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Mark    Posted 03-03-2018 at 09:21:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 9N left brake to right wide kit
  • Wondering if anyone has seen a kit to move the left brake to the right side? While searching for a left brake pedal, I noticed a fella who swears there was a factory kit decades ago. He has pictures showing the left brake on the right side actuating the right brake and the right brake hooks up to linkage going under the tractor to actuate the left brake. Seems like a real good idea, just can't find it. I'm thinking of either finding the kit, or making one myself...or getting one of the left brake pedals with the hand lever on it so I can operate the left brake without pushing in the clutch. Open to any suggestions too. Thanks.

    Joel W    Posted 03-04-2018 at 20:24:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Click the link to see a photo of an original one that was used on 9N-90... Grandpa loved it!

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 03-04-2018 at 05:23:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Phil at RedRock mfg has the Sherman left hand brake handle. I have an original one on my '46 2n. Comes in handy

    Mark    Posted 03-04-2018 at 17:25:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Kirk. I ordered the Sherman left hand brake handle from RedRock for now. Might work the pedals over to the same side in the future...we'll see. Thanks for the tip. Mark

    John in MIch    Posted 03-04-2018 at 14:11:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I have two originals that I have never installed. My use of the 2Ns is very limited.

    TheOldHokie    Posted 03-03-2018 at 12:28:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • At least a decade ago I started out to make such a kit but abandoned the idea because of product liability concerns. I have reconsidered those concerns and was thinking about resurrecting the project. The design is shamelessly stolen from my Kubota and should work a lot better than the later 8N setup as it provides greater pedal leverage.

    Now the bad news - I fell and broke my ankle two weeks ago and it's going to me a few weeks before I can even get back into the shop and when I do I am not sure how productive I will be. Drop me an email or give me a call if you want more info.


    Mobile: 301.655.0631
    Email: oldhokie@windyridgfarm.us

    John in MIch    Posted 03-03-2018 at 10:54:04 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Hi Mark,
    I have a 1947 2N that I bought years ago that has a "farmerized" conversion of the left brake control moved to the right side like the 8Ns and later. I suspect it was after the 8Ns were introduced and it was easier for a PO to modify his tractor than to buy a new one. (just guessing)
    He took the left pedal off the left brake shaft, flipped it over and fastened it to the right brake shaft outboard like an 8N. Unfortunately, the bend in the pedal to keep your foot from sliding off is upside down.
    The right pedal is cut off and welded to a shaft that goes through the transmission case clutch area just under the transmission input shaft and behind the clutch shaft. Then using, what looks like to me are some large engine valve rocker arms, he made levers and a linkage to the left brake shaft.
    My e-mail is open. If you send me your e-mail address I will send you some pictures of what he did. It is a bit crude but it works. ps Ignore the Ferguson foot boards that I have on this tractor.

    mark    Posted 03-03-2018 at 11:08:04 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • email sent to John-Thanks

    mhb@ufe    Posted 03-03-2018 at 10:43:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Hears a ling to some pictures of one on a 42 2N. I don't know where you would find one Though. I had the original box it came in but I can't find it now.


    Mark    Posted 03-03-2018 at 11:10:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Mark, Thanks for the reply. The pictures are helpful. If I can't find a kit or someone willing to sell me a setup, I plan to try my hand at making something. Mark

    John in Mich    Posted 03-03-2018 at 11:32:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I think that this mod would be easier to fab than the one that I have. I do remember seeing one at a show that was similar but was carried under the tractor using the 2 bolts for the engine to transmission. I believe that it was a kit. It will be interesting to see if any others show up here.

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