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Zane Thang for 9-N and 2-N

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Fritz Maurer

09-07-2012 18:28:44

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Any body ever install one of these things? I'm hesitant to spend the money because I don't see any thing on that lift that you can do "in a few minutes" as his website claims. It would be nice to mow with position control, But if I have to strip the tractor down, I'd just as soon mow with something else. Thanks,Fritz

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09-10-2012 10:14:54

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 Re: Zane Thang for 9-N and 2-N in reply to Fritz Maurer, 09-07-2012 18:28:44  
Another satisfied customer here, got one for my 9N many years ago (maybe a "first edition" Thang?). Easy to install and it works as advertised.

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09-09-2012 05:43:52

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 Re: Zane Thang for 9-N and 2-N in reply to Fritz Maurer, 09-07-2012 18:28:44  

The price is $95.00 including shipping

Price outside the USA is $112.50 including shipping

August 28, 1999 By Zane Sherman 2824 Renfroe Road Talladega Al. 35160 I DO ACCEPT PAYPAL

Position control for the hydraulic lift on the 9N/2N Ford tractor and the TO, TE, TEA Etc, Ferguson tractors.
The 9N/2N came with constant draft hydraulics and at the time this was the state of the art in tractor hydraulics. This feature however did not incorporate position or height control of the implements.

My device the ZANE THANG gives the Ferguson system this feature without any change to the original equipment on the tractor.
I noticed that you have a tractor with the Ferguson lift system “Ferguson system” which does not incorporate the option of POSITION CONTROL. I have invented an add on device that will give position control with no modification of the original lift or any component of the tractor and thought that you might be interested in seeing the particulars. It is mounted on the exterior of the tractor and does not require going inside the lift at all.

Ask some of the guys on the N board on Yesterday’s tractors or look back to the end of August or the middle of Sept. About the “ZANE THANG” Position control for the 9N 2N and TO Ferguson. All these tractors have what is commonly known as the Ferguson system.


The ZANE THANG device comes with assembly instructions and pictures strictly for the purpose of instruction for installation and are not to be reproduced or published. All printed material furnished is copyrighted. I do not furnish pictures of the device except for instructional purposes. Everyone has been gracious enough to honor my wishes as of today. That should tell you something about people who own Ford tractors! :O)

Nothing has to be altered to install the attachment to allow you to have position control on the 9N 2N or TO 20 etc. It bolts onto the outside onto the existing components. It takes only minutes to install with a few common hand tools. It will hold a boom pole, bush hog or any other implement in the position where you put it and will not drift either up or down until you move the control handle just as you normally would if it were an 8N with Henry’s position control.

The original control handle is used to operate the lift from the seat just as it is from the factory. The only difference being that now you will be able to control the height or position of the implement positively.

The draft control will still be effective with the attachment installed. Just set the stop block supplied and it will return to the set depth you are wanting to plow. I have one on my TO 20 and I just get excited every time I go out to use the tractor now. I have had this old girl for 34 years and always had to have chains and bars etc. to use my hay rake or draw bar when pulling the trailer etc. Now all I have to do is move the original touch control handle up or down just as you would on an 8N and put the lift where you want it and it stays there.
This option is especially nice when using a bush hog, a snow plow, a box blade, an angle blade, post hole digger or any other implement that requires infinite height control of the lift arms.

You take your hand off the control handle and the lift stays where it is put as long as the engine and pump is running. There is no interference with the draft control. It will work just the same as before. However the quadrant stop for the draft control depth adjustment that is attached to the slot in the quadrant must be removed as it is no longer needed for draft as it will work with the setting of the device.


I am now shipping my position control attachment designed for the 9/2N Ford and the “T” Ferguson tractors etc.

The price is $95.00 in the USA. This includes the shipping. Shipping outside the US is extra and the price is $ 112.50 US dollars. And also includes the shipping costs.

Just send a money order or a personal check and let me know when and where you want it shipped. I will wait till the check clears the bank before I ship. I will ship the money order the next working day.
If you are not satisfied just ship it back to me in good working order and I will refund your money less the shipping charges.

The device is completely guaranteed to do what I say it will and to your satisfaction or I will return your money less the shipping charges plus five dollars for handling if returned with in 30 days of the sale when I receive the unit back in good condition.

Over 600 units sold all over the English speaking world with lots of positive feedback.
See my other devices for the N Ford tractors at

My address is

Zane Sherman
2824 Renfroe Road
Talladega Al. 35160.
Phone 256 268 2327


If you should decide to use Paypal I can ship the next working day. Just email me and I'll send you a Paypal request for money. My email address is –

My email address is –

A money order will be fine. Just takes longer to get to me.

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09-08-2012 12:01:03

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 Re: Zane Thang for 9-N and 2-N in reply to Fritz Maurer, 09-07-2012 18:28:44  
I don't have once since I have an 8N but I did buy Zane's jig. He is a great guy in the 'N' community. I have never read anything but positive comments about the Zane Thang. If you are concerned about what it does and what is involved, drop him an e-mail....

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don t. - 9n180179

09-08-2012 11:53:54

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 Re: Zane Thang for 9-N and 2-N in reply to Fritz Maurer, 09-07-2012 18:28:44  
I am another very satisified customer.
It took me 30 minutes to install, mostly cuz I over analize everything. No need to tear stuff apart, simple easy to install. Best $'s I've spent on my 2N. ...don t. ....

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Dell (WA)

09-08-2012 07:32:46

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 Re: Zane Thang for 9-N and 2-N in reply to Fritz Maurer, 09-07-2012 18:28:44  
Fritz........gitt-itt. Ittza simple 15-min installation. Because it is so simple, Zane asked NO ONE to post pictures of it. Trust me, it works .........Dell

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Mark Z

09-08-2012 06:18:17

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 Re: Zane Thang for 9-N and 2-N in reply to old, 09-07-2012 18:28:44  
Like everyone says it works great, easy to install on my 47 2N you won't be sorry> Mark Z

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Stockdale Dave

09-07-2012 19:32:01

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 Re: Zane Thang for 9-N and 2-N in reply to Fritz Maurer, 09-07-2012 18:28:44  
I bought one years ago for my 46 model 2N. Works exceptionally more fighting the level of the shredder. Highly recommended.

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09-07-2012 19:01:47

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 Re: Zane Thang for 9-N and 2-N in reply to Fritz Maurer, 09-07-2012 18:28:44  
I have one on my '45. Nothing phony about it. Installs in less than 15 min and works better than the position control on any of my 8Ns!

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09-07-2012 18:58:33

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 Re: Zane Thang for 9-N and 2-N in reply to Fritz Maurer, 09-07-2012 18:28:44  
They work , work well. You'll be surprised at how simple they are and how effective they are. You won't be sorry.


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Bob Harvey

09-07-2012 18:47:23

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 Re: Zane Thang for 9-N and 2-N in reply to Fritz Maurer, 09-07-2012 18:28:44  
Guess you haven't researched this too much. Check the 'Archives'. I, personally haven't used the product (I no longer have an 'N' of any type), BUT, the 'gizmo' has RAVE reevyooos. b

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09-07-2012 18:44:32

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 Re: Zane Thang for 9-N and 2-N in reply to George Marsh, 09-07-2012 18:28:44  
I have one. They work as advertised.
Bolt on the outside in a matter of minutes.

Extremely simple, but slick!

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