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| name = McCormick Farmall Super A
 
| name = McCormick Farmall Super A
 
| logo = [[Image:logoname.jpg]]
 
| logo = [[Image:logoname.jpg]]
| image =
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| image = McCormick_Farmall_Super_A.jpg
 
| image_size = 300
 
| image_size = 300
 
| image_caption = McCormick Farmall Super A
 
| image_caption = McCormick Farmall Super A
 
| introduced = 1947
 
| introduced = 1947
| discontinued =
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| discontinued = 1954
 
| current_model = <!-- sets to no if discontinued date filled in -->
 
| current_model = <!-- sets to no if discontinued date filled in -->
 
| preceded = McCormick-Deering [[Farmall A]]
 
| preceded = McCormick-Deering [[Farmall A]]
| supersededby = McCormick [[Farmall 100]]
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| supersededby = McCormick [[Farmall Super A-1]]
| productionno =
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| productionno = 105,679
 
| enginemake = International
 
| enginemake = International
 
| enginemodel = [[International C-113|C-113]]
 
| enginemodel = [[International C-113|C-113]]
| powerhp = 16 belt, 15 drawbar
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| powerhp = 18 belt, 16 drawbar
 
| powerkw =
 
| powerkw =
 
| governedrpm = 1400
 
| governedrpm = 1400
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| drive = 2-WD
 
| drive = 2-WD
 
| fuel_type = [[gasoline]]
 
| fuel_type = [[gasoline]]
| fuel_cap = 10 gal
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| fuel_cap = 11 gal
 
| linkage_type = drawbar
 
| linkage_type = drawbar
 
| lift_capacity =
 
| lift_capacity =
 
| front_linkage =
 
| front_linkage =
| front_tyre = 4.00-15 4-ply
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| front_tyre = 5.00-15 4-ply
| rear_tyre = 9-24 4-ply (8-24 standard)
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| rear_tyre = 12.4-24 4-ply
| length = 107 in
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| length = 106 in
 
| wheelbase = 71 in
 
| wheelbase = 71 in
 
| width = 56 in
 
| width = 56 in
 
| height = 64 in
 
| height = 64 in
| weight = 2400 lb
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| weight = 2385 lb
| turning_circle = 18 ft
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| turning_circle = 17 ft
 
| cabmake =
 
| cabmake =
 
| cabtype =
 
| cabtype =
 
| factories = Tractor Works, Chicago, Illinois
 
| factories = Tractor Works, Chicago, Illinois
 
| cost_new = $1400 (1954)
 
| cost_new = $1400 (1954)
| plowrating = 1-14"
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| plowrating = 1-16"
 
| nebraska_test_no =
 
| nebraska_test_no =
 
| notes =
 
| notes =
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== Model History ==
 
== Model History ==
 
:''For Company history see'' {{Main|International Harvester}}
 
:''For Company history see'' {{Main|International Harvester}}
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For high-clearance model see: McCormick [[Farmall Super AV]]
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For industrial version see: [[International Super A]]
   
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.
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Introduced in late 1947, the McCormick [[Farmall Super A]] was an upgrade of the [[Farmall A]] with more standard equipment, adding to its weight. The Super A was mechanically identical to the A except for a slightly higher compression ratio that gave it slightly more power. One of the main features of the Super A was the "Touch-Control" hydraulic system. The Super A ushered in a whole range of “Super” tractors for International Harvester.
   
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 [[Farmall F-14|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.
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== Tractor Comparison ==
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During the years the Super A was in production, several other manufacturers made small tractors of similar layout (most without the offset design of the Farmall). As shown in the table, the Allis-Chalmers B, Case VAS, John Deere M, and Massey-Harris Pacer were closest to the Super A in hp, weight, and price. The Super A had the lowest hp in the group so, in 1954, International Harvester brought out the updated Farmall Super A-1 with slightly more power from a larger displacement engine.
   
