Finally, I Got it!!

Sun Mar 12, 2006 10:27 pm

After a few months of having my neighbors farmall m stored at my place, I finally ended up buying the m. my neighbor is currupting me! this is my second tractor, and I feel great! This M is so much higher and powerful than cub. So I have a few questions.... the stickers on the M says its a super m how can you tell if it its one? Also I need the metal band that covers the starter. do you guys buy them or make them on your own?
John ... &pos=-1667 ... &pos=-1666 ... &pos=-1665

Sun Mar 12, 2006 10:33 pm

Looks great! You lucky dog!

Sun Mar 12, 2006 10:43 pm

Looks good John. Lots of luck with it.


The real deal

Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:21 am

Nice looking Super M. I only have M's and no Super M but from the look and the hitch, I'm 99% sure that's a Super. It also should be on the serial number tag, I believe it's in the prefix like FBK SM XXXXXXXXX someone can probably straighten me on that. As far as the band for the starter, I usually make mine but I recently spotted them in a catalog but that one excapes me too, might be They say the memory is the second thing to go? :roll: Anyway, great addition, I would love to have one.

Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:40 am

Good looking tractor ! The serial number tag should be on the left side of clutch housing. Prefix for an M is FBK & Super M is SM. Does it have band or disk brakes? Supers have disk brakes.

Mon Mar 13, 2006 7:53 am

Nice looking tractor!

Mon Mar 13, 2006 5:54 pm

This isn't a for sure but most would have live hydraulics. If you have a pump in front of the distr. or mag and it wasn't converted then its a good bet.

Holy mackerel

Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:07 pm

Holy mackerel! A Cub and a Super M, that's both ends of the spectrum right there!

Congratulations :D

Mon Mar 13, 2006 7:39 pm

Looks Great :!: :lol: :!: I would like to have an M, a bit bigger then an H :wink:

great Condition :!:


Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:14 pm

Nice Johnny
Good luck with it!

Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:50 pm

Hey Guys,
thanks, well it turns out its not a super m from the serial tag. made in 1946 starting with fbk. It has been taken well care of and has been redone. it also have a good charging system (12 volt) yeah i agree that the m is on the other end of the farmall spectrum than my cub. well when my neighbor brought it over to bush hog i was impressed with the power it produces. Also the three point hitch and the plows were also a good selling point. As far as i can tell it does have live hydraulics. I have raised the hitch with the clutch pushed in. I am going to have to find more info on the tractor, i am curious about its hydraulic capabilities. I will keep updating when i really start tinkering with my m.

Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:37 pm


My '51 M has a live hydraulic pump to handle the Saginaw 3 pt hitch, but it isn't original... neither the pump nor the hitch are. Not even the Schwartz wide front axle is original, but they are all good modifications.

Now... if I could arrange to replace the original paint....


Tue Mar 14, 2006 4:20 pm

hey george,
thats a good pic of your M. i will go check if mine has that type of pump when i leave for home tonight. i think my hitch is connected to the belly pump somewhere. have you ever used a rototiller with your m?

Tue Mar 14, 2006 4:34 pm


I've never used the M for anything but bush hogging. It's a real powerhouse with a fairly slow first gear. It may work well for rototilling. It's worth a shot!

Tue Mar 14, 2006 6:20 pm

I use my H for rototilling and it works quite well in plowed soil. I have located a set of slow gears that I hope will make it better. The gears are costly but more readily available for the M.
My tiller is 7' and it pulls it nicely.
Early in this post I mentioned the live pump in place of the distributor drive. Maybe you missed it.