The Ford 8N Tractor: Restoring a Classic

In the search for a classic working tractor—one that’s suitable for a small farm, dependable, and easy to restore—look no further than the Ford 8N.



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A rebuilt Ford 8N (right), shown at Ardenwood Historic Farm, a working turn-of-the-century farm in Fremont, California.
PHOTO: RICK FEIBUSCH
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More than half the 8Ns built, including this one, still work for a living.
RICK FEIBUSCH
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Bruce Wyman uses an 8N on his three-acre spread in the Sierra Nevada foothills.
RICK FEIBUSCH
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Dwight Emstrom (center), of Galesburg, Illinois, with family, friends and Ford tractors.
SUCCESSFUL FARMING/GEORGE CEOLLA
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Dwight Emstrom's tractor collection includes this Ford-Ferguson 9N—an 8N predecessor.
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