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]].
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{| class="wikitable"
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|-
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! Make & model !! Pto hp !! Weight (lb) !! Price ($)
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|-
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| McCormick [[Farmall Super A]] || 18 || 2385 || 1420 (1954)
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|-
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| [[Allis-Chalmers B]] || 22 || 2060 || 1525 (1957)
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|-
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| [[Case VAS]] || 21 || 2950 || 1564 (1952)
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|-
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| [[Gibson H]] || 25 || 4079 ||
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|-
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| [[John Deere M]] || 20 || 2695 || 1100 (1952)
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|-
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| [[John Deere 40]] || 25 || 2750 || 1521 (1954)
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|-
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| [[Leader]] || ~25 || ~2500 || 1395 (1948)
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|-
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| [[Massey-Harris Pacer]] || 19 || 1915 || 1418 (1957)
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|-
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| [[Minneapolis-Moline BG]] || 28 || 2880 || 1710 (1957)
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|-
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| [[McCormick Farmall Super A-1]] || 21 || 2383 ||
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|-
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|}
   
 
=== Timeline ===
 
=== Timeline ===
 
*1947 - McCormick [[Farmall Super A]] replaced [[Farmall A]]
 
*1947 - McCormick [[Farmall Super A]] replaced [[Farmall A]]
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*1954 - McCormick [[Farmall Super A-1]] replaced [[Farmall Super A]]
   
 
=== Factory locations ===
 
=== Factory locations ===
 
<!-- List factories this model was built in -->
 
<!-- List factories this model was built in -->
 
Tractor Works, Chicago, Illinois
 
Tractor Works, Chicago, Illinois
Louisville Works, Louisville, Kentucky (1947 only)
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Louisville Works, Louisville, Kentucky
   
 
=== Specification ===
 
=== Specification ===
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*Standard tires
 
*Standard tires
**Front: 5.00-15 4-ply
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*113 ci 4-cylinder gasoline engine
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*4-speed transmission
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*Electric starting and lights
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*Touch-Control hydraulics
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*Adjustable front axle
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*Standard tires
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**Front: 4.00-15 4-ply
 
**Rear: 9-24 4-ply
 
**Rear: 9-24 4-ply
   
 
=== Variations and Options ===
 
=== Variations and Options ===
 
<!-- List upgrades and options here -->
 
<!-- List upgrades and options here -->
*Electric starting
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*Distillate engine
*Pneumatic "Lift-All" implement lift system
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*Non-adjustable front axle
*Adjustable front axle
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*Heavy-duty adjustable front axle
 
*Optional tires
 
*Optional tires
**Front: 5.00-15 4-ply
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**Front: 5.00-15 or 6.00-16 4-ply
**Rear: 9-24, 10-24, or 11-24 4-ply; 4-30 or 5-30 4-ply dual
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**Rear: 8-24, 10-24, or 11-24 4-ply
   
 
== Serial Numbers Information ==
 
== Serial Numbers Information ==
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{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
|-
 
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! Year !! Serial no. run<br>start<ref name=Wendel>Wendel, C. H., 150 Years of International Harvester, Crestline Publishing, Sarasota, Florida, 1981</ref> !! Serial no. run<br>End<ref name=Wendel></ref> !! Number Built<ref>Klancher, Lee, International Harvester Photographic History, Motorbooks International, Osceola, Wisconsin, 1996</ref> !! Notes
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! Year !! Serial no. run<br>start<ref name=Wendel>Wendel, C. H., 150 Years of International Harvester, Crestline Publishing, Sarasota, Florida, 1981</ref> !! Serial no. run<br>End<ref name=Wendel></ref> !! Number Built !! Notes
 
|-<!-- trim table or extend to start year -->
 
|-<!-- trim table or extend to start year -->
 
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| 1947 || 250001 || 250081 || 6242 || Serial range includes Farmall A-AV-B-BN and International A, number built includes Farmall A-AV, International A
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| 1947 || 250001 || 250081 || 81 || Total calculated from serial number range, includes Super AV and International Super A
 
