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how much can a 50 8n 3 point hitch lift

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08-15-2007 20:13:06

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just curious as to what lbs my 50 8n 3 pt could lift max.

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Ray Iowa

08-16-2007 09:48:28

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 Re: how much can a 50 8n 3 point hitch lift in reply to hawk36, 08-15-2007 20:13:06  
I think a better question would be: How much should you lift without risking busting some part of the tractor or putting yourself in a safety risk situation. Adding weight up front is good for safety but stresses the heck out of the three point attachments. Get a larger tractor if you need to lift heavier loads. I sold my JD 1949 B because it would blow the gasket on the cylinder when I hit a bump with my 5 foot B'hog raised up. My 8N can lift the mower fine because of my loader on the front. I drive very slowly with it though due to my hours of gasket-changing "experience" on my JD-B.

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Brian Bell

08-16-2007 05:01:43

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 Re: how much can a 50 8n 3 point hitch lift in reply to hawk36, 08-15-2007 20:13:06  
My 8N's front end gets awfully light at about the 500-600lb range. When I have my extra weight attached to the front, it rides and turns much better with my Dearborn 11-135 disk or JD 513 brush hog on the back.

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08-15-2007 22:29:16

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 Re: how much can a 50 8n 3 point hitch lift in reply to hawk36, 08-15-2007 20:13:06  
About a month ago I bought a pallet load of 80 lb bags of concrete mix. I transferred the load from my truck to the garage using pallet forks on the back of my 850. I was able to move half the load at a time....21 bags x 80 lbs = 1680 lbs. Plus the weight of the pallet and the weight of the forks, the total was probably close to 1750 lbs.

But in order to do it I had to put a bunch of weight on the front. I used two lengths of railroad track, one about 36" long and the other about 50" long, plus a solid steel trackhoe pin, 3" diameter and 30" long. I weighed each piece and found I had a total of 265 lbs on the front bumper and that only just barely kept the front wheels on the ground.

Luckily I only had to pull forward about 10 feet to clear the rear of the pickup truck, then back about 15 feet into the garage where I set the load down. I would not dare try to travel any further with that much of a load. It sure beat moving those bags by hand!

The 850 is a bigger tractor than your 8N so don't try anything that heavy.

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Dell (WA)

08-15-2007 22:00:23

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 Re: how much can a 50 8n 3 point hitch lift in reply to hawk36, 08-15-2007 20:13:06  
Hawk.........due to the short wheelbase of yer tractor, yer 3-point lift capacity is about 500#. Iff'n you chained yer front axle to the ground, yer 11-hole drawbar can lift about 1200# before the internal hydraulic safety valve pops........Dell

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08-15-2007 21:33:45

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 Re: how much can a 50 8n 3 point hitch lift in reply to hawk36, 08-15-2007 20:13:06  
If all is right it will lift more then is safe to do. I.E. it should lift enough to be able to flip the tractor over if your not careful. On a 9N I have I hooked my 6 foot disk to it which had about 500lbs of weights on it and the front of the 9N came off the ground as soon as I tried to lift the disk. If it had been a boom pole it could well have flipped the tractor over

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08-15-2007 20:30:08

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 Re: how much can a 50 8n 3 point hitch lift in reply to hawk36, 08-15-2007 20:13:06  
depends on the condition of your system, but somewhere in the range of 800 pounds?

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