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    Default Top Three Vintage Tractors

    What are three tractors that made a difference in farming? Me and the boys at the coop-op were comparing different one and here were my picks;

    Ford 8n

    JD 4020

    IH 1066

    what would you pick?

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    The JD4020 is what I have heard was the best ever made in farm tractors.
    I used to do the Hokey Pokey but I turned myself around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whistlepig View Post
    The JD4020 is what I have heard was the best ever made in farm tractors.
    8n my is a 48 and still go

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    They all made a difference.

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    Default Re: Top Three Vintage Tractors

    They were all better than a horse

    And I agree, they ALL made a difference. Just whatever the farmers preference was for the task at hand is what he purchased.

    A lot bought the 4020. Some the 1066, others bought the MM G1000, D21, etc. They all did the job and it is hard to say that one would make more of a difference than the other.
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    Default Re: Top Three Vintage Tractors

    John Deere D, Cockshutt 30 and John Deere's "New Generation" tractors introduced in the early 60s.

    The D had the longest run of any model of John Deere tractor; the styled and unstyled versions ran from March 1, 1923 until July 3, 1953 for a total of about 160,000 units. The Model D becoming the foundation of the extensive John Deere tractor two cylinder line.

    The Cockshutt 30 was the first production tractor built in Canada from 1946 - 1957 with a run of 37,328 units. It was the first production tractor with a live PTO system.

    I list John Deere's "New Generation" tractors as my third choice simply because it was that line of farm tractors that evolved into the standard all other farm tractors would be measured by. If I had to chose a particular one of the "New Generation" tractors as my third choice, it would be the 4010.

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    i would almost say 9n instead of 8n, since it cme out in 39 and had that new fangled draft sensing 3pt.

    soundguy

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    Number 1 is the original fordson. Number 2 would be the allis chalmers model u. Then the 9-n

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    The factory built some serious tractors then, My old 8n still to this day runs the family truck farm, while the JD handles the hay operation. When I am looking at these new compacts I wonder how many will be around.

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