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Farmall Super A, AV, 100, 130, & 140 1939 - 1973

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A vs. Super A

Postby kxt710 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:38 pm

I am looking for a larger tractor than my cub. My main function will be cutting about 2 acres of grass every other week and mowing about 4 acres of pastures once a month. I am also interested in getting cultivators and a drag to revitalize my pastures this coming spring. I am a bit confused on what I can attach to an A or Super A - I see some ads that say they come with a 3 point hitch (see attached photo). Will this hitch fit all the standard 3 point hitches out there? I seem to remember reading someplace that some cub mowers will fit an A but not a Super A. Can anyone shed some light on the subject?
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Re: A vs. Super A

Postby Boss Hog » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:37 pm

A Super A is a good all around tractor, it has hydraulics, quite a few have a fast hitch. A straight A is a so so tractor has no hydraulics , in my opinion not worth much. Almost no cub implements off a cub will work on either tractor.
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Re: A vs. Super A

Postby Super A » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:28 pm

What Boss said. Look for a Super A, 100, 130, 140. You can get aftermarket three point hitches for them. I prefer the standard hitch, where stuff bolted to the tractor itself, or the IH fast hitch. It depends on what implements you want to use.

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Re: A vs. Super A

Postby SONNY » Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:20 pm

For that much EXPECTED work,---better go with a 404/504/ 460/ etc. thanks; sonny

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Re: A vs. Super A

Postby v w » Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:06 pm

I have driven an A with an exhaust lift. IMHO less than worthless. It didn't have any real lift power. Vern

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Re: A vs. Super A

Postby havoc1482 » Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:12 pm

An A is a good little tractor to play around with and tow trailers, but thats about it. (unless you have the hand levers and implements) The Super A is much better, it is no different except it has the Touch Control. I personally consider them like really beefy Cubs. Has the potential to do the same jobs, but has more power. Definitely not a heavy duty tractor tho.
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Re: A vs. Super A

Postby kxt710 » Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:10 pm

All thanks for the great advice the A and Super A are out of the picture. I do have a line on a 460 diesel I have never owned or worked on anything diesel - any thoughts on them?

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Re: A vs. Super A

Postby Denny Clayton » Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:19 am

kxt710 wrote:All thanks for the great advice the A and Super A are out of the picture. I do have a line on a 460 diesel I have never owned or worked on anything diesel - any thoughts on them?

Sounds like a lot of overkill for your intended use. Now if you're looking at collecting.....that's another matter. That's a hobby! :{_}:
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Re: A vs. Super A

Postby Boss Hog » Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:47 am

kxt710 wrote:All thanks for the great advice the A and Super A are out of the picture. I do have a line on a 460 diesel I have never owned or worked on anything diesel - any thoughts on them?


I have had a 460 D , I will not have another. Get a Ford 600 or larger with live power , You can get a good one in the $3000 range. It will save you a lot of head aches
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Re: A vs. Super A

Postby Super A » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:21 am

Depending on how heavy the tillage you want to do on the pasture, a Super A may not be out of the question. You'll just work slower. I would pass on the 460, too big and bulky. If you want IH look for a 454, 464, 424, 484/584, etc. They are around 40-50 HP.

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Re: A vs. Super A

Postby SONNY » Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:17 pm

404/504 utility's that I have will work any were a SA will!---they NOT very big but much more power in a small package and 504 has lpto/some have ta in them and both have great working IH power steering! thanks; sonny

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Re: A vs. Super A

Postby Super A » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:42 pm

SONNY wrote:404/504 utility's that I have will work any were a SA will!---they NOT very big but much more power in a small package and 504 has lpto/some have ta in them and both have great working IH power steering! thanks; sonny


Yep, forgot the 404 and 504. Both are very good.

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