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Tom from Bancroft
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:29 am    Post subject: New to site, sayin' hello. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hello everyone! First time visting here and within five minutes, I have learned enough to make we want to join and say hi. I am from the mid-Michigan area and I am the proud owner of a 9n that I have had for 7 years. It's been a wonderful and reliable old work horse and hope to get lots more use out of it. Which brings me to the reason I was searching for a site like this, what is the actual lift capacity of a good working 3pt on my old tractor? I am thinking about getting a small tree spade to move some pine trees around and I believe with equitment, rootball and tree itself, I will be close to 6-7 hundred pounds. It will lift my 3pt disc no problem, I think that's about 500 pounds. But not sure on how much more it can handle. Any help would sure be appreciated, thanks.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:50 am    Post subject: Re: New to site, sayin' hello. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hey Tom, welcome to the board!

I have a hybrid '49 8N rear with a '44 2N engine that I bought about a year and a half ago. I'm located in Minneapolis, my tractor is located 2 and half hours NW, where my folks farm.

I can't answer your question about the tree digger, but my instinct would lead me to believe (I worked in a B&B nursery when I was 16) the N's lack of powerful hydraulics would be more of a problem than the capacity of the lift.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:56 am    Post subject: Re: New to site, sayin' hello. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Welcome to the board! You might find these tips helpful; tip # 44 answers your question about lift capacity:

http://www.ytmag.com/articles/artint268.htm
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:11 am    Post subject: Re: New to site, sayin' hello. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

i agree with colin. i believe the lift capacity is around 1600 pnds. The problem lies with the fact that the front end will bounce at around 800 pounds. The N series also does not have down hydraulics so if your tree digger needs to be pushed into the dirt...forget it. That is the downfall of these N tractors. But, they have numerous positives about them that they are still among the leaders as far as I am concerned.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:15 am    Post subject: Re: New to site, sayin' hello. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:19 am    Post subject: Re: New to site, sayin' hello. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thankyou Bruce! I am printing those tips as I type this. Great info. And yes I agree, Colin, the hyd. are weak for anything other than the 3pt. I was thinking about an auxillary system. Prince makes a gear driven pump that slides over the pto shaft, that should operate the spade. Or, a complete self-contained system with engine/pump/hyd resevoir to operate the spade.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:12 am    Post subject: Re: New to site, sayin' hello. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

A fellow board member, Zane Sherman, makes a device that gives the N series live hydraulics. If you were to make a new post with the subject line "Live Thang Questions" you'd probably get a bunch of feedback (and Zane would respond too, if he's around) as I know some of the folks here use it.

If you were set on using the N for this task, this might be one of the ways of going about it.

I'm including a link to Zane's web page.

Colin
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:01 am    Post subject: Re: New to site, sayin' hello. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Welcome!

I am using a Prince PTO pump to run my backhoe attachment. All you can get by tapping the original hydraulics is about 2 gpm and I needed more like 10 gpm!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:11 am    Post subject: Re: New to site, sayin' hello. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I also have Zane's Live Thang on my tractor. The belt-driven pump makes running a back blade or bush hog MUCH easier.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:37 pm    Post subject: Re: New to site, sayin' hello. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

NICE piece of work !!! I've been playing/sketching a rotary mower (like the highways dept. uses for trimming the edge of the roads), but probably won't ever get it built.
 
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