I can't identify the year my tractor is

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I can't identify the year my tractor is

Postby Pagano8 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:52 pm

:lost: I have the serial numbers and have been trying to look online at what year it could be and have been coming up with nothing can anyone help with this???? It's a super a and the serial numbers are f.a.a. 178915 my grandpa passed and I inherited it

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Re: I can't identify the year my tractor is

Postby Jim Becker » Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:08 pm

That is not a Super A serial number. The first (and lowest) Super A serial number was 250001. Your number belongs to a 1946 Farmall A. Does the tractor have a Touch-Control hydraulic system? Post a picture (when you have enough posts) and we will help sort it out.

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Re: I can't identify the year my tractor is

Postby Pagano8 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:33 pm

I'll get a few more pics in a few minutes
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Re: I can't identify the year my tractor is

Postby Pagano8 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:45 pm

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Re: I can't identify the year my tractor is

Postby Pagano8 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:52 pm

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Re: I can't identify the year my tractor is

Postby Pagano8 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:26 pm

So is this just a A with the cover saying super A, it has some kind of hydraulic pump on the front but it looks homemade but it still works

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Re: I can't identify the year my tractor is

Postby Super A » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:57 pm

Pagano8 wrote:So is this just a A with the cover saying super A, it has some kind of hydraulic pump on the front but it looks homemade but it still works


It's an A with Super A decals. Somebody fabricated the hydraulic stuff.

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Re: I can't identify the year my tractor is

Postby Jim Becker » Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:48 pm

Yeah, it is an A. The hydraulic stuff was thrown together to replace the pneumatic lift it stated with. The Super A decals were put on after it was repainted.

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Re: I can't identify the year my tractor is

Postby Pagano8 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:36 am

Okay and one more thing the picture with the close up of the oil filter cover behind it it has a valve that looks like it's from a hose anyone have any idea what it is for?

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Re: I can't identify the year my tractor is

Postby Jim Becker » Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:30 am

That is the control valve from the original pneumatic lift. It operated by exhaust pressure. There is/was a pressure valve on top of the exhaust manifold. There is a pipe from the pressure valve to the control valve (barely visible in your picture). The hose out of the control valve went to the lift cylinder, which has been replaced by the hydraulic cylinder on your tractor.

Here is a thread with a couple pictures:
viewtopic.php?t=21069

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Re: I can't identify the year my tractor is

Postby Pagano8 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:21 pm

Thank you Jim

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Re: I can't identify the year my tractor is

Postby Pagano8 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:26 pm

Jim Becker wrote:That is the control valve from the original pneumatic lift. It operated by exhaust pressure. There is/was a pressure valve on top of the exhaust manifold. There is a pipe from the pressure valve to the control valve (barely visible in your picture). The hose out of the control valve went to the lift cylinder, which has been replaced by the hydraulic cylinder on your tractor.

Here is a thread with a couple pictures:
http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=21069

Is there a way to check the engine and see if it matches the same year as the serial number??

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Re: I can't identify the year my tractor is

Postby Jim Becker » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:35 pm

The engine number is stamped on a machined boss on the forward right side of the block, roughly below the #1 spark plug. It may be obscured by the governor control rod. On that tractor, it should be the same as the serial number.

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Re: I can't identify the year my tractor is

Postby Pagano8 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:18 pm

Thanks again buddy

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Re: I can't identify the year my tractor is

Postby Lt.Mike » Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:07 pm

The tractor was made in Chicago. The serial number on the block will match that under the seat. The last year the A's were made in Chicago was 1947. After that the practice of matching the serial numbers seat support and block ceased.
Your tractor was made in 1946.
Here's a reference source.
http://www.tractordata.com/farm-tractor ... all-a.html
Incidentally I own 2 from the same year.
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