Farmall Super A, AV, 1939 - 1954
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i just bought one last week.
He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: Proverbs 12:11
Most people that know me know the story behind mine, but just in case:
Mine was my grandfather's first and only new tractor, he later added a very used JD B to his lineup. Local IH dealer had a waiting list of farmers wanting tractors during and after WWII,after the crop was in in the fall of 1948 my grandfather went by the IH dealer to check on his position on the list. He was near the top, but the dealer said he didn't expect any new tractors anytime soon. Within two weeks, word came that his tractor was on the way. My dad has mentioned that he was told what day and time the train was expected in town, and he could actually come to see it unloaded, but I don't know if he did.
At some time or another I guess the Super A has done just about every conceivable job. When I was little I got a lot of "lap time" riding around with my dad and grandfather. When I was 9 or 10 I cultivated soybeans with it all summer long, which was quite possibly the most fun I have ever had. I got serious about restoring it in 2000. By 2005 it was more or less done. There are always little things that need tweaking, but it looks pretty good to me. It will always be my most prized material possession.
I want a second one, one day. My students are woking on a '39 A now but I want another Super A. I'd like to put all the "farmer mods" these tractors got over the years---deluxe, 140-style seat with backrest, firecrater sleeves and pistons, fast hitch, etc.
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Let us pray for farmers and all who prepare the soil for planting, that the seeds they sow may lead to a bountiful harvest.
With the help of some very special people on this forum (Dale Shaw) I will have mine home about Jan 21st. It will need some work and will join the stable with my Lo-Boy the Lo-Boy is named Simba and because it was so hard to shedule it for pickup by truckers, everytime they were ready the owner was busy. Finally Dale stepped up and a little swap and coin "Damien" will be home, he smokes a bit and will try to get him on a no smoke policy as soon as I can. Will try to do a pic or two but will have to learn how or send to someone who can. Well enough said except some fantastic people on this forum Wayne
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