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Any of you guys fool with tractors ? Edited 2 years 4 months ago #118310

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I know Shelby 18 has a red belly 8n. Does anyone else dabble with vintage Ford tractors .......or any other brand? Thought I 'd change the title for more tractor talk.

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Re:Any of you guys fool with old Ford tractors ? 2 years 4 months ago #118323

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Jim, I don't dabble but used to have one on the orchard. Used it for everything from disking, plowing, spraying, pulling and plowing snow. A real workhorse simple to keep up.

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Re:Any of you guys fool with old Ford tractors ? 2 years 4 months ago #118334

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What size did you have,Cal?

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Re:Any of you guys fool with old Ford tractors ? 2 years 4 months ago #118337

That's on my short list of things to gather. When I buy acreage, a small Ford tractor is priority. For now on my parents farm is a Farmall H

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I grew up on Ford and Massey Fergusons, but lean more towards the Fords. Farmalls are also fine tractors and paint up purdy. I've painted Fords,Masseys and a John Deere, always wanted to do a Farmall.

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Re:Any of you guys fool with old Ford tractors ? 2 years 4 months ago #118351

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Jim, I didn't know they came in sizes. This was back in the early to mid 50's, all I did was drive it. Put in 4th gear, jam the throttle lever up all the way and cruze the back field roads.

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Re:Any of you guys fool with old Ford tractors ? 2 years 4 months ago #118362

We don't have room for larger tractors here so I'm into small ones. I have a Model 73 International Cub and a 12 hp Jacobsen that made Ford lawn tractors back then. It is in very nice shape.Mine is orange and white. Ford is Blue. The Ford was taken at a show. I do show my tractors. I also pull some. Here is me pulling with a 61 Cub originalk with an 18 hp opposed twin Kohler on it.
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63 Sabre wrote:

Jim, I didn't know they came in sizes. This was back in the early to mid 50's, all I did was drive it. Put in 4th gear, jam the throttle lever up all the way and cruze the back field roads.

Cal, with it being a 4 sp, I'd wager it being an 8N or a Jubilee. Here's some internet pics. not mine. 8N 1953 Ford jubilee
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Re:Any of you guys fool with old Ford tractors ? 2 years 4 months ago #118365

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Robert, those tractors look like a lot of fun. And they have a large following. I know for a fact those Cubs bring good money.

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Re:Any of you guys fool with old Ford tractors ? 2 years 4 months ago #118367

My 73 is rated as the 4th hardest to get. My son has a Model 8oo that is the hardest to get. He buys and sells them, parts and even fixs them. He said I stole mine at $200. Both my Cub and Jacobsen are users. I mow my grass with both. I also have a couple Bolens also. One with a 10 hp Wisconsin I use to till my garden. The other one is going to be a pulling tractor since the 8 hp Briggs engine needs rebuilt. I'm getting a 18 hp Opposed twin to put on it also.

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Re:Any of you guys fool with old Ford tractors ? 2 years 4 months ago #118370

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If that's rare, try finding a 17hp Yamaha YT6700 like I have.
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Re:Any of you guys fool with old Ford tractors ? 2 years 4 months ago #118372

We are talking about putting a V twin on another one. Cristen is wanting to try pulling. She is eight. I pulled against a 9 year kid with a John Deer. I beat him but he is very competitive. Here is another pic of the 61 Cub. Maybe it sounds stupid to some but I'm having a ball.
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Re:Any of you guys fool with old Ford tractors ? 2 years 3 months ago #118376

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Looks to me like a whole bunch of fun ,Robert. A buddy had one of those old model cub cadets and I always thought it was a well built heavy duty machine.

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Re:Any of you guys fool with old Ford tractors ? 2 years 3 months ago #118383

Yes, they are built.
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Re:Any of you guys fool with old Ford tractors ? 2 years 3 months ago #118387

WE NEED A TRACTOR FORUM..HA..not vintage but i couldn't do without it :
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Re:Any of you guys fool with old Ford tractors ? 2 years 3 months ago #118390

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Ron, my Dad had a 1920 2wd with turf tires and a 6' Bush hog finish mower he mowed his yard with. My sister still has it. Great little tractors. I have a 1957 Ford Model 660 and a 1989 Ford 4610 SU. The SU, I inherited from my Father. I repainted the 660 and added power steering to it.

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Re:Any of you guys fool with old Ford tractors ? 2 years 3 months ago #118391

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Yep, I love my 8N.

Jim L that diesel that your dad had sure does look great! Kinda wish I had one of those.

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Great to be on board.
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Shelby18 wrote:

Yep, I love my 8N.

Jim L that diesel that your dad had sure does look great! Kinda wish I had one of those.

Thanks Rick, it's been a great machine. Usually, if the little 660 can't do the job,the 4610 weighing in at 7000 lbs has a little more a$$ to take care of it :laugh:

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Re: Any of you guys fool with old Ford tractors ? 2 years 3 months ago #118396

Jim L.,

We still have a 1918 Ford Model N with hard rubber tires on the family farm, that the last time I was home that was still being used to pull a trailer loaded with firewood.

