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dave#1    Posted 07-20-2017 at 07:40:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • More questions about my Sherman
  • Gee, I feel like a newbie asking all these questions

    OK, here we go, To you guys that have a Sherman combo and "Use" your tractors what range and gear do you use when working with your tractor?, What about mowing?, After seeing the difference in the spinning speed of the PTO shaft it seems to me the blades on my mower will either spin way to fast or to slow, Also how durable is the Sherman combo ?



    dave#1    Posted 07-20-2017 at 17:52:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Great info guys !! Thanks
  • Very,very helpful answers and suggestions !

    Found and ordered the gear range disc under the steering wheel nut from Just 8n's, Thanks John
    And the speed chart is cool too Tim, thanks

    Gaspump    Posted 07-20-2017 at 16:21:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: More questions about my Sherman
  • Currently I have a 2N with over and an 8N combo. In the past I had another 8N combo. Actually I never really have found a practical purpose for any of them except speeding down the road. I did know a man with a reversing, he owned a gravel business. Back in the 50'S the 8N was if not the best a darn good loader tractor and the reverser made his work a lot easier. The unders were very popular with asparagus growers. They pulled wide platforms behind them at as slow an idle s possible. The platforms were 6-8 rows wide made for a person to lay down on them one to a row. They harvested the stalks as the outfit moved forward at a snails pace or even sometimes weeded. The best towers were those that had Funk 6 cyl conversions as they lugged great at low idle.

    Dean    Posted 07-20-2017 at 14:30:40 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • The Sherman combination transmission is just about bullet proof in an N series Ford.

    I have Sherman combination transmissions in 51 and 52 8Ns. Both are in low range probably 95% of the time, direct, maybe 2 or 3%, and HI, maybe 1 or 2%.

    I just about always use lo range for mowing with a rotary cutter, direct, rarely in light cover and level ground when I need to get from point A to point B while mowing. Blade speed is fine (sharp blades) and torque is much increased.

    High is for those very, very rare occasions traveling on good road surfaces without much load and/or hills.


    John in Mich    Posted 07-20-2017 at 09:56:04 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I've been using (and abusing) the same Sherman combo since I was 10. It has never been out of the tractor. I'm 74. It works better than I do.
    Over time you will figure out what works best for each task. Just remember that it changes the input speed to the transmission which affects the response speed of the hydraulics and affects the PTO rpm. High range is easy to overspeed the pto and low range adversely affects response of hydraulics, especially in draft mode.
    The chart that Tim has provided is great. Does your tractor have a gear range disc under the steering wheel nut. If not, they are available. hth

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 07-20-2017 at 08:19:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I use the standard range when mowing. Use the low range for most of the flat belt work, planting, and in reverse and hooking up implements. I have use the high range on tractor drives and on the road but not much.
    You'll find you'll use it more when you need an in-between gear

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 07-20-2017 at 07:58:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • HiYa Dave-
    I don't know if this chart will help you, pulled from one of the Sherman documents in our MANUALS forum but see here:

    I finally got a reply from IMGUR and they say they reset my LOG-IN info so I will try it later and if so, will scan and post the MPC I have so it is back up. I also found some more info to add to it we don't already have so total will be over 60 pages.

    Tim Daley(MI)

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