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#1 michelle OFFLINE  

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 04:36 PM

Adam and I looked at a couple larger tractors (to us anyways) yesterday. Both had loaders (2n and an 8n), but weren't exactly what we were looking for. On the way home, Adam spotted some older tractors (four 8n's)at a farm/equipment dealer. Spoke to the salesman inside and got a set of keys.

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On the drive home, we talked about it and decided it was what we were looking for. Something we can use around our house (and 2.7 acres), while also being able to take it to some local tractor shows.

Picked it up this morning and he even let me drive it around when we got home. (:

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Came with a Woods 60" belly mower which will come in handy. Looking forward to learning more about it . Looks to be a 1949 based on the serial number. Happy to have these type of tires. The other tractors we looked at had some aggressive tires that would definitely tear up our yard.

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 04:42 PM

Nice looking Ford. Congrats. The belly mower looks like a winner. Woods makes nice mowers.

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 04:50 PM

Wow Nice looking Ford!
They are great machines I have a 8n myself.

Here's a good page on history and identification Change history '39-'64 Ford Tractors

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 05:05 PM

I think that mower is run off the PTO. If so, make sure you have an over run adapter on it for safety's sake.

Nice looking Ford.

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 05:13 PM

Very nice Ford tractor Michelle, and of course Adam (if he ever gets a turn again LOL). Glad you two were able to find a tractor that fits your wants and needs.

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 05:15 PM

The clutch on those can take a little getting used to due to its short travel, but two or three attempts and you get smooth at it. They are fantastic machines. Also, they are still common enough that parts are still readily available. I predict that you will enjoy the heck out of that machine.

BTW, a piece of warm cardboard from the house makes those metal seats a lot easier to take in the winter.

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 05:30 PM

I think that mower is run off the PTO. If so, make sure you have an over run adapter on it for safety's sake.

Nice looking Ford.


Do you mean something like this? If not, could you be more specific? Thanks.

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 05:32 PM

The clutch on those can take a little getting used to due to its short travel, but two or three attempts and you get smooth at it. They are fantastic machines. Also, they are still common enough that parts are still readily available. I predict that you will enjoy the heck out of that machine.

BTW, a piece of warm cardboard from the house makes those metal seats a lot easier to take in the winter.


I only drove around the yard in 1st and 2nd. And reverse (which is faster than I thought it would be). I'm a little intimidated by it, but I imagine I will be cruising around in 3rd and 4th by the upcoming weekend. (:

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 05:41 PM

We tended to use 2nd for most work, actually. It seemed to be the speed where the PTO and travel speed matched best with most implements.

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 06:09 PM

We tended to use 2nd for most work, actually. It seemed to be the speed where the PTO and travel speed matched best with most implements.


:ditto:

Second gear seems to be the most practical for working
Usually 3rd is good for transport, and 4th is good for on the road

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 06:27 PM

Very nice 8n.

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 06:53 PM

Nice Tractor there Michelle. Bet you will be scooting around with it in no time. That should make short work of the lawn work.

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 08:23 PM

Some of the Woods mowers had the overrunning clutch built in to the drive pulley on the mower. I know the belly mowers for the IH Cubs did.

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 08:25 PM

It would be behind the word WOODS. To the best of my knowledge, the 2n-8n-9n series did not have a two stage clutch. If you push down the clutch while the mower is still running, the mower will continue to push the back wheels and can cause an accident.

An over run adapter is a device that works like a ratchet. The tractor can apply power to the mower, but if the mower is trying to apply power back to the wheels, it "ratchets" and no problem.
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Posted December 27, 2011 - 08:35 PM

This tractor here has an overrun clutch on it, fits right over the existing pto then the drive-shaft to the mower goes on it.
Works just like what has been said above push in the foot clutch tractor stops moving and the mower does not push the tractor along. Without this the mower will push the tractor along till it winds down, flywheel affect.

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If you enlarge the first picture you can just see it on the front of the PTO drive-shaft, shiny part.

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