Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:09 pm
Lt.Mike wrote:On another note, I had the tractor out to get gas a mile away into town. Ran it up in 4th and found it to shimmy badly at speeds over a fast walk. Can the slop in the steering be taken up?
Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:53 pm
Lt.Mike wrote:One seems to say safety first and lock the pedals before going fast in high gear(?)
this ones about 6" wide.
this is anybody's guess
Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:12 pm
Lt.Mike wrote:Thanks to all for the education on Farmalls "A" tractors!
I made the near 200 mile round trip to see the tractor, cash in hand and trailer in tow.
What I saw when I got there made me think it was a wasted trip. Man was this thing was rough, really scary looking.
The owner said it was a '48 but from what I've learned here it didn't appear to be a super as the torque tube was rounded and the dash was an early model.
The serial # plate wasn't there but I'm thinking its a '47. I'll post another thread with lots of pics so the tractor detectives out there can take on the challenge.
Ok back to the "A".
The fenders are missing and the rear had been modified to accept a carryall that was bolted on. The oil gauge was working through the busted glass.
The battery (dead) was relocated under the seat too.
Although I'm not big on carving up an old anything the carryalls welding and fabricating was top notch. The carryall even has a receiver hitch and chain hooks.
I'm telling you this was the ugliest tractor I'd ever seen! I was ready to walk away even with the asking price of $900. I just didn't want another money pit and time is something I don't have right now either.
Then I heard it run. Hey wait a minute, that really sounds good. I took it for a spin and had to admit it was mechanically sound. The only thing to hold me back was paint and can I find the random parts? Seat pan, oil gauge, fenders, etc...(lots of small stuff)
Well we kicked it back and forth and settled on a price. The wheel weights were taken off put in the bed and onto the trailer it went.
Here's a few pics and videos.
I'm holding back on what I got it for.
What would you guys have paid for this one? ...I'll let you in on it later.
The final thing to say is on my wife's response. She gave me a sideways glance when I said I was going to go look at this with the trailer in tow.
I wasn't expecting her to even want to look at it when it came back with me but she gave it a good looking over and was able to get past the horible paint.
She loves it! Go figure(?).
I hope you enjoy what I've shared, there will be more when I post the pics to help narrow down the year.
For now just try and think of what you would pay for this tractor.
Loaded and ready to come home
The tractor has been chopped but this carry all was made well.
Home and happy!
warmed up and the smoke has cleared up
A not so graceful trailer dismount but its home!
Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:06 am
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Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:48 pm
RaymondDurban wrote:Glad to see you are still with us Mike!! Sorry about your home and the damage, I know what it feels like and it is no fun.
Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:23 pm
Lt.Mike wrote:Thanks Raymond, I hope you venture back into military aviation has been treating you well.
Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:33 pm