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

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Postby Joe in Grassy Creek » Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:54 am

One of the guys on the Moto Guzzi board that I visit lives in Rochester, NY and posted these pictures of the towns fleet of snow plows. They arn't Cubs. I don't know my Farmalls well enough to identify them, but I know a lot of you guys can. I thought you guys would enjoy the pictures.

http://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php?PH ... ic=14970.0

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Postby Joe Malinowski » Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:06 am

That looks like a whole fleet of M's one picture you can see a decal. That is pretty neat. It has got to be a very cold job very very cold.
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Postby 2cubs2cases » Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:55 am

I vote for new paint jobs. Great picture.
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Postby Buzzard Wing » Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:58 am

They do get snow in Rochester... pretty 'cool' rigs.
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Postby Jeff Silvey » Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:29 am

Now thats some hefty blades WOW
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Postby Bigdog » Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:34 am

Looks like some sheet metal from the number series in the pictures too. There must be a variety of tractors in the line-up.
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Postby Hengy » Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:36 am

I like the vinatage original IH Windbreakers on those tractors!

It is nice to see original iron still being used on a regular basis!

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Postby Don McCombs » Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:37 am

The interesting thing is that although they all seem to have windbreakers, not one has a cab. Brrrrrrrrr.....
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Postby Hengy » Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:26 am

WOW... I wouldn't want to run into the business end of those plows, either!

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Postby bythepond88 » Thu Dec 06, 2007 2:30 pm

Actually, once the tractor warms up, it is quite toasty. However, the wind coming from the fan until that point is worse than without the heat houser.

We had a heat houser on our tractors (first an M named Hector, later a 400 named Herman) when I was growing up. In the winter we used them to move round bales around. My dad had a set of spikes made to fit into the quick hitch. We'd drop the spikes so they were level, back into the side of the bale, then lift it up and move it into the yard for the cows.
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Postby Jackman » Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:36 pm

Wow can't believe a big city like Rochester would be running vintage equipment especicially when you consider the huge amounts of snow that they get,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Very cool indeed 8)

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Postby parts man » Sat Dec 08, 2007 6:53 pm

Angle of the steering shaft in some of the pictures suggests H to me.
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Postby Denny Clayton » Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:10 am

parts man wrote:Angle of the steering shaft in some of the pictures suggests H to me.

You may be right. I originally thought M's and 400 series (450 emblem visible on one). But after looking at them again, the pic of the rear of the one where you can see a street chart, the differential looks too small to be an M. I think it is a combination of H's, M's and 400 series.

I guess my Cub would be out of place with that group.
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Postby PageRob » Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:34 pm

Denny ('60 Lo-Boy) wrote:
parts man wrote:Angle of the steering shaft in some of the pictures suggests H to me.

You may be right. I originally thought M's and 400 series (450 emblem visible on one). But after looking at them again, the pic of the rear of the one where you can see a street chart, the differential looks too small to be an M. I think it is a combination of H's, M's and 400 series.

I guess my Cub would be out of place with that group.
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Maybe out of place, but with that windscreen, it at least looks a little warmer!
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