Ford 6610

The Ford 6610 is a versatile utility tractor produced from 1982 to 1993 as part of Ford’s 6000 Series. Known for its reliability and robust design, it features a powerful diesel engine and various transmission options to suit different farming needs. Available in both two- and four-wheel drive, the 6610 offers multiple configurations for front and rear tires, making it adaptable for various agricultural tasks. With options for a low-profile or row-crop variant, the Ford 6610 is designed to handle diverse farming environments, offering comfort and efficiency with optional cab and air-conditioning features.

Ford 6610 Utility Tractor Specifications
ModelFord 6610
Years Produced1982 – 1993
Series10 Series
TypeUtility Tractor
Original Price (1993)$24,500
South African Market EngineADE 236T diesel engine
TypeDiesel, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled
Displacement268 ci / 4.4 L
Bore/Stroke4.4 x 4.4 inches / 112 x 112 mm
Power78.5 hp / 58.5 kW
Power (Gross)82 hp / 61.1 kW
Air CleanerDual paper elements
Compression Ratio16.3:1
Rated RPM2100
Torque219 lb-ft / 297.0 Nm
Starter Volts12
Oil Capacity9 qts / 8.5 L
Coolant Capacity13.5 qts / 12.8 L
8-speed transmision
Gears8 forward, 2 reverse
Oil Capacity56 qts / 53.0 L
Synchromesh transmision
Gears8 forward, 4 reverse
16-speedPartial Power Shift
Dual Power transmision (partial power shift)
Gears16 forward, 4 reverse
FeaturesShift-on-the-move under-speed added to the basic 8/2 gear transmission
16-speed Synchromesh Partial Power Shift
Dual Power transmision(synchromesh partial power shift)
Gears16 forward, 8 reverse
FeaturesShift-on-the-move under-speed added to the 8/4 synchromesh transmission
Engine (Gross)82 hp / 61.1 kW
Engine78.5 hp / 58.5 kW
PTO (Claimed)72 hp / 53.7 kW
Drawbar (Tested)61.37 hp / 45.8 kW
PTO (Tested)72.30 hp / 53.9 kW
DriveTwo- or four-wheel drive
Differential LockMechanical rear
SteeringPower steering
BrakesDifferential mechanical wet disc brakes
ROPSTwo-post, cab optional with air-conditioning
Fuel Capacity21 gal / 79.5 L
Hydraulic System Capacity15 gal / 56.8 L
TypeOpen center
Capacity15 gal / 56.8 L
Pressure2500 psi / 172.4 bar
Pump FlowBy series
Series I9.7 gpm / 36.7 lpm
Series II18.2 gpm / 68.9 lpm
Steering Flow3.6 gpm / 13.6 lpm
Tractor Hitch
Rear TypeII
Rear Lift (at 24″/610mm)4137 lbs / 1876 kg
Power Take-off (PTO)
Rear PTOIndependent
Rear RPM540, 540/1000 (Optional)
Ford 6610 Tires
Ag Front (2WD)7.50-16, 7.50-18, 10.00-16
Ag Front (4WD)11.2-24, 12.4-24, 13.6-24, 14.9-24
Ag Rear16.9-30, 18.4-30, 16.9-34, 18.4-34, 15.5-38, 16.9-38
2WD Wheelbase87.5 inches / 222 cm
4WD Wheelbase88.8 inches / 225 cm
2WD Length145.2 inches / 368 cm
4WD Length153.1 inches / 388 cm
Width68.6 inches / 174 cm
2WD Clearance (Front Axle)18.4 inches / 46 cm
4WD Clearance (Front Axle)17.8 inches / 45 cm
Clearance (Rear Axle)24.2 inches / 61 cm
2WD Front Tread52 to 80.5 inches / 132 to 204 cm
4WD Front Tread60 to 80 inches / 152 to 203 cm
Rear Tread (Manual)60 to 80 inches / 152 to 203 cm
Rear Tread (Power)56 to 90 inches / 142 to 228 cm
Ford 6610 Weight
Shipping5695 lbs / 2583 kg
2WD ROPS Operating6800 lbs / 3084 kg
4WD ROPS Operating7300 lbs / 3311 kg
Ballasted9700 lbs / 4399 kg
Ford 6610 Height
Steering Wheel68.2 inches / 173 cm
ROPS95.9 inches / 243 cm
Cab106.6 inches / 270 cm
Exhaust96 inches / 243 cm
Ford 6610 Utility Tractor

The Ford 6610, produced from 1982 to 1993, is a standout model in Ford’s 10 Series, renowned for its versatility and durability in the utility tractor segment. This tractor is equipped with a robust 4.4-liter, 4-cylinder diesel engine, delivering up to 82 gross horsepower, making it capable of handling a wide range of agricultural tasks. Its reliable engine performance, coupled with multiple transmission options—including an 8-speed, 16-speed partial power shift, and synchromesh partial power shift—allows operators to choose the setup that best fits their specific needs.

One of the key strengths of the Ford 6610 is its adaptability. It offers configurations for both two-wheel and four-wheel drive, ensuring optimal traction and stability across different terrains. The tractor’s flexibility extends to its tire options, with a variety of sizes available for both front and rear tires, making it suitable for diverse farming applications from tillage to transport.

In terms of ergonomics and operator comfort, the Ford 6610 doesn’t disappoint. It provides a spacious operating environment with the option for a two-post ROPS or an enclosed cab with air-conditioning, catering to the varying needs of farmers. The inclusion of power steering and mechanical rear differential lock enhances maneuverability and control, particularly in challenging field conditions.

Additionally, the Ford 6610 offers impressive lifting capabilities with its rear Type II hitch, capable of lifting significant weights, making it a reliable partner for heavy-duty farm implements. Its open-center hydraulic system with a substantial capacity ensures efficient operation of hydraulic attachments, further boosting its versatility on the field.

Overall, the Ford 6610 is celebrated for its blend of power, adaptability, and operator-focused features, making it a trusted choice among agricultural professionals seeking a reliable and efficient utility tractor.

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