New Super A owner

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New Super A owner

Postby jashle6 » Mon May 09, 2022 9:29 pm

My dad gave me my great-grand fathers Super A last week. 4th generation now. Lots of memories, not a lot of knowledge so I’m trying to rectify that. Dad is in his mid 80’s he is still able to tell me a lot about setting it up. From north Alabama

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Re: New Super A owner

Postby Bob McCarty » Mon May 09, 2022 10:12 pm

Welcome to the forum. Enjoy your SA.
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we need to think differently."
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Re: New Super A owner

Postby Pap » Tue May 10, 2022 8:04 am

Welcome to the forum Bama.
Enjoy Your Ride.
Are We Having Fun Yet ? :D
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Re: New Super A owner

Postby ricky racer » Tue May 10, 2022 11:19 am

That's great, getting your great grandfather's Super A! :{_}: Welcome aboard, there are lots of A and Super A owners here with lots of experience and always willing to help a guy out. :hattip:
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Re: New Super A owner

Postby Glen » Wed May 11, 2022 8:15 pm

The Super A operator's manual can help you learn about maintenance that the Super A needs.

Below is the Super A operator's manual. The experts on here recommend people read it. It has lots of info about operation, maintenance, and lubrication. There is an index beginning on page 74.
It shows how the Super A originally looked in it. The lube section begins on page 20.
The Lubrication Guide picture is on page 22, and shows what needs lubrication.
Several pages after that show how to lubricate the tractor. ... index.html

Lubricating the fan hub is shown on page 34. The hub uses motor oil. If it gets low on oil, it can wear the fan bearing, or the fan can seize.
I use a clean, pump oil can to put oil in the fan hub on Cubs, if there is room on the Super A you could use the oil can.

The manual shows the electrical system that a Super A originally had.
It shows the electrical system with cutout.
Newer tractors have the voltage regulator system.
The Super A originally had a 6 volt, positive ground electrical system.

The 10 weight motor oil mentioned in the manual for the Touch Control was changed later to Case IH Hy-Tran fluid. It is sold at Case IH dealers.
There are other brands, be sure it works with IH hydraulic systems before buying one.
The manual tells how to check and change the Touch Control fluid, and remove the air from the system.
Be sure to check the fluid with the arms in the rear, or down position, the manual says.

I would check or change all the oils before using the Super A. Using it with low oil in a gear housing can damage the parts in the housing.
There are 3 separate gear housings, with 3 separate oil levels to check, in the rear area of a Super A, the transmission, and 2 final drives.
The manual tells about changing the trans oil on page 25, and the final drive oils on page 26.

The air cleaner is an oil bath air cleaner. Dirt that is sucked in settles to the bottom of the oil cup. It should have clean, light motor oil in the oil cup to work right.

There is a search box at the top of the page, to the right of the Farmall Cub, you can find info in posts that have been made. :)

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Re: New Super A owner

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Thu May 12, 2022 8:47 am

Welcome to the forum.
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and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. Will Rogers

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Re: New Super A owner

Postby Tired_Iron » Thu May 12, 2022 10:04 am

Welcome to the Forum!
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Re: New Super A owner

Postby staninlowerAL » Fri May 13, 2022 2:33 am

Welcome to the forum. Try to get to a Cubfest if you can. There's a good one in Bogalusa, LA. next spring.

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