Farmall Super A, AV, 1939 - 1954
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I got the tractor running good today and the new front tires on it - brandy new tubes and tires from Tucker Tire on eBay - 15" for the Super A - $90 for tubes/tires for both sides. Ribbed for your farming pleasure.
I got up on the road for the first time with it and figured I'd drive to the next house and back to listen to the tranny because I haven't had much chance to operate it in 3rd or 4th.
I put it into 3rd on the way down the road, and everything was fine, it was like most tractors with ag tires and a loader on it going down the pavement in 3rd gear.
Then... I dropped it into 4th. HOLY CROW the thing lit out like a scalded ape! I mean it left scorch marks on the phone poles! Who's bright idea was it to put an overdrive into a farm tractor My hat just about blew off and I found out I've got more play in the steering than I thought I did. I downshifted right quick and made a mental note that I really don't need any more than 3 forward speeds on this tractor
allen i know cwhat you mean. i finally drove my M in fifth gear last month in a field. i wont do that again unless i get a phone call for dinner. i was so used to my cub and i was not used to the speed of the M.
Precision in 4th gear is defined by keeping it in the same zip code!
The road gear and the power gave the A the advantage over the cub around here. The ability to move quickly between fields got more work done. More work, more money. This started the spiral of horsepower and size that lead to tractors under 100 HP being called,"chore" tractors.
I remember when I bought my Super M last year, I had the carb and govenor rebuilt, and I took it for a run on the blacktop, was in forth and thought well i'll try the road gear. Well it gave a real throaty snort and went from about 6 mph to 20 mph in about 4 second's . Well that's as close as i'll come to the star trek voyager . I think i'll stick to forth gear.
Brett (aka Tractorfan1)
1947 Cub, 1948 Cub, 1948 H, 1952 Super M, 1966 806, 1983 Cub Cadet 182, 1974 Cub Cadet 76. Looking for a 1206!!!
boy, I drive my H at top speed for about 12 miles to a show
70 Brockway 361
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