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Re: 8n up-grade

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Ultradog MN

10-27-2013 16:37:35

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You will not regret it.
As TOH says look for pretty much the same things you would when buying an N. Generally, after owning an N you will find them very familiar.
By the X01s they all had the round piston pumps which are pretty reliable but can be rebuilt for under $200 if need be.
I always wanted a 601 instead of an 801 because I didn't need all that extra HP and the 801s are so darned thirsty. If it's a 5 speed you will want to decelerate going down a hill to see if it pops out of 3rd.
3rd got used more than any other and so detents and shift forks wore on them. The 4 speeds are bullet proof but no LPTO on those.
If your 8N has a Sherman and the 01 has a 4 spd I'm pretty sure could transfer it to the new tractor before you sold the N (if you do).
Does the tractor have PS? Once you've had it you will never go back.
If the tractor has a remote hyd valve consider adding a hydraulic top link. No more turning that darned manual one.
We're rooting for you here.

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10-27-2013 18:02:18

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 Re: 8n up-grade in reply to Ultradog MN, 10-27-2013 16:37:35  
I guess that is what my JD 870 is. You can shift with half the clutch. There is a 4" Howe rotary cutter that goes with it. I do not need one, so will try to get him to keep it, or I will sell it with the 8n. Thanks for the heads up FEL.

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10-27-2013 17:23:26

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 Re: 8n up-grade in reply to Ultradog MN, 10-27-2013 16:37:35  
I am going to look tomorrow. He says it has live hydraulics. What is the difference between that and live PTO? My 8n uses little fuel, I hope the 601 is as fuel friendly. I will sell my AC B and maybe the 8n. It has been a good tractor, but has a few leaks.

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10-27-2013 17:34:36

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 Re: 8n up-grade in reply to Ken/Wa, 10-27-2013 17:23:26  
It's a 641 - 4 sp so no lpto, ps or remote valve.
Still ok. Looks like a pretty fair tractor.
Had a loader on it at one time though so look the front end over.
Live hyds are driven off a pump on the right rear of the engine. So any time the engine is running you have Live hyds.
Live pto is a function of the clutch. Has twin input shafts and twin clutch discs. Push the pedal halfway down and the tractor stops but the pto keeps spinning. Press clutch all the way down and pto stops too.
On an N the pto and hyd pump are both controlled by the pto. Step on the clutch and everything stops - tractor, pto AND hyds.
Wont hurt to try to beat him down a little.
You never know...

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