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Jim SC

09-30-2009 07:09:12
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Just came from my local CNH dealer (1.1 miles away from my farm) and drove the Boomer around. Dang! If he would just drop the price to 20K or so, I would repaint my 8/9N and park it. I do love that thing and if it was 32 HP and 19K, I would be planting Austrian Winter Peas with it this very minute!




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JMOR

10-01-2009 10:18:58
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 Re: 8N Boomer in reply to ZANE, 09-30-2009 07:09:12  
That combine is bigger, newer, and cost a l-o-t more than my combine.

But fits right in with my two 1950 Ns and 1954 SMTA.



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GB in MT.

10-01-2009 07:16:26
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 Re: 8N Boomer in reply to old, 09-30-2009 07:09:12  

douglloyd said: (quoted from post at 08:37:06 10/01/09) You guys. All this talk about orange, yaller & green tractors. I had no idea the N forum was so...so..."diverse"?

My neighbors have Kubs and Masseys and they tease the daylights out of me for making do with my 8N.
I just ask them if they expect their tractors to still be in use almost 60 years later<g>

Doug


Doug;

You see....diversity is good for the soul. Everyone has his own choice.

Just depends on the person and his needs.

I did the carb for this little "N", for a gent , whose Grandfather, gave it to him, after it sitting in a weed patch for 10 or so yrs. he drug it up from TX, and did a bang-up job of re-ferb......I think, and is still using it today!!!!

Preferance is the game.

The price dif. would be staggering in this field!!!!!!!!!! But, each has it's own use/place.



My favorite nostalga pic.!!!! 8)

Have an "N" day.!!

Gary :)

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TheOldHokie

10-01-2009 07:09:48
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 Re: 8N Boomer in reply to 36 coupe, 09-30-2009 07:09:12  

douglloyd said: (quoted from post at 09:37:06 10/01/09) You guys. All this talk about orange, yaller & green tractors. I had no idea the N forum was so...so..."diverse"?

My neighbors have Kubs and Masseys and they tease the daylights out of me for making do with my 8N.
I just ask them if they expect their tractors to still be in use almost 60 years later<g>

Doug


My Kubby is going on 30 and I see no reason it wouldn't go another 30 if anyone cared to spend the same sort of time, effort, and $$$ that the N's get.

Personally I doubt many folks will be so inclinedl ( I certainly won't) as the N phenomenon is pretty unique and something akin to cult worship. When the Kubby finally reaches the point where it simply won't go without a thousand dollar plus engine overhaul I'll likely replace it with another machine - almost certainly another Kubby, probably used, and most definitely not an N. But as it stands right now that sucker may keep on tickin' for some time....

TOH

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G6 at Snook, TX

10-01-2009 07:07:41
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 Re: 8N Boomer in reply to Jim SC, 09-30-2009 07:09:12  
I prefer the N to mow with, and to work on, but the 990 in my case, and the Kubota are well made tractors that answer the bell for 25 years or more. That is a good track record--in my book. I am also a fan of the Ford 2600 which evidently has a nearly bullet proof motor as well.
Drilling post holes I use the 990-- live hydraulics and pto. To mow, I use the 8n, the employees use the 990. You would be surprised how much time I spend using and thinking about the N series.
All said, Doug I assume you are just giving us the business.

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TheOldHokie

10-01-2009 02:37:42
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 Re: 8N Boomer in reply to Dell (WA), 09-30-2009 07:09:12  

Lumpy said: (quoted from post at 23:07:17 09/30/09) TOH, go with the Kubby. Extremely reliable. Far better tractor than the NH. Back in '97, I had a L3300 GST. Was nothing short of a Timex.... "takes a lick'in and keeps on tick'in".

Mine had a loader with industrial tires. I could make short work of a pile of dirt or rock with that thing. Wish I still had it.


Yeah - I'm a big Kubby fan. My little 4WD compact is the same way - beat to he!! and won't die :D The other thing I like about them is parts - I buy mine online from TractorSmart.com. I have yet to find a single part for my 25 year old tractor that is not readily available OEM from Kubota - major mechanical assemblies right down to the OEM bolts. And for most things the prices are quite reasonable.

TOH

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TheOldHokie

09-30-2009 13:04:55
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 Re: 8N Boomer in reply to GB in MT., 09-30-2009 07:09:12  

G6 at Snook, TX said: (quoted from post at 14:51:56 09/30/09) I haven't paid that close of attention to them, but what is the asking price for the boomer? For me, JD is a good medium alternative. I always here good things about medium sized Kubotas, and I also understand the Mahindra is a simple alternative as well.
I have all the tractors I need. (Though I have my eye on another 8n I might buy in two or three years when the old fellow passes who now owns it.) Two 8ns and one JD 990 that we use to drill post holes with and mow with, sometimes. The mowing part is mostly for the employees to use. They don't use my 8n. Employees are rough on equipment.


