Yesterday's Tractor Co. Parts for Farm Tractors - Compare our Prices!
Click Here or call 800-853-2651 
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 9N,2N,8N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   Traditional YT Forum ViewClassic View   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

9N lift arms bent (replace--new or used?)

Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic    
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Mike Rakow
Regular


Joined: 01 Aug 2011
Posts: 77
Location: Monroeville, Pennsylvania

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:21 am    Post subject: 9N lift arms bent (replace--new or used?) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I started another post on drawbar/hitch items, and it was pointed out to me that the lift arms/lower links are bent on my Dad's tractor. Can I get some opinions on replacing them....new (aftermarket) or a good used set?
I know the new stuff appears to be made in China or India...anyone have any experiences (good or bad) with them?
Would good used (but 60 year old parts) be a better route?

Any input would be appreciated.
Mike
 
Back to top
View user's profile
pconnie
Regular


Joined: 21 May 2012
Posts: 255


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:45 am    Post subject: Re: 9N lift arms bent (replace--new or used?) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

easy to straighten
 
Back to top
View user's profile
tractorguy2
Regular


Joined: 24 May 2014
Posts: 226


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:10 am    Post subject: Re: 9N lift arms bent (replace--new or used?) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

They aren't bent that bad. They can be strightened
easy in a hydraulic press.

Dad had a Deere model A with aftermarket 3pt. he
bent the arms several times pushing snow
backwards. he would strighten them in his press. I
know he did it three or four times. hard to tell
how many times they were bent before he bought it.

When he sold the tractor he seperated them. he got
$400 for the tractor and another $400 for the
hitch.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Royse
Tractor Guru


Joined: 17 Jan 2011
Posts: 7577
Location: Michigan

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:33 am    Post subject: Re: 9N lift arms bent (replace--new or used?) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I would prefer good used to aftermarket.
Forum members John Smith, Jim.UT or Wild Child would
be good sources if they currently have a set available.
I don't have all their contact info with me, but John's
site is http://Oldfordtractors.com.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Ultradog MN
Tractor Guru


Joined: 22 Apr 2001
Posts: 15461
Location: Twin Cities

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:39 pm    Post subject: Re: 9N lift arms bent (replace--new or used?) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

A couple of thoughts...
First of all, the three point was made to pull - not to push with. Pushing, like with a back blade will turn them into pretzels faster than anything - though I know we all push a little snow with them now and then.
Secondly, what condition are the ball sockets in?
If the balls and sockets are badly worn then I would just replace the lift arms. And remember to look at the balls on any used ones you may buy because they are likely badly worn too.
If you are pretty sure you won't be doing a lot of pushing with them then I would just buy new ones. You could never stretch or even bend a set from china if you never pushed with them.
If you plan to push snow then I would buy used ones with good balls/sockets.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
R Geiger
Tractor Expert


Joined: 19 Apr 2009
Posts: 2525
Location: Banks, Oregon

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:15 pm    Post subject: Re: 9N lift arms bent (replace--new or used?) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

[quote="Mike Rakow"](quoted from post at 02:21:02 08/25/14) I started another post on drawbar/hitch items, and it was pointed out to me that the lift arms/lower links are bent on my Dad's tractor. Can I get some opinions on replacing them....new (aftermarket) or a good used set?
I know the new stuff appears to be made in China or India...anyone have any experiences (good or bad) with them?
Would good used (but 60 year old parts) be a better route?

Any input would be appreciated.


The use of stabilizer bars would probably help keep the lift arms from bending. I use them with mower and back blade.
 


Last edited by R Geiger on Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:05 pm; edited 2 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile
Hobo,NC
Tractor Guru


Joined: 14 Jun 2007
Posts: 12031


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:56 pm    Post subject: Re: 9N lift arms bent (replace--new or used?) Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Sparex lift arms are Superior to the other junk out there...

http://v2.us.sparex.com/ItemDetails/ItemDetails.aspx?ItemNumber=60450

While we are at it you need this...

http://www.yesterdaystractors.com/Ford-4000_Drawbar-Check-Chain-Kit_DCK1.html
 
Back to top
View user's profile
NNP
Long Time User


Joined: 03 Nov 2013
Posts: 786


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:05 pm    Post subject: Re: 9N lift arms bent (replace--new or used?) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

used original ones are really common on ebay.
There are a few sellers, which tear down 2-3 tractors a week.
I always wait until a pair of lift arms or lift links don't get involved in a bidding war.
Cheap, if you have patience.
And spare lift arms are something I always have hanging in the shed. Basic SOP here. If I break something and need it now, I will have to pay thru the nose. Have a spare (got cheap) on stuff that might break.
If you straighten yours, which is easily done, check carefully around the lift link hole. They crack there when bent or straightened sometimes.

