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M Brent    Posted 01-05-2019 at 18:46:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Zane's jig for adjusting the lift on an 8n
  • Any information or help in locating one of these jigs with the instruction booklets would greatly be appreciated. I didn't know he had passed away. Thanks.

    Tom Hall    Posted 01-11-2019 at 09:19:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Zane's jig for adjusting the lift on an 8n
  • I believe I have Zane's jig and instructions, if your interested email me.

    Tom

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 01-09-2019 at 04:55:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Zane's jig for adjusting the lift on an 8n
  • I have something similar on one of my 2n. It's call the equalizer

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 01-09-2019 at 04:42:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Zane's jig for adjusting the lift on an 8n
  • I know you can buy them but if you want to make your own Hit the link

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 01-09-2019 at 11:48:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Correction
  • Just ran across my original file!

    The article I found was from the 9N-2N-8N-NAA Newsletter Volume 18 No. 4 Autumn 2003

    It contains some dimensions for the elusive Adjustable Stop. 3 inches long with a 1.7" slot for a 5/16" Carriage bolt. No other dimensions.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 01-09-2019 at 09:23:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Zane's jig for adjusting the lift on an 8n
  • That is the article I found originally! It should go into the How-To's

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 01-06-2019 at 06:48:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • POSITION CONTROL
  • Re Rock Mfg. makes a POSITION CONTROL for the 9N and 2N tractors as well -see LINK.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 01-08-2019 at 08:12:16 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: POSITION CONTROL
  • At one time there were plans for building those, I believe in the How-To's. They are not hard to build but I had problems coming up with a working clutch material. I should still have those plans as I'm no longer able to find them on the site.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 01-08-2019 at 08:37:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: POSITION CONTROL
  • Hi Jack-
    I found an old post about your attempts to fab your own Position Control. You said you copied plans from the other grey tractor forum so maybe you got it from the Ferguson board?

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 01-08-2019 at 08:42:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: POSITION CONTROL
  • Thanks Tim,

    Frankly my memory has gotten so bad that may be right! I actually made two of the units intending on re-cooping my costs by selling the second. Never did solve the clutch material problem.

    Jack

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 01-08-2019 at 10:56:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: POSITION CONTROL
  • If it's a flat area, why not a piece of cork like the touch control has? Craft stores have cork in sheets. Zane used blocks of nylon for the round bar that links the lift arms to the touch control lever. Those have been working fine on my 2N for several years and don't seem to work any different in rain, snow, ice, dirt.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 01-08-2019 at 17:52:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: POSITION CONTROL
  • It's been so long since I worked with it (and my memory is so poor) I do not remember just what the problem was. There is a box shape, fabricated from square tubing, which bolts to the end of the cross shaft. It is 3" inches across The control arm connects to a tear drop shaped flat metal with a diameter of 3" on the large end. I have a 3" cork on that tear drop piece. It rubs on the box. I remember I considered cutting a piece of steel, 3 " in diameter and putting a second cork on it. Now I'm wondering if a piece of leather glued on the box might not work better. I have found my drawing of the individual parts but do not have an assemble drawing or picture at this time.

    Jack

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 01-07-2019 at 12:50:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: POSITION CONTROL
  • Tim, I bought one that looked like that (cheap) off ebay about 8 years ago. The name "BINFORD" was stamped on the side. I didn't even know what it was at the time, but got on this site and it was "splained" to me.


    It seemed like a compact, well-made device, but I never could get it adjusted to work right on my 2N. It would seem to work with the tractor stopped, but start moving and the lift would drift up or down at random. Messed with it off-and-on for about a year then called Zane and bought his device. He was curious about the one I had, so I was happy to sent it to him by return mail (for evaluation and no I didn't want it back). Later, he told me the reason it didn't work was the geometry was all wrong.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 01-07-2019 at 17:43:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: POSITION CONTROL
  • Was that Phil at Red Rock?

    TPD

    deanostoybox    Posted 01-06-2019 at 01:32:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Zane's jig for adjusting the lift on an 8n
  • You may be in luck. Look here

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 01-05-2019 at 20:44:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Zane's jig for adjusting the lift on an 8n
  • If you can find a jig w/o the manual, I have the manual and can send it to you.

    Farmer Dan    Posted 01-06-2019 at 08:39:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Zane's jig for adjusting the lift on an 8n
  • Could you send me copy of the manual?

    Mbramble    Posted 01-11-2019 at 18:13:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Zane's jig for adjusting the lift on an 8n
  • I have put a copy of Zane's instructions on his old page.

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 01-06-2019 at 09:46:40 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Zane's jig for adjusting the lift on an 8n
  • Just emailed it to you, Dan.

    M Brent    Posted 01-05-2019 at 21:07:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Zane's jig for adjusting the lift on an 8n
  • Thanks, maybe someone has a jig of his I could purchase. I actually don't live far from where Zane lived. Was going to order the jig from him,til I found out he had passed.

    M Brent    Posted 01-06-2019 at 08:56:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Zane's jig for adjusting the lift on an 8n
  • I appreciate the response to my post. I was able to get the information I needed. Now I'll be able fabricate it myself. Thanks for the help!

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