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County 1884
County 1884 4WD brochure
Model history
Model introduced 1980
Model discontinued 1987
Model status Discontinued
No. produced Unknown
Preceded by County 1474
Engine Specification
Engine make Ford
Engine model Ford 401 DFT
Fuel type Diesel
Power hp 188
Governed rpm {{{governedrpm}}}
Displacement cu in /(litre) 6.57 litre
No. of Cylinders 6
Bore in (mm) 111.8 mm
Stroke in (mm) 111.8 mm
Cooling system Water
Naturally aspirated, Turbo or Supercharged Yes
Transmission Details
Transmission type Dual Power + County transfer unit
Gearbox make Ford/County
Forward 16
Reverse 4
Drive 4-WD
General Data
Linkage Category Cat III
Lift capacity (lb/kg) ?
Tyre Sizes (std/options)
Front 18.4 x 38
Rear 18.4 x 38
Tractor Dimensions
Length (inches/metres) 5.3 m
Width (inches/meters) 2.5 m (on std tyres)
Weight (nominal) lb/kg 8030 kg
Turning circle (nominal) inches/meters 15.0 m (4-wd)
Wheelbase ?
Cab Details
Cab Make Ford
Type of Cab Q cab (Bubble)
Other info
Factories Fleet, in Hampshire, England(Basildon for Skid unit)
Plow rating Unknown
Approximate Cost new in (year) £ 29,850 (List)
Notes Based on a Ford TW-30 (1980-81)
Ford TW-35(post 1981)
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The County 1884 was the last new tractor equal wheeled tractor designed by County Commercial Cars Ltd in 1980 before they went bust in 1983.[1] They were still being built under the restructured County Tractors Ltd.

Model historyEdit

The County 1884 was launched in 1980 based on the Ford TW-30 skid unit which had a 188 hp (140 kW) Ford engine. This model was to range topper for County. Other new models were upgrades, of lower-powered models to use revised skid units.

SpecificationEdit

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PreservationEdit

The Model is very sought after by collectors as one of the must have models for a set of county tractors. A few examples are still at work & several tractors originally exported have been reimported into the UK and Ireland by collectors.

  • It is believed that only about 24 exist today. Examples are known to be in New Zealand (still working) & Belgium.

List of known County 1884 conversions in preservation
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Reg No.
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Serial No.
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Build-Date Engine-Type/Model Owner
(if known)
Photo Were seen/Featured in Other info
Reg no. County no. 48852 Owner ? Image needed LHB 150px]] Seen at Nutts Corner 2017
Reg no. County no. 49155 Owner ? Image needed LHB 150px]] Seen at Nutts Corner 2017
Reg no. ? County no. 49287 Owner ? Image needed LHB 150px]] Seen at Nutts Corner 2017
Reg no. County no. ?/unknown Owner ? Image needed LHB 150px]] Seen at
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See alsoEdit

References / sourcesEdit

  1. Ford Tractor Conversions by Stuart Gibbard, P92-109

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