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Had a good chuckle

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A funny little story. A friend was telling me he talked to a guy selling a 9N who claims it's a 1940 "9N Super". Said he had one as a kid, and recently found this one to restore and sell. After about the 5th 9N was made, Ford added the "9N Super" to the line to help make the tractor more appealing so sales would be higher. Improvements included a larger hydraulic pump with a larger piston, to allow it to lift more. Just a little nicer tractor overall, but he wasn't sure what else was "Super" about it. If you drive a 9N and 9N Super, you won't tell much difference, he says. It even has a little cursive "Super" script on the cute...guess I missed out learning about these rare "9N Supers" over all these years. My friend said he did know the 9N came before the 2N, then the 8N came after that, but I smiled again when he said he told him the "8N Jubilee" came out in 1952.
He said he never said anything...just let him tell his sales pitch. Pretty entertaining.
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Relating my own experience with this type of subject matter - more and more, I don't believe I'm an expert on anything. As soon as I think I'm as well versed as possible on a particular subject, someone always seems to either prove me wrong and/or add to my knowledge base. This is equally true with antique tractors. I'm pretty well rounded in 80s and 90s wheelhorse tractor stuff. However, every now and then - I run across some model number or rare implement I've never seen or heard about. Maybe prototypes or limited production stuff or something. It was only recently I saw some publication that had a whole bunch of attchments I'd never seen. On one page, it pictured like 18 or 20 different implements, including a cab variant I'd never seen. Let alone what Ford did over the many years long production run of the N series and its later generations such as the Jubilee. I don't think I'll ever know even half of the stuff they tried back then.
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