McCormick-Deering Farmall C 1949
McCormick Farmall C 1949
Model history
Model introduced 1948
Model discontinued 1951
Model status Discontinued
No. produced 74,718
Preceded by McCormick Farmall B
Superseded by McCormick Farmall Super C
Engine Specification
Engine make International
Engine model C-113
Fuel type gasoline
Power hp 20 belt
Governed rpm 1650
Displacement cu in /(litre) 113 ci
No. of Cylinders 4
Bore in (mm) 3 in
Stroke in (mm) 4 in
Cooling system water
Naturally aspirated, Turbo or Supercharged NA
Transmission Details
Transmission type sliding gear
Gearbox make International
Forward 4
Reverse 1
Drive 2-WD
General Data
Linkage Category drawbar
Tyre Sizes (std/options)
Front 4.00-15 4-ply
Rear 9-36 4-ply
Tractor Dimensions
Length (inches/metres) 120 in
Width (inches/meters) 80 in
Height (inches/meters) 70 in
Weight (nominal) lb/kg 2430 lb
Turning circle (nominal) inches/meters 16 ft
Wheelbase 82 in
Other info
Factories Tractor Works, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Plow rating 1-2
Nebraska Tests No. 395
Approximate Cost new in (year) $1510 (1950)
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The Farmall C was built by International Harvester from 1948 to 1951 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Model History Edit

For Company history see
Main article: International Harvester

In 1948 the McCormick Farmall C replaced the McCormick Farmall B. The C was longer, taller, and heavier than the B. It developed more power from a higher governed speed, 1,650 rpm instead of 1,400. The C was designed from scratch as a tricycle type instead of being a modified offset design like the B. The C had larger diameter rear wheels and straight axles instead of the previous drop-drive design. The straight axles made it much easier to change tread width.

Tractor Comparison Edit

The 20 pto hp Farmall C listed for $1510 in 1950. The Case VAC and Oliver 60 were approximately equal in power and price, while the John Deere MT was priced lower than the Farmall. The Allis-Chalmers C, Gibson H, Massey-Harris MH20, and Minneapolis-Moline RT had larger engines than the Farmall and developed more power. By the end of Farmall C production the new Allis-Chalmers CA, Minneapolis-Moline BF, and Oliver 66 were even more powerful. International Harvester enlarged the engine of the C and turned it into the Farmall Super C.

Make & model Pto hp Displace. Speeds Weight (lb) Price ($)
Farmall C 20 113 4 2761 1510 (1950)
Allis-Chalmers C 23 125 4 2155 1200 (1949)
Allis-Chalmers CA 26 125 4 2835
B.F. Avery A 123 3 2280
Case VAC 21 124 4 3173 1388 (1948)
Gibson H 25 133 4 4079
John Deere MT 20 100 4 2800 1200 (1952)
Massey-Harris 20 27 124 4 2700 1560 (1948)
Minneapolis-Moline RT 24 165 4 3150 1800 (1949)
Minneapolis-Moline BF 27 133 4 2803
Oliver 60 18 120 4 2450 1585 (1948)
Oliver 66 24 129 4 3193 1990 (1954)

Timeline Edit

Factory locations Edit

Tractor Works, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Specification Edit

See Infobox for basic details

  • Standard tires
    • Front: 4.00-15 4-ply dual
    • Rear: 9-36 4-ply

Variations and Options Edit

  • "Touch-Control" hydraulics
  • Adjustable front axle with 4.00-19 4-ply tires
  • Optional tires
    • Front: 6.00-12 or 7.50-10 single, 5.00-15 dual, or 4.00-19 with adjustable axle, all 4-ply
    • Rear: 7-36, 8-36, or 10-36 4-ply

Serial Numbers Information Edit

Year Serial no. run
Serial no. run
Number Built[2] Notes
1948 FC501 22623 15547
1949 22624 47009 26338
1950 47010 71879 24280
1951 71880 80432 8553
Total built 74718

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References / Sources Edit

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Wendel, C. H., 150 Years of International Harvester, Crestline Publishing, Sarasota, Florida, 1981
  2. Klancher, Lee, International Harvester Photographic History, Motorbooks International, Osceola, Wisconsin, 1996

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