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Topic: $11,000 Ford 8N for sale
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Rancho Calypso

12-24-2003 03:58:07
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Anybody have a spare 11K out there ;-)
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2582313905&category=40110

Ray

12-24-2003 11:01:46
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They had trouble with rear ends from the factory
can imagine what 100 hp would do.

Dieselrider

12-24-2003 05:34:41
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I wish he had two. I was really hoping to get the matched set.

Les

12-24-2003 04:09:47
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Gee, I could buy 8 or 10 real tractors with that kind of money.
";^)

Willy-N

12-24-2003 08:03:09
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For a lot of people they are real tractors. Just depends on what you need it for. If your clearing a driveway, tending a small peice of land ect they are a good tractor. They are easy to fix but parts are pretty high if you are into restoring one. They are the Art Deco tractor like the Ferguson 20 & 30 of the same era. I like the look of them real simple and to the point. Small enought you can put them in a regular garage and lots of implments still made you can use with them. Now if you need a tractor that can plow large feilds or pull heavy implment that is a different story. I also like power steering and brakes on mine. Having owned many 9,2, & 8Ns I have found them to be fun tractors to work with. But I needed one for different reasons and my Massey Ferguson 135 is kind of ugly but it is a Ugly Duckling and acts like a Swan when using it. The Massey is still not a big tractor but for me it is perfect like the 8Ns for a lot of people. Mark H.

ugly tractor ?????

12-24-2003 19:48:09
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Any real tractor man know there is no such thing as an ugly tractor.

Willy-N

12-25-2003 11:54:16
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I like it but Massey squared off the tractor and it looks like the hood was flatend down. Nice part is it works Great doing it's job. I do like all tractors tho. Mark H.

calypso

12-24-2003 04:26:55
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Les - you are a funny guy. I am going to bite here and ask just what are "...real tractors." I won't be offended because I just bought a Ford 8N - my wife will let me have more than one ;-)

Les

12-24-2003 19:14:35
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I was just being a wise guy. I have a few tractors. None of them is a Ford. I have a Case VAC, Case SC and Farmall M. Ford 8Ns are great for what they're for, like Willy said.
To some people they are "tractor". I just think they are way overpriced. (So are John Deeres and Farmall Cubs, IMHO.) I'd rather spend my money and have 2 lesser known tractors than spend it all on an 8N. Everybody (around here anyway) knows a Ford tractor. But if you start talking Case or Massey Harris or Cockshutt or Oliver, you get blank looks from people.
Now if I could get an 8N for the same price that Salmoneye got his for, bring me a half a dozen of them.

deadcarp

12-24-2003 04:53:49
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imo, if you have a good runnng example from the 40s/50s of anything that pulls what you want it to, you probably have a real tractor. unless like me, it's a john deere b. then you'd have a real hazard :)

one mans junk, ...

12-24-2003 08:40:15
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another mans treasure


bob ny

12-24-2003 08:18:12
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the real reason they paint jds green is when they break down in the field no one can see it
i sold a 51 8n last spring that i had for 20 yrs and it still operated perfecly i just got too old to steer it with a loader on it

Dave Smith

12-24-2003 04:36:25
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Im not Les but I can answer that.
Real tractors are the ones Fords have to get unstuck.
Dave <*)))><

Kens640

01-03-2004 16:05:40
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Loved that comment Dave . I love them Fords .

Redneck

12-24-2003 06:31:47
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Everything around here comes with those stiff chains on front to push the mean green tractors out with. Everytime I see that movie where the little boy is being pulled out kicking and screaming I think of all the other color tractors that the JD's have pulled out into the real world where everyone could see their reluctant kicking and screaming. heh heh


hee hee

12-24-2003 05:27:20
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I love my Lil'pink Dorf...Even Les giggled when he saw the mud all over her...

Salmoneye

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