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Old 08-27-2010, 11:07 AM   post #1 of 20
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Default 1952 Ford 8N value

Guys, I have no idea about current day value of something such as this. Does having 12 speeds make that much difference? It's a tractor not a race car. Please give me your over all opinion regarding the price for the tractor and attachments...
Thank you very much. http://columbus.craigslist.org/grd/1921956370.html


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One other thing, how much would this weigh with the cutter hanging on back? I'm thinking about what size of trailer I would need if I wanted to start cutting small fields etc.
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Old 08-27-2010, 11:16 AM   post #2 of 20
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Here are some going prices around the country..CLICK HERE..

I have never hauled one, but a neighbor has used his 16' tandem utility trail bumper pull with no problem.
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Old 08-27-2010, 11:24 AM   post #3 of 20
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Thanks Ken.
Looks like there all over the place on the value meter.
Is that 12 speed trans something to avoid or is it ok, I'm thinking realiable when I say ok.
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Old 08-27-2010, 11:29 AM   post #4 of 20
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Thanks Ken.
Looks like there all over the place on the value meter.
Is that 12 speed trans something to avoid or is it ok, I'm thinking realiable when I say ok.
Mine has an 8 speed..It comes in handy at times..
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Old 08-27-2010, 11:35 AM   post #5 of 20
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...Is that 12 speed trans something to avoid or is it ok, I'm thinking realiable when I say ok.
I don't have an auxillary transmission in my 8N (and a 12-speed is the standard 4-speed transmission... with an over/under drive auxillary tranmission added in) so I can't speak "authoritatively" to it, but...

From what I've heard... the transmissions are quite reliable... as long as they are shifted by a lever rather than a cable (and I don't recall if there was ever an over/under with a cable shift or not)... and the only "unreliable" part of the cable shift was that after 50 or 60 years of use (and abuse?) the cable had a tendancy to rust through and break... and they were "challenging" (to say the least) to find replacments for.
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Old 08-27-2010, 11:38 AM   post #6 of 20
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Thanks Steve.
Finding parts is always a concern when looking at something so old. It's the same age as me but I could probably find parts for myself easier....but way more costly.
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I don't have an auxillary transmission in my 8N (and a 12-speed is the standard 4-speed transmission... with an over/under drive auxillary tranmission added in) so I can't speak "authoritatively" to it, but...

From what I've heard... the transmissions are quite reliable... as long as they are shifted by a lever rather than a cable (and I don't recall if there was ever an over/under with a cable shift or not)... and the only "unreliable" part of the cable shift was that after 50 or 60 years of use (and abuse?) the cable had a tendancy to rust through and break... and they were "challenging" (to say the least) to find replacments for.
Steve, mine is the cable..
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Well... actually, the standard parts for the 8N are EASY to find... and pretty affordable (for the most part) too.
Now... add-ons (like the auxillary transmissions) and your "not commonly replaced" parts (such as castings, etc) are a bit harder to come by...
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My Hi/Lo cable.


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Great, so that cable runs down inside the case, making it a big job to replace.

The seller mentions the PTO upgrade, is that still a standard size? I don't want to be limited to only special implements that can be attached.

Thanks a lot guys.
This little guy is interesting to me because I used to rake hay when I was 16 and it was just cool. It was the first spread frontend tractor I had driven and I felt safer on it than our IH Super C.

Would it be a good tractor to mow say a 5 to 10 acre field?
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Great, so that cable runs down inside the case, making it a big job to replace.

The seller mentions the PTO upgrade, is that still a standard size? I don't want to be limited to only special implements that can be attached.

Thanks a lot guys.
This little guy is interesting to me because I used to rake hay when I was 16 and it was just cool. It was the first spread frontend tractor I had driven and I felt safer on it than our IH Super C.

Would it be a good tractor to mow say a 5 to 10 acre field?
PTO upgrade. Kinda depends on who's telling you, as to what he's referring to.
I would call a PTO upgrade a replacement shaft... making it the SAE standard 1 3/8" (stock was 1 1/8")... making it easier to attach implements... although you WILL want to ensure that you've got an ORC (OverRunning Clutch) installed... speaking of which... this *may* be the 'upgrade' that the seller is referring to.

As to mowing... this tractor is ideal for mowing 5 - 10 acres. I just mowed about 10 acres of hay with mine (and my John Deere #5 Power Mower) on Sunday... then raked all that hay on Wednesday.
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The only PTO attachments that I have ever used were the mower and post hole digger. Thats about all that is used today.
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Thanks guys....
He does mention "new upgraded 1 3/8 pto shaft with new pto overrider clutch"
In his ad.
Is there anything else I should look for on this tractor? Any typical failure items that I should inspect?
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Would it be a good tractor to mow say a 5 to 10 acre field?
I finish mow my 10 acres weekly. Does a great job. If you have a lot of trees, shrubs, etc it makes it a little tougher.
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Is there anything else I should look for on this tractor? Any typical failure items that I should inspect?
Thanks again.
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