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clair bell    Posted 12-31-2018 at 15:30:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 8n lift arms
  • the lift arms are not equal height, one is about an inch lower then the other. If this is a problem,how do I correct?

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 01-01-2019 at 12:43:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 8n lift arms
  • If you look close at the rotating shaft when cranking the leveling box handle, there is a line scribed on the shaft. Crank until that line is about to disappear into the gearbox housing and the lift arms should be level. You may need to scrape gunk off to see the line.



    Normally you only have a lift box on the right side. All of my tractors get modified with a leveling box on both sides. This is one of my favorite modifications. It only takes a little cobbling to alter the lower mount and limit chain hardware. This is more convenient and provides twice as much range of adjustment. That extra adjustment comes in handy when using one end of a blade to scrape a ditch.

    Rustyal    Posted 01-03-2019 at 09:56:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • It would make life easier for sure.

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 01-01-2019 at 15:48:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Ford later sold a retro kit to adapt this to N's and up:

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 01-01-2019 at 13:32:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • A few of the early 9N's had an adjustable LH lift arm.


    Tim Daley(MI)

    r geiger    Posted 12-31-2018 at 19:04:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • adjust them with the adjuster. should have one on the right side.

    clair bell    Posted 12-31-2018 at 19:22:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • what should I be looking for, for the adjuster? Thanks

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 12-31-2018 at 19:39:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Clair-
    You really need to get the essential owner/operator manuals for your N to fully understand things better. Sit on the tractor in the seat. Turn around to your RIGHT. See the leveling box crank handle fore the RH Lift Arm? That adjusts the RH arm up or down. You do not have LH crank. When using a 2-Bottom Plow, that crank will help you adjust the plow so it rides square in the furrow. That means one side is going to be off from the other. This LINK shows the leveling box crank. Forget about the document for the transport lock -you don't need that.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    clair bell    Posted 12-31-2018 at 19:55:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 8n lift arms
  • maybee I am to anel, I was worried about the left and right arm moving up and down at a different height. If you put a level across-ed the two arms,one is about an inch or a littke more lower then the other. the leveling box crank will equal them out. I was worried that one would not go up as high as the other one.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 01-01-2019 at 13:27:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Yes, don't worry about if they don't look to be even; the lift works the same. You have one adjustable lift arm with the leveling crank for a few reasons. When you attach an implement, you first back up the tractor to it. Attach the LH link to the tractor LH lift arm first, secure with a linch pin. Go the RH link and now attach it to the RH lift arm ball socket. Here's where the leveling crank helps. You will probably have to lower or raise the RH lift arm with it in order to line it up to the implement link pin. Once aligned, insert pin in ball socket and secure with a linch pin. lastly you attach the top link. Voila. Now you can use the crank to 'level' off the implement. Back blades, mowers, and others can be adjusted by a simple visual inspection. To help, on the leveling crank shaft is a machined witness mark around a spot intended to be the standard setting point.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    clair bell    Posted 01-02-2019 at 17:47:31 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I found a site on the 2 and 9n tractors, they had the lift arms off and it showed that they could only go on one way due to the spline system. Is the 8n the same way? Because that is where my two arms are not equal across from each other.

    Ozlander    Posted 01-03-2019 at 15:18:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • One of the arms could be bend or the shaft they are mounted on may be twisted.

    clair bell    Posted 01-03-2019 at 16:13:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 8n lift arms
  • if both arms are supposed to be straght, one is bent.

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