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should I trade my 8n for a 960


 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:23 pm    Post subject: should I trade my 8n for a 960 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have a 1949 8n I dislike not having live hydro, two stage clutch and reverse is to fast.
A friend has a 1955 ford 960 restored right not just a quick paint job. engine was rebuilt 12 years ago but not used much since, 4 brand new tires and rear rims runs like a top and looks great. I don"t have alot of land mostly used for snow removel, garden plowing and cutting wood I just like old tractors. he"s asking $4,500 or $2,000 and my 8n and he"s throwing in a set of nice chains.

I would like to add a truck plow to the front but don"t know how the narrow will do

do you think this is a good deal?
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:32 pm    Post subject: Re: should I trade my 8n for a 960 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I'm not a real big fan of the row crops because they sit so tall for my purposes.
But If the 960 is as good as you say it is I would definately make that deal.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:34 pm    Post subject: Re: should I trade my 8n for a 960 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I don't know what shape your 8n is in. it does not sould like a bad trade to me. I have a 62 4000. Is pretty much the same a 961. It works good for snow pushing. Will go through much taller snow drifts than an 8n. My 4000 has the wide front. Don't really like it because it sticks out in front of the tractor and makes it turn wide. I think a narrow front is better
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:49 pm    Post subject: Re: should I trade my 8n for a 960 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The row crops are better suited for snow than the utillity style. The utillity will not My neighbor, Jay when he was alive, had an 801 diesel. Two or three times I had to pull him out of a snow drift because his 801 got high centered. He had fluid in his tires and chains on his 801. My 4000 has no weights, chains, or fluid in the tires. The wheels do spin once in a while when I'm backing out of the snow pile. I've never been stuck. My 4000 is a select-o-speed. It works really well for snow. It shifts easy and fast in cold weather and the hydraulics work very well. I used to move snow with an IH 706. The 4000 will run circles around the IH.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:27 pm    Post subject: Re: should I trade my 8n for a 960 Reply to specific post Reply with quote


I have three 4 cyl. rowcrops. You should have one too!
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:03 pm    Post subject: Re: should I trade my 8n for a 960 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

blu dog,

The trade for the 8N and 2000 sounds like the best deal. All new wheels and tires aren't cheap. You might want to check if he has replaced the clutch. Those can be expensive to replace.
If it has a 2 stage clutch, it is a model 961 and that would indicate a 5 speed transmission, which takes some getting used to, and the reverse speed will probably be at least as fast as the 8N, or more. Those are the only drawbacks I can think of.

I have a 961 and love it. Will turn on a dime, and enough power to loaf at jobs that work an 8N. The live hydraulics and live PTO make up for the minor annoyances.

Myron
 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:57 am    Post subject: Re: should I trade my 8n for a 960 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

sounds like a fair deal
I like NF tractors, so it would be a done deal for me
8-900 series tractors are better in all respects than an N
the power difference alone is worth the 2k.

also, if you ever miss your N
(they are fun!)
you can find a decent N cheap.
finding a good 8-900 at a reasonable price is much tougher
(and in my area, a very good 960 at any price.....impossible Very Happy )
 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:10 pm    Post subject: Re: should I trade my 8n for a 960 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

an N and 2000$ for a 960?.. I'd make that deal for every N I had.

I have 2 N in my barn that should shudderin fear :)

I'd trade them in a heartbeat for a 55+ rowcrop.. Smile
 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:01 am    Post subject: Re: should I trade my 8n for a 960 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I got a row crop if anyone is interested.
 
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