Can anyone identify the tractor??

Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:14 am

So I was looking at these old photos of the Fairchild XC-120 "Packplane" and I noticed in a photo that keeps reappearing is a tractor. It looks like a Farmall by the way the sheet metal bump across the side of the hood goes up in a rounded fashion in the front. How on the letter series it curves up around the logo (Super A, C, H, ect). The XC-120 was developed from the C-119 "Flying Boxcar" which first went into production in 1947. Only one XC-120 was ever built/flown. It first flew August 11, 1950.

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I'm thinking its a W-6. Made from 1940-1953 so it would seem to fit within the time period. What do you guys think?

Re: Can anyone identify the tractor??

Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:54 am

Cool aircraft! Great photos.

It looks to be some type of industrial tractor and I would guess a smaller one than a W-6. Farmall was used on farm tractors and 'McCormick-Deering' and 'International' was used on the 'industrial' tractors.

Possibly a I-4, which is related to the Farmall H??

Re: Can anyone identify the tractor??

Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:46 am

I said "Farmall", but yeah, it would be "International" or "McCormick-Deering". I simply meant that as "Its an IH" haha.

It could definitely be and I-4. But, weren't those painted yellow? or were some painted both yellow and red? I say this because in the picture its not yellow, but could be red. Even in black and white yellow tractor would be much lighter in appearance.

Re: Can anyone identify the tractor??

Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:21 am

I agree with I4. Check out this pic I found over at YT. Looks like the one in your pic has the same or similar front end shield.

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Re: Can anyone identify the tractor??

Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:09 pm

The low-rider seat would make it an airport tug,--at least the ones I have seen are!
GREAT PIX!!!! thanks; sonny

Re: Can anyone identify the tractor??

Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:19 am

Yep Havoc, I knew what you meant but just wanted to clarify. When I tell people I mow Ft. Adams I call the Lo Boy a Farmall and they understand, Lo Boys were always 'International'.

Odd coincidence, couple of brothers I know were having a tractor show over the weekend and one of them owns a 'Shop Mule'. It is made by W.F Hebard and is badged 'International Harvester Powered' . Has the two piece front rims too. He did a great job restoring it.
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Re: Can anyone identify the tractor??

Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:00 am

Is that picture above showing up for anyone else? It seems I've been having trouble getting pictures posted. I can see them but no one else can. :big say what: I guess I need to re-learn how to post pics!

Here is a link to the thread where I found it ...

http://forums.yesterdaystractors.com/ttforum/viewtopic.php?p=2776477&sid=a16de9862f1f3b8d462549d7f7b84480

Re: Can anyone identify the tractor??

Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:48 am

Hard to tell from that picture. But my best guess is an I-4. It doesn't look quite big enough to me to be 6-series. I tried looking for a better picture and couldn't find one. In the process I found this arguably more interesting picture. The tug looks like it might be an early (Farmall F-12 based) Shop Mule. Maybe not, as many WWII vintage tugs looked a lot alike. This came from a Yahoo page written in Japanese, so all I know is what can be seen in the picture.

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Re: Can anyone identify the tractor??

Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:43 pm

The xc120 used 2 Pratt R-3460-20 3,500hp. This is one of the planes that gave Cessna engineers the idea for the Cessna Skymaster front and back (push-pull) design.

Del

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ecr7u-Z1Q3Y

Re: Can anyone identify the tractor??

Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:12 pm

Trent M wrote:Is that picture above showing up for anyone else? It seems I've been having trouble getting pictures posted. I can see them but no one else can. :big say what: I guess I need to re-learn how to post pics!

Here is a link to the thread where I found it ...

http://forums.yesterdaystractors.com/ttforum/viewtopic.php?p=2776477&sid=a16de9862f1f3b8d462549d7f7b84480

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When you say "above" are you meaning in an earlier post or did you try to post a picture within this post? The earlier post no. This is one of the pictures from yesterdays tractors. Vern