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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2021 8:20 pm    Post subject: Opinion on buying a ford for my situation Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I'm in the process of buying a cabin with 12.5 acres. I'm thinking i need the ability to move material and brush hog what would be the opinion of this tractor attached is a picture of the ford. I'm just wondering if live hydraulics and pto are really necessary in my use case which is very light use. I have not looked at the tractor in person yet it's about 5 hours from me wanting to know whether i even should for my use thanks

 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 4:48 am    Post subject: Re: Opinion on buying a ford for my situation Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Way over priced at least 2X what its worth.For that kind of money you can buy an older tractor with good hydraulics,good motor,power steering,etc.Don't torture yourself with that thing.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:22 am    Post subject: Re: Opinion on buying a ford for my situation Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-Traditional Farmer wrote:
(quoted from post at 08:48:11 09/12/21) Way over priced at least 2X what its worth.For that kind of money you can buy an older tractor with good hydraulics,good motor,power steering,etc.Don't torture yourself with that thing.


Ad states it has high flow ""hydroloigic"" pump & power steering. I wonder if it has had live pto installed in place of trans driven pto also. I agree most Ford "N" model tractors are way overpriced.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 6:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Opinion on buying a ford for my situation Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Over priced, too small and not loader friendly. No power steering which would be a must for the loader. No live pto which is needed for the bush hog. Those were great little tractors back in their time but, if you want a usable tractor go for a later model machine with more power.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 6:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Opinion on buying a ford for my situation Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Automatic transmission? I have never heard of anyone building something like that for a Ford,P/S maybe. I believe the whole ad is a scam.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Opinion on buying a ford for my situation Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I would look for something 15 years newer for the same price.

Yes you will miss live pto when bush hogging.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Opinion on buying a ford for my situation Reply to specific post Reply with quote

1949 8N ford would be a 4 speed transmission. Front mount distributor and at that price you could buy 2 of them. Ad appears to be a scam at best or a person who knows nothing about the thing
 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:05 am    Post subject: Re: Opinion on buying a ford for my situation Reply to specific post Reply with quote

from what I've seen in my area(southern Wisconsin) this price looks good to me with a loader, brush hog, and back blade. what I'm seeing on Facebook marketplace and craigslist is 8n's going for for that price with no attachments and the story just goes on with other brands and models. at this rate ill just be using a scythe about as much as I can afford with everything else I have to do with the property
 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:06 am    Post subject: Re: Opinion on buying a ford for my situation Reply to specific post Reply with quote

i did come to the conclusion as well with live pto. but tractor prices are out of budget its starting to look like
 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:08 am    Post subject: Re: Opinion on buying a ford for my situation Reply to specific post Reply with quote

the message I received from the seller said it didn't have live anything unfortunately.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:19 am    Post subject: Re: Opinion on buying a ford for my situation Reply to specific post Reply with quote

i did let it go. but from what I'm seeing in my area southern Wisconsin and I also looked half way down Illinois and into Minnesota but the price is solid from what others are running here. other tractors in closest proximity to me are a ford naa for $2200 but isn't running, a 1986 long for $13500 and an Oliver 1850 with a cab for $7000 all have loaders but no other attachments so from what I'm seeing I'm kind of up a creek for a affordable tractor with a few implements
 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:45 am    Post subject: Re: Opinion on buying a ford for my situation Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I'm gonna take the other side on this one. If you've never had a tractor and don't know the difference, you'll be OK with this one. If you're comfortable paying that price, that's your business. I don't think you'll ever sell it and get your money back, but you're buying it to use, not to resell. Would I want to go from my FWA loader tractor to that one to use daily on the farm? No way, but for what you're wanting it for, you'll be OK. One word of stern warning, before you ever even start up a brush hog with it, make SURE you have an overrunning clutch adapter on the PTO shaft. My son in law's step dad thought the dealer was just trying to sell him something extra that he didn't need when he told him he needed one. He was turning, was too close to a stump, pushed down on the pedal and the PTO spinning kept right on pushing the tractor. He went right up on the stump and rolled the tractor upside down.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:20 am    Post subject: Re: Opinion on buying a ford for my situation Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I'm in Missouri. Back in the late 80s my dad got a late 1950 8N with loader and backhoe for $3250 and the engine had just been rebuilt and had good tires all the way around. I still have it. In this area an 8N of that year will sell for around $1500 with out the loader and around $200 with the loader
 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 4:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Opinion on buying a ford for my situation Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I'd pass. Too expensive for one. Front end loader of the type that fits that and later smaller Fords is way too much weight on the front axle. Steering is a two hand operation. For that money you could up to a gas 2000 or 3000 Ford (add a thousand and get a real tractor...a diesel), 1965 or later, 3 cylinder, 6 or 8 speed tranny instead of 4....lot more functional with the extra gears, live or independent PTO, way superior to the transmission diven PTO for mowing and digging post holes.... a lot more tractor and if you gotta have a loader, it will use tractor hydraulics and not have all that framework that adds unusable weight (and vision blocking) to the front axle, and shopping around you can find them with power steering....a must if you do any kind of loader work and don't want a work-out every time you use it.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:12 am    Post subject: Re: Opinion on buying a ford for my situation Reply to specific post Reply with quote

8n's had some issues with longivity. If you used em hard or constant, they was always in need of engine overhaul. And the pump for 3 point were notorious for wearing out and allowing the 3 point to creep down when when in a raised position.
One in good mechanical shape is handy, and easy to get on and off of. But those cute little low to the ground tractors have never been my thing personally. Dad had a semi wore out one when I was a kid. Have never had a desire to have one since.
 
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