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Kevin    Posted 05-07-2018 at 09:13:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 8N with Ferguson TO20 hydraulic pump linkage and top plate
  • I have 8N hybrid.
    Model number 8N144620 with a Ferguson TO20 top plate linkage and hydraulic pump.
    The top plate casting is broken so I found a 8N top plate and atempted to instal 8N top plate and determind the one on my 8N is not the same as the 8N top plate.
    With lots of research my 8N has Ferguson TO20 top plate.
    Is this common.

    2NTony    Posted 05-07-2018 at 22:28:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 8N with Ferguson TO20 hydraulic pump linkage and top plate
  • My 1944 2N has a TO-20 top plate.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 05-07-2018 at 21:10:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 8N with Ferguson TO20 hydraulic pump linkage and top plate
  • Ferguson designed the hyd system and used it on the TO-20 and TO-30. Ford used the same system on the 9N and 2n so all those parts will interchange. This is why you will find the front badge on Ford tractors, "Ferguson System".
    The 8N was the end of similarity's except for the case. You can flip from Anything to the 8N or back wards as long as you change out the pump and linkage.
    The wife's TO-20 is going to get 8N hydraulics.
    Hope this clears it up a bit more.

    JMOR    Posted 05-07-2018 at 11:03:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 8N with Ferguson TO20 hydraulic pump linkage and top plate
  • Look at a 9N/2N top plate......I believe it is like the TO-20, but I might not see clearly?

    Kevin    Posted 05-07-2018 at 12:16:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 8N with Ferguson TO20 hydraulic pump linkage and top plate
  • I am sure that 9N,8N,2N are all the same top plate

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 05-07-2018 at 12:53:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 8N with Ferguson TO20 hydraulic pump linkage and top plate
  • The 9N-500 Hydraulic Lift Cover is different than the 8N-500 one. The 8N cover has the Position/Draft Control lever, thus different linkage as well, and I believe there are 2 or 3 more bolts on the 8N cover and in different positions. Internal parts differ as well.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 05-07-2018 at 12:45:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 8N with Ferguson TO20 hydraulic pump linkage and top plate
  • No, The top plate for the 8N is different in order to add the small lever for position control. The bolt pattern is the same. I believe it is possible to swap 9N and 8N top covers as long as you also swap the pump that goes with the cover being used.

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 05-07-2018 at 09:49:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 8N with Ferguson TO20 hydraulic pump linkage and top plate
  • Lots of parts for the 9N will swap with the TO-20. The Ferguson had a different engine but most everything else was designed using the 9N plans as a starting point. There were many things that Ferguson wanted to improve, but Ford would not agree to do. I would expect to have problems swapping some parts. IF a TO-20 top plate will mount on the 8N, you will also need to swap the TO-20 belly pump to match up the control linkage.

    When a farmer has two broken tractors with different problems, it is fairly common to put all the best parts together to make a working tractor with lots of usable spare parts left over.

    tractorfix    Posted 05-07-2018 at 17:41:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 8N with Ferguson TO20 hydraulic pump linkage and top plate
  • I put 8N Cover and pump in my English Ferguson TEA2085. Love having pos control on the fergy !

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