I've thought many times that it was a fun project to restore but NOT yet.

yours, satx

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Re:Any of you guys fool with old Ford tractors ? 2 years 3 months ago #118416

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double post, sorry

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Re:Any of you guys fool with old Ford tractors ? 2 years 3 months ago #118418

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Satx, I enjoy a break from boats during the winter and tinker on tractor stuff. I just got a couple of new "pull toys" yesterday . Well at least new to me. I'll Try to load them
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Jim, we used to have a disk like that only twice as big, couldn't raise all the way, it would lift the front end up :)

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63 Sabre wrote:

Jim, we used to have a disk like that only twice as big, couldn't raise all the way, it would lift the front end up :)

Wife is wanting a garden again next summer and a buddy was wanting to get rid of some stuff so I got these plus a middle buster. Gonna paint them ford red when I can. The disc is a 6 1/2 ' I think.

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sorry Jim, all of my tractors are green, enjoy them all. here is my lastest, just a toy . but handy. I call it the bull frog , greg
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frog wrote:

sorry Jim, all of my tractors are green, enjoy them all. here is my lastest, just a toy . but handy. I call it the bull frog , greg

. No apologies necessary , Greg . They are great machines . Bet that cab will spoil Ya. I changed the title of the topic to include any brand which is what it should've been in the beginning. We need more pics of everybody's machines.

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Re:Any of you guys fool with old Ford tractors ? 2 years 3 months ago #118434

I recently inherited my dads 1955 Ferguson to35. It needs some fixing up, but I plan on putting it to work when I get it running good.
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the-2000- 1920 with 7308 loader.... had a 1986- 1710 nh that i bought new and when i traded it in ,,in 2000 for the 1920, i got close to what i paid for it. i kept it in great condition and had low hours on it. nuthin like a tractor... ron
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1968jetflite wrote:

I recently inherited my dads 1955 Ferguson to35. It needs some fixing up, but I plan on putting it to work when I get it running good.

Those Fergusons were tough . I work on folks old tractors from time to time and have had a wrench to a few 1960s MF 35s and later 135s. Yours got the z134 Continental 4 cyl?

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Re:Any of you guys fool with old Ford tractors ? 2 years 3 months ago #118444

Yes it does have the z134. Is there anything special about that particular engine? As of right now I know almost nothing about the tractor.

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1968jetflite wrote:

Yes it does have the z134. Is there anything special about that particular engine? As of right now I know almost nothing about the tractor.

They were a great engine. Smooth running,Very dependable. If I remember right,those should be a 12 v electrical system with a delco remy regulator. A dual 2 stage clutch for live PTO. A six speed with hi and lo range tranny ,dual lever quadrant for the lift. The one thing I recall that could worry you a bit is the gear shifter jamming between two gears sometimes, but rare. No problem to fix it as you just take a long screwdriver and run it down into the filler beside it and unjam them.

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Re:Any of you guys fool with tractors ? Edited 2 years 3 months ago #118474

heres my 1988 teramite,with a 20 hp kohler,its the original motor this thing can really dig for its size,this is the stump and roots of a good sized poplar tree
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John, that's a neat backhoe. Those machines will surprise the heck out of ya what they can do. A buddy's got a backhoe attachment that goes on his skidsteer. I never would have guessed that digger would work as good as it does.

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Usually around Christmas, I like to have a little project going on downstairs in the basement. This year,it was painting my new/old plow. Painted it Ford red,but the florescent lights make it look orange. Got a "Dearborn Farm Equipment " decal a coming for it for the finishing touch :) .
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Re:Any of you guys fool with tractors ? Edited 1 year 11 months ago #122519

Little guy on the tractor
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Re:Any of you guys fool with tractors ? Edited 1 year 10 months ago #122523

yep....
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Re:Any of you guys fool with old Ford tractors ? 1 year 8 months ago #124753

You think the Wife was high when she did this ??
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Damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead !

Re:Any of you guys fool with old Ford tractors ? 1 year 8 months ago #124754

That would sure explain it ! :)
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Damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead !

Re:Any of you guys fool with tractors ? Edited 1 year 8 months ago #125449

Now this one on the other hand...
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Damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead !

Re:Any of you guys fool with tractors ? Edited 1 year 8 months ago #125591

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Don't so much as fool around with them but their still used. The '47 Farmall was bought in 1960 to cut grass at my Dads business. Brought home in the mid 60's to cut grass and plow snow at home. Now since '87 just plows snow. The '59 Lo Boy was bought in '87 to take over the grass mowing,cuts approx 2 acres a week.
The '48 8N was the 2227 one made and was bought new by my Grandmothers cousin. It was used for cutting and maintaining trails on her horse farm. It took over cutting grass at Dads business until '72 when it retired to doing odd jobs around the house that the Cubs can't do



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