Super A Safety

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

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Super A Safety

Postby Komatsuna » Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:36 pm

So kinda a weird one; but I am going to put myself out there....

I ve never run a Super A prior to yesterday, so I dont really have a feel for it yet, but to anyone who has spent a bunch of time driving one; any thing funny about the operation, or balance of this tractor, anything suggesting any safety concerns. Is it tippy? Front end lifting up? side to side? Just feel like asking, because my butts going to be sitting on this thing quite often come May.

I have only old and older tractors a '54 AC g, a '83 hydro 84, '80 AC 6080 so I am used to older stuff.


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Re: Super A Safety

Postby havoc1482 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:46 pm

It has a ballasted right wheel to offset the weight of the engine being off-center left. As with any tractor, avoid steep inclines especially since the Super A lacks a ROPS. If you must go down a steep hill, never go sideways, go perpendicular to the slope.

The Super A is pretty straight-forward. Once you get enough seat time it becomes natural. I believe you mentioned that you will be having the wheel spacing pretty wide? If thats the case then roll-overs aren't really a big issue.

All I can say is use the same safety pre-cautions and standards that you would use with any tractor.

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Re: Super A Safety

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Re: Super A Safety

Postby Matt Kirsch » Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:52 pm

I have never had a moment's worry with mine. Granted my place is pretty flat and the tractor has loaded tires, weights on all four wheels, AND a 1000 loader, but if it were inherently unstable, IH never would've been able to produce nearly 400,000 examples of the family over a 40-year period. Oh there have been their share of tip-over accidents, I'm sure, but I don't think you'd find a single example where any inherent flaw in the tractor's design caused the tip-over.

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