Eberhard Equipment

Earning your trust. Everyday. For 70 years

2013-06-07 08.22.21Eberhard Equipment has been around for many years and has many more years to go.  With that said we still have knowledgeable technicians that remember these old tractors and have no problem repairing them and bringing them back to life.

There is no challenge not worth looking at!

Day In, day out… if the motor runs and the transmission turns,  your tractor is worth repairing.  That’s what we said when we received this 1952 Ford 8N all-purpose small farm tractor.  Our Service department got this unit up and running for normal use and operation and the customer decided to restore the paint job to its original flying colors.

Owner: Bob Pack – Stonefield Development, Coto de Caza

 

History of the Ford 8N Tractor

The Ford 8N was an evolution of the 1940 Ford 2N.  The 8N started it’s production in 1947.  This was also the year the handshake agreement between Henry Ford and Harry Ferguson was ended regarding the three-point hitch.  Ford would continue using the hitch, but would no longer give Harry any money nor would he call it the “Ferguson System” any longer.  This resulted in a lawsuit which eventually awarded Harry Ferguson $10 million or so.  Harry went on to produce the 8N look-alike TO-20 and TO-30 but that is another story in itself… so back to the 8N.  A completely new line of implements (Dearborn) was introduced.  Some of the noticeable differences Between the 9N/2N was the change in lugs from six to eight in the rear wheels, scripted “Ford” logo on the fenders and sides of the hood (reportedly this scripting did not actually start until late 1950) and finally, the absence of the Ferguson System” patch which was no longer displayed under the Ford oval (even though the tractor still used Fergusons three-point hitch).