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What is the Sherman Step-Down Transmission?
The Sherman Step-Down transmission worked the same as the Step-up except it lowered the gear ratios rather than raised them to give the tractor a slower ground speed. The Step-down used the same gear case as the Step-up transmission but was painted red instead of the gray like the Step-up. The Step-down transmission, available with cable or lever shift, is an extremely rare find today.
Thanks to John Smith of Old Ford Tractor for allowing us to use this information.