Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    329
    Location
    PA
    Tractor
    2011 JD 110TLB, 2000 John Deere 4300, 1946 Ford 2N, 1979 Cat D3 and 1966 John Deere 450 Dozer

    Default Anyone use a Dearborn loader on their Ford 8N/9N

    I just bought a Dearborn 19-42 loader (jungle gym type) and was wondering if anyone has one or one like it on their Ford N-series. Mine looks to be strong and heavy. I never had a loader on my 2N yet and i am wondering how it will handle it.

  2. #2
    Epic Contributor Soundguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    48,804
    Location
    Central florida
    Tractor
    ym1700, NH7610S, Ford 8N, 2N, NAA, 660, 850 x2, 541, 950, 941D, 951, 2000, 3000, 4000, 4600, 5000, 740, IH 'C' 'H', CUB, John Deere 'B', allis 'G', case VAC

    Default Re: Anyone use a Dearborn loader on their Ford 8N/9N

    It will affect your steering. N's with loaders are pretty much powered wheelbarrows. They can scoop uncompacted materials, and maneuer, snow, etc. They are not a digging machine.

    As I said before.. steering will be tougher. I suggest you get/make a counterweight for the rear end. Most people just get a big plastic tub or barell, and cut a hole in either side and slide a drawbar thru it, seal the holes with duct tape, and then fill it with concrete, Add a method to hook up the toplink. 400-600 pounds helps alot. Also.. you may find that the skinny 4x19 tires either flatten out under a heavy load, or leave 3" deep ruts whereever you drive. 2 easy fixes, and quite a few more involved ones.
    You could get a set of flat or knobby motorcycle tires for the front.. they mount up fine, and you can get them a tad wider/flatter than an oem 3-rib. Second option is to order a new rim.. like a 16" rim, and then you have a wide variety of ag and implement tires that will fit on it. Be carefull. Most implement rims have a small bolt pattern that is the same as the 8n front hub. The 9n/2n has a wide hub, however places like www.just8ns.com DO carry a 16" rim for the 9n/2n.

    Other options are to swap out your front hubs with 8n hubs..

    Here's a pic of the counterweight I made for my 660 with 1 arm loader.

    Soundguy


  3. #3
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    164
    Location
    Nebraska, USA
    Tractor
    Ford 8N, International 454, Farmall M

    Default Re: Anyone use a Dearborn loader on their Ford 8N/9N

    I have a loader that came with my 49 8N. I took it off beacuse I have a loader on my IH 460. I have put it back on a few times to use, I've done snow removal, moving gravel, and other landscaping with it. I've got both sets of rims (16 & 19). Even though it is small - it's a handy thing to have around.

  4. #4
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    329
    Location
    PA
    Tractor
    2011 JD 110TLB, 2000 John Deere 4300, 1946 Ford 2N, 1979 Cat D3 and 1966 John Deere 450 Dozer

    Default Re: Anyone use a Dearborn loader on their Ford 8N/9N

    Do the 19 in work ok on a paved driveway?

  5. #5
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    164
    Location
    Nebraska, USA
    Tractor
    Ford 8N, International 454, Farmall M

    Default Re: Anyone use a Dearborn loader on their Ford 8N/9N

    Don't know - mine isn't paved! They might work a little better on a paved surface - I usually run the 16" when the loader is on.

  6. #6
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    329
    Location
    PA
    Tractor
    2011 JD 110TLB, 2000 John Deere 4300, 1946 Ford 2N, 1979 Cat D3 and 1966 John Deere 450 Dozer

    Default Re: Anyone use a Dearborn loader on their Ford 8N/9N

    I emailed just8ns and they said that they only carry 19in for the 2N/9N.

  7. #7
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    164
    Location
    Nebraska, USA
    Tractor
    Ford 8N, International 454, Farmall M

    Default Re: Anyone use a Dearborn loader on their Ford 8N/9N

    try valu-bilt in Indianola Iowa. They should have rims for 8N.
    I THINK it's: www.valu-bilt.com

  8. #8
    Epic Contributor Soundguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    48,804
    Location
    Central florida
    Tractor
    ym1700, NH7610S, Ford 8N, 2N, NAA, 660, 850 x2, 541, 950, 941D, 951, 2000, 3000, 4000, 4600, 5000, 740, IH 'C' 'H', CUB, John Deere 'B', allis 'G', case VAC

    Default Re: Anyone use a Dearborn loader on their Ford 8N/9N

    He's looking for 16" 9n/2n rims.

    8n rims are easy to find.

    Soundguy

  9. #9
    Epic Contributor Soundguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    48,804
    Location
    Central florida
    Tractor
    ym1700, NH7610S, Ford 8N, 2N, NAA, 660, 850 x2, 541, 950, 941D, 951, 2000, 3000, 4000, 4600, 5000, 740, IH 'C' 'H', CUB, John Deere 'B', allis 'G', case VAC

    Default Re: Anyone use a Dearborn loader on their Ford 8N/9N

    </font><font color="blue" class="small">( I emailed just8ns and they said that they only carry 19in for the 2N/9N. )</font>

    You know what I was thinking of.. welding the centers for yours into blank 16" rims. That's what alot of people do. that or swap hubs.. etc.

    Soundguy

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.