I worked for Ford Tractor & Implements Company in Billings, Montana, and then transferred to Los Angeles, California. I enjoyed the Ford tractor line because it was far advanced over all others.
I found this 1948 Ford 8N in a mess and it was crying for help. I hauled it home and started the restoration process. It took me about three years of part time work, buying Steiner parts to get it back in good working order and good appearance.
It now has good metal, no rust, good paint, new headlights, new front bumper and a carrier on the 3-point hitch for carrying riders in parades. I live on sandy soil so I put high flotation tires on the front. The tractor still has it’s 6-volt electric system. It’s happy to “show & tell” once the ignition key is turned on. It has it’s own parking space in my tractor barn.
Thank you Steiner people for good service and good tractor parts.
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