8n backhoe?

Discussion in 'Ford / New Holland' started by kdtranch, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. kdtranch

    kdtranch New Member

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    Dec 18, 2010
    Has anyone had a backhoe on an 8n? I may buy a 1952 8n and would like to put one on if possible. It already has a loader and a backblade. Also any idea on the value of this tractor? Thanks, KD
     
  2. tractor beam

    tractor beam ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2010
    Priest River, Idaho
    Unless you got a really good deal on both, you'd be better off and have something that could really perform by buying a regular used hoe off craigslist. I've seen some nice hoes from the 1970s and 80s for under $10,000. You'll be spending about half that at least and will likely be breaking things as I don't believe these have the subframes on them intended for backhoe attachments. Not knocking the Ford N series, just saying that there are better choices out there for a backhoe.
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2010

  3. tractor beam

    tractor beam ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2010
    Priest River, Idaho
    Kdtranch, did you buy it? Just wondering.:D
     
  4. kdtranch

    kdtranch New Member

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    Dec 18, 2010
    No I did'nt, thanks for asking. I am going to have to wait a while for $$$ reasons! At least I can take my time and wait for a good deal to come along. Happy new year! Ken
     
  5. tractor beam

    tractor beam ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2010
    Priest River, Idaho
    I've sure seen some great deals around here, but same thing for me at this time, no money! Happy New years to you too!
     
  6. kdtranch

    kdtranch New Member

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    Dec 18, 2010
    That is an interesting looking springer spaniel!!! :D
     
  7. Ken N Tx

    Ken N Tx Retired

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    Sep 20, 2003
    IMHO, loaders and backhoes are not the greatest for the N ..