Saturday, April 30, 2011
The Farmall 400 was built in 1954, 1955 and 1956. Row-crop and wheatland models were built and were powered by diesel, gasoline or lp engines. All three versions of this engine had 264 cubic inches and produced 48 hp. The 400 followed the Super M and was replaced by the 450. There were almost 41000 of these tractors built. The selling price in 1954 was $3500. The 400 offered the following new features, the fast-hitch, the torque-amplifier, independent pto, and hydra-touch hydraulics. Our 400 has a factory built wide front axle. It is serial number #33620, meaning it was built in 1956. We bought our 400 at Mather, Manitoba.
Friday, April 29, 2011
The Farmall "A" was built from 1939 till 1947 when the Super Farmall A was introduced. When it was introduced the selling price was $575. There were more than 117,000 units built. The 4 cylinder gasoline engine had 113 cubic inches and produced 13 hp. The "A" and "B" were identical . The "A" featured the offset engine and wide front end. The "B" had the centered engine , offset seat and narrow front axle. This gave the operator full vision of the ground beneath him. This feature was known as "Culti-vision " Our "A" came from western Manitoba. It is serial number #104966 and was built in 1944.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
The Farmall MD was built from 1941 till 1952. The 4 cylinder engine had 248 cubic inches and produced 35 hp. The Farmall MD was the first diesel powered row-crop farm tractor produced. The diesel engine started on gasoline and then was switched to run on diesel. In 1952 IHC came out with the Super MD and Super MD TA. We have more than one MD. This one pictured has a factory wide front and factory hydraulics. We purchased it at Oakville.The serial number is 283210, meaning it was built in 1951.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
The 460 Farmall was built from 1958 till 1963. The gasoline and lp tractors used a 6 cylinder , 221 cubic inch engine. The diesel tractor, the 236 cubic inch engine. They were rated at 48 hp on the drawbar. There were 6 configurations of the 460 built. We have two 460 Farmalls in our collection. They came from a vegetable farm north of Winnipeg. One of them has power adjust rims. Unfortunately neither has the IHC fast - hitch. One has serial # 6446, built in 1959. The other #28500,built in 1962.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The Oliver 880 was built from 1958 till 1963. They used the Waukesha 6 cylinder , 265 cubic inch engine which produced 55 drawbar hp. Gas or diesel engines were available. The 880 replaced the 88.Our 880 has what I think is unique, a power steering pump that is attached and driven by the generator. Our tractor is a wheatland gas model. The serial number is 85530 which means it is a 1960 model. Our 880 had a front end loader on it when we bought it. It has been removed. The tractor came from north of Winnipeg.
Monday, April 25, 2011
The Cockshutt 30 was built from 1946 till 1956. The Cockshutt 30 was the first tractor built in Canada. It also was the first tractor to feature LPTO. The 4 cylinder Buda engine had a displacement of 153 cubic inches and produced 21 hp. There were more than 37000 of these tractors built. This tractor was also marketed as an E3 from CCIL and in the US as a" Gambles ". In 1949 Cockshutt produced a 30 diesel . We have three "30" tractors in our collection. The one pictured is #31230, built in 1951.It came from St. Leon.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
There were two different styles of 60 standards built. The early 60 standard was referred to as the low seat 60, and was similar to the "AR".It appeared in 1952. The newer style , the high seat 60 was built in 1955 and 1956. The low seat 60 was only available in gasoline. It's 2 cylinder engine had 321 cubic inches and produced 37 hp. It sold for $2500. Our low seat 60 came from Kola , Manitoba a long time ago
Saturday, April 23, 2011
The John Deere 830 was built in 1958, 1959 and 1960.It replaced the 820. It was the biggest 2 cylinder tractor built as well as the last 2 cylinder models built before the new generation tractors emerged. In late 1960 the 4010 replaced the 830. The large 2 cylinder engine had a displacement of 471 cubic inches and produced 70 hp on the drawbar. On the 830 there was a choice of two starters, a 24 volt electric starter or a 4 cylinder gasoline pony start motor. The transmission had 6 forward gears and 1 reverse. Our 830 came from Swan Lake. It had both engines overhauled before we bought it. It is serial number #8300716. It was built in late 1958. This is the tractor I took on the 3 rd annual Tractor Trek and it ran fine.