The Tractor thread...

Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: oros35 On: Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:19 am

So checking the SN, it is really a 1941 JD A! 70 years old and still works good.
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:17 pm

Allen, nice project my young friend. :) I'll bet your Dad's grinnin over what your plans are. ;)
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: oros35 On: Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:44 pm

Looks like a nice little tractor! Nice thing about them is parts are still readily available. You shouldn't have any problem getting that thing back to running and functioning order.
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:57 pm

Is the Ford tractor a 9N (three speed) or a 8N(4 speed). They literally made a million so parts are not an issue that is assuming it even needs parts. Unkillable, 25HP of unstoppable machinery that lasts forever - true Americana. You know like modern Ford trucks -------- HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. LOL.
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:16 pm

More words of wisdom from an old man.....

The 10,000 hours you might spend on the tractor is understandable but goats... you gotta be crazy. When I sold the tractor I needed more power so I bought a Ford NAA, 32 HP which was the tractor that following the 8N. That one had been totally restored by a man over a two year period in his evenings to get away fro his wife and this was part of the divorce procedings. The wife probably ended up with the money. NEVER choose a woman over a good tractor or coal stove.

Sign at my local NAPA.Wanted good woman with tractor, please send pictures of tractor. HAHAHAHAHAHAA.
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PostBy: Stephen in Soky On: Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:08 pm

One of the most entertaining dogs I ever had was a goat I bottle raised! Stayed with me more than my actual dogs when I was out and about. However, never....ever....again.

We were in the beef cattle business, milked for many years, always had horses and usually mules, but of them all I enjoyed hogs the most. They actually have personalities and are hands down the most intelligent farm animal I've ever been around.
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PostBy: no74falcon On: Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:36 pm

It's a '43 9N and the goats... Well... At one time, we had 40-50 goats and mom was milking 20-25, twice a day, by hand. Back to the tractor, I started by making sure it turned over towing it back to the farm. I put in a battery and had juice, but it wouldn't turn over. I got out the trusty test light and started stabbing wires, and found a green terminal where the little hot wire came down to energize the solenoid. Put on a new terminal and I had her turning over under her own power. Believe it or not, there was still some gas in the tank. How do you think that was? I drained what was left and took the hood and tank off. Opened the petcock in the side of the block and I happily watched bright green fluid run out. My other obstacle was I had no spark. It had a very crude and prehistoric 12 volt conversion on it along with a motorcraft alternator and regulator and all the wiring to mix in with the mess. I now have spark at the plugs after a couple hours of work and got it to fire with a little ether sprayed into the intake. The carb was a mess as the fuel bowl and every orifice was right full of rust and rotten gas. Took it apart and soaked it in laquer thinner in a plastic coffee container for a few days. Today, I took those parts out, finished cleaning them, and put it back together with a carb kit I got from NAPA (my other place of employment). More to come.
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PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:33 pm

SWEEET! :cheers:

Is that a Falcon I see in the background there?

:doh: Well .. your username just sunk in .... :lol:
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PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:10 am

Rides in the Falcon during the College years...
Primary transportation to the ski/party house 'up north'...
Kancamagus Highway and Franconia Notch...
a long downhill run followed by a sharp curve...
Made the Girls and some of the Boys scream...
Oh Tractors...
Just a Yanmar 155d...
But sized properly for the acreage I tend... ;)
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: Bear038 On: Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:38 am

Love my old red iron, but the farm is integrated with a little green, and some other shades of red.

IH 1066
IH 706
JD 301A (industrial version of the 1520)
2 -JD 336's
NH 654

They just do not make farm iron like they did up through the 70's. After that, you can keep all the junk, especially all the japanese junk.
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PostBy: no74falcon On: Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:06 am

Bear, Is your 706 Gas? We had one and I LOOOOOOVED that tractor! Would have kept it but it developed some problems deep within and I sent it down the road. It was hard to part with it but I think that problem would have come back to haunt me bigtime by now.

Yes Smitty, it's a Falcon, or just a few parts to one. It's the restoration of my father's old race car that has been sitting idle too long. Anyone do free bodywork? It's really all I need to finish it.

Capecoaler, Having the right size tractor is very important. We had a really nice JD 4440 2wd but after my father passed, we stopped doing all the field work and putting in all the crops so it just wasn't practical anymore. We sold it and got a NH 6640 4wd and that has been a great replacement for what we do on the farm now.
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:18 am

More to come.


I am too old now to get involved with that agro but yes, been there done that. We are waiting. You are obviously mechanically competent and the old tractors are so simple. I have a farm full of them and they serve me well. Of course, a more important fact is that I can't afford a new one so the choice is easy. Thx for sharing. As far as your dads complaint of high oil consumption are you sure the engine is breathing?

How do you think that was?


Easy, crappola modern gas (other than the ethanol byproducts) eventually loses the volatiles first and becomes TVO. I've had gas in a Farmall M for 8 years and it just started right up. With a CR of about 6:1 just about anything runs. Don't put it in your Corvette. Raw gas lasts forever. In the 1967 Israeli war gas was rushed from the US to help. that gas was drummed off in WW11 - it ran the tanks fine. Stick with me, I am a mine of completely useless information.

Start selling your goats milk as raw milk the closest thing to breast milk out there. People are getting big money for it. LOL.
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: Bear038 On: Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:32 pm

[quote="no74falcon"]Bear, Is your 706 Gas? We had one and I LOOOOOOVED that tractor! Would have kept it but it developed some problems deep within and I sent it down the road. It was hard to part with it but I think that problem would have come back to haunt me bigtime by now.

The old girl is better than gas. It has the old IH 282 diesel. Lots of people complain that you have to hold the glow plugs manually, but she has started every time I try, even in the single digits. You just have to hold the plugs longer that's all. One of the best hay baling tractors I ever had. Run all day at 1.5 gal/hr. Good, reliable , AMERICAN MADE, power.
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PostBy: Dann757 On: Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:45 pm

Well there's a lot bigger dogs than me here, but I'm happy I finally rigged up the plow to my old '68 Sears 10XL. It's a modern Craftsman dozer plow I picked up for $50. Been meaning to work on it all summer! The little frame I fabricated is tack welded and ready to be finished. It's rigged to be fully removable. I just took it in and started figuring out how to make it raise and lower, looks good so far. I used some of the spare parts the guy gave me with it. Just have to get the manual angle rigged up and see if I can push any gravel with it to test it out.
It's called a dozer blade, I don't know what the difference is, but I also have a pile of coal ash I need to push into the woods! Main thing is to be able to push snow with it this winter, the snowblower is a huge pain with the gravel driveway here. It either shoots gravel like a vulcan cannon or snaps shear pins like pretzels..
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: europachris On: Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:55 am

Those old Sears tractors made by Roper were tanks! I drove a 12 horse Suburban quite a bit going on 30 years ago now, but I still remember it well. It had a dual range transmission, just like a "real" tractor, and it was unstoppable! However, while the tractor itself was great, those old mower decks leave a bit to be desired. Just not enough depth and airflow to handle taller cut heights and thick grass very well. Only the Simplicity tractors of that vintage (IMHO) could really lay down the cut. I also spent a lot of time back then on a 727 Broadmoor and while it cut beautifully, I fondly :roll: remember the two-speed transmission - Slow and Slower. It was cool how the tractor pivoted in front of the seat rather than at the front axle.
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