.  This information is listed in the table below:

 

Year

9N

2N

1939

1

 

1940

10276

 

1941

46018

 

1942

88934

99047

1943

 

105412

1944

 

126575

1945

 

170018

1946

 

198767

1947

 

258540

 

Undocumented Designation

 

 

Documentation published by the (former) Ford Tractor and Implement Division provides no information on the model designation "-5."  Information provided to The Vintage Ford Tractor Resource by owners of Ford tractors with the model designation “-5” suggests that the designation "-5" describes a row crop tractor equipped with a “wide front” dealer-installed option.  The “wide front” dealer-installed option should not be confused with the “high crop” aftermarket accessory, which was not available through Ford Tractor and Implement.


Additional Information: "Hundred Series" and "Thousand Series" Ford Tractors

 

The model number consists of three digits, followed in some cases by a suffix consisting of a number and/or letter.  The first digit designates the engine size and tractor type.  The second digit designates the transmission type and the third digit designates the production year range of the series.

 

The numerical designations 501, 600, 601, 700, 701, 800, 801, 900, and 901, represent the series designation.  Hundred Series Ford tractors (series 600, 800, 900, etc.) were produced from 1955 to 1958.  Workmaster and Powermaster Series Ford tractors (series 601, 801, 901, etc.) were produced from 1958 to 1962.  The serial number reflects the series, model designation, and sequential production number, e.g. the 641 Ford tractor is series 601, model 641.

 

5**

Single row 8" offset tractor w/134 cu. in. gasoline/LP-gas or 144 cu. in. diesel engine

6**

Four-wheel adjustable axle w/134 cu. in. gasoline/LP-gas or 144 cu. in. diesel engine

7**

High clearance row-crop w/134 cu. in. gasoline/LP-gas or diesel engine

8**

Four-wheel adjustable axle w/172 cu. in. engine

9**

High clearance row-crop type w/172 cu. in. engine

 

*1*

Select-O-Speed transmission w/o PTO

*2*

Four-speed transmission w/o PTO or hydraulic lift

*3*

Four-speed transmission w/o PTO

*4*

Four-speed transmission

*5*

Five-speed transmission w/transmission PTO

*6*

Five-speed transmission w/live PTO

*7*

Select-O-Speed transmission w/single speed PTO

*8*

Select-O-Speed transmission w/two-speed and ground drive PTO

 

 

**0

Series designation, 1955 to 1958

**1

Series designation, 1958 to 1962

***-1

Tricycle type with single front wheel

***-4

High clearance, four-wheel adjustable axle type

***-D

Diesel engine

***-L

LP-gas engine

***-37

Equipped with Sherman Reversing Transmission

***-21

Equipped with Sherman Combination Transmission

 

Thousand Series Model Numbers

 

2***

134 cu. in. gasoline or 144 cu. in. diesel engine

4***

172 cu. in. gasoline, LPG, or diesel engine

*0**

Industrial models produced prior to 1963

*1**

Industrial and agricultural models produced after 1963

**3*

Utility-type tractor w/non-adjustable front axle

**4*

Heavy duty industrial-type w/sub frame

***1

Low center of gravity model

***1

Four-speed w/o PTO or hydraulic system

***2

Four-speed w/hydraulic system, w/o PTO

***3

Four-speed w/hydraulic system and PTO

***4

Select-O-Speed w/o hydraulic system or PTO

***5

Select-O-Speed w/hydraulic system and 540 rpm PTO

***6

Select-O-Speed w/hydraulic system, 540-1000 rpm and ground speed PTO

**10

Row crop

**11

Single row offset

**20

Utility-type, adjustable front axle

**21

Orchard-type, non-adjustable front axle

**31

Low Center of Gravity-type (LCG)

**41

Heavy duty industrial-type w/sub frame and cast grille

*1*0

Four-speed w/o PTO

*0*1

Four-speed w/o PTO or hydraulics

*1*1

Four-speed w/PTO

*0*2

Four-speed w/hydraulics, w/o PTO

*1*2

Five-speed w/live PTO

*0*3

Four-speed w/hydraulics and PTO

*0*4

Select-O-Speed w/o hydraulics or PTO

*1*4

Select-O-Speed w/o PTO

*0*5

Select-O-Speed w/hydraulics and single-speed (540 rpm) PTO

*0*6

Select-O-Speed w/hydraulics, two-speed (540 and 1000 rpm) PTO and ground-speed PTO

*1*6

Select-O-Speed w/two-speed (540 and 1000 rpm) independent PTO

*1*7

Select-O-Speed w/two-speed (540 and 1000 rpm) independent PTO and ground-speed PTO 

 

Additional Designations: Thousand Series Ford Tractors

·         Suffix-1 (e.g. "XXXX-1"); tricycle-type with single front wheel.

·         Suffix-4 (e.g. "XXXX-4"); high clearance, four-wheel, adjustable front axle.

·         Suffix-L (e.g.  "XXXX-L"); LPG engine.

·         Suffix-D (e.g. "XXXX-D"); diesel engine.

·         Ford tractors have no separate engine serial number.

Additional Information: Thousand Series Ford Tractors (U.S. three-cylinder diesel)

Year

Serial Number

1965

C100000

1966

C124200

1967

C161300

1968

C190200

1969

C226000

1970

C257600

1971

C292100

1972

C327200

1973

C367300

1974

C405200

1975

C450700

 

Standard Equipment Chart (four-wheel utility tractors)

 

Series

Model

4- Speed Trans.

5- Speed Trans.

Proof meter

Temp. Gauge

Hyd. System

3- Point Linkage

PTO

Live PTO

Swinging Drawbar

Lights

Rest-O-Ride Seat

Tools and Toolbox

8N

 

X

-

X

X

X

X

X

-

-

-

-

X

NAA

Golden Jubilee/NAA

X

-

X

X

X

X

X

-

-

-

-

X

600/601

620/621

X

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Fixed

-

-

-

 

630/631

X

-

-

-

X

X

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

640/641

X

-

X

X

X

X

X

-

X

X

-

X

 

650/651

-

X

X

X

X

X

X

-

X

X

-

X

 

660/661

-

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

-

X

800/801

820/821

-

X

-

-

-

-

-

-

Fixed

-

-

-

 

840/841

X

-

X

X

X

X

X

-

X

X

-

X

 

850/851

-

X

X

X

X

X

X

-

X

X

X

X

 

860/861

-

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X


Optional Equipment Chart (four-wheel utility tractors)

 

Series

Model

4- Speed Trans

Power-assist steering

Power-adjust rear wheels

Power take-off (PTO)

Aux. trans.

601

621

-

X

X

X

X

 

631

-

X

X

X

X

 

641

-

X

X

-

X

 

651

-

X

X

-

-

 

661

-

X

X

-

-

801

821

X

X

X

X

X*

 

841

-

X

X

-

X

 

851

-

X

X

-

-

 

861

-

X

X

-

-

* Only when equipped with the 4-speed transmission