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Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 03-04-2022 at 10:12:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • An email from a visitor
  • We received this email after a someone visited our site recently:

    Dear NTC Club,

    After reviewing your forum, I felt compelled to add another 9N/2N ownership story. I am in my late sixties, and if I had a nickel for every mile I rode a transplanter behind this tractor in western Pennsylvania from 1956 to 1974, then I would be a rich lady today.

    I do not own one today, but if I needed an all-purpose tractor, this would be my choice. I used to have a picture of me sitting on my fatherís lap sitting on our first one surrounded with pumpkins we had just brought from the field to our farm market. I was maybe three or four years old at the time.

    In addition, my grandfather, Floyd Minick, was a dealer in Ford/Ferguson tractors in Derry, PA as well as using one himself for his farming. With the PTO, you could attach and do most anything and we did.

    Just thought you would like to know.

    Claudia A. Minick

    Del Huebner    Posted 03-04-2022 at 12:41:49 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Great Testimonial. Thanks for posting.

    Bruce Dorsi    Posted 03-04-2022 at 10:59:31 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks for posting that, Ed.

    These N's have been a part of many peoples' lives.

    My first encounter (age 9 or 10) was driving my uncle's NAA. ....He put the tractor in gear and told me to steer straight, as he walked picking corn and tossing them in the wagon I was towing. ....Everything was going great until I got to the end of the row. ...He hadn't told me how to use the clutch or brake.

    John in Mich    Posted 03-04-2022 at 17:22:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Ditch, fence or tree? LOL Or, did he run up and stop the tractor or turn the steering wheel?

    Bruce Dorsi    Posted 03-05-2022 at 09:46:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • It was a hedgerow. .... My uncle ran and told me to step on the clutch. ...Once he told me how things worked, I had no problem. ....He should have told me before!

    Non-power steering was pretty tough for a puny sub-teen.

    Kimberly    Posted 03-16-2022 at 18:43:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • If I use my tractor for awhile, such as ploughing, I will feel it in my arms and legs from turning the wheel (no power steering here) or pushing on the clutch and brakes (no power brakes here.)

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