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Jim SC

09-04-2012 13:48:25

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Holy Cow! If you worked ten hours a day, you averaged 10 acres per hour! You had to be wide open in third gear. I learned to mow with 8N/7ft in the late 40's & early 50's but I had to go at PTO speed in second gear and five acres was not quite ever achieved, if memory serves. Hard seat didn't bother us youngsters then, but have been payin' for it a long time now. (Still have an 8N, but with fancy seat)

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09-04-2012 17:28:32

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 Re: mowed, in reply to Jim SC, 09-04-2012 13:48:25  
three days,fri-sun,part of a fourth.about 3/4 throttle in high range second gear, as soon as i could see,till i couldnt tell where i was with the lights.long days for sure.didnt have to turn much though so that made it go faster,flat ground just rough from the bunch grass.probably could have ran in third if i could have hung on!stopped to fuel up,grease mower,eat and get a little sleep.if i remember correctly i fueled up four times,burning a little less than a gallon an hour.and it started cutting out when i rolled in barn on the fourth tank so about five acres an hour i figure. I bet i have either a new shock on this knoedler seat or a new seat system before i do it again though! spraying is a WHOLE lot faster,but its still too hot here for spray to do much good.supposed to cool off next week,so im hoping the grass will come on a little before winter.been so dry that a lot of the native grass is just now greening up a little.

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09-04-2012 22:10:17

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 Re: mowed, in reply to jackinok, 09-04-2012 17:28:32  
High range second gear on an 8N? Doesn't sound like an 8N as they don't have high or low range.

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09-05-2012 06:51:59

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 Re: mowed, in reply to 8N?, 09-04-2012 22:10:17  
sherman transmission.

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Jim SC

09-05-2012 06:45:31

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 Re: mowed, in reply to 8N?, 09-04-2012 22:10:17  
Lots of 8N's have a Sherman (or Hupp) add-on transmission that make 8 speed or 12 speed N's. They are nice to have in some situations, but I never had the need for one.

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09-05-2012 06:55:56

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 Re: mowed, in reply to Jim SC, 09-05-2012 06:45:31  
mowing is the only time ive used mine. have a creeper transmission in a 2n, might be good for running a trencher or the like but i dont use it very often.

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