For sure, follow Hobo's second link on the check chains kit.
In your other post, you just had them attached with one bolt per side.
If that bolt pulls out, or breaks the corner off the casting, it will ruin your day.
 


Last edited by NNP on Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:09 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile
Ultradog MN
Tractor Guru


Joined: 22 Apr 2001
Posts: 15461
Location: Twin Cities

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:37 am    Post subject: Re: 9N lift arms bent (replace--new or used?) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

"If you straighten yours, which is easily done, check carefully around the lift link hole. They crack there when bent or straightened sometimes."

Well said. They actually crack pretty easily.
I was disassembling a tractor this weekend for parts. When taking the lift arms off, the pin was loose in the trumpet so the nut would not come off. I took a large rachet strap and pulled the lift arm sideways into the opposite rim to try to keep the pin from turning. I put some pretty good pressure on it. Then went back with the air wrench to loosen the nut. All of a sudden whammo! The lift arm broke clean off right where it was welded to the end. Startled me!
It is still a good lift arm. I will weld the end back on and you will never know it broke.
I had to use a slitting wheel on the angle grinder to cut the pin off.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Mike Rakow
Regular


Joined: 01 Aug 2011
Posts: 77
Location: Monroeville, Pennsylvania

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:18 am    Post subject: Re: 9N lift arms bent (replace--new or used?) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have the proper check chain kit on order. This is a work in progress and I appreciate the tips.
*also, just to clarify...I do not push anything with theis tractor. ..It is strictly used to pull a finish mower all summer, and occasional hay rides in the fall.
 


Last edited by Mike Rakow on Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:23 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile
henryv11
Regular


Joined: 05 Mar 2009
Posts: 116


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:53 am    Post subject: Re: 9N lift arms bent (replace--new or used?) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I bought a new one from F&F and have had no problems
with it. I do not use the tractor every day. For
extended use maybe a original would be better
 
Back to top
View user's profile
oldtanker
Tractor Guru


Joined: 01 Sep 2004
Posts: 8429
Location: Mn

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:20 am    Post subject: Re: 9N lift arms bent (replace--new or used?) Reply to specific post Reply with quote


I got a set of the cheap ones at Fleet Farm a couple of years ago to replace a set with really badly worn ball sockets. The next spring I hooked a rock with the 2 bottom plow and one arm bent. I don't and have not done any pushing with the 3 point, pull only. I'd go with good used.


Rick
 
Back to top
View user's profile Yahoo Messenger
Hobo,NC
Tractor Guru


Joined: 14 Jun 2007
Posts: 12031


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:35 am    Post subject: Re: 9N lift arms bent (replace--new or used?) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

GB's pix make sure you install the brackets at the pto with the chain bolt holes up. Sway bar holder chains are optional...
BTW check out his zaust tip down and out works great...


 


Last edited by Hobo,NC on Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:37 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile
Mike Rakow
Regular


Joined: 01 Aug 2011
Posts: 77
Location: Monroeville, Pennsylvania

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:59 am    Post subject: Re: 9N lift arms bent (replace--new or used?) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hobo:
This is a great reference.....do you happen to know a part # for the exhaust tip...or the inside diameter? Any suggestions where to get one...is this a common automotive part?
 
Back to top
View user's profile
GB in MT.
Tractor Guru


Joined: 17 Jun 2007
Posts: 5901
Location: Seeley Lake, Mt. (Home of "Hermie the 2N")

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:34 am    Post subject: Re: 9N lift arms bent (replace--new or used?) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Mike Rakow wrote:
(quoted from post at 09:59:20 08/25/14) Hobo:
This is a great reference.....do you happen to know a part # for the exhaust tip...or the inside diameter? Any suggestions where to get one...is this a common automotive part?


Firstly....thanks Hobo, for posting that pic.....I went looking for it in MY files, and couldn't find it....now I got it again!!! Laughing

Mike;
That is a 45deg. slip over that you can buy at any auto parts house (can't remember what ID it was)??
I suggest you measure the end..OD..of your tailpipe then buy accordingly. Attach., so it is through the rear pipe clamp, and use that clamp to tighten it up solid.
Aim the turn-out towards the bottom of the right tire. Exh. will then be caught on the tire tread and moved outward and upward!!!!

Gary

 
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Yesterday's Tractors Forum Index -> Ford 9N, 2N, 8N All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
TRACTOR   PARTS TRACTOR   MANUALS
Same-Day Shipping! Most of our stocked parts ship the same day you order (M-F).  Expedited shipping available, just call!  Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors.  Compare our super low shipping rates!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor.  We are a Company you can trust and have generous return policies!   Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651.

YT Home  |  Forums Home

Copyright © 1997-2014 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters