1949 8N single owner family since new. Totally restored with straight plow and frame; $5500. Peter 603-924-8417 (NH)



1955 Ford 960 S/N 30629 with Ford 6’ flail mower. One owner, always housed, runs good and everything works. Old Kelly loader can go with sale. $3000 obo Hobart. 740-398-0019 (OH)

A 2N Lives in Brooklyn

Andrew Sarno's 2N in Brooklyn

By Andrew Sarno. N-News Winter 2017 Vol. 32 No. 1

My father announced that he was buying a tractor. He brought us over to this giant, rusty piece of iron with cracked rubber tires and declared that we were taking this beast back to Brooklyn with us. We made it home without a hitch and for years my father tinkered and toyed with the tractor until he had fully restored it. Nearly twenty years after inheriting the tractor, I finally understand. I now have an appreciation for things from the past that move more slowly. Continue reading

Seize The Day

Seize the Day Regular readers of the N-News know I always have a pile of books I’m working my way through. Some are oriented towards tractors, motors and biographies of people involved in these areas. But I also read with the goal of finding some deeper meaning, both philosophical and aesthetic. Sometimes it’s possible to glimpse those goals through the books I review in the magazine, such as the two black and white photo books of barns in this issue, which offer a sense of place and history. This past quarter, I have been spending time reading Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by author and surgeon Atul Gawande. If you haven’t heard of him, I encourage … Continue reading



Golden jubilee1953 GOLDEN JUBILEE with rare live pto option. Parade, Show or Field ready. Over $4000 in parts; $7500. Trades considered; more photos avail. Larry 406-461-1730 (MT)



steel wheelsComplete set of STEEL WHEELS for a 2N war years. Nearly unused and in excellent shape from arid Western Montana (no rust); $1200. 27 miles west of Missoula, MT. John Local pick up only. 406-626-4700 (MT)



trader-812-663-48471961 Ford 6000. Runs, drives good. Shifts all 10 gears, 2 reverse, single key rear axles, accumulator works, newer old style tires. Dennis 812-663-4847 (IN)