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Re: REAR PTO of Ford 8n

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09-14-2013 20:05:44

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That's just the way they are. A set of limit chains can help a little but they require a lot of fiddling each time you want to change the height. One thing that can help a lot (Zane or Hokie-style live hydraulics, which let the hydraulics operated independently of the PTO but cost $500 or so aside) is the Implement Transport Lock Ford (or was it Ferguson?) used to make. It's just a little strut that goes on one of the lift arm pins, and can be swung in so it sets atop the axle housing, keeping the arms from settling when the PTO is disengaged, so as to hold the implement in the transport position (that is to say, up). A spring loaded block off keeps it from deploying when not desired.

Red Rock makes a copy of the original but it is possible to make a simplified version very easily.

I don't often see these on n's, don't know why, as I consider mine indespensible.

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09-14-2013 21:14:43

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 Re: REAR PTO of Ford 8n in reply to kylemorley, 09-14-2013 20:05:44  
Could you send me a photo of yours (block off)?

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09-15-2013 06:00:18

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 Re: REAR PTO of Ford 8n in reply to toddbmobile, 09-14-2013 21:14:43  
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Go to Red Rock Manufacturing click on Products and scroll to the bottom of the page to see the Ferguson Transport Lock.

I have added a live hydraulics kit to my 8N and used to have the same issues as you -- having to get off the tractor, disconnect the drive shaft to the brush mower so that I could safely lift it for the drive home, etc. No more!! Don't want the mower blades turning - turn off the PTO. You still have hydraulics to lift it. Gives you complete control. And, considering safety, the only time my PTO is spinning is when I am mowing (it's the only implement I have that requires the PTO). So, at no other time is there any danger of getting anything caught in the spinning shaft. Before the kit my PTO was always on so I had hydraulics.

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09-15-2013 11:09:55

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 Re: REAR PTO of Ford 8n in reply to mbramble, 09-15-2013 06:00:18  
Ty, since the bush hog is the only time I need it I think I'll try the Red Rock lock.

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09-15-2013 13:22:55

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 Re: REAR PTO of Ford 8n in reply to toddbmobile, 09-15-2013 11:09:55  
I probably ought to mention that there have been rumors, mostly from the Ferguson camp, of axle housings cracked when a heavy implement is allowed to bounce up and down at speed with the lock engaged. It's not something I spend much time worrying about, let alone forgoing using this handy little device, but something to keep in mind when one is barreling down a bumpy dirt road.

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