The 50HP Boomer 8N is a biscuit sort of $30K with loader. I just priced a L3400 Kubota - 32HP with otherwise very similar features a few weeks ago - a tad over $20K with loader.

TOH

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Lumpy

09-30-2009 20:07:17
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 Re: 8N Boomer in reply to TheOldHokie, 09-30-2009 13:04:55  
TOH, go with the Kubby. Extremely reliable. Far better tractor than the NH. Back in '97, I had a L3300 GST. Was nothing short of a Timex.... "takes a lick'in and keeps on tick'in".
Mine had a loader with industrial tires. I could make short work of a pile of dirt or rock with that thing. Wish I still had it.



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G6 at Snook, TX

09-30-2009 11:51:56
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 Re: 8N Boomer in reply to Jim SC, 09-30-2009 07:09:12  
I haven't paid that close of attention to them, but what is the asking price for the boomer? For me, JD is a good medium alternative. I always here good things about medium sized Kubotas, and I also understand the Mahindra is a simple alternative as well.
I have all the tractors I need. (Though I have my eye on another 8n I might buy in two or three years when the old fellow passes who now owns it.) Two 8ns and one JD 990 that we use to drill post holes with and mow with, sometimes. The mowing part is mostly for the employees to use. They don't use my 8n. Employees are rough on equipment.

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PhilipIN

09-30-2009 11:35:45
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 Re: 8N Boomer in reply to Jim SC, 09-30-2009 07:09:12  

I retired the 8N last month from hard labor. Picked up this new orange 40hp for just over 19K. Now way I could spend that much for a new red and grey Boomer.



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JMOR

09-30-2009 10:52:16
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 Re: 8N Boomer in reply to Elvin Frank, 09-30-2009 07:09:12  

TheOldHokie said: (quoted from post at 12:52:55 09/30/09)
JMOR said: (quoted from post at 11:41:43 09/30/09)
Much more tractor. $36,500, 75 hours, 72 HP.

http://www.tractor*house.com/listings/detail.aspx?OHID=5340754&GUID=7EE95450457A4C43B8BD16BB2C724183

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Now why would anyone buy that tractor and put just 75 hours on it in 3+ years :?: This is why I've never purchased a new automobile.

TOH


There are no doubt many, many, many possibilities as to why. If i wee buying it, I would look closely to try to verify the claimed 75 hours.

But, a few come to mind. He was some old guy who always wanted a nice tractor & he could finally afford it, but now too old to really use it (could be me?). He bought a bunch of new equipment trying to start a business, didn't work out well enough to make payments (see it here all the time with wild eyed young optimist buying $100,000 in haying equipment only to lose it all in less than a season). Bought it & died....difficult estate settlement. Didn't do what he wanted it to do (to big, too small, ?? Must be hundreds of possibilities

Further, I bet there are posters here that don't put 25 hour a year on their tractors ever in their lifetime. I used to run hundreds of hour a year on one tractor when younger & that was a part time job. Now, I have 4 tractors and last year, I didn't hit 10 hours on most of them. About 30 hours on my big mower (SMTA). Hire my hay cut/baling now, too hot & hard work for me. Other men gotta eat too. :wink:

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TheOldHokie

09-30-2009 09:52:55
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 Re: 8N Boomer in reply to independent, 09-30-2009 07:09:12  

JMOR said: (quoted from post at 11:41:43 09/30/09)
Much more tractor. $36,500, 75 hours, 72 HP.

http://www.tractor*house.com/listings/detail.aspx?OHID=5340754&GUID=7EE95450457A4C43B8BD16BB2C724183

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Now why would anyone buy that tractor and put just 75 hours on it in 3+ years :?: This is why I've never purchased a new automobile.

TOH

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jimNCal

09-30-2009 09:03:55
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 Re: 8N Boomer in reply to Jim SC, 09-30-2009 07:09:12  
I walked into our local dealer and one was right inside the door. My first impression was how much BIGGER they are than the old 'flatties'.

Sure was a 'looker', I'll say......until I saw the sticker.....next thought was....they'll be disappointed in sales at THAT price.

Still.....if had the $$$$$.........



