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Ford 9N, 2N & 8N Discussion Forum
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Re: why is the axle weak?

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Royse

01-26-2013 16:10:00
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I might be bucking the tide here Wes, but I don't think they're weak.

I think they're abused, and they've held up to that abuse for 60+ years.

Guys throw a FEL loader on there and the next time they grease anything is

when the wheel falls off or the center pivot is so worn that the axle cracks a
distributor cap.

To fix that, they weld a nut on top of the axle so it can't move that far.

They are lighter duty than the newer models, no doubt there, but they've
been around far to long and held up to many uses they were not intended
for to be classified as "weak" in my book.

Good preventive maintenance will keep one in service for another 60 years.

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Wes(MI)

01-27-2013 02:13:53
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 Re: why is the axle weak? in reply to Royse, 01-26-2013 16:10:00  
Royse & everyone else,

I'm not agreeing or disagreeing on the suitability of these tractors for various tasks. I've just never seen a collective discussion/opinions as to why & what the flaws are for the axle. It's better than getting not suitable, or to weak without much of an explanation as to why. There's a vast amount of knowledge/experience here, on this board. I'm an inquisitive person that likes to know the reason behind things. And sometimes my curiosity gets the better of me. So, thank you everyone for your knowledge, I do greatly appreciate it.

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Bulldozer

01-27-2013 06:45:31
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 Re: why is the axle weak? in reply to Wes(MI), 01-27-2013 02:13:53  
Please read my previous post on the front axle strength.

The numbers will show that the front axle is not safe for extra vertical loads from add on implements applied at the center axle pin hole for load over 400#.

That is the basic reason.

Imagine the result ,if the front axle fractured from lifting a load of gravel with the bucket in the fully raised position.

In my opinion the front axle is not inherently weak for the original purpose of the tractor.

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