Farmall B & BN Tractors, 1939-1947
Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:37 pm
Ran into a B sitting beside a shed and have a few questions. First off the rear tires seem spaced really wide. A normal super c sets behind it and the B
rear tires are at least a foot wider. it has a 2 way plow setup behind it but the right rear tire is at least 18 inches away from the plow point. Both tires are mounted close to the fenders. I believe dished in. Tractor has good sheetmetal and has been repainted at some point long ago. Has been converted to 12 v with an alt. Tag under the seat says Model B ser # F.A.B.77490. Whats with the fab. Guy says he may sell but has to think about it. Batt. was dead but turns over with hand crank. No welds I could see. Thanks. Grump
Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:53 pm
I have a BN as does PWL. Cub Bud has a B. Nice tractors for playing around with. Lack of hydraulics and the wide width are the biggest downfall. However, there was an exhaust powered lift but parts are hard to find and not cheap.
Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:26 pm
Owned one at one time. Used it as a wagon tractor.
It was a fun little tractor. Used to pull a 5' bush hog to mow CRP. - Low gear only. The B with a fresh overhaul wouldn't pull the mower in 2nd gear. Fuel wise very economical. I could operate the tractor most of the summer on 15 gallons of gas.
Actually as far as utility it was a pretty worthless tractor. Reference Bd's post.
A lot of the B's were turned in to acreage mower tractors.
Neighbor has one. Uses it as a spot sprayer tractor - PTO mounted sprayer pump with 55 gallon drum mounted on draw bar.
Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:23 pm
and the FAB is jsut the beginning of the serial number, like FCUB on a cub
Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:10 am
We have two at the farm and I am trying to buy another. They are great tractors as far as I am concerned. We use them to pull hayrakes. The second one has an extra seat for my son. Grandpa is 75, but adores my son and wants to take him on the tractor. He is afraid he will drop him, so we fixed it up with a second seat, platform, railing, and seat belt. They are the easiest to put a "buddy" seat on.
Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:33 am
Dad always said they were good for getting up eggs, If you didnt have many chickens
Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:31 pm
Have a B and just purchased a complete rear end for a A. You guess it . going to pit A rear end on it. Might make it a little shakey, but common sence can make it a fun ride. Yea I know the correct police already know where I live.
Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:37 pm
i used to own one, wish i still had it, neet little tractor
Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:19 pm
Have '41 B my grandfather bought new - handy but no hydro - pull waterwagon, hayrack, 8' disc etc. Love it!!
Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:21 pm
Grumpy did ya get it????I still want a C when I get a job and get famous!!!!
Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:25 pm
Nope. he decided he was going to put a garden out this spring and needed it. Said if he decided to sell he would let me know. By the way he started it Wednesday and it turned over maybe 1 turn,started and ran SWEET. Take care. Grump
Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:07 pm
I am a B man. Just haven't found him yet. BUt believe me my eyes are pealed for one here close
Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:13 pm
I have a BN. Great little tractor.
Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:42 pm
Here are before and after pics of Miss B:
Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:39 am
I wish I could find someone with a BN with a single front wheel that they wanted to sell reasonable. We already have 2 B's, but something a little different would be nice.
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