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picked these today 8N & 414

Postby Boss Hog » Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:44 pm

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Re: picked these today 8N & 414

Postby Super A » Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:16 pm

Heck of it is, one would probably get more for the 8N than the B-414 and the 414 is the better tractor IMO. You couldn't give me a flatcar load of those redbellies.....

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Re: picked these today 8N & 414

Postby Donegal Cub » Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:35 pm

Hi Boss,
8N looks to be in good shape, always liked that little tractor, and there are quite a good many of them in Ireland. Don't know enough about the 414 to comment.
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Re: picked these today 8N & 414

Postby Buzzard Wing » Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:29 pm

Donegal, I think Ford made them in Ireland for a time. Surely they made tractors there, but not sure about 8N. They are good stout tractors, but heck, I like yeller Cubs too.

Only saw a 414 once, it was parked. Nice looking tractor, but I bet the 8N is cheaper to keep going. If you need a loader, the Ford wins in that department too.
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Re: picked these today 8N & 414

Postby Denny Clayton » Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:10 am

Boss, you're getting to be quite the Ford guy. I started tractor driving at 3 years old on a Ford, long before driving the Super M. 8) If truth be known, I still have a Ford in the back corner of the barn. :shock:
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Re: picked these today 8N & 414

Postby Boss Hog » Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:17 pm

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Re: picked these today 8N & 414

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Re: picked these today 8N & 414

Postby JackF » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:10 am

I see you have the oil drain pan under the Ford to catch the oil leaks…. I had to say something bad about Fordsred is in my blood :P … just kidding… it looks like you found some good tractors.
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Re: picked these today 8N & 414

Postby Donegal Cub » Sun Dec 22, 2013 2:57 pm

Hi Buzzard Wing yes Ford did make tractors in Ireland from 1927 - 1933 and then its whole production and assembly was moved to Dagenham in England in '33. the Ford N series went into production in 1939 - '54, so none were made in Ireland. In fact the Ford N 8 came on stream in 1947 and was the cause of the major split between Ford & Ferguson, resulting in a settlement in favour of Ferguson, after a long and protracted court case, to the tune of 10 Million Dollars. So making the Ford 8 N a very famous tractor indeed. Happy Christmas to all you fantastic guys on the Cub Forum/ :{_}:
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Re: picked these today 8N & 414

Postby Buzzard Wing » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:57 am

Yep, Ford got caught 'stealing' Ferguson's three point hitch. Farming would have been a lot different if the 3 point and IH's Fast Hitch had not been proprietary.
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