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Posted December 27, 2011 - 08:35 PM

Me likey.

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 08:41 PM

Good looking tractor. Your 8N is a better choice than the 2n or 9n. You would have had 1 less gear.
That's the first 8N I've seen with a belly mower. Nice.

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 08:47 PM

That's the first Ford like that I've seen with a belly mower under it. Maybe I just don't get off the farm enough! Great package deal!

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 08:54 PM

Very nice looking tractor, you will really like the 8N. I've seen a lot of the N series and that is the first one I've seen with a belly mower too!!

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 08:56 PM

Here's a really good info and picture site on what you have.

Smith's Old Ford Tractors
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Posted December 27, 2011 - 09:29 PM

Great looking tractor! I have not seen a belly mower on a N series either.

I have about 3 acres and i picked up a MF 50 last year. It hasnt seen anything but 1st and 2nd and 3rd low range since the day it came here, all the other gears are way to fast.

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 09:30 PM

Nice ride you found there.

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 09:30 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.


I think the salesman was talking about that, but he made it sound like something that happens with that style of a cutter (rear mount - don't know the technical term), but doesn't happen with a belly mower. I know Adam ran the mower when we were at the dealership with it, but haven't since we brought it to the house. I know when you have the mower running and you hit the clutch, the mower will not be engaged anymore until you let the clutch back out.

Definitely a lot to learn on these things!

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 09:45 PM

A brush hog will push you further, but even a foot in an emergency stop is too far. I would contact the dealer and ask what he would charge to buy one for safety reasons you have been made aware of. I would bet dealer cost on these is not much and he may cut you a break or throw it in. Be sure to ask if there is anything else that needs done to keep belt alignment or proper shield placement.

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 11:07 PM

Nice machine

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 01:32 AM

Very nice Michelle

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 09:42 AM

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

I think that is one of the best online reference sites you will find on the Ford's. You might want to go to the main page and book mark it?
I don't own a ford, but have been considering one so have this site bookmarked.
Since the Woods is belt drive, belt slippage will protect the PTO. We used to run the belt drives right off the pto without a overrun clutch. The direct drive pto on a bush hog can push you through a fence or into a ditch or if you hit a stump break the transmittion output shaft. So the overrun clutch is an asset. "Don't ask me how I know".
Incidently the Woods belly mower is the standard by which all others are measured.
You did Good!

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 07:41 PM

If I recall, those had the over run clutch built into the pulley, it should have it on it. A quick test, raise deck, shut off tractor, engage pto with tractor off and see if you can turn the deck blades backwards. Of not, contact a dealer that has access to TISCO Parts , they should be able to get what you need for that tractor and deck combo.
Those tractors had an option that was availible called " the Sherman step up and down" it was a 3 speed in front of the main transmission and is the cats meow ! It makes the 2,9,and 8's what they were not ! Absolutely AWSOME!

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 07:52 PM

This is that Overrunning Clutch.
Ford had 1 1/8x6 on the tractor shaft.
Overrunning PTO Coupler, 1-1/8 in. x 6 Female Spline - 0271148 | Tractor Supply Company

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 10:35 PM

The first tractor Adam and I looked at that day had the Sherman. It was just in really rough shape for the price, even with that option.




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