Farmall H

Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:25 am

Anyone know the serial numbers and years for Farmall H? I just picked up an H with serial number 105426 and need to know the year. I'll try to post pics this evening. Thanks for any help.

Re: Farmall H

Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:39 am

Joey,

Here's a good source for lots of information.

http://www.farmall-h.com/

Re: Farmall H

Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:39 am

I believe that to be a late model 1942.
Found here:
http://www.ytmag.com/cgi-bin/snlookup.c ... d=H+and+HV
Hope this helps.

Re: Farmall H

Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:41 am

That would be a 1942
http://www.tractordata.com/td/td290.html

in the beginning
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After some great friends got involved.

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Now I have my Dad's tractor back, and grin from ear to ear every time I get on it.

Re: Farmall H

Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:58 am

Can wait till mine looks that nice!!!Mine is a 1950.Kevin :shock: :shock:

Re: Farmall H

Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:43 am

Thanks for the replies and the websites, I was under the impression it was a 1941.

John, that was an amazing transformation! I remember reading the posts about the restoration, but I didn't know it looked like that beforehand!

My H is all original (as I was told) and has all steel wheels, no rubber. I plan to restore it like it is for show purposes, as of now. Going to need a lot of help because it came with a crate full of parts, including the engine! The serial number on the engine block matches the tractor's serial number plate. This won't be a quick project, may take 3-4 years because I also have a Super AV to redo.

Re: Farmall H

Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:16 pm

Here are the pictures as promised earlier of the 1942 Farmall H I was lucky to stumble onto. I plan to restore this tractor as it was originally and I hope you guys will be there to help guide me in the project. It is not planned in the immediate future, but sometime in the near future.

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Re: Farmall H

Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:32 pm

Let's try that again.

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Re: Farmall H

Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:54 pm

Joey,

You certainly have your work cut out for you. :D

Re: Farmall H

Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:49 pm

Here is a pic of my '45 H I bought from Aunt Mary:

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Re: Farmall H

Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:10 pm

Any of you guys have a steel wheel tractor you bring to shows? How hard is it to get around? I thought about getting an extra set of wheels on rubber to switch them around, but that seems like a lot of work.

Re: Farmall H

Wed Jun 25, 2008 6:37 am

Joey - I picked up a set of real nice rear steel when I bought my H. A friend of mine found a very early 39 H slot-top tractor in a salvage yard and bought it to restore. I ended up selling him the wheels as he wanted to restore it with steel wheels. They look pretty good on it.

Re: Farmall H

Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:37 am

Joey,
Instead of switching out the entire wheels, just change the 'treads' so it will roll easier. You may have seen these before:
http://www.millertire.com/rubber_lugs.asp
I have also seen where people cut the tread portion off a regular farm tire and bolt it to the rear rims. With a little inginuity, one could make something that will work.
Hope this helps.

Re: Farmall H

Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:37 am

The rubber lugs look like a good option, but sure seems pricey. Probably would be cheaper that way than buying a set of wheels with tires. Gives me two options, though, parading on the street or showing the tractor on the fairgrounds.

I saw one guy offloading a John Deere on steel rims with metal lugs and he was moving very, very slowly off the trailer. The whole operation didn't look too safe and looked very uncomfortable. That's a long way down the road, though. Need to see if I can get this tractor functional without breaking the budget.

Almost forgot - wanted to ask what is the lever sticking out through the grill? Is there another part of the grill that covers the hole the lever sticks through?

Re: Farmall H

Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:59 am

Joey - the lever sticking through the grille is the steering arm for the cultivators. The IH engineers designed a system that compensated for steering around corners with front mounted cultivators. It helped keep the cultivators centered over the rows as you turned the corner. It saved plowing out a lot of corn when you had to plant rows with turns in them. There is an insert which covers that opening when the steering arm is removed.