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Ford 555C Backhoe Loader

The Ford 555C is a 2-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive backhoe loader. This model was manufactured from 1989 to 1992. The Ford 555C powerline includes a 256 cu.in (4.2L) Ford four-cylinder liquid-cooled diesel engine and 4x4 transmission with single-stage torque converter. The engine has a cylinder bore of 4.4" (112 mm), piston stroke of 4.21" (107 mm), and rated power of 71 hp (52.9 kW).

The maximum travel speed (forward/reverse): 19.9 mph (32 km/h) and 19.8 mph (31.9 km/h). The open center hydraulic system includes a gear pump with fluid flow rate of 31 gal/min (117.5 l/min). The hydraulic pressure is 169 bar (2450 psi). The two-wheel drive models are equipped with a 11Lx16 front tires and 16.9x28 rear tires. A 12.0x16.5 front tires and 16.9x28 rear tires are fitted for models with four-wheel drive. The wheelbase is 87 in (2200 mm).

The loader has a lifting capacity (at pivot pin) of 6000 lbs (2720 kg) to full height of 136 in (3450 mm), and bucket's breakout force of 12000 lbs (5445 kg). The bucket dump clearance with a 56-degree maximum dump angle is 108 in (2740 mm). The rated cycle times are 4.5 seconds raising to full height, and 1.7 seconds maximum bucket dumping. The 88" (2230 mm) standard material bucket has a nominal heaped capacity of 31.5 cu.ft (0.9 m3).

The Ford Xtra-Vator backhoe can dig to a maximum depth of 225 in (5710 mm). The dipperstick digging force is 7620 lbs (3455 kg), and bucket digging force is 11570 lbs (5250 kg). The overall reach from swing pivot at ground line is 265 in (6730 mm). The backhoe is compatible with 12" (305 mm), 18" (455 mm), 24" (605 mm), 30" (760 mm), and 36" (910 mm) buckets.

Engine Model Ford
Engine Type 4-Stroke, four-cylinder liquid-cooled diesel
Number of Cylinders 4
Displacement, cu in (L) 256 (4.20)
Engine Bore, in (mm) 4.40 (112.0)
Engine Stroke, in (mm) 4.21 (107.0)
Aspiration Naturally aspirated
Rated Engine Power, hp (kW) 71.0 (52.9)
Rated Engine Speed, rpm 2200
Maximum Torque, Nm (ft-lb) 258 (190)
Torque Speed, rpm 1200
Compression Ratio 16.3:1
Firing Order 1-3-4-2
Fuel System Direct injection
Injection Pump Type Rotary
Governor Type Mechanical
Air Cleaner Dry type
Intake Valve Clearance, in (mm) 0.015 (0.38)
Exhaust Valve Clearance, in (mm) 0.018 (0.46)
Fuel Tank Capacity, gal (L) 24.0 (90.8)
Oil Capacity, qts (L) 9.0 (8.5)
Coolant Capacity, qts (L) 15.0 (14.2)
Electrical System Rating, Volts 12
Charging System Alternator
Alternator Rating, Amps 55

Transmission Type Torque Converter
Gearbox Type 4F/4R, 4-speeds
Number of Forward Gears 4
Number of Reverse Gears 4
Torque Converter Type Single stage
Torque Converter Ratio 2.78:1
Oil Capacity, qts (L) 19.0 (18.0)
Maximum Forward Speed, mph (kph) 19.9 (32.0)
Maximum Reverse Speed, mph (kph) 19.8 (31.9)

Wheels and Tires
Drive Wheels 2WD/4WD
Steering Configuration Front steer
Steering System Hydrostatic power
Brakes Type Wet disc
Front Tire Size (2WD) 11Lx16
Rear Tire Size (2WD) 16.9x28
Front Tire Size (4WD) 12.0x16.5
Rear Tire Size (4WD) 16.9x28
Front Tread, in (mm) 68.5-70 (1730-1770)
Rear Tread, in (mm) 68 (1720)

Hydraulic System
Hydraulic System Type Open Center
Hydraulic Pump Type Gear
Implement Pump Flow, gpm (Lpm) 31.0 (117.5)
Steering Pump Flow, gpm (Lpm) 7.9 (30.0)
Hydraulic Pressure, Bar (psi) 169 (2450)
Hydraulic Fluid Capacity, gal (L) 21.0 (79.5)
Steering Oil Capacity, qts (L) 2.4 (2.3)

Dimensions and Weight
Wheelbase, in (mm) 87 (2200)
Length (with Loader), in (mm) 180 (4570)
Length (with Backhoe/Loader), in (mm) 275 (6980)
Height (Cab), in (mm) 109 (2760)
Height (ROPS), in (mm) 106 (2690)
Overall Width, in (mm) 85.5 (2165)
Weight with Backhoe/Loader, lb (kg) 14150 (6420)

Loader Model Ford
Maximum Lift Height (to Pin), in (mm) 136 (3450)
Clearance, Dumped Bucket, in (mm) 108 (2740)
Reach At Max. Lift Height, in (mm) 28.2 (710)
Dump Angle, deg 56
Rollback Angle, deg 40
Breakout Force (at Pin), lb (kg) 12000 (5445)
Lift Capacity To Max. Height (at Pin), lb (kg) 6000 (2720)
Bucket Width, in (mm) 88 (2230)
Raising Time to Full Height, sec 4.5
Bucket Dumping Time, sec 1.7
Lowering Time, sec 2.8

Backhoe Model Ford Xtra-Vator
Digging Depth (Retracted), in (mm) 184 (4670)
Digging Depth (Extended), in (mm) 225 (5710)
2-ft Flat Digging Depth (Retracted), in (mm) 183 (4640)
2-ft Flat Digging Depth (Extended), in (mm) 224 (5680)
8-ft Flat Digging Depth (Retracted), in (mm) 168 (4260)
8-ft Flat Digging Depth (Extended), in (mm) 213 (5410)
Reach from Swing Pivot (Retracted), in (mm) 228 (5790)
Reach from Swing Pivot (Extended), in (mm) 265 (6730)
Loading Height (Retracted), in (mm) 146 (3700)
Loading Height (Extended), in (mm) 169 (4290)
Swing Arc, deg 199
Bucket Arc, deg 180
Maximum Transport Height, in (mm) 150 (3810)
Bucket Digging Force, lb (kg) 11570 (5250)
Dipperstick Digging Force (Retracted), lb (kg) 7620 (3455)
Dipperstick Digging Force (Extended), lb (kg) 5460 (2475)
Bucket Width, in (mm) 12 (305)
Bucket Width, in (mm) 18 (455)
Bucket Width, in (mm) 24 (605)
Bucket Width, in (mm) 30 (760)
Bucket Width, in (mm) 36 (910)



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