Super AI (Super A Industrial)

Farmall Super A, AV, 100, 130, & 140 1939 - 1973
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Super AI (Super A Industrial)

Postby Super A » Mon May 13, 2024 8:27 am

This weekend, I brought home this dandy '49 Super AI (That's "A-eye," not A-"one") that a friend picked up at a local consignment sale. At least, I think it's a Super AI. It has the industrial/heavy duty front axle, which was an option on the Farmall Super A, but it also has a complete foot throttle, which was not available for the Farmalls from the factory--only the International/industrial version.

When I got it home, I began to think I had a Farmall with cool options on it. Notice the serial number plate has no indication of the industrial prefix--IAA. I've seen some that had FAA on the tag, and then IAA stamped beside the serial number. But, this one looks like any other Farmall. But then......

Super AI 1.jpg


Wondering what was going on with this tractor was keeping me awake Saturday night! So I went back outside in the dark and cleaned the block where I could read the serial number. This is what I found:
Super AI 6.jpg


So, I think this is a legit Super AI, but I don't know why they didn't stamp the tag. It does appear to have lived on a farm, but I'm not so sure it did much tobacco farming because there's no seed plate drive to run a fertilizer attachment, and the corks are still in the implement holes where the drive would attach. Even if it's not, this one is going to be fun. I hope to have it restored somewhere around my 96th birthday..... :wink:

Al


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Re: Super AI (Super A Industrial)

Postby workinonit » Tue May 14, 2024 10:55 am

Nice find. Keep us posted.


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