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Has anyone converted their 9n pedals to 8n style. I have been using my 9n a fair bit and had a bad experience with a friends International diesel. Instead of putting the brake on I stepped back on the positrack pedal which is where the 9n brake is. I am concerned that the different pedal configuration is going to make me dangerous on normal tractors. I have heard of a farmer almost driving his cousins 9n through a thrashing floor wall and we speculate it was for the same reason different side. Any thoughts or experiences you would like to share would be welcome.
 

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the common reason a 9n or 8n taking some one througha wall is because they didnt have a over run clutch on their pto. Had the pto turned up and pushed in the clutch with out the over run and that pto will keep turning the transmission regardless of what your doing with the pedals. I learned that the hard way with my 8n while bush hogging.
 
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Seen a picture of one that was done. BIG project. Didn't think to save the pics. I had already sold my 9N. Might search the net and get lucky to find one.
 

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I'm going to pick up a 9n industrial probably next week. I'll get some photos of the brake conversion They had on them. I guess they didn't convert all of them because the farmers still needed the turning brakes for field work.

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The tractor that almost went through the thrashing wall was hooked to a hay wagon. The owner was riding the load and the helping cousin was driving. We think that he was shoving on the left foot peg thinking it was the clutch but eventually he either figured it out or stalled it. After looking at my 9n I think that I could just extend the clutch and right brake pedals and weld a pad on the ends. The left brake pedal would be more problematic although it could be left original since the other two would alleviate the safety concerns.
 

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Kirk, what is the difference between a regular and industrial 9n?
 

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A wise man once said to trade rather than modify. It would be cheaper to trade for an 8-N or NAA than to change the brake pedals. Yes it can be done, bur it ain't worth the trouble. (Learn to drive what you got)
 

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WyattB said:
Kirk, what is the difference between a regular and industrial 9n?
Here are a couple of shots of an industrial. Although not my tractor, from the photo it's about the nicest one I've seen. They were basically used in warehouses and to shuttle stuff between factorys, pull wagons and the military used them. They had no hydraulics, the big bumper with frame and usually a big pintal hook on back, turf tires for the road and no left brake pedal, also the ones I have seen have always have wheel weights on the inside of the rear rim Adding about 400 lbs.

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So were both brakes controled by the right pedal with only a clutch pedal on the left??
 

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Yes, that's correct. There were rods that connected around where the left brake pawl is and then ran under the tractor to the right side so both brakes could be operated from the right brake pedal. You would see it in the photo because of the frame.
 

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WyattB said:
The tractor that almost went through the thrashing wall was hooked to a hay wagon. The owner was riding the load and the helping cousin was driving. We think that he was shoving on the left foot peg thinking it was the clutch but eventually he either figured it out or stalled it. After looking at my 9n I think that I could just extend the clutch and right brake pedals and weld a pad on the ends. The left brake pedal would be more problematic although it could be left original since the other two would alleviate the safety concerns.
remember.. yer left brake can be actuated with the clutch pedal. IE.. hit clutch and at bottom of throw, left brake is engaged.

already setup to do this...
 

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Picked up the 9n industrial with a friend. Here are some photos of the brake pedal. Some Industrials did not have this and the ford industrial kit did not show this. We believe it may have been a sherman option.
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