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tractor gal

09-12-2020 18:12:45




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Ok, I need to know the trick. My 2n needs a new gear shift boot and I can't get it on. I have pushed, pulled, stretched, pleaded with it...no good. I don't want to use a screwdriver under the lip because I'm afraid I'll make a hole or tear it.

What is the trick to get this little puppy on?

This forum has saved me time and time again...I hope this time will have the same outcome. :-)

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Caryc

09-13-2020 11:40:49




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 Re: Gear shift boot in reply to tractor gal, 09-12-2020 18:12:45  
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When I got this MF202, there were no rubber boots on the levers. The PO just cut the bottoms out of a couple plastic pop bottles and put them on upside down. He finished off the installation with a bunch of duct tape to hold them in place. I really wish I had taken a picture of that mess.
I put the correct rubber boots on them and also made two covers for them.

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tractor gal

09-13-2020 11:24:08




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 Re: Gear shift boot in reply to tractor gal, 09-12-2020 18:12:45  
All good info from everyone above and I thank you. I'm going to "cook" tomorrow. It's been so long since I bought the boot, I don't know the product number.

This little baby doesn't sit out entirely in the sun but it is exposed to the East. Putting that plastic pipe on it is genius! I've got enough plastic pipe around here to share with everyone...was doing a project that ultimately fizzled. :-( I'm going to get a cap and do it. Thanks a lot for that, too.

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Caryc

09-13-2020 09:00:18




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 Re: Gear shift boot in reply to tractor gal, 09-12-2020 18:12:45  
Forgot to tell you, the parts are readily available at Home Depot.



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Caryc

09-13-2020 08:57:55




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 Re: Gear shift boot in reply to tractor gal, 09-12-2020 18:12:45  
Ya gots ta cook em' first like the guys said above. When I tried to put a new one on my 8N, I struggled with it for so long, I thought it was actually impossible. Then I found out from these guys about heating it. I never would have thought it possible that it would become so pliable that it could actually be turned inside out but it did.
Once you do get it on, here's a tip on protecting it from the weather. A simple piece of plastic pipe and a cap and you've got a slip on cover. This will keep it from rotting in that nasty old sun if your tractor has to sit out in the weather.

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Bruce (VA)

09-13-2020 04:53:45




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 Re: Gear shift boot in reply to tractor gal, 09-12-2020 18:12:45  
One size does NOT fit the 9/2N as well as the 8N. The part number for the 2/9N boot is 9N7277. The part number for the 8N boot is 8N7277 .

Different part numbers because they are different sizes.



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tractorguy2

09-12-2020 21:57:54




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 Re: Gear shift boot in reply to tractor gal, 09-12-2020 18:12:45  
You may have the wrong boot. Most parts houses list the same boot as fitting the 9n,2n, and 8n tractor. That is not correct. The 9n and 2n use a boot with a larger hole. I use the boot for a ferguson 30 on my 9n.Goes on much easier.



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Royse

09-12-2020 19:33:38




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 Re: Gear shift boot in reply to tractor gal, 09-12-2020 18:12:45  
Just what the guys have said. I put one on today.

Boiled it in water, turned the bottom lip up/inside out,
slid it on the shifter and rolled it down where it needed to be.

Then let it cool in place before you move the shifter.



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tractor gal

09-12-2020 18:45:43




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 Re: Gear shift boot in reply to tractor gal, 09-12-2020 18:12:45  
Wonderful info, Den! I never would've thought of that. Mitchford mentioned to turn it wrong side out and roll it down. The two of those together should do the trick. Thanks a bunch.



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HCooke

09-13-2020 05:55:42




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 Re: Gear shift boot in reply to tractor gal, 09-12-2020 18:45:43  
After you get it on, I find I sometimes need to use a cable tie cinched tightly around the bottom lip to keep it in place.



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Michford

09-12-2020 18:33:27




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 Re: Gear shift boot in reply to tractor gal, 09-12-2020 18:12:45  
What Den said, and I think I turned mine inside out and rolled it down and on.



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Den N Ms

09-12-2020 18:25:16




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 Re: Gear shift boot in reply to tractor gal, 09-12-2020 18:12:45  
Oh I forgot ,use some dish soap to lube it.



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Den N Ms

09-12-2020 18:18:46




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 Re: Gear shift boot in reply to tractor gal, 09-12-2020 18:12:45  
tractor gal,Boil it in a pan of water,then put it on while it is still hot.The hotter the better,ware gloves.



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