Opinions of Farmall C's

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Re: Opinions of Farmall C's

Postby Harold R » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:05 am

I really enjoy my Super C. I did nearly a full redo on mine. It's a heavier tractor obviously, but keep in mind, the cub parts you lifted with ease will be heavier on a C. You'll need a good hoist and strong cribbing to lift and support it. It has a good cushy ride, easy steering, and good power.
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Re: Opinions of Farmall C's

Postby Bus Driver » Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:11 am

In the Nebraska tests, the A rated engine speed was 1400 RPM while the C rated engine speed was 1650 RPM. I do not know if there are any internal engine differences, such as camshaft. The C did pull a heavier load than did the A. This is not unexpected as the larger diameter tires of the C place a larger footprint on the surface below and reduce slippage. Based on observations locally during the time these tractors were new, sales volume of the A was much greater than those of the C. So availability of used parts and implements specifically for the tractor will be much greater for the A than for the C.
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Re: Opinions of Farmall C's

Postby Jim Becker » Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:11 am

I believe overall the C outsold the Super A at about any point in time. But the C was replaced by the Super C in '51, so the total for all years was greater for the Super A. The total of C and Super C is more than Super A plus Super A1. Sales in various local areas varied greatly.

The C had a different governor spring than the Super A. I don't think there were any other noteworthy engine differences. The C had a pressure cooling system and optionally a water pump.
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Re: Opinions of Farmall C's

Postby josys36 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:32 am

When I was growing up we had a Super C at my Father's parents farm. Every year I used that tractor to cut hay and also other odd jobs. We had quite a bit of equipment but this one was always my favorite. Years later the place was sold and Dad bought a lot of the stuff we had, but the Super C went to an Aunt. If I had the room for one right now I would have one. It was just so much fun to drive and use. Maybe I will keep my eyes out for one anyway.
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Re: Opinions of Farmall C's

Postby Hengy » Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:46 am

What kind of road speed did they have? Equivalent to the Super A or closer to an H?

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Re: Opinions of Farmall C's

Postby Bus Driver » Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:58 am

This area was predominately tobacco farms in years past, so the A was very popular. The Super C had speeds of 2 3/8, 3 3/4, 5, and 10 1/4 mph. The Super A was probably very similar in speeds.
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Re: Opinions of Farmall C's

Postby Don McCombs » Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:58 am

Where are you going to keep this tractor, Mike? :D
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Re: Opinions of Farmall C's

Postby Hengy » Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:08 am

I have my locations, Don! :) :) :)

Toying with the idea of getting rid of some of my other cub toys to fit a C... But this is just a pipe dream for right now......

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Re: Opinions of Farmall C's

Postby Don McCombs » Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:28 am

You need to be working on that "place in the country".
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Re: Opinions of Farmall C's

Postby oldiron1 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:30 am

WisconsinCubMan wrote:I have my locations, Don! :) :) :)

Toying with the idea of getting rid of some of my other cub toys to fit a C... But this is just a pipe dream for right now......

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I agree with Boss's statement as the Fast Hitch makes a Super C, 200 or 230 about the handiest tractor a guy can own!

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Re: Opinions of Farmall C's

Postby Mr E » Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:46 am

Bus Driver wrote:This area was predominately tobacco farms in years past, so the A was very popular. The Super C had speeds of 2 3/8, 3 3/4, 5, and 10 1/4 mph. The Super A was probably very similar in speeds.


Courtesy of TractorData, Super A had speeds of 2.3, 3.6, 4.8 and 10.0.
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Re: Opinions of Farmall C's

Postby KETCHAM » Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:51 am

i still want one!!!!Need a barn first!!!!! Kevin
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Re: Opinions of Farmall C's

Postby Carm » Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:23 pm

I have never had any trouble with finding parts for my C. Always stuff out there.
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Re: Opinions of Farmall C's

Postby Rusty 2 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:41 pm

Mike
It sounds to me like you really want this C
buy it
You almost make me want one too
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Re: Opinions of Farmall C's

Postby Mr E » Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:48 pm

Dang it, Mike :roll: . If I stumble onto one (no, I'm not looking) it will be all your fault, sir.
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