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Farmall H - 1940 vs. 1952

Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:59 pm

Assuming for a moment both tractors are in like condition, I'd appreciate hearing thoughts as to what is the preferable year from both a mechanical standpoint and overall investment, i.e. are pre-war tractors more desirable with collectors? Thanks

Re: Farmall H - 1940 vs. 1952

Sun Oct 19, 2008 9:08 pm

h was one of the most common tractors made in the US, so unless it is something special, such as very low serial, etc. they are not that great an investment. If one is a dual fuel with everything still there,, original manifold, shutters, etc. that would be a slightly more valuable one, but other than that, the one that appears to have the least wear would be preferable. If everything else is the same, the prewar would be a little more collectible, abut again, only slightly. According to serial numbers there were 41,734 made in 1940, and 14,639 in 1952.

Re: Farmall H - 1940 vs. 1952

Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:37 am

Thanks for your response - very helpful. The 1940 is 'dual fuel', but other than the 2nd fuel tank, the other elements (manifold, shutters) are not there. Re collectability, what of that era (40's, 50's) would be the most desirable model?

Re: Farmall H - 1940 vs. 1952

Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:51 pm

There were only about 4,000 330 utilities made and the SM D TA is hard to come by
David

Re: Farmall H - 1940 vs. 1952

Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:12 pm

Don't forget, any Cub is Very collectable. Just ask Barnyard.

Re: Farmall H - 1940 vs. 1952

Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:30 pm

I'd appreciate hearing thoughts as to overall investment, i.e. are pre-war tractors more desirable with collectors?
My opinion: Two reasons to own a tractor.
1) Work tractor. Or 2) Personal enjoyment.

As an investment, buying and restoring a tractor to make a profit, normally doesn't happen.

Re: Farmall H - 1940 vs. 1952

Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:59 pm

Its not an H but an M... Talk about investment, I'd like to find one of these in a fence row

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David C

Re: Farmall H - 1940 vs. 1952

Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:03 pm

And that one is a sweet looking tractor. Buddy did a fine job on it!
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