Ford 8N

Ford 8NThe Ford 8N is a 2WD utility tractor from the N series. This tractor was manufactured by the Ford in Highland Park, Michigan, USA from 1947 to 1952. The Ford 8N is equipped with 2.0 L, four-cylinders gasoline engine and one of two transmissions: constant mesh transmission with 4 forward and 1 reverse gear or Sherman combination transmission with 12 forward and 3 reverse gears.

The Ford 8N utility tractor used 2.0 L, 1,981 cm2, (120 cu·in) four-cylinders gasoline engine with 81.0 mm (3.19 in) of cylinder bore and 95.0 mm (3.74 in) of piston stroke. This engine produced 27.7 PS (20.4 kW; 27.4 HP) at rpm of PTO horsepower. The engine used L-head design with 2 valves per cylinder (8 in total); cast alloy statically and dynamically balanced crankshaft; aluminum alloy pistons and full-floating piston pins.

The Ford 8N is equipped with mechanical (ball-net gear) steering, manual drum brakes, open operator station and 37.9 liters (10 US gal.; 8.3 Imp. gal) fuel tank and one gallon in reserve tank.

Ford 8N Specifications

General Specifications
Model Ford 8N
Length 2,920 mm (115 in)
Width 1,640 mm (64.6 in)
Height 1,380 mm (54.3 in)
Wheel base 1,770 mm (69.7 in)
Weight 1,833 kg (4041.1 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity 37.9 liters (10 US gal.; 8.3 Imp. gal)
Battery 6V 80A
Cabin type Open operator station
Engine model Ford
Engine type Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, inline
Cylinders 4
Fuel type Gasoline
Displacement 2.0 L, 1,981 cm2, (120 cu·in)
Bore and stroke 81.0 mm X 95.0 mm (3.19 in X 3.74 in)
Compression ratio 6.0:1, 6.5:1, 6.7:1
Horsepower 27.7 PS (20.4 kW; 27.4 HP)
Torque 124.8 N·m (12.7 kg·m, 92 ft·lb) at 1,500 rpm
Starter Electric
Oil capacity: 5.7 L (6.02 US. qt, 5.02 Imp. qt.)
Coolant capacity: 11.4 L (12.05 US. qt, 10.03 Imp. qt.)
Transmission and chassis
Chassis 4×2 2WD
Steering type Mechanical (ball-net gear)
Brakes Manual drum
Transmission model
Transmission type Constant mesh
Gears 4 forward and 1 reverse
Speed Forward: 21.9 kmh (13.6 mph) Reverse: 9.8 (6.1 mph)
Transmission oil capacity 18.9 L (19.97 US. qt, 16.63 Imp. qt.)
Transmission model
Transmission type Sherman combination transmission
Gears 12 forward and 3 reverse
Speed Forward: 37.2 kmh (23.1 mph) Reverse: 16.5 (10.3 mph)
Front tires Ag: 4.00-19; 6.00-16
Rear tires Ag: 10-28; 11.2-28
Three-Point Hitch
Caterogy I
Control type
Lift capacity 362 kg (798 lbs)
PTO (Power take-off shaft)
Rear PTO type Transmission
Rear PTO spped 545 rpm
Hydraulic system
Hydraulic type
Hydraulic capacity 18.9 L (19.97 US. qt, 16.63 Imp. qt.)
Pressure 1700 psi (117.2 bar)
Pump flow 2.85 gpm (10.8 lpm)
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