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Roby-Ga    Posted 04-04-2020 at 17:51:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • After the farm house burned down I moved my '48 8n down to where my camper is. I want to know about tractor covers. Yesterday's tractor site offers one that would probably work but has anyone looked at the canopy covers from Harbor F. I don't see that I'll need one more than a couple of years. any thought, thanks, Roby.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 04-06-2020 at 04:32:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • First of all, know that YT doesn't make tractor parts. They only sell from a handful of suppliers who sponsor them. next, FORD TRACTOR use to make and sell a Storm Cover, p/n 9N-17049. It was a HD duck bill brown canvas piece, custom fit, with snaps, and designed for indoor and outdoor use. They are no longer made but there was a guy 20 years ago who did replicate them and had them for sale, but he no longer is in business. Also, DENNIS CARPENTER REPRODUCTIONS is the only licensed by FORD supplier who actually manufactures many OEM parts because he owns the original FORD tooling now. Every parts supplier in business today buys his parts and sells them as well, often with a percentage markup value. JUST8Ns founder Don Barkley was Carpenter's QC man when he first started making Ford N parts and both are located in North Carolina. Don's son Derek owns the business now. Both outfits sell a cloth cover, though listed as the same p/n, aren't, they are not like the OEM style custom fit canvas one, SEE LINK - but it is designed for indoor use only as a 'dust cover' and works well if used as such. It will not sustain the outdoor elements for long. That all being said, I bought a standard canvas tarp in 1990 when I got my first 8N and used it to cover with when not in use, both indoors and outdoors. Basic bungy cords kept it in place and from the wind blowing it away. I still have that tarp today and use it to cover my 8N though now it is a barn. It keeps the bird tirds off. When I moved to my new house I kept my 8N outside and tarped, now using a new blue nylon tarp. It worked well too. I bought a 20' x 20' tarp so the entire tractor was covered including the tires so they were protected from UV sunlight and premature tire rot. If you seek outdoor protection, basic blue nylon tarps can be found everywhere, like TSC, Harbor Freight, ACE, Home Depot, et al and you don't need to go to YT.


    FORD 9N TRACTOR DEALER ACCESSORY PARTS; 9N-17049 STORM COVER:


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    Ultradog MN    Posted 04-06-2020 at 17:52:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • No one sponsors Yesterdays Tractors.
    They are a for profit parts seller like many others.
    The difference between YT and places like Just 8Ns, Dennis Carpenter and many other parts sellers is YT puts a pretty big chunk of their profits back into hosting the biggest antique tractor website on the entire internet.

    Roby-Ga    Posted 04-06-2020 at 10:04:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks, I have it covered with a big (whole tractor) silver tarp from HF now. I was just wondering it the temps down here Ga. would get to hot for it under the tarp in the summer. It's out in the sun most of the day so the solar panel will work.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 04-06-2020 at 12:33:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Your silver HF tarp is fine Roby. Heat is no problem. Keeping the rubber and paint covered is important if'N ya wanna preserve them from the UV sun rays. Keeping rain, snow, and ice from getting in the distributor and oils is also a good idea.


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    Kimberly    Posted 04-05-2020 at 11:57:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I have a canopy from Shelterlogic; don't buy one of those as they are made smaller. The canopy won't last long, maybe two years if you are lucky. I would get a King Canopy (I think that is the name) as they are made regular size and you can cheaply get a replacement. With Shelterlogic, when the canopy goes, throw the whole thing away as a new complete canopy is only $18.00 over the cost of just replacing the canopy cover. I did manage to find a 10x20 tarp that worked well with my frame. By the way, these canopies won't take a snow load at all; the frame will fold up. If you have any scrap lumber, you might be better off building a canopy for the tractor.

    Roby-Ga    Posted 04-06-2020 at 10:06:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks, I'll probably just stick with the tarp for now.

    Steve N Mi.    Posted 04-06-2020 at 23:39:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I like the portable garage that Harbor sells. I have a 10 X 17 from them that goes on sale often for $149. I don't use it for my 8N, I silver tarp that, but I do have a couple of Super Cub Cadets plus attachments in one - will be 4 years this fall. It is faded but held up to the Michigan snow loads so far.

    Michford    Posted 04-07-2020 at 06:58:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I'm glad the shelter you have has worked for you. I only see ones like yours in the summer here used for shade or protection from rain. A good snowstorm would wipe one of those out here near Traverse City MI.

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