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Farmall M, Super M, 400, 450 & 560 Tractors, 1939-1963

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CONTEST - NAME THAT TRACTOR!

Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:19 pm

I will be posting photos of a tractor my sisters and I ran across this month while driving from NC to New Orleans. We will see how many photos it takes for someone to identify AND tell the function of this tractor! Good luck!!! :big smile:

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Re: CONTEST - NAME THAT TRACTOR!

Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:22 pm

Farmall MV...used in sugar cane fields.

Re: CONTEST - NAME THAT TRACTOR!

Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:31 pm

Looks like some type of high crop


Russ

Re: CONTEST - NAME THAT TRACTOR!

Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:36 pm

OK, it is an M...Not sure about the MV:
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and, according to the guys that owned it, you're close on the purpose, but not quite there!

#2 Photo:
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Re: CONTEST - NAME THAT TRACTOR!

Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:38 pm

RUSSALL wrote:Looks like some type of high crop


...well, definitely "high"...

Re: CONTEST - NAME THAT TRACTOR!

Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:41 pm

Bud knows his red iron!

Re: CONTEST - NAME THAT TRACTOR!

Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:11 pm

Nice paint job!

It is a 1953 Super M with the distillate option. It has been converted to a high clearance machine, much higher than a typical MV that would have been used as a conventional cane tractor. It was probably intended as a spray rig or some similar operation.

Re: CONTEST - NAME THAT TRACTOR!

Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:34 pm

Jim Becker wrote:Nice paint job!

Yes, I think someone may have used a fuzzy roller for its last paint job!!!

Next:

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Re: CONTEST - NAME THAT TRACTOR!

Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:38 pm

how about a side view or one form a distance?

Re: CONTEST - NAME THAT TRACTOR!

Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:48 pm

I was teasing...but I guess since you already know WHAT it is, I might as well show it all (so to speak!!!):
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OK, anymore guesses as to its purpose before I show the distance shots? Of course, I don't think it will help anyway...I never would have guessed!!

Re: CONTEST - NAME THAT TRACTOR!

Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:55 pm

Cranberry harvester...

Re: CONTEST - NAME THAT TRACTOR!

Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:12 pm

NOPE!

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And to give you some idea of size:
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Re: CONTEST - NAME THAT TRACTOR!

Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:22 pm

I'm shutting down for the night...sweet dreams to you all!!! We'll see tomorrow if anyone guesses right! :)):

Re: CONTEST - NAME THAT TRACTOR!

Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:32 pm

I've seen that tractor before!! I've got a pic of it somewhere, if I find it I'll post it...

Re: CONTEST - NAME THAT TRACTOR!

Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:25 am

Purpose - farming, or maybe not. Need a better idea of where that propane line goes. Serial number suggests 1939. Vern
Last edited by v w on Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:53 am, edited 1 time in total.
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