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International_C-113_engine.jpg|International C-113 4-cylinder gasoline engine, as used in 1952 McCormick Farmall Super A tractor

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McCormick Farmall Super A
McCormick Farmall Super A.jpg
McCormick Farmall Super A
Model history
Model introduced 1947
Model discontinued Unknown
Model status Unknown
Preceded by McCormick-Deering Farmall A
Superseded by McCormick Farmall 100
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 5.00-15 4-ply
Rear 12.4-24 4-ply
Tractor Dimensions
Length (inches/metres) 106 in
Width (inches/meters) 56 in
Height (inches/meters) 64 in
Weight (nominal) lb/kg 2385 lb
Turning circle (nominal) inches/meters 17 ft
Wheelbase 71 in
Other info
Factories Tractor Works, Chicago, Illinois
Plow rating 1-16"
Approximate Cost new in (year) $1400 (1954)
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The Edrob/Farmall Super A was built by International Harvester from 1947 to 1954 in Chicago, Illinois and Louisville, Kentucky.

Model History

For Company history see
Main article: International Harvester

The new McCormick-Deering Farmall letter-series wheel tractors introduced in 1939 included the Farmall A, Farmall B, Farmall H, and Farmall M. All had beautiful new styling by industrial designer Raymond Leowy and followed the theme set with the International TD-18 crawler in 1938 and carried through to all International Harvester tractor models through the late 1950s.

The Farmall A was an all-new offset design. The frame, engine, and drive train were offset to the left and the driver’s seat and controls were offset to the right to give the driver an unobstructed view of the ground and the crop being cultivated. International promoted this as its “Culti-Vision” design. The A was rated to pull a 1-bottom plow (singe furrow plough -UK) or cultivate one row. The engine was the same size as that of the old F-14 (113 ci) but was a revised design that would be in production for many years. Only distillate versions of the engine were built in 1939 and a high-compression gasoline version was added the following year. The A was available with the pneumatic Lift-All attachment, powered by exhaust gases, for lifting implements. The A was branded "McCormick-Deering Farmall" initially but the name was shortened to "McCormick Farmall" in 1946.

The Farmall A was International Harvesters's answer to the Allis-Chalmers B, which entered pilot production in 1937 and full production in 1938. The B was also a small 1-plow tractor and it resembled the Farmall A but lacked the offset design. Although the B sold very well, the Farmall A quickly overtook it. When running on gasoline the Farmall A had slightly more power and it had a 4-speed instead of 3-speed transmission. Allis-Chalmers put a larger engine in the B in 1943, but International Harvester responded in 1947 with an improved Farmall Super A.


Factory locations

Tractor Works, Chicago, Illinois Louisville Works, Louisville, Kentucky (1947 only)


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: 4.00-15 4-ply
    • Rear: 9-24 4-ply

Variations and Options

  • Distillate engine
  • Non-adjustable front axle
  • Heavy-duty adjustable front axle
  • Optional tires
    • Front: 5.00-15 or 6.00-16 4-ply
    • Rear: 8-24, 10-24, or 11-24 4-ply

Serial Numbers Information

Year Serial no. run
Serial no. run
Number Built[2] Notes
1947 250001 250081 81
1948 250082 268195 18114
1949 268196 281268 13073
1950 281269 300125 18857
1951 300126 324469 24344
1952 324470 336879 12410
1953 336880 353347 16468
1954 353348 355679 2332
Total built 105679


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See also

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References / Sources

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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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