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Scott McKinnon NC    Posted 10-10-2017 at 16:34:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I keep my 8N on a concrete slab under my river house on 9' pilings. It is exposed to dust, dirt and wind, but not rain. Can anybody recommend a fitted cover that breathes (canvass maybe)so it won't trap moisture? If not fitted, what size is recommended?

    Scott McKinnon NC    Posted 10-12-2017 at 08:32:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks for all the suggestions and possible sources.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 10-12-2017 at 10:53:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Personally I like real canvas. I bought a 8' x 8' piece back in 1995 and I still have it and used it to cover my 8N first, then put a blue plastic style over that. It has since acquired one hole/tear but works just fine. The key to long life is to spray it every year with waterproof product like the silicon stuff for boots or better yet, ally bear grease.


    Tim Daley(MI)

    steve19438    Posted 10-11-2017 at 09:45:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I use canvas and silver and black TARPS. both hold up well. it helps if you can park the machine under a tree. 8x10.

    AL CT    Posted 10-11-2017 at 07:53:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I've had two covers. One the heavy canvas and other light weight blue sail clothe. Heavy canvas over time deteriorated, light weight has stood up very well. I think they were both purchased from Just8N's. Diffidently the light weigh one. Less then $100. Actually a great time to purchase from Just8N's, they are extending a discount of 10% through December (I believe the discount is still active). Give them a call.

    Ultradog MN    Posted 10-10-2017 at 22:46:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I keep hearing good things about Tyvek - the house wrap stuff.
    It's tough, sun, rain and wind and tear resistant and it breathes so no trapped moisture.
    Probably wouldn't damage the paint either.
    I think you could fashion some kind of a decent fitting cover for a tractor out of it. Use the tape that is made for taping the seams. The tape is very tough too. Tape both sides, etc.
    It wouldn't be glamorous but would function well.
    Look on craigslist for a piece that was left over from a job.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 10-10-2017 at 18:17:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • HiYa Scott-
    Yes, JUST8Ns sells a cover for $75 but it states it is for indoor use on restoration tractors. I don't know what it is made of. Dennis Carpenter offers a storm cover for $164 and it doesn't specify what it is made of in either the paper catalog nor online catalog. The paper catalog has a picture and if I was to guess, I'd say it is like the original brown duck canvas type, custom fitted, with snaps maybe too. Years ago Dc or maybe someone else offered them with the FORD-FERGUSON logo just like the originals had. I would call both places and ask first. An alternate method would be to just buy a good canvas tarp or even a blue plastic tarp and a bunch of bungy cords. I've stored my 8N outside before tarped up like that with no problems. You need to make sure it is good and tight so the wind doesn't rip it open. I weighed my tarp down with 2 x 4's bolted to the grommet eyes on each side.


    Tim Daley(MI)

    Farmer Dan    Posted 10-10-2017 at 22:06:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Someone stole Maude's tarp last winter so she has no protection from the weather. I need to get her some sort of a cover before winter.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 10-11-2017 at 04:35:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Dan-
    I have an extra one I will give you...not canvas, plastic, but effective, so don't buy anything, except some bungy cords...


    Tim

    Farmer Dan    Posted 10-11-2017 at 09:39:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Tim: I did a google search and found a few places selling the reproduction storm covers. Got to watch the price though they range from $130 to $240. I'm trying to figure out a way to get Maude indoors for the winter. Just not sure who's garage it will be. Sure ain't going to be mine LOL.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 10-11-2017 at 15:04:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Yeah, I got my 8N back over at the farm now, spent the past two winters here tarped outside my bedroom, and began showing signs of surface rust this spring. I'm getting a battery tender tomorrow at Wally World per Bruce(VA)'s suggestion for $15 and getting it ready so it is all set for winter before my surgery on Friday. Years ago someone was repoppin' the brown duck canvas storm covers complete with the blue FORD-FERGUSON logo, exact, with snaps and all. I don't know what happened -maybe Ford got on him about copyright laws, or, wasn't a big seller so he stopped. You really don't need Maude to plow snow with do you? Can you put up a lean-to or extra room on garage without a building permit? If not, tarp may be the cheapest way to go. Can you post or send me some of those LINKS? I don't know when I will be able to get back down there...

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Farmer Dan    Posted 10-11-2017 at 16:41:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Here is the first one I found. I got an email back from Dennis Carpenter, sounds like the one they have is the same thing. Personally I'd buy from Dennis.

    Charles (N.C.)    Posted 10-10-2017 at 18:06:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Scott,,call Derreck at Just8N's.As I recall he carries them and also Dennis Carpenter.

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