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post #1 of 17 Old 06-02-2008, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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My Tractor Split in Half!!

Well actually I was the one who did it. This was my past weekend project. I had to pull out the hydraulic pump from my Ford 8N so I could have it rebuilt.

These are pretty easy tractors to work on and IF things have went right all I would have had to do was unbolt and slide the PTO back out of the rear diff and pull the bolts that hold pump into the bottom of the hydraulic housing.

Things didn't go as planed as you can see. The PTO shaft would not come out of course. So I started pulling things apart (aka splitting the tractor). Then I could get to the PTO shaft which runs threw the center of the hydraulic pump. Still couldn't pound it out of the pump due to the fact that the splines on the shaft were a little tweeked and twisted.

Long story short I had to torch my PTO shaft in half, little more work and a little more money unfortunately. That's what you get with a Ford that's 50 plus years old and worked all it's life.






Pump with shaft still in it, not good.

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Those tractors are kick ***, i still use one to mow every week. In fact its the only piece of equipment i can count on! Guess i know who to get ahold of if i need to work on it.
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Pfft on that ol' 8n! If it ain't red, leave it in the shed! That's REALLY a blue tractor....it just wanted to be like a Massey or an IH lol





just teasin....

Is it the 8n or 9n that you have to get an adapter for the pto shaft?

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Those tractors are kick ***, i still use one to mow every week. In fact its the only piece of equipment i can count on! Guess i know who to get ahold of if i need to work on it.
They're fun little tractors to work on, simple design, and will last forever it taken care of, anytime you need some help give me a shout.

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Pfft on that ol' 8n! If it ain't red, leave it in the shed! That's REALLY a blue tractor....it just wanted to be like a Massey or an IH lol





just teasin....

Is it the 8n or 9n that you have to get an adapter for the pto shaft?
As far as the adapter goes you must mean an adapter for the original size pto shaft up to the standard.

The 8n, 9n, and 2n all came with a 1 1/8 diameter on the end of the pto shaft and the standard of course is 1 3/8 now.

You can either get a straight adapter to go up in size, or most people use an overrunning clutch(which also goes up in size) to run any implement on these tractors. You probably know but the N series pto is driven directly of the trans and if you are running a bushhog or anything that rotates and you push the clutch in the trans and the tractor will still move a little because of the inertia of the implement. So the overrunning clutch solves that.

I'm going to buy an 1 3/8 pto shaft to replace mine, these are generally a lot stronger.

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Its always weird to see a tractor split in half lol, saw a couple last week at work, its different lol

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Shoulda bought an Allis!!!

Just kidding.... they don't make them like they used to, do they??

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Sucks about all the extra effort!

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Well I figured what the heck, I'll post a follow up.

Got the Hydraulic pump back, had to buy a new PTO shaft(I upgraded to the standard 1 3/8in), and over running clutch to go with the bigger PTO shaft, 5 gals on hydraulic oil, and a few gaskets.

Sad thing is the rebuild on the hydraulic pump was a lot more money than I intended, it basically had to get all new internal because the shaft didn't want to come out of the pump, which is why the cost went up. It ran me 800 with all the other parts and the labor to do the pump.

Anyway it took me about 4 hrs to button it all back together, and what do you know the hitch holds like a rock now. I even gave her a run at the bush hog for the first time this year.

I love my "other" ford.








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MBRP Exhaust 4in
AFE Stage II
33in Toyo MTs
DP Tuned Stock, HI, 40t, 60t, 80t, 80e, 120r, 140ex
6.0 Trans Cooler
08 Tow Mirrors

Too much mud

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