Tracked Farmall A

Mon Aug 22, 2005 11:47 pm

Hi everyone,

Here is our 1946 Farmall A. It came with the campground we bought last year. It looks like it was a homemade conversion but it works very well. We use it for launching boats and moving trailers.


Side view

Last edited by KilldeerBeach on Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:02 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Mon Aug 22, 2005 11:52 pm

Kinda neat looking International you got there. Strange looking to me as I have never seen anything quite like it. Looks like it would come in real handy on sandy soil. :P

Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:13 am

I've never seen anything like that before.
how does it steer?

Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:31 am

it gets good traction on the sand on the bottom of the lake. To launch a boat in our lake, we need to travel over 100 feet of shallow muddy lakebottom. We run it right up to just underneath the fan belt.


we steer with the brakes. it doesn't steer well in reverse but in forward you can spin right around in a circle on the same spot.

Tue Aug 23, 2005 6:36 am

Very neat adaptation of the venerable A. I like it :!: Shows some real ingenuity. This must be a one of a kind trac :D

Tue Aug 23, 2005 8:36 am

I love seeing unusual setups like that. As I assume you have figured out, you will need to regualarly inspect and repack the fornt wheel beairngs (use water resistant grease) as well as keep an eye on oil in final drives and transmission for water contaminateion. Out of curiosity, what part of the country are you located in?

Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:40 pm

Yeah it requires constant maintenance but it does the job. We're located in Northern Alberta, Canada.

Tue Aug 23, 2005 3:21 pm

Very unusual and unique. 8)

Scott, I would think one would steer it using the brakes. :roll:

Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:23 pm

Now thats Cool Stuff!!!

Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:29 pm

Whereabouts in Northern Alberta?

Tue Aug 23, 2005 7:25 pm

Rudi wrote:Whereabouts in Northern Alberta?

Rudi, Check this out.

Tue Aug 23, 2005 9:39 pm


So, when I goes to visit me twin bro in Edmonton, there is something for me to check out close by sort of :idea: :roll: :lol: :lol: 8)