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Frank (WNY)    Posted 04-02-2022 at 08:04:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 1950 8N with a 8 Volt battery
  • When I bought my 8N in 2015, the previous owner had installed a Exide 8 volt battery from tractor supply. A few years ago, it would not hold a charge (I bought a battery tender 8 volt charger before then) so, I went to tractor supply and put in a new one. Last fall I tried to start the tractor the starter did nothing. I pulled the battery and charged it, reinstalled it and still nothing. I am not sure if the battery is bad or if the starter and solenoid are the problem. It was getting cold, so I took out the battery and float charged it over winter. I am going to troubleshoot the starter this spring.
    My question is, since I canít get 8 volt batteries anymore and really didnít want it when I bought the tractor, how do I determine if the regulator was adjusted for 8 volts unless I can get the tractor started? Should I just buy a new regulator so I donít fry a new 6 volt battery?

    Gaspump    Posted 04-02-2022 at 09:13:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • In my opinion get rid of the 6 and 8V equipment as most of it now days is pure junk, also people that can repair it are getting very very Scarce. I would buy a 12V conversion kit from a reputable source and in the long haul save money and frustration. If you want originality, that's a different thing.

    Frank (WNY)    Posted 04-02-2022 at 17:19:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 1950 8N with a 8 Volt battery
  • Thanks, I am considering that. I just have to get the tractor out of the muddy spot its in and then figure out how to get the front loader off. Then I can remove the hoodÖ

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