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Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 11-19-2011 at 13:47:54 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • FORD Tractor -Drawbars
  • Here are some pictures of the various types of drawbars used on the 8N Tractor. The 'horseshoe' style was used with the 8N-802 clevis and 8N-804 pin, prior to the Dearborn Swinging Drawbar, which was a dealer accessory. The Service Bulletin states that beginning with serial number 8N-40735, the clevis and pin were issued as standard equipment on a new tractor and that previous 8N owners would be supplied with the new clevis and pin at no charge from their local dealers if they so desired. I don't why this Service Bulletin lists part number 8N-486, which is the long pin in the top link rocker, maybe perhaps a typo. I think they meant to say that the clevis bracket pin, part number 8N-804, was also included. The 11-hole drawbar, part number 9N-5182, was issued in a shipping kit, part number 2N-17003, with each new tractor. The 'horseshoe' style drawbar required the lift arms to be swung out of the way as they were not used in the setup. The 3-piece drawbar and hanger style was engineered for the NAA and Hundred Series Tractors but could also be used on the 8N. This was a better design and more practical because it could be left in place while using lift type implements without interference. With the Dearborn Swinging Drawbar, which used the 11-hole drawbar in its setup, would have to have both components removed if an implement was needed to be attached. The original FORD rear bracket for the 3-piece setup was riveted, not welded. Aftermarket packages are welded assemblies and still sold today.






    Tim Daley(MI)

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    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 01-07-2012 at 09:15:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • 9N Swinging Drawbar
  • Here's a scan from the 1941 "New Ferguson Implements for the Ford Tractor with Ferguson System" catalog. It appears that this was the predecessor for the Dearborn Swinging Drawbar which wasn't introduced until 1947. Note that there is no clevis bracket underneath the tranny housing-it connects to a parrallel to the 11-hole drawbar bracket across the lift arms. I've never seen this swinging drawbar in any other 9N catalog. It is used with the Ferguson Tandem Pull-Type Disc harrow and may have been included in the purchase of such.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Jonas Hastings    Posted 07-26-2012 at 20:54:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 9N Swinging Drawbar
  • Hers is the swinging drawbar I have from the tandem disc harrows.


    John in Mich    Posted 04-22-2012 at 20:07:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 9N Swinging Drawbar
  • I finally found that swingiing drawbar while looking for something else in the barn. I believe it is part of that Ferguson Tandum pull-type disc system. Looking at the picture it would not take much to make the mating part fastened to the lift arms.

    John in Mich    Posted 01-18-2012 at 19:34:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 9N Swinging Drawbar
  • Hm-m-m, that is interesting. I have a short swinging drawbar but only the part with the roller. I have no idea what it came from. I'll have to look for it and see if it is the same shape. I'm copying this picture to print and carry to the barn with me.

    Zack(NC)    Posted 12-27-2011 at 17:58:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: FORD Tractor -Drawbars
  • Hey Tim along with draw bars/ pull bars have you seen or have the literature for the Dearborn tow bar witch mounts to the front of the tractor for pulling behind a truck or another tractor down the road? I think I have the literature somewhere if you do not, just wondered if you ever seen it? Zack

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 11-21-2011 at 11:20:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Additional Drawbars
  • In the picture above, the "Aftermarket Style" I show with the 3 pieces was also a FORD issued revision for the original 8N-802 clevis setup, and starting with the NAA, was standard issue,and the original FORD rear bracket was a riveted assembly, aftermarkets were welded. The pictures below show the original accessory Dearborn Swinging Drawbar setup and the original Dearborn V-Bar accessory drawbar. Not shown in either picture is the addition of stabilizer bars, which you could add and would greatly improve the stability of each setup. Note too that you need to use the left and right stay bars and 11-hole drawbar with both setups which means DO NOT USE YOUR HYDRAULIC LIFT -LOCK IT OUT WITH THE BADGE/CHAIN ASSEMBLY! Follow proper safety procedures for setup and use.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    don b    Posted 11-22-2011 at 12:48:02 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Additional Drawbars
  • Tim.....don't think those set-ups will allow the use of stabilizer bars.Don't think the end pins on the 11 hole drawbar are long enough for both the stabilizer bars and stay bars and lower lift arms to attach and have room to install linch pins. don b

    Farmer Dan    Posted 11-19-2011 at 20:22:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: FORD Tractor -Drawbars
  • Don't forget to mention the type you shouldn't use.

    Farmer Dan

    1940 Ford 9N "Maude"
    1972 Moto Guzzi Eldorado
    1998 Chevy Silverado

    Hardacrefarm    Posted 11-20-2011 at 20:27:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: FORD Tractor -Drawbars
  • Wowsers Dan! I'd seen the other pic of the tractor end before, but not this end!
    I've a hitch similar to that one....will need to secure it....possibly to the tranny.....before using!

    Grand Valley Tractor    Posted 02-07-2012 at 07:30:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: FORD Tractor -Drawbars
  • HardAcre,

    After seeing those pics (my sympathies, Dan)...why would you NOT make yours into a doorstop?



    Farmer Dan    Posted 11-21-2011 at 11:08:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: FORD Tractor -Drawbars
  • This was a home made draw bar that was on the tractor when I bought it. I made the mistake of thinking it was ok for lite duty. I was wrong. Was ok for vertical strength to hold a load but you also need horizontal strength for pulling, like another support under the center housing.


    ChargerAndy(MO)    Posted 02-22-2012 at 22:19:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: FORD Tractor -Drawbars
  • Oh OUCH! I'm almost surprised the banjo didn't split and let the whole tractor hit the ground. It coulda been worse. Man that still hurts.

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