McCormick-Deering Farmall 1925
McCormick-Deering Farmall 1925
Model history
Model introduced 1924
Model discontinued 1932
Model status Discontinued
No. produced 134,647
Superseded by Farmall F-20
Engine Specification
Engine make International
Fuel type kerosene
Power hp 20 belt, 13 drawbar
Governed rpm 1200
Displacement cu in /(litre) 221
No. of Cylinders 4
Bore in (mm) 3.75
Stroke in (mm) 5
Cooling system Water
Naturally aspirated, Turbo or Supercharged NA
Transmission Details
Transmission type sliding gear
Forward 3
Reverse 1
Drive 2-WD
General Data
Linkage Category Cat I, Cat II or Cat III
Tyre Sizes (std/options)
Front steel 25"x4"
Rear steel 40"x6"
Tractor Dimensions
Length (inches/metres) 123 in
Width (inches/meters) 80 in
Height (inches/meters) 67 in
Weight (nominal) lb/kg 3650 lb
Turning circle (nominal) inches/meters 16 ft
Wheelbase 85 in
Other info
Factories Tractor Works, Chicago, Illinois
Plow rating 2
Nebraska Tests No. 117
Approximate Cost new in (year) $925
Notes built before Rock Island, Illinois, Farmall Works factory was completed
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The original Farmall tractor was built by International Harvester from 1924 to 1932, mainly in the Rock Island, Illinois Farmall Works.

Model HistoryEdit

For an overview of all Farmall models see the article Farmall. For general company history see International Harvester.

The McCormick-Deering Farmall was the first all-purpose tractor, capable of plowing and pulling harvesting equipment, running stationary equipment with the belt pulley, and cultivating row crops. It was the first tractor with the strength and power for heavy-duty tillage work and the ground clearance for working in tall crops. It also was designed from the beginning with a wide variety of mounted tools. The Farmall was the machine that finally replaced the horse. The Farmall was unstyled in the sense that the design was strictly functional, with a rudimentary hood, exposed radiator and steering mechanism, and no fenders.

The tricycle-type Farmall was a little less powerful than the standard-type 10-20, with a smaller 221ci engine. It used a 3-speed transmission and had drop gears to permit the rear axle to be higher than the rear wheel centerline, for crop clearance. A pilot production of 200 tractors was built in 1924 and full production began to ramp up the following year, reaching 4,430 in 1926 and peaking at 42,093 in 1930. After the larger Farmall F-30 came out in late-1931 the original Farmall was known as the Farmall Regular. It was replaced by the F-20 in 1932.

The McCormick-Deering Farmall Fairway (later just McCormick-Deering Fairway) was a Farmall modified for golf course use. The main change was wider, smooth, wheels.

Timeline Edit

Factory locations Edit

  • International harvester Tractor Works, Chicago, Illinois (1924-1925)
  • International Harvester Farmall Works, Rock Island, Illinois (1926-1932)

Specification Edit

See Infobox for basic details

Variations and Options Edit

McCormick-Deering Fairway: wheels - steel 24"x8" front, 40"x16" rear

Serial Numbers Information Edit

Year Serial run[1] Number Built[2] Notes (Total built 134,647).
1924 QC501-700 200
1925 QC701-1538 838
1926 QC1539-5957 4430
1927 TC5969-15470 9502
1928 TC15471-40369 24899
1929 TC40370-75690 35517
1930 TC75891-117783 42093
1931 TC117784-131871 14088
1932 TC131872-134954 3080

Preserved tractorsEdit

A 1924 Farmall is owned by John & Barbara Wagner, White Pigeon, Michigan and a 1927 Fairway is owned by David & Gail Fay, Greenwood, Pennsylvania.[3]

Gallery Edit

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See alsoEdit


  1. Wendel, C. H. 1981. 150 Years of International Harvester, Crestline Publishing Co., Sarasota, Florida. (serial numbers p.411)
  2. Klancher, Lee 1996. International Harvester Photographic History, Motorbooks International, Osceola, Wisconsin, p.34
  3. Leffingwell, Randy 1999. International Harvester Tractors, MBI Publishing Co., Osceola, Wisconsin. pp.66,190

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