Our Farmall A

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

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Our Farmall A

Postby 2cubs » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:31 pm

My grandpa bought this 1941 Farmall A used in late 1945 to early 1946. The PO had forgotten to drain the water which froze and cracked the block on the outside of the water jacket. They brought it home, patched it with fiberglass, and used it on the farm until my grandpa passed in 1970. After sitting for around 5-6 years my dad, uncle, and cousins brought it to our house and got it fired up.

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Dad then painted it in 1977 and it began its next life on the same family farm.

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This is me plowing with the exhaust lift plow somewhere around early 1980's.

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Dad using the cultivator.

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I'll add more post's to bring the story up to present day.

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Re: Our Farmall A

Postby 2cubs » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:45 pm

After many more years the old A was getting tired and neglected

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We brought it back to the shop and started the restoration in 2004. We replaced the cracked block and put an overbore kit in. Then proceeded to pull pieces off to be checked over, resealed, cleaned, and painted.

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Re: Our Farmall A

Postby 2cubs » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:48 pm

Dad in 2005 tedding in the same fields that he drove the same tractor in when he was 16 years old.

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Re: Our Farmall A

Postby 2cubs » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:31 pm

Here I am at 2 years old getting behind the wheel with my brothers supervision.

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Re: Our Farmall A

Postby 2cubs » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:42 pm

Its made several appearance's at the local tractor show.

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Re: Our Farmall A

Postby Eugene H. » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:57 pm

That's a nice looking tractor that has produced priceless memories! :D
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Re: Our Farmall A

Postby 2cubs » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:13 pm

Eugene H. wrote:That's a nice looking tractor that has produced priceless memories! :D


That what I like about it, Eugene H.

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Re: Our Farmall A

Postby 2cubs » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:21 pm

The tractor replaced 2 horses on the farm and got put on chicken manure duty pulling a David Bradley spreader. Other duties were mowing and raking hay. The first pic is the earliest photo we have probably taken in the late 1940's. The other pics show my grandpa mowing and raking in 1955

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Re: Our Farmall A

Postby Stanton » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:45 am

Other than a tractor, what other piece of machinery or farm-related item can be integral with producing so many memories? I can't think of one except the farmhouse/homestead itself.

Nice chronicling of your Farmall A and its part in your family's life over the years. Thanks for sharing it with us! :coffee:
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Re: Our Farmall A

Postby Hairy Moose Knuckles » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:03 pm

2Cubs,

I really enjoyed the pictures and you telling it's story. Your story told of 3 Generations using that tractor. Your pictures and stories are priceless

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Re: Our Farmall A

Postby 2cubs » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:33 pm

It may skip a generation after my brother and I and go to my brothers grandson. He is a real gear head and tractor nut at 6 years old.

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Re: Our Farmall A

Postby 2cubs » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:43 pm

My brother on the Farmall A pulling a McCormick Deering planter.

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