|NY 986 said: (quoted from post at 09:19:30 01/27/13) I've been to many auctions and enjoy looking through ads but very rarely have I seen what we are talking about. Around here it seems farmers did one of two things. They made do with the existing older outfit or when they considered upgrading the loader they up graded the tractor too. By the 1960's tractors offered features such as high volume hydraulics, power shift, direction reverser, etc. that enhanced loader operation. Some kept the old tractor/ loader combo but more often they were traded off then some residential type bought the old outfit. A few instances some of the older Farmalls received a modern loader because the newer IH 2001 loader readily adapted because the chassis layout was similar to the newer 504, 656, etc..|
Just the first example I found - took about 30 seconds on eBay.Davis Fully Hydraulic Step-Through 8N Loader
Another 30 seconds on Craigslist finds this (overpriced) WM3 about an hour from me. They are easily found if you want one.
This post was edited by TheOldHokie at 05:43:13 01/27/13.