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Dean    Posted 11-02-2018 at 16:09:49 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Are You Kidding Me
  • Folks, I sold a VERY good 1951 8N, needing nothing, and with Sherman combo, a couple of months ago for $2,500. I've not inspected this sellers 8N but can almost guarantee that my 51 was mechanically better because I had owned it since the late 1970s and well knew all of the work that I had done to it.

    I also sold the identical Freeman FEL (with pump, valve, hoses and all brackets and bolts) that I had removed from this tractor in the past for $250 about 10 years ago and was glad to get it.

    Yes, I think that sellers should try to sell for as much as they can, but this is dreamin'


    Ultradog MN    Posted 11-05-2018 at 06:41:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • "Ummm Honey,
    Which tractor should I buy?
    This little N with NO POWER ANYTHING for $5300 or this 3400 with 38 hp, extra heavy duty front axle, power steering, live pto, live hydraulics, differential lock, more gears, remote hydraulics, double the loader capacity and twice the longevity for $4800?"

    "Well dear, you know how cute those Ns are..."

    )By the way, he's way over on the HP. A 3400 is built on the 3000 platform so would be about 38 hp NOT 48.)

    Jim    Posted 11-04-2018 at 08:31:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Worth is so relative and is in the eye of the beholder. A lot of folks with a 10k budget will possibly jump on this one for 5300. If it runs good and is close and meets their needs they will buy rather than go hundreds of miles to try and find something cheaper and/or better which they might not do. I've overpaid on some and underpaid on some but got what I wanted or else learned a valuable lesson. If I don't like the price I walk but don't get upset. Not worth it.

    Tony C    Posted 11-03-2018 at 17:22:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Maybe not worth $5300 but hard to tell the overall condition without a more complete description

    WHen I lived in the Badger a golf course near us had a 9n with a Freeman loader. I saw it one day and was talking with the groundskeeper and bitching about how hard it was crawling through the boars nest of tubing to get on and off the Ford on the dairy where I worked at the time, particularly in winter wearing mitts, a parka and Sorels.

    He let me try it just to show off I guess. Don't remember if the hydraulic pump was a side mount Vickers or crank driven but the hydraulics were fast and positive. I thought about that Freeman every time I had to do any work on the 9n with the Dearborn loader mounted. We dismounted it in the summer, which is another operation that teaches patience and humility.

    As for selling a machine I had no trouble selling my bare bones 2n for $2000. Two days on CL I got an email and later a phone calls from a fellow a couple of hundred miles away. A couple of days later he and a buddy showed up. A quick trip around the shop and a fast lap around our circle drive right onto his trailer. He gave me the money. Location, location, location I guess.

    A neighbor has a Fergie with a Dearborn loader and AM drag box. Price was $3500. He was the first with the money. Nice using machine. I help him with maintenance and cuss the loader every time I have work on the engine and it has an alligator hood.

    I don't put a lot of stock in the "It ain't worth it, I bought mine for $200 and am still running it." Unless you are looking for a machine or anything else for that matter pass it by if you think it isn't worth the asking price. Criticism and sarcasm are endemic on these forums whether cars, guns, machine tools, tractors, military vehicles or kitchen gadgets.

    It will be interesting to see what the '39 9n at the "Gone Farmin" sale goes for next week. If I find out early I'll post the result. I have forgotten if it's a "No Reserve" sale. If it's got a reserve and doesn't sell it will be interesting to see what the stall price was, pretty much an indicator of value.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 11-02-2018 at 17:04:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • You mean you didn't notice it is gold plated??? When I bought my early '48 8N way back in 1992, it came with a new 5' back blade, a used 5' disc harrow, and a new 5' brushhog. The tractor was practically all original, and I was the 2nd owner. Cost: $3500The market has greatly been diminished in the past 10-20 years for sure. For $5300 you can probably get two N's and won't have to look hard at all. Like Dan says, his 1940 9N has many whistles and bells yet he can't get any inquiries.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Bob in KS    Posted 11-02-2018 at 16:47:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Apparently he is describing two different tractors: (1) 8N Ford with loader and (2) "powerful medium duty tractor"
    Maybe you get both for $5300

    Nebraska Cowboy    Posted 11-02-2018 at 16:18:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Some people think because they have an old tractor it is worth lots of money or
    someone told them it was. PIPE DREAMS!

    Farmer Dan    Posted 11-02-2018 at 16:18:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I can't get $2.000 for a restored 9N.

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