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cub vs 8n?

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12-10-2003 12:53:10

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I am new to antique tractors and looking for some feedback. I would like a tractor for snow removal, grass cutting, general yard and farm work and any thing else implements let me do. Maybe a more common model with parts and implements available. I have been looking at the farmall cub and ford 8n. Any recomendations? Thanks

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Mark in MO

12-11-2003 11:26:16

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 Re: cub vs 8n? in reply to andrew, 12-10-2003 12:53:10  
Andrew, If you want someyhing to mow with, the Cub with a Woods belly mower is very handy. But for other jobs the Cub is too under powered. I think they are only about 9 HP, and changing equiptment is somewhat of a pain. I not a fan of the N series Fords, too pricey for what you get. For a good all around tractor, I'd look at a WD/WD45, D14-D15 Allis Chalmers,a B John Deere, or a H Farmall. All of these are very good tractors and parts are still available.
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Mark Hill

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Robert in Dixie

12-11-2003 14:08:30

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 Re: Re: cub vs 8n? in reply to Mark in MO, 12-11-2003 11:26:16  
Mark is right, You are looking at 1800 to 2500 for a decent cub and the 8n will be in the 2500 to 3500 dollar range. You can find an good running Allis WD for 1200 or less and have a whole lot more tractor. With all the money saved, you can spend on implements or another tractor. If you are married, please disregard last statement.

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12-11-2003 07:48:15

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 Re: cub vs 8n? in reply to andrew, 12-10-2003 12:53:10  
We live at a place where we have 9 acres, and I have 2 8'Ns. I have several other tractors, but
the N's are the ones that do everything that I need to do. They are easy to get parts for but not a good tractor to put a loader on. Without the loader, you don't need power steering. They are easy to get off and on, and the low center off gravity is a plus on uneven ground. I would not recommend the 9n's or 2n's, these tractors were made before 1947. The 3 point feature is nice to have.

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Red Dave

12-11-2003 05:45:38

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 Re: cub vs 8n? in reply to andrew, 12-10-2003 12:53:10  
I love my Farmall's, but comparing a Cub to an 8N is apples to oranges, two very different tractors made for two very different purposes. For your purpose, I think you would be happier with the 8N.

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Don LC

12-10-2003 22:22:31

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 Re: cub vs 8n? in reply to andrew, 12-10-2003 12:53:10  
If you are going to mow the lawn and want to work a garden, pull a small trailer, the cub cant be beat.....If you are going to play farmer and do larger projects go with the 8n.....

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12-10-2003 17:21:53

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 Re: cub vs 8n? in reply to andrew, 12-10-2003 12:53:10  
I agree with the other guys a Ford 8N will do more work, double the HP of a cub and double the weight too.

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12-10-2003 14:26:33

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 Re: cub vs 8n? in reply to andrew, 12-10-2003 12:53:10  

Look a little more. For the same or a little more money you can get a 600 or 800 series ford tractor with live pto and live hydraulics. A little larger tractor than the 8N but with more horsepower and just as nimble. But don't stop at the fords, there are alot of 30 to 40 HP tractors built in the 60's and 70's that have many good features and are reasonaby priced.

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12-10-2003 14:25:26

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 Re: cub vs 8n? in reply to andrew, 12-10-2003 12:53:10  
Even though I am partial to the red ones, I would say that what you are wanting to use the tractor for, the 8n would be the way to go.

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12-10-2003 13:23:38

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 Re: cub vs 8n? in reply to andrew, 12-10-2003 12:53:10  
Farmall cub = 10-12 horsepower.

8N = 22-25 horsepower.

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12-10-2003 13:07:02

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 Re: cub vs 8n? in reply to andrew, 12-10-2003 12:53:10  
Go with an 8n, Much more versitale, Easier to get parts,more power,3pt hitch,Safer

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