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Offline doak

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Tractor
« on: December 21, 2009, 08:18:21 PM »
Getting me an  8-N ford after the new year. :)doak

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Re: Tractor
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2009, 09:26:50 PM »
Getting me an  8-N ford after the new year. :)doak

What'cha paying for it?  I bought an 8N a couple of months ago for $2100.00 w/front loader, pallet fork, and 8ft road blade included, I couldn't talk the guy into adding the single blade plow too, but I guess I still got my monies worth.   I would recommended getting a spinner for the steering wheel if it doesn't already have one, the extra turning torque at low/slow speeds is a must when working with the loader.  Mine is 8N354, meaning it was the 354th 8N tractor made which was in 1948. 

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Re: Tractor
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2009, 10:01:10 PM »
$1500.00 with rear scrape blade. Some one I went to school with back in the fifties.
May get the spinner knob. It will be easier with my arthritis. Getting it mostly to get wood out of the woods. Will do some plowing with it if I can find a plow or a two gang harrow. :)doak

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Re: Tractor
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2009, 10:15:31 PM »
You fellas have to get tractors as old as you are?

By the way, there is a ford 5000 here, and a fiat.

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Re: Tractor
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2009, 10:31:55 PM »
Still a lot of good old stuff out there. Wish I had another 1949 F-100. 1947 Dodge pick up, 1942 Plymouth, 1956 Chevy, and on,and on and on. :shock: :roll: :roll: :)doak

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Re: Tractor
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2009, 10:53:36 PM »
I grew up running a 9N on my Grandpa's farm in Liberty, MO.  Great tractor.  Watch the PTO, however, it can be tricky on those old Fords.
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Re: Tractor
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2009, 06:33:17 AM »
You fellas have to get tractors as old as you are?

By the way, there is a ford 5000 here, and a fiat.

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Re: Tractor
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2009, 07:39:48 AM »
Many times older is better, with tractors anyway...... :roll:

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Re: Tractor
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2009, 12:03:38 AM »
Some of my hunting friends have Kubotas, probably no older than 10 yrs or so old. They swear by 'em. They look like pretty solid machines.


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Re: Tractor
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2009, 06:29:45 AM »
yup JP, I would say Kabota's are the best tractors made today, yes even better than the John Deere,but its close race. and Massy Ferguson a close 3rd
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Re: Tractor
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2009, 09:38:46 AM »
I've had a 9N for about 5 years now.  Things run forever.   I have a bush hog and mow about five acres weekly. 

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Re: Tractor
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2009, 11:25:54 AM »
Last week I bought a 1949 TO 20 ferguson tractor with a front end loader. Paid 2500.00. I can't wait to move dirt back and forth!!

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Re: Tractor
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2009, 09:36:04 PM »
BAH HUMBUG !! You guys can keep your new fancy tractors. I still enjoy my OLD poor boy, Simplicity equipment. The latest model that I have is built in 1974. My walk behind tractors were built in the late 40's and early 50's. I have been known to make some of the parts that are not available so it can be a challenge to keep them going. Of coarse this is smaller lawn and garden equipment and if I had to buy a newer, larger, front end loader, tractor it would have to be four wheel drive of another manufacturer.  ;)

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Re: Tractor
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2009, 02:31:38 PM »
  Merry Christmas  All ! ,

I've got a 1953 Allis Chalmers WD45 w/ front end loader .  We call her Old Reliable , and she lives up to the name .  I use her for logging and snow removal mostly , but sure is handy for moving things like say a refridgerator . Got her for $2500  3 years ago .  Things back then were built to be repaired by simple common folk like me .  So what there isn't power steering , it's good exercise I figure .         ---Burl---
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Re: Tractor
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2009, 02:32:59 AM »
I recently purchased a kubota L245DT and it's been a real asset here on my new place, it's almost more fun than bees!
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Re: Tractor
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2009, 10:46:45 PM »
Anyone want to update I have a 471 Massey almost new 60 HP along with a farmall super A and Massey 85. I will sell the 471 . PM if interested. Have a happy new year

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Re: Tractor
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2009, 03:42:59 AM »
Something with a rollbar. - I had the misfortune of driving past an upside-down tractor being "righted" by a 25 ton crane on the way to work one morning only to hear later on the news that the tractor rolled over on its owner. 
When it came time for me to have one I went for a kubota with a rollbar.
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Re: Tractor
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2009, 12:10:50 PM »
I want to own a farm or at least some property someday JUST so I can get a tractor.

I'm jealous. 
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Re: Tractor
« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2009, 07:37:08 PM »
Don't be jealous, just go buy you a tractor and park it in your yard.  :)doak

Oh! crank it up and let it run for a few minutes every week.

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Re: Tractor
« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2009, 12:30:47 PM »
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just go buy you a tractor and park it in your yard.

Whats the point if you can't drive it around and tear stuff up?



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