Ford 550 Transmission

Ford 550 backhoe photo
1975 - 1978
Backhoe loader tractor
Transmissions overview
4-speed torque converter
6-speed gear
Typetorque converter
Gears4 forward and reverse
Oil capacity19 qts
18.0 L
Oil type
Ford M-2C53A
Oil change600 h (filter)
 1200 h (oil)
Four-speed gear shift with left-hand reverser. Power shuttle shifting from forward to reverse when the engine is below 1200 RPM. Tractor must be stopped, reverser placed in neutral, and engine RPM below 1200 to shift gears.
550  torque converter speeds
Gears6 forward and 4 reverse
Clutch330.2mm dry disc
Oil capacity13.2 qts
12.5 L
Oil type
Ford M-2C53A
Oil change1200 h
Three forward and two reverse gears, with high-low range shift. Tractor must be stopped, and clutch used, to shift gears or range.
550  gear speeds
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Last updateJune 23, 2017
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