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JMOR

09-30-2009 08:41:43
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 Re: 8N Boomer in reply to John, Pa, 09-30-2009 07:09:12  

TheOldHokie said: (quoted from post at 11:16:37 09/30/09)
JMOR said: (quoted from post at 10:16:53 09/30/09)
Jim SC said: (quoted from post at 10:09:12 09/30/09) Just came from my local CNH dealer (1.1 miles away from my farm) and drove the Boomer around. Dang! If he would just drop the price to 20K or so, I would repaint my 8/9N and park it. I do love that thing and if it was 32 HP and 19K, I would be planting Austrian Winter Peas with it this very minute!


IF I were going to spend that much, I would get an older tractor with an air-conditioned cab, for this old guy to handle Texas summers & winter cattle feeding.


Cab with A/C is available on the Boomer 8N - just add a few K :D
TOH


Much more tractor. $36,500, 75 hours, 72 HP.

http://www.tractor*house.com/listings/detail.aspx?OHID=5340754&GUID=7EE95450457A4C43B8BD16BB2C724183

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campguy

09-30-2009 08:38:03
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 Re: 8N Boomer in reply to Jim SC, 09-30-2009 07:09:12  
expensive peas



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TheOldHokie

09-30-2009 08:16:37
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 Re: 8N Boomer in reply to John, Pa, 09-30-2009 07:09:12  

JMOR said: (quoted from post at 10:16:53 09/30/09)
Jim SC said: (quoted from post at 10:09:12 09/30/09) Just came from my local CNH dealer (1.1 miles away from my farm) and drove the Boomer around. Dang! If he would just drop the price to 20K or so, I would repaint my 8/9N and park it. I do love that thing and if it was 32 HP and 19K, I would be planting Austrian Winter Peas with it this very minute!


IF I were going to spend that much, I would get an older tractor with an air-conditioned cab, for this old guy to handle Texas summers & winter cattle feeding.


Cab with A/C is available on the Boomer 8N - just add a few K :D
TOH

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Mike OH

09-30-2009 07:43:05
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 Re: 8N Boomer in reply to Jim SC, 09-30-2009 07:09:12  
When I wanted to up grade my 10 inch $300.00 table saw for a 10 inch name brand $1500.00 saw, my wife asked me what could I do with the namebrand saw that I couldn't do with the one I had. I couldn't answer her then and after I got the new saw, I still could not answer her question. Same goes for the tractor. Unless you have a need for all the bells and whistles the new tractor offers, you could probably plant those peas with what you already have. Unless you really love the New Holland brand, you just might do better with a green and yellow or orange model tractor with a proven record. Just my opinion but you know what they say about opinions.... LOL

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Keith 44' 2N

09-30-2009 09:42:46
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 Re: 8N Boomer in reply to Mike OH, 09-30-2009 07:43:05  
I agree with your opinion. I have had a 8N and currently am restoring a 44' 2N and i love them for what they are, but like most say - they are not good loader tractors and the lack of Live PTO and lift is not very good in some situations. When I wanted to get something to fit the bill I looked at em' all... and I bought orange. Dollar for dollar ALOT more tractor than NH. I think NH was 3rd or 4th in my rankings at the time which was about 5 years ago. Just my 2 cents.

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JMOR

09-30-2009 07:16:53
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 Re: 8N Boomer in reply to Scott ABC, 09-30-2009 07:09:12  

Jim SC said: (quoted from post at 10:09:12 09/30/09) Just came from my local CNH dealer (1.1 miles away from my farm) and drove the Boomer around. Dang! If he would just drop the price to 20K or so, I would repaint my 8/9N and park it. I do love that thing and if it was 32 HP and 19K, I would be planting Austrian Winter Peas with it this very minute!


IF I were going to spend that much, I would get an older tractor with an air-conditioned cab, for this old guy to handle Texas summers & winter cattle feeding.

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Robert Zack

09-30-2009 12:09:04
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 Re: 8N Boomer in reply to JMOR, 09-30-2009 07:16:53  

Here"s my main tractor: '72 Gravely 12 h.p. walk-behind w/tiller,cultivator, plow, 30" brush hog, 40" mower, 4" blade. i'm kicking the tires real hard on that Ford 800 but truth is, this ia all i really need right now. i just WANT the 800 i found new decals & will be repainting this old work-horse this winter.

http://www.tractorshed.com/gallery/uptest/a5598_sml.jpg

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douglloyd

10-01-2009 06:37:06
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 Re: 8N Boomer in reply to Robert Zack, 09-30-2009 12:09:04  
You guys. All this talk about orange, yaller & green tractors. I had no idea the N forum was so...so..."diverse"?

My neighbors have Kubs and Masseys and they tease the daylights out of me for making do with my 8N.

I just ask them if they expect their tractors to still be in use almost 60 years later

Doug



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