Re: Tractor cover

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Posted by Tim Daley(MI) on April 06, 2020 at 04:32:24 [URL] [DELETE] :

In Reply to: Tractor cover posted by Roby-Ga on April 04, 2020 at 17:51:19:

First of all, know that YT doesn't make tractor parts. They only sell from a handful of suppliers who sponsor them. next, FORD TRACTOR use to make and sell a Storm Cover, p/n 9N-17049. It was a HD duck bill brown canvas piece, custom fit, with snaps, and designed for indoor and outdoor use. They are no longer made but there was a guy 20 years ago who did replicate them and had them for sale, but he no longer is in business. Also, DENNIS CARPENTER REPRODUCTIONS is the only licensed by FORD supplier who actually manufactures many OEM parts because he owns the original FORD tooling now. Every parts supplier in business today buys his parts and sells them as well, often with a percentage markup value. JUST8Ns founder Don Barkley was Carpenter's QC man when he first started making Ford N parts and both are located in North Carolina. Don's son Derek owns the business now. Both outfits sell a cloth cover, though listed as the same p/n, aren't, they are not like the OEM style custom fit canvas one, SEE LINK - but it is designed for indoor use only as a 'dust cover' and works well if used as such. It will not sustain the outdoor elements for long. That all being said, I bought a standard canvas tarp in 1990 when I got my first 8N and used it to cover with when not in use, both indoors and outdoors. Basic bungy cords kept it in place and from the wind blowing it away. I still have that tarp today and use it to cover my 8N though now it is a barn. It keeps the bird tirds off. When I moved to my new house I kept my 8N outside and tarped, now using a new blue nylon tarp. It worked well too. I bought a 20' x 20' tarp so the entire tractor was covered including the tires so they were protected from UV sunlight and premature tire rot. If you seek outdoor protection, basic blue nylon tarps can be found everywhere, like TSC, Harbor Freight, ACE, Home Depot, et al and you don't need to go to YT.


Tim Daley(MI)

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