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New 8N Owner and Odd Question

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JebTX

06-12-2018 11:26:47




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Just picked up my first 8N and got it to the house last weekend. Im excited to get it fixed up and put it to work!

The left rear wheel has three holes cut in it, looks like it was done with a torch. Has anyone seen this before or have any idea as to why this was done?




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Kirk-NJ

06-15-2018 02:28:11




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 Re: New 8N Owner and Odd Question in reply to JebTX, 06-12-2018 11:26:47  
The holes in your center disc were made to carry the later style thousand series wheel weights. They could also be stacked.



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JebTX

06-13-2018 11:07:20




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 Re: New 8N Owner and Odd Question in reply to JebTX, 06-12-2018 11:26:47  
Thank you for the information!



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Tim PloughNman Daley

06-13-2018 02:34:39




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 Re: New 8N Owner and Odd Question in reply to JebTX, 06-12-2018 11:26:47  
Target practice??? Back in the days of the N-Series Tractors, additional ballast for wheels was to add Calcium Chloride in the tires. When the Hundred Series models were introduced in 1954, the 600/800, there were what are called 'pie weight sets'. These were 12-segment wedges that mounted on each side of the rear wheels for extra weight. Each 'wedge' resembled a slice of pie hence the nickname. Two weight sizes were offered; the lighter, 29 lb per wedge and the HD set at 45 lb per wedge. The set included a special mounting plate for each wheel plus each 24 special stud extenders also required. The probability as mentioned that your extra holes were a farmerized form of adding some ho-made wheel weight is a good assumption. Ca Chl is a great liquid ballast substance but once it starts leaking into the rims, will destroy any ferrous material. That is why so many original hat rims got ruined. I put Beet Juice ( RIMGUARD ) in my 10 (11.2) x 28 8N rear work tires back in the 90's and never looked back -still in there.

FORD TRACTOR PIE WEIGHT SET:

PIE WEIGHT 45# SEGMENT:

Tim Daley(MI)

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JebTX

06-12-2018 19:32:34




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 Re: New 8N Owner and Odd Question in reply to JebTX, 06-12-2018 11:26:47  
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That makes sense!



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carlntexas

06-12-2018 14:31:09




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 Re: New 8N Owner and Odd Question in reply to JebTX, 06-12-2018 11:26:47  


See if this works.



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rvirgil_KS

06-12-2018 14:29:40




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 Re: New 8N Owner and Odd Question in reply to JebTX, 06-12-2018 11:26:47  
My guess....Mount a wheel weight for plowing. When plowing, the right wheels drop down in the furrow 4 to 6 inches. This transfers tractor weight to the furrow side which gives added traction to that wheel. When I was a kid growing up I saw a number of tractors with a home made concrete in a steel rim weight bolted to the left wheel to compensate for weight shift and give more traction on left wheel.

Could also have been to mount a drive sprocket for some implement

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TheOldHokie

06-12-2018 12:17:29




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 Re: New 8N Owner and Odd Question in reply to JebTX, 06-12-2018 11:26:47  
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You were close. I am guessing you were posting from Classic view. The BBCODE tags for images only work in Modern view which is why the code for the link was being displayed rather than the image. Here is that exact image link posted using Modern view.

TOH



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JebTX

06-12-2018 11:32:17




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 Re: New 8N Owner and Odd Question in reply to JebTX, 06-12-2018 11:26:47  
Sorry for the multiple replies, cant seem to get the picture to upload...



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JebTX

06-12-2018 11:31:41




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06-12-2018 11:29:17




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