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Re: 8N and last hay cutting

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11-09-2012 06:13:29

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Ultradog , I have seen here about the more weight on an 8-N. Can you explain what is the reasoning? Too much traction putting more strain in rear gears? Respectfully joe

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11-09-2012 08:02:13

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 Re: 8N and last hay cutting in reply to old-9, 11-09-2012 06:13:29  
I don't have an N owners manual here so can't say what the specs are for them.

I do have a 3 cylinder 2/3/4000 owners manual and in it they give maximum weights for those tractors.

On a 2000 rear axle which is the lightest of the 3 they give the max rear ballast - including cast iron and fluid as 2300 lbs total.

Now a 2000 rear axle is significantly heavier than an N or Jube and IMO the splined axle/hub configuration is not as robust as a solid axle would be. I suppose if you aren't ram rodding your tractor - and - if you keep the big nuts on the end of the axle tight you'd be ok. But over ballasting should be a consideration.
Don't get me wrong here as I am a big fan of ballast. Without it you can NOT put full horsepower to the ground. Plus, adding ballast makes your tractor more stable on side hills, etc.



Edit: I don't think you'll hurt the gears much on an N by over ballasting. They are probably plenty stout for your 30+/- hp engine.

On a Jube with the 42+/- Red Tiger engine but the same rear end it might be a factor.
This post was edited by Ultradog MN at 08:07:31 11/09/12.

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11-09-2012 08:58:56

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 Re: 8N and last hay cutting in reply to Ultradog MN, 11-09-2012 08:02:13  
Thanks I will look in my 8-N manual and see if I can find a referance. For the record my jubilee/ loader tractor I have the pie weights and also the axel weights. So far haven't had any problems and I use ( read overload) my loader 3 to 7 days a week, that said I run at slow speed and take it easy.

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