McCormick Farmall Super AV
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McCormick Farmall Super AV high-clearance, 1948
Model history
Model introduced 1948
Model discontinued 1954
Model status Discontinued
Preceded by McCormick-Deering Farmall AV
Superseded by McCormick Farmall Super AV-1
Engine Specification
Engine make International
Engine model C-113
Fuel type gasoline
Power hp 18 belt, 16 drawbar
Governed rpm 1400
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 4.00-19 4-ply
Rear 8-36 4-ply
Tractor Dimensions
Length (inches/metres) 115 in
Width (inches/meters) 61 in
Height (inches/meters) 71 in
Weight (nominal) lb/kg 2825 lb
Turning circle (nominal) inches/meters 17.5 ft
Wheelbase 72 in
Other info
Factories Tractor Works, Chicago, Illinois
Plow rating 1-16"
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The Farmall Super AV was built by International Harvester from 1948 to 1954 in Chicago, Illinois and Louisville, Kentucky.

Model History

For Company history see
Main article: International Harvester

For standard model see: McCormick Farmall Super A

The high-clearance McCormick Farmall Super AV was the same as the Farmall Super A except for larger front and rear wheels and longer front axle extensions to give it about 6 inches additional ground clearance for working sugar cane and other tall crops.

Tractor Comparison

The only direct competition for the high-clearance Farmall Super AV was the slightly more powerful Case VAH. During 1954 International Harvester upgraded the Super AV into the Super AV-1.

Make & model Pto hp Weight (lb) Price ($)
McCormick Farmall Super AV 18 2825
Case VAH 21 2900 1766 (1952)
McCormick Farmall Super AV-1 21 2762

Note: Some specifications and prices for comparison tables from [1] and [2]


Factory locations

  • Tractor Works, Chicago, Illinois
  • Louisville Works, Louisville, Kentucky


See Infobox for basic details

  • Standard tires
  • 113 ci 4-cylinder gasoline engine
  • 4-speed transmission
  • Electric starting and lights
  • Touch-Control hydraulics
  • Adjustable front axle
  • Standard tires
    • Front: 4.00-19 4-ply
    • Rear: 8-36 4-ply

Variations and Options

  • Distillate engine
  • Optional tires
    • Rear: 9-36 or 10-36 4-ply

== Serial Numbers Information ==209025

Year Serial no. run
Serial no. run
Number Built Notes
1947 250001 250081 Number built included with Super A
1948 250082 268195
1949 268196 281268
1950 281269 300125
1951 300126 324469
1952 324470 336879
1953 336880 353347
1954 353348 355679
Total built


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  1. Hall, Mike, Ed., The Official Tractor Blue Book 2010, Price Digests, Overland Park, Kansas, 2009
  2. Larsen, Lester, “Farm Tractors 1950-1975”, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan, 1981
  3. 3.0 3.1 Wendel, C. H., 150 Years of International Harvester, Crestline Publishing, Sarasota, Florida, 1981

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