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Could get a Farmall A for $800-good?


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#1 fordmustang1984 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 11, 2011 - 08:37 PM

So on our way home Sunday I saw a Farmall for sale up the street so we stopped and got the number. Today I called the guy, and he said it has a rebuilt carb, and new exhaust manifold and muffler. It is a stripped model A with no hydraulics. It does run and dive and has just been sitting for the last few months. The front tires are flat but a set of tubes should fix that. So is it worth the 800 to get and use until my homemade tractor is done?

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Posted April 11, 2011 - 08:44 PM

I think it is well worth it if the rears are good condition and the sheet metal is in good condition.

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Posted April 11, 2011 - 08:46 PM

Worth almost that in scrap yard We had one a hundred years ago ( nearly almost) wish i would have had enough sense to keep it. Sounds like good price.

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Posted April 11, 2011 - 09:05 PM

If it starts and runs well and the rear tires are decent enough to use then $800.00 is a good price for an A. The A never did have hydraulics on it untill IH came out with the super A model. They are a fun to use little tractor.
I paid $1000.00 for my A and it needed rear tires and rims and I thought I got a pretty good deal. Mine had been overhauled shortly before they quit using it 20 some years ago and the engine was stuck from sitting that long. I had to pull the pistons out to free up the rings but it runs like a top now.

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Posted April 11, 2011 - 09:28 PM

I'd say what the others have said. With decent rears, it would be a fine tractor for pull behind items. Provided it starts and runs ok.
Keep us posted.

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Posted April 12, 2011 - 05:58 AM

Ok, sounds good. The rears did look good enough to use and the owner said they hold air. Is there anything important I should know about this tractor before I jump in?

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Posted April 12, 2011 - 07:00 AM

I have a '53 Farmall Super A which is basically the exact same tractor as the A except for the Hydraulics. There is endless info on line about the Farmall A, it was one of the Most Popular Models ever made. Very Simple design & easy to work on & get parts. The Offset steering / seat arrangement was called "Cultivission" No one else had it but Farmall.
Here is a good site to start out on. Lots of Farmall info & downloads available, That price is a Steal, I'd Jump on it, Good Luck

Farmall A International

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Posted April 12, 2011 - 11:42 AM

Around here that would be a steal as well. My brother-in-law had an A for years; great little tractor!

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Posted April 12, 2011 - 01:17 PM

Sounds like a good deal if it starts and runs ok and rear tires and rims in decent shape.

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Posted April 12, 2011 - 01:21 PM

Does it have wheel weights and are the tires filled with fluid? That would be the only thing additional I would ask.

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Posted April 14, 2011 - 05:21 PM

Well might not be getting this now. I talked to the boss (my mom) and she said no for now.

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Posted April 14, 2011 - 08:58 PM

bummer, oh well.




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