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Ed    Posted 09-06-2022 at 12:54:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I have a 1952 8n. Would like to know if the ring gear can be flipped over to make the tractor run backwards in the forward gears. I talked to an old timer and he said that can be done on an international 300 but didn't know if it could be done on a ford 8n.
    I know some of you are saying why the hell would I want to do that. I would like to convert my 8n into an all terrain forklift. Again, you are asking why not just buy an all terrain forklift. Well, I would if I could find one in my price range, and not a 1000 miles away, but I can't. I don't want the 3 point hitch forklift mast either, I don't want to have to back up every were I good, I'm too fat to be twisting around like that. Any suggestions besides just give up?

    Tom Wenrich    Posted 09-07-2022 at 18:13:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I know of another brand of tractor that some years ago that could be equipped with a rear forklift. It also had splined axle hubs and they had issues with the splines wearing out from the constantly reversing.

    Ultradog MN    Posted 09-06-2022 at 19:08:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Not possible on a Ford.
    Except, on the 700 and 900 row crops if you swapped the trumpets from a 600,800 without the drop boxes on it you could make it go backwards. Imagine... one forward, four reverse.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 09-06-2022 at 18:49:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Why is it you desire to resign the interior of the tractor?
    Rework the outside instead.
    Flip the seat around.
    Now your going backwards much easier.

    Ed    Posted 09-07-2022 at 10:56:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Bruce, that was my plan to rework the seat, steering, pedals with a davis front end loader coming over the back. I just didn't want to be running in one reverse gear all the time. I know this would be a major pain in the you know what to do this.For what I want to use it for, a all terrain forklift would work great. I can't find one in my price range and close to home.

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