Farmall F-30
McCormick-Deering Farmall F30 1932
McCormick-Deering Farmall F-30 on rubber tires with mounted tools
Model history
Model introduced 1931
Model discontinued 1939
Model status Discontinued
No. produced 29,526
Superseded by Farmall M
Engine Specification
Engine make International
Fuel type kerosene
Power hp 33 belt, 25 drawbar
Governed rpm 1150
Displacement cu in /(litre) 284 ci
No. of Cylinders 4
Bore in (mm) 4.25 in
Stroke in (mm) 5 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 6.00-16 (steel 25"x4" standard)
Rear 11.25-24 (steel 42"x12" standard)
Tractor Dimensions
Length (inches/metres) 147 in
Height (inches/meters) 81 in
Weight (nominal) lb/kg 5300 lb
Turning circle (nominal) inches/meters 17 ft
Wheelbase 94 in
Other info
Factories Farmall Works, Rock Island, Illinois
Plow rating 3
Nebraska Tests No. 198
Approximate Cost new in (year) $1150 (1932)
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The Farmall F-30 was built by International Harvester from 1931 to 1939 in the Rock Island, Illinois Farmall Works factory.

Model historyEdit

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Late in 1931 International Harvester brought out the McCormick-Deering Farmall F-30, which was much like the original Farmall but larger and more powerful. It was rated as a 3-plow tractor. It used the same 284 ci 4-cylinder engine as the 10-20, but speeded up to 1,150 rpm for 33 belt and 25 drawbar hp. The F-30 was also built in a high clearance version with a wide front axle for working in sugar cane.

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Factory locations Edit

Farmall Works, Rock Island, Illinois


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Variations and Options Edit

  • Available rubber tires
    • 1933
      • Front: 6.00-16
      • Rear: 11.25-24
    • 1935
      • Front: 6.00-16
      • Rear: 11.25-24, 13.50-24
    • 1936
      • Front: 6.00-16
      • Rear: 10.00-36, 11.25-28, 12.75-28
    • 1937
      • Front: 6.00-16
      • Rear: 11.25-28, 11.25-36, 12.75-28
  • High-clearance attachments
  • Cane Special - High-arched front axle, larger diameter front & rear wheels, 4-speed transmission, hydraulic lift
  • Cane Special High Speed - Same as Cane Special except with overdrive auxiliary transmission for 8-speeds

Serial numbers and production figuresEdit

Year Serial run[1] Number Built[2] Notes (Total built 29,526).
1931 FB501-1183 683
1932 FB1184-4304 3122
1933 FB4305-5525 1222
1934 FB5526-7031 1506
1935 FB7032-10406 3375
1936 FB10407-18683 8057
1937 FB18684-26848 8502
1938 FB27186-28719 1821
1939 FB29007-30026 1020


John & Barbara Wagner, White Pigeon, Michigan own a restored 1935 wide-tread, narrow-front, 1935 F-30 on rubber tires and a 1935 F-30 Cane Special high-clearance, narrow-tread, wide-front axle version, serial number FB7262CNW.[3][4]

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References / sourcesEdit

  1. Wendel, C. H. 1981. 150 Years of International Harvester, Crestline Publishing Co., Sarasota, Florida. (serial numbers p.412)
  2. Klancher, Lee 1996. International Harvester Photographic History, Motorbooks International, Osceola, Wisconsin, p.111
  3. Leffingwell, Randy 1999. International Harvester Tractors, MBI Publishing Co., Osceola, Wisconsin. pp.86,190
  4. Pripps, Robert N. and Morland, Andrew, 2010. The Big Book of Farmall Tractors, MBI Publishing Co., Minneapolis, Minnesota, pp.39-42

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