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Serial number

Postby MarkAkerman » Mon Jul 19, 2021 4:44 pm

I have a super A. I found the serial number but it doesn’t match up with anything I can find. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
7540 is all I can see in lower right portion of the plate.
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Re: Serial number

Postby Barnyard » Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:07 pm

Are you sure it is a Super A and not an A?
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Re: Serial number

Postby MarkAkerman » Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:37 pm

I guess that’s possible. It has old super A decals still on it. Is there a way to figure that out?
Thanks for the response.

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Re: Serial number

Postby Don McCombs » Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:58 pm

Does the tractor have hydraulics?
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Re: Serial number

Postby MarkAkerman » Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:17 pm

Yes sir it does have hydraulics.

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Re: Serial number

Postby Barnyard » Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:18 pm

MarkAkerman wrote:Yes sir it does have hydraulics.

It is a Super A.
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Re: Serial number

Postby SamsFarm » Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:33 pm

1968 Cub fast hitch

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Re: Serial number

Postby Jim Becker » Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:33 pm

MarkAkerman wrote:. . . 7540 is all I can see in lower right portion of the plate.

What you probably read (misread actually) is the max idle RPM. Max idle should be 1540. Since you say it is at the lower RIGHT, it sounds like a plate used from about 1950 on. The line above the RPM should have the serial number (stamped in). The line above the serial is the model name (probably "FAA"). It was screened on so could be weathered off or would not be visible if painted over.

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Re: Serial number

Postby Glen » Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:50 pm

Hi,
Below is a listing at TM Tractor showing a new serial number plate, you can look at the pic and see the writing on the plate. It is listed for the Cub, but other IH tractors used it also.
This plate was used from 1950 - 1955, it says.
There were other styles of plates before and after those years.

http://www.tmtractor.com/new/sp/265fp.htm

Use a light to see the numbers on the plate. :)

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Re: Serial number

Postby outdoors4evr » Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:18 am

Sometimes, doing a pencil rubbing helps stamped numbers become more visible.
Put a piece of thin paper over the serial and scribble over the area.
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Re: Serial number

Postby Super A » Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:09 am

If it's made in the 50-51/52ish era, they didn't stamp the numbers well--IH used a weird font (I guess that's what you'd call it) and they can be very hard to read.

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Re: Serial number

Postby Dh2jr » Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:47 pm

outdoors4evr wrote:Sometimes, doing a pencil rubbing helps stamped numbers become more visible.
Put a piece of thin paper over the serial and scribble over the area.

That is how i was able to read the serial on mine
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