The Ford 801 was a Ford agricultural tractor produced from 1957 to 1962. Models released in 1957, including the 801 model, featured a new front grill with cross-section bars. The 801 model was known as the “Powermaster 801,” designating its engine specification that made it different from the base 601 model. It was mainly designed for farm and agricultural use and was produced in Dearborn, Mich.
Three engines were available for the 801; a 2.8-liter diesel engine, a 2.8-liter gasoline engine, and a 2.8-liter Liquefied Petroleum Gas — or LPG — engine. The gasoline engine was a four-cylinder, 172 cubic-inch vertical L-head engine. It had a bore and stroke of 3.90 by 3.60 inches and its compression ratio was 7.5:1. The four-cylinder LPG engine had a bore and stroke of 3.90 by 3.60 inches and its compression ratio was 8.65:1. The four-cylinder diesel engine had the same bore and stroke as the other two engines, but its compression ratio was 16.8:1. All models were equipped with a liquid cooling system with a coolant capacity of 14.2 liters. All three engines were capable of producing 63.7 horsepower. They were also accompanied by a 64-liter fuel tank.