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Super A

Postby Gerry Powell » Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:59 pm

I'm thinking of getting a Super A, are parts as available as the Cub?
The hydraulics work but are very slow to raise and lower, what does this mean?
The owner is asking $1200 with front cultivators and a 3 point on the rear. Was 3 point a standard feature on the Super A, how does it compare to modern 3 point?
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Re: Super A

Postby RaymondDurban » Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:26 pm

Parts are available through Case/IH, just like the Cub, but you won't have the dedicated support from the likes of Ralph or TM. It will be a little more difficult to find used parts, but by no means imposible.
The three point on the rear is not standard and would be an aftermarket assembly. Depending on the quality of the material and welds will determine the strength and what equipment you will be able to handle.
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Re: Super A

Postby DanR » Sun Jun 07, 2009 5:44 am

Parts are very available. Check the level in the TC it may be just low. Otherwise drain, flush, and refill this will probably do it. You will love that SA and it's a good price if the tires are in good shape.
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Re: Super A

Postby TexasRed » Sun Jun 07, 2009 7:58 am

Here in East Texas, Super A and 140 are still sought after by pea and melon growers. I just bought a SA with cultivators for $2500. I know a guy selling them for $3500 in Tyler. Sounds like a good buy to me.
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Re: Super A

Postby Super A » Sun Jun 07, 2009 1:41 pm

A Super A is in many ways far superior to a Cub and if the one you describe is in good shape, you'll really like it. Parts are not one bit harder to find than for a Cub. The important commonly-needed parts are very available from caseIH or aftermarket thru Napa, Car-Quest, etc.

Most three point hitches I have seen for Super A's are homemade and cobbled up. The aftermarket versions are not much better IMO since the tractor was never really designed for it. If it were me, I would scrap the three point and use Super A-intended implements if you can find them.

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Re: Super A

Postby Glxy500 » Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:30 pm

Well parts for Super As must be very plentiful in Texas, dang sure cant find them in Al / Ga. Mine just needs minor stuff, and cant find any implements for the dang thing. I like my Super A though. I hope to have it going real soon. $2500 is a good price for that tractor especially if it comes with good cults. Good find.
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Re: Super A

Postby Oscar Meier » Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:27 pm

My Super A is the best thing I ever bought - parts are easy to find. Cub's are good; but, Super A's are fine. :D
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Re: Super A

Postby Gerry Powell » Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:57 am

With the SA PTO shaft offset to the side, does this limit the use?
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Re: Super A

Postby Jim Becker » Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:14 am

Some, but not that big a deal. Mounted equipment was designed accordingly. The hitch plate could be set to the left side of the drawbar for most pull-behind if needed.
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Re: Super A

Postby Super A » Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:49 am

ibrake4rust wrote:With the SA PTO shaft offset to the side, does this limit the use?


It never stopped us. When I was little, we pulled a 75 bu. auger wagon behind the Super A all the time. It was hooked in the center drawbar hole so the PTO drive shaft was at an angle. Just keep the PTO shaft universal joints maintained.

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Re: Super A

Postby BigBill » Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:20 pm

I think a Farmall Super A will be my next tractor so keep the info comming so i can learn more about it. I figure it will make a nice companion to my fcub. I would still like to end up with an "H" and a "M" before i stop collecting.(maybe)
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Re: Super A

Postby DanR » Fri Jul 03, 2009 5:01 am

A Super A will be a great asset on a small farm. It will also look good sitting next to your Cub if you don't farm. My two Cubs do most of the work around here. The only thing the SA does is power the grist mill at the Farmers Market and pull a 2 bottom plow when needed. The SA is faster, stronger, turns easier, stops better, and is more comfortable to ride. But still, the Cub's have the run of the place.
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Re: Super A

Postby BigBill » Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:34 am

I would like to have a super A to do the heavier work. Plus it has more power.

Someday my jeep 4x4 tractor will go to the north country in the snow belt were it will be needed. So i need to replace it here in Ct. I was thinking of putting an int154 with a snowblower up in the north country too as a back up when we get the snow fall in many feet in one night. My camp is covered with snow for most of the winter.

I still like being in the weather when plowing it keeps my blood flowing.
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Re: Super A

Postby spadra » Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:04 pm

I have a 1951 and it's great tractor. Very similar to a Cub in a lot of ways, but much, much heftier. I have never had a problem finding parts. Implements on the other hand...can be hard to come by. For the most part, these tractors long outlived the implements that were made specifically for them. While farms got bigger and the tractors kept working doing whatever, their little one row - one bottom implements were forgotten in the weeds. Eventually, the scrapper came by and off they went. Some Cub and Super A implements do interchange - the experts here can tell you which ones.
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Re: Super A

Postby Gerry Powell » Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:23 am

Can anyone tell me which Cub and SA implements interchange?
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