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Farmer Dan    Posted 07-23-2017 at 10:02:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • How not to pull something....
  • Lot of you guys may remember this but I was asked for the pictures so I thought I would repost it so the pictures could be seen again.

    I was pulling a rather large pile of brush from the pasture back towards the house. We were reclaiming overgrown field and having a bonfire. This is what happened. It did not snag on anything it just finally gave up the ghost and spilled it's guts.

    This is a quick way to change your fluids and clean out the center housing.

    A case of beer and an 8N center housing from Just 8N's and we are back in business again. Also have a real swinging drawbar and learned a lot about pulling stuff.

    If you want better tow point options for the 9N this is the way to go. Lot of manual labor but everything just bolts up with your original bolts. Just need new gaskets.

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 07-25-2017 at 08:56:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Sad how clear things become with the advantage of 20:20 hindsight. Look at the length of bracket hanging down from the piece that broke off. I've seen a bunch of these on the 9N 2N tractors, and never really thought about structural integrity. Once broken, it becomes painfully obvious that there should have been a brace/skid plate to support the bottom. Wonder how many rear end housings broke like this before Ford added the extra mounting points under the differential on the 8N?

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 07-24-2017 at 07:07:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Every new tractor came with a PTO decal warning to be careful how and where to pull from. Newbies also need to get a copy of the Operator's Manual for their model year tractor and read it religiously. There is much good info in it as well as safety details on how to operate the tractor correctly... like this:

    Ben R    Posted 07-23-2017 at 15:09:31 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Hi Farmer Dan. Just curious why did you not use the std drawbar and stays with your 9n?

    Farmer Dan    Posted 07-24-2017 at 00:35:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • At the time I didn't know any better. We all live and learn.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 07-23-2017 at 14:54:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Oh brother do I remember! Best to clarify too that the drawbar clevis, the type you show is the later Ford Tractor style back then with the Hundred Series, and now sold as the aftermarket style, and/or the original Ford 8N -802 clevis bracket only bolt up to the 8N rear end diffy case. The 9N and 2N diffys did not have provision for the clevis bracket. Now, someone, either Zane or TOH, I think, makes a bracket that will bolt up to a 9N or 2N rear end diffy and accept the Ford 8N-802 clevis or later type like you have. FYI, the 8N-802 Clevis Bracket was standard equipment on every new 8N tractor. The Dearborn Swinging Drawbar was a dealer optional accessory but the clevis bracket was a standard tractor part. Just want to make sure others are aware that our tractor is a 1940 9N but after your little mishap, you found an old 8N rear end to replace it with. ; > )

    Tim Daley(MI)

    duey    Posted 07-23-2017 at 14:46:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Do you mean the THROTTLE has other positions besides WIDE OPEN?!?!?!?!?

    Rustyal    Posted 07-23-2017 at 13:39:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Oh my! I've pulled trees, tractors, trucks, ect. Hooked up anywhere on the front and back of the tractor. Had the wheels spin. I wondering if you tires are loaded. Or just a bad break?

    JMOR    Posted 07-23-2017 at 10:20:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • What was it that you learned about pulling?

    Farmer Dan    Posted 07-23-2017 at 10:53:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Were you tie to the tractor needs to be below the rear axle, this will prevent the tractor from flipping over. Also the point you tie too needs to be stronger than what you are pulling.

    Farmer Dan    Posted 07-23-2017 at 10:07:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • A pic of the broken center housing. I spent most of a day on my back with a mig welder trying to patch this together so I could keep the tractor working. Think it was about a week before I got the 8N housing and swapped them out.

    49er swGA    Posted 07-28-2017 at 09:09:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Yessir, Farmer Dan, That`s ME!
    I`d do that...
    Both break it AND Fix it...
    Thank you for the reminder,

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