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1952 8 N with sherman trans


 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:34 pm    Post subject: 1952 8 N with sherman trans Reply to specific post Reply with quote

i have a 3 speed sherman in my 8N. i don't think in 20 years i have ever shifted to hi or lo range. it has started to give me trouble and i have a few questions. first the dog leg shifter is loose on the shifter shaft coming through the case. what holds shifter to the shaft. second, it seems like the detents for shifter in the sherman seem loose. are there detents, or what holds the sherman in gear? i'm assuming i need to split the tractor at the bellhousing to address these issues. should i choose to take the sherman out, what takes it's place as a drive shaft? thanks for the help.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:46 pm    Post subject: Re: 1952 8 N with sherman trans Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The shifter is held to the shaft by an allen head screw. Tighten this first. If the handle has been loose for an extended period, the shaft and/or handle may be worn.

Yes, the Sherman top cover has detents. Properly tighten the handle before looking to detent issues.

Post back if tightening the handle does not correct any detent issues.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:20 pm    Post subject: Re: 1952 8 N with sherman trans Reply to specific post Reply with quote

dean sure enough there was a loose allen head bolt. i didn't look close enough i guess. tightened up the handle, and that took care of it. but still a issue with the detents i think. does not feel real positive in gear. i'll put some time in on it tomorrow and post back. thanks dean.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:20 pm    Post subject: Re: 1952 8 N with sherman trans Reply to specific post Reply with quote

dean sure enough there was a loose allen head bolt. i didn't look close enough i guess. tightened up the handle, and that took care of it. but still a issue with the detents i think. does not feel real positive in gear. i'll put some time in on it tomorrow and post back. thanks dean.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:40 pm    Post subject: Re: 1952 8 N with sherman trans Reply to specific post Reply with quote

MJ........I had my eazy starting 6-volt 52-8N with 3-speed Sherman tranny 3-yrs before I found the "secret" pull-out 1-inch and back for straight-thru gears. I use both LOW (forward) and OVERDRIVE (aft) and never knew. I used UNDERDRIVE (low) for brushhoggin' so I didn't gitt bounced outta my tractor seat when pasture mowing. O/D down the highway to the nearest gas station for fill'em-up. Remember to wear glasses and keep yer mouth closed 'cuz them BUGGS on yer teeth from grinnin' don't taste so good ......toothfess Dell
 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:40 pm    Post subject: Re: 1952 8 N with sherman trans Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Wish I had the low for my tiller, you need a rotor tiller and do gardens.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:55 pm    Post subject: Re: 1952 8 N with sherman trans Reply to specific post Reply with quote

LB........the 3-speed Sherman LOW is NOT slow enuff fer roto-tillin'. Needs the rare and fragile "Howard" aux tranny to slow the 8N-tractor down enuff to roto-till. The 8N was designed for pullin' a 2-bottom plow. ........respectfully Dell
 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:32 am    Post subject: Re: 1952 8 N with sherman trans Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Bingo.

I nearly always use UD for mowing and just about everything else.

The only time I use OD is moving frome point to point on maintained roads.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:32 pm    Post subject: Re: 1952 8 N with sherman trans Reply to specific post Reply with quote

dean

i have detent issues with the sherman trans. the sherman wants to "roll" out of gear. any suggestions? thanks
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:14 am    Post subject: Re: 1952 8 N with sherman trans Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Really? I would like to try it cause I been doing it with my 52 in low. After I get the garden broke up and loose and I can idle with the tiller and it does ok. Always though a Sherman would do it perfect.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:39 am    Post subject: Re: 1952 8 N with sherman trans Reply to specific post Reply with quote

L.B, wrote:
(quoted from post at 01:14:53 02/05/13) Really? I would like to try it cause I been doing it with my 52 in low. After I get the garden broke up and loose and I can idle with the tiller and it does ok. Always though a Sherman would do it perfect.


The Sherman UD will slow down the tractor but also slows down the tiller.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:19 am    Post subject: Re: 1952 8 N with sherman trans Reply to specific post Reply with quote

HUmmmmmmm I will continue wonder about it as I have to much to do anyway and no Sherman.
 
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