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A Rare Beauty in the Snow: 1951 Ford 8N with Dearborn Snowplow

Jan 08, 2010

This tractor was featured for the month of January in the 2010 Classic Farm Tractor Calendar.

When it’s snowing and blowing in his neck of the woods, owner Steve Parker can barely keep from smiling. The reason is obvious–this ’51 Ford 8N with a rare Dearborn snowplow is raring to go in the snow. It’s a hybrid of sorts, because the tractor came from Iowa, the V-plow from Minnesota, the mounted frame from Illinois, the Bombardier tracks from Wisconsin, and the steel cab from Ohio. The 1951 8N, considered a late version of this best-selling Ford model, featured the flat-head 4-cyl. engine, 119 cu. in. producing 26 PTO hp. It has Ford script fenders and a side-mount distributor.


Owner: Steve Parker

Mahomet, Illinois


Steve is a Ford tractor enthusiast, an active board member of Ford/Fordson Collectors Association as well as a member of the I & I Club. His extensive collection includes implements and memorabilia of the red/gray era of Ford and Dearborn.


The I & I Club hosted the 20th anniversary reunion the Classic Farm Tractor Calendar this past July.


The world-famous Classic Farm Tractor Calendar from Classic Tractor Fever is in its 21st year of publication with the 2010 calendar available now. They have calendars, videos, books, and much, much, more. Click here to visit their online shop.

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Anyone know anymore about this cab? If you do please email me at,
Thanks joe
9:12 PM May 26th
dave johnson
would like to see more pictures
on how the 1951 ford 8n with
the dearborn snowplow works as this has been center some interesting conversations at
9:48 PM Jan 8th
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