In Reply to: When did you get your first posted by Farmer Dan on December 30, 2018 at 12:10:39:
Dad traded for a 2N in 1960---I was 12 and used it all the time to prepare the ground and raise tobacco. In 1975 I spotted a NAA sitting on top of a hill in a pasture field that had not been moved in a couple of years. Calves had chewed all the wiring off. I asked the owner if he wanted to sell it, and he said he might need some parts to use on a 600 he'd bought. Two years later he came to me and asked if I still wanted to buy it. I gave him $400 for it, and Dad and I towed it to my home with his tractor. The center housing had a 2" chunk broken out of the corner at the upper left hitch bracket mounting hole and the rearend was junk. It waddled so bad coming home that I didn't think we'd make it. I found the piece that fit the hole in the toolbox and I welded it back (coating the inside with J-B Weld to make sure it didn't leak). I bought a used ring and pinion, and replaced all the bearings in the rearend and rear hubs. I still have this tractor and still use it a lot. I also have a 1941 9N, and a 641 Workmaster. We simply call the 1953 NAA "the Jubilee", and my wife used it a lot to bush hog pasture fields.