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| 1948 || 250082 || 268195 || 22023 ||
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| 1948 || 250082 || 268195 || 18114 ||
 
|-
 
|-
| 1949 || 268196 || 281268 || 22950 ||
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| 1949 || 268196 || 281268 || 13073 ||
 
|-
 
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| 1950 || 281269 || 300125 || 9579 ||
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| 1950 || 281269 || 300125 || 18857 ||
 
|-
 
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| 1951 || 300126 || 324469 || 105 ||
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| 1951 || 300126 || 324469 || 24344 ||
 
|-
 
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| 1952 || 324470 || 336879 || 8177 ||
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| 1952 || 324470 || 336879 || 12410 ||
 
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| 1953 || 336880 || 353347 || 18494 ||
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| 1953 || 336880 || 353347 || 16468 ||
 
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| 1954 || 353348 || || 19739 ||
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| 1954 || 353348 || 355679 || 2332 ||
 
|-
 
|-
|colspan=3 |'''Total''' built || 128246 ||
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|colspan=3 |'''Total''' built || 105679 ||
 
|- <!-- Add more rows for latter years -->
 
|- <!-- Add more rows for latter years -->
 
|}
 
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:Do you know of any examples to list ?
 
:Do you know of any examples to list ?
   
{{PML Farmall A}}
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{{PML Farmall Super A}}
   
 
== Gallery ==
 
== Gallery ==
 
Add extra photos here please.
 
Add extra photos here please.
<gallery widths="200">
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<gallery captionalign="left">
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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
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
* McCormick-Deering [[Farmall A]]
 
* McCormick-Deering [[Farmall A]]
* McCormick [[Farmall 100]]
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* McCormick [[Farmall Super A-1]]
 
* [[List of Tractor Manufacturers]]
 
* [[List of Tractor Manufacturers]]
 
* [[List of International Harvester Vehicles]]
 
* [[List of International Harvester Vehicles]]

Latest revision as of 05:27, July 27, 2010

McCormick Farmall Super A
McCormick Farmall Super A
McCormick Farmall Super A
Model history
Model introduced 1947
Model discontinued 1954
Model status Discontinued
No. produced 105,679
Preceded by McCormick-Deering Farmall A
Superseded by McCormick Farmall Super A-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 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 Edit

For Company history see
Main article: International Harvester

For high-clearance model see: McCormick Farmall Super AV For industrial version see: International Super A

Introduced in late 1947, the McCormick Farmall Super A was an upgrade of the Farmall A with more standard equipment, adding to its weight. The Super A was mechanically identical to the A except for a slightly higher compression ratio that gave it slightly more power. One of the main features of the Super A was the "Touch-Control" hydraulic system. The Super A ushered in a whole range of “Super” tractors for International Harvester.

Tractor Comparison Edit

During the years the Super A was in production, several other manufacturers made small tractors of similar layout (most without the offset design of the Farmall). As shown in the table, the Allis-Chalmers B, Case VAS, John Deere M, and Massey-Harris Pacer were closest to the Super A in hp, weight, and price. The Super A had the lowest hp in the group so, in 1954, International Harvester brought out the updated Farmall Super A-1 with slightly more power from a larger displacement engine.

Make & model Pto hp Weight (lb) Price ($)
McCormick Farmall Super A 18 2385 1420 (1954)
Allis-Chalmers B 22 2060 1525 (1957)
Case VAS 21 2950 1564 (1952)
Gibson H 25 4079
John Deere M 20 2695 1100 (1952)
John Deere 40 25 2750 1521 (1954)
Leader ~25 ~2500 1395 (1948)
Massey-Harris Pacer 19 1915 1418 (1957)
Minneapolis-Moline BG 28 2880 1710 (1957)
McCormick Farmall Super A-1 21 2383

Timeline Edit

Factory locations Edit

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

Specification Edit

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 Edit

  • 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 Edit

Year Serial no. run
start[1]
Serial no. run
End[1]
Number Built Notes
1947 250001 250081 81 Total calculated from serial number range, includes Super AV and International Super A
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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  1. 1.0 1.1 Wendel, C. H., 150 Years of International Harvester, Crestline Publishing, Sarasota, Florida, 1981

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