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Super A Rear Toolbar

Postby LA Eric » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:28 am

Just bought a Super A this weekend and wanted to show some pics of how I have it set up. I had a rear toolbar in my collection, so I decided to hook it up. The discs are actually from a 3pt Poplarville disc that we cut up and welded a 2" shaft to mount the discs to the bar. I also had a SA toolbar mount plow from my grandfather, so I got to try that out again after sitting for 30 + years.
All of the tractors down here have rear toolbars and disc cultivating attachments to make raised beds. That is the only way we plant. I have a couple more for the Super A and have 5 sets of original toolbars/discs for the cub and a lot of "retrofit" tools for toolbars. I'll try to take some pics as I use them and post.
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Re: Super A Rear Toolbar

Postby RaymondDurban » Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:53 pm

Cool stuff Eric! Thanks for the pics!
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Re: Super A Rear Toolbar

Postby panda » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:02 pm

I sure like the looks of that setup. Neat, clean, and simple. :{_}:
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Re: Super A Rear Toolbar

Postby LA Eric » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:42 pm

On Saturday, I mounted a set of row hippers to the toolbar and made some rows for my spring garden. Below you can see some photos of how these are set up. This is how all the gardens are made in this region. Now I am ready to plant some potatoes :{_}:
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Re: Super A Rear Toolbar

Postby DElsner » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:22 pm

Hi LA Eric,

The Super A on my uncle's farm in SW MIchigan had the same rear toolbar set up, and that was the only one I had ever seen until I saw a partially disassembled Super A in eastern Iowa in 2005. My uncle had a small two-bottom plow and a full-width disk that sit the system.

I am so glad to hear that that type of toolbar is common somewhere, because I have been trying to find one to put on my tractor for the last 4 years. Any chance you could help me locate the parts for that toolbar option for sale somewhere in your area?

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Re: Super A Rear Toolbar

Postby twotone » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:54 pm

That is one slick set up. I wish super a impliments were as common as cub stuff.


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Re: Super A Rear Toolbar

Postby Super A » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:11 pm

twotone wrote:I wish super a impliments were as common as cub stuff.


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Re: Super A Rear Toolbar

Postby Brendan In NC » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:26 pm

Hey Eric is that the Super A Terry W Foster owned??? i know him fer his Yellow 76 Cub :lol:
looks just like the one he had!
Nice Set up on the back around here in NC they all use mid mounted disk hillers to make rows.
i like your set up there a lot! :D id still like to get a Super A-1 just cause it's the rare's one around! :wink:
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Re: Super A Rear Toolbar

Postby twotone » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:59 pm

Super A, I suspect you're right on for impliments at certain locations being more plentiful for tha A's. My 53 Super A cut grass at a grade school in Illinois from 1953 until I got it. When I lived in Illinois I never saw many A's, B's, or C's, but lots of H's and tons of M's. The crops there being mainly Corn and Soybeans and lots of acerage per farm maybe has something to do with that.


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Re: Super A Rear Toolbar

Postby Wakulla Bill » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:11 pm

:thumbsup: Looking good Eric. Hope I can put my SA to work soon.
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Re: Super A Rear Toolbar

Postby LA Eric » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:39 pm

DElsner wrote:Hi LA Eric,

The Super A on my uncle's farm in SW MIchigan had the same rear toolbar set up, and that was the only one I had ever seen until I saw a partially disassembled Super A in eastern Iowa in 2005. My uncle had a small two-bottom plow and a full-width disk that sit the system.

I am so glad to hear that that type of toolbar is common somewhere, because I have been trying to find one to put on my tractor for the last 4 years. Any chance you could help me locate the parts for that toolbar option for sale somewhere in your area?

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DElsner, I see them for sale from time to time, but not often. Most of these toolbars are still being used on AVs down here. I will let you know next time I come across one. Most people have kept their toolbar equipment from the old tractors and mount them to a 3 pt toolbar for their new tractors, so the tools are hard to get. The 1949 full line catalog from IH specifically lists these as " Louisiana Equipment" and some variations to these toolbar setups were listed as "Florida Equipment" as well.

Brendan In NC wrote:Hey Eric is that the Super A Terry W Foster owned??? i know him fer his Yellow 76 Cub :lol:
looks just like the one he had!
Nice Set up on the back around here in NC they all use mid mounted disk hillers to make rows.
i like your set up there a lot! :D id still like to get a Super A-1 just cause it's the rare's one around! :wink:


Brendan, yes that is from Terry Foster which originally came from Mr. E. It has proven to be a very strong tractor! Hopefully over the winter it will turn into a Super AV. I have all the necessary parts for the conversion :{_}:

Here is some info on these setups courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society:
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Re: Super A Rear Toolbar

Postby LA Eric » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:48 pm

Here is the setup for the big boys! My grandpa had several MVs and AVs for the cane farm. Courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society.
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Re: Super A Rear Toolbar

Postby DElsner » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:52 am

Hi LA Eric,

Thanks for your response. I'm really after the toolbar parts, more so than the implements that mount to it. It's all for nostalgia, rather than function. I'm trying to get my Super A set up just like the one I drove for years back on my Uncle's farm. Let me know if anything comes up for sale. Thanks!
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Re: Super A Rear Toolbar

Postby LA Eric » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:24 pm

Well its that time of year again. Just wanted to share a video that was taken today of me building some rows with my Super A.
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Re: Super A Rear Toolbar

Postby TWheat » Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:30 am

I made a smaller version for my 128Cub Cadet.
I welded steel angle bed rails together that made just the right size for the square shank bracket to slide over.
Make then any length you want.
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