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lonestarjeff    Posted 08-20-2019 at 18:59:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 8N road grading
  • I had gravel delivered over the weekend to spruce up my driveway a bit. We had the long drive laid back in '92 when we built the house(crushed sandstone)& it has held up well, but the years take their toll. I've gotten by with spot repairs over the last 10 years. This time we decided to overlay it with all new rock.

    I was looking forward to using the boxblade behind the 860 to do all the heavy lifting & then cleanup with the angle blade on the 8N. All plans went out the window when I was backing the 860 up to the boxblade. The clutch pedal just dropped to the footboard & the tractor tried to climb backward over the implement. Lucky for me the blade was up against a tree & the 860's tires started trenching rather than climbing. I shut it down with the key, then went to change my drawers.

    The 8N answered the call of duty & did all the moving, spreading, & grading all by itself. The 860 is now under the carport waiting to be split.

    steveVa    Posted 08-23-2019 at 16:06:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Wow. Scary. Glad you did not hurt anything including you.
    If the pedal dropped to the floor I wouls suspect that the linkage failed where the petal attaches to the pivot rod. You should be able to see if it still turns the rod.
    Good luck. Hope you find its something easy...

    lonestarjeff    Posted 08-23-2019 at 17:03:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Pedal & pivot rod are still secure, it seems to be something inside unfortunately. There's actually enough spring to still hold the pedal up, but any weight at all will floor it.

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 08-21-2019 at 03:05:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • So you have an 8n grader. Lucky you. It's a little too long for turn around in my driveway.

    lonestarjeff    Posted 08-21-2019 at 09:16:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Well......I've seen'm in pictures. :-)

    I bet there's a lot less washboarding when you use one of those.

    Walt/Tx    Posted 08-20-2019 at 21:58:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Dang Jeff thatís scary. I wonder what broke?

    lonestarjeff    Posted 08-20-2019 at 23:48:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I'm interested to find out, though I'm not looking forward to splitting it again. I have a bad habit of Not blocking the clutch consistently when I park it. Same with the 8N although I've never had a problem with the clutch sticking on it.

    The 860 sat unused for almost a year back in 2017 when I had the starter off of it for a rebuild. After that, the pto clutch would no longer disengage(I assume it was sticking). Whatever is going on now, the pedal has almost no resistance.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 08-20-2019 at 22:57:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Other than his shorts. . . the tractor.

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