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Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 07-19-2017 at 08:31:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Explanation Needed
  • Found this in the archives...don't believe it is original, maybe a prototype, but more likely farmerized? Even the control spring is missing...

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Joel    Posted 08-17-2017 at 15:09:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Explanation Needed
  • Its original to the very early 9N's. Both my early 9N's are this style. Ford realized really quick that top links were weak and kept breaking off when the farmer hit a large object in the ground when plowing. That is why it was changed to a top link that has a much large boss in it.
    The image that is posted is from a three digit AL hood tractor that is currently being restored by a good friend of mine. instead of the top link breaking off the casting shattered leaving a 6" hole in it. I think he did a hell of a job making it look original again. He also does have the control spring for it.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 07-20-2017 at 07:51:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • MOTO TUG VIDEO
  • FYI: the Moto-Tug had a different rear end. It used a Pintle Hook and no PTO ...

    -TPD

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 07-19-2017 at 18:26:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • GOT IT!
  • I knew it wasn't a Moto Tug rear end but forgot about the 9N Industrial Model so here it is from our MANUALS forum....

    Tim Daley(MI)

    AL CT    Posted 07-19-2017 at 21:34:31 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: GOT IT!
  • That's what I was talking about. I can feel good knowing my memory is not totally gone.
    AL CT

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 07-20-2017 at 07:29:54 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: GOT IT!
  • yeah, they look similar but note the cast hitch boss on both. One has sharply squared corners where it blends into case and the other is cast with a more normal radii blend. Radii are designed into castings to add strength and better support. Still, have to think they're both Industrial Models.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    AL CT    Posted 07-19-2017 at 09:29:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Explanation Needed
  • Tim, I've seen this before. If my memory is correct there was a version of the N's that was used as a tug (not the tug we see often) in an industrial setting and three point lift not required. They had hard rubber tires so as to not mark the floor and offered more traction like fork lift tires. Please correct me if I'm dreaming. AL CT

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