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Need Help on 8020
What did the Serial numbers start with on these tractors?
My books and info I have do not tell me. Anybody know? I
found and photographed this tractor in Ohio. It is serial
number 1001 and has a 1959 date on it. I think it might be
the first one off the line? Any help would be great!!

Re: Need Help on 8020
Here is the best picture of the plate I could get. It shows
the number 1001. I know not to many of these tractors were
built. Nowhere near 1000!! I could be wrong. Just looking
for any info! Thanks Again!!

Re: Need Help on 8020
There's a minor blurb on the 8010 in Randy Leffinwell's book
'Farm Tractors - A Living History'. Randy says the 8010 was
a prototype. Nothing on Serial numbers.
Re: Need Help on 8020
I am not sure about that either? I have several different
books and they all say different things. I have a book
called "American Farm Tractors In The 60's" by Chester
Peterson Jr. & Rod Beemer. On page 39 they talk about the
8010 & 8020. They say that all the 8010's that were made
were recalled back to the factory for a new clutch &
transmission. When they were sent back they were decaled
8020's. The book shows the "first" 8010 off the line that
was used to show to farmers. It was never sold to a farmer
and was used at the plant. It also was the only one never
redone with the Clutch and trans.
At the side of one picture is a small write up. At the
end it states: "Only two 8010's were ever sold east of the
Mississippi River." That means this is one of them!! It
would of been recalled and came back an 8020!! I talked to
the owner. He said his brother-in-law bought it new in '59.
Farmed with it for a few years and then sold it to them.
They sold the 8-bottom plow that came with it. They kept
the 3-point disk. It now just sits in the barn. They no
longer farm with it.
I just want to know if it really is the first one sold!!
It would be nice to know. Thanks Again!!

Re: Need Help on 8020
Everything that I was able to check refers to 8010's
starting at 1000 in 1961. All the oldtimers I talked to said
that the 8010's had a dealer update on the aforementioned
clutch and transmission. When that was completed, the serial
number plate and decals were changed. Rumor has it that
there is one around Saskatoon Sask. that never got the
updates. I imagine there are a few others hidden away that
also missed the updates. I would say that your 8020 could be
the second tractor built, although I cannot confirm whether
the 8010 replaced numbers were the same as the new 8020
Re: Need Help on 8020
The 8020 looks like a forerunner to the John Deere 225 HP
WA-14 and the 280 HP WA-17 that were in existance in the
late 1960's. They both had 855 cubic inches.
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