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The Farmall M was built from 1939 to 1954. This powerful tractor had a 247.7 CID engine, enough horsepower to handle 3 plows. It was very popular with large-acreage farmers.

Farmall M Tractor

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Buddy Green wrote on Monday, November 14, 2022 (PST):
  • I M wanting to know the year of my Farmall M, serial # FKB 211761 X 1. Any help would be appreciated.
    Larry Bouget wrote on Sunday, November 03, 2013 (PST):
  • I purchased am M model in 1995 from a family member with the plans of restoring it.I sold it before I could do it. I would love to buy another one to restore it. I wish I could find another one.
    jim wrote on Tuesday, October 08, 2013 (PDT):
  • how do I remove boul gear from my farmall m
    Dave wrote on Friday, September 20, 2013 (PDT):
  • I have a 1939 Farmall M White Demonstrator with matching serial numbers and was wondering how many of the white demonstrtors were sold
    Dennis wrote on Sunday, August 18, 2013 (PDT):
  • The farmall m with the s/n 208533 is a 1941
    mary harris wrote on Friday, May 25, 2012 (PDT):
  • does anyone know the exact year of this farmall m with serial #FBK208533X1.
    mary harris wrote on Friday, May 25, 2012 (PDT):
  • does anyone know the exact year of this farmall m tractor with this serial # FBK208533 let me know asap.
    debbie wrote on Thursday, February 16, 2012 (PST):
  • I have a farmall m series and I would like to find out how old it when it was built and who built it the serial number is 147186-x1 model is m fbk and the rpm is 595 can anyone help.
    Tony Daniels wrote on Friday, February 04, 2011 (PST):
  • I have a Farmall M that when in neutral it is still in gear, it acts like about 5th. When I actually put it in gear and let the clutch out it just boggs down and will not move. Does anyone know how I can solve this problem with out removing the gear box cover Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
    Dan Peek wrote on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 (PDT):
  • I grew up in western Colo. on a ranch on Bone Mesa, Delta. We had two Ms, one a 47 and the other a 51 or 52. Also had an LA Case, VA Case and a 49 0r 50 Ferguson. Later, we bought an MTA 400. We put up 1250 to 1400 tons of alfalfa and grass hay every year as well as 30 acres of corn silage, 20 acres of oats also. In our spare time, we did custom haying with swathers and a 55T International Baler behind one the Ms. That probably accounted for another 3 to 5 thousand tons of additionally although we did not pick up and haul their hay. We all have hundreds of hours on those Ms and they never failed to start and run whether it was -25 or plus 99 degrees. We pulled plows, discs, harrows, balers-ran hay grinders, cornchoppers, you nameit.
    Denny Spath wrote on Sunday, June 27, 2010 (PDT):
  • just got an M . need to know where you can by a 3 point system and has anyone worked on the pto. my pto lever has come off at the nut/bolt on the case. can t find much info on the pto. thanks
    john petty wrote on Saturday, May 01, 2010 (PDT):
  • I have a farmall has a 12 v battery does that mean it is a negitive ground or a positive ground ...does anyone know...please help
    Austin Smith wrote on Saturday, April 10, 2010 (PDT):
  • i know if you bore the cylinders out to 4 inches rather tahn the 3.875 the M had that should make it the same motor as the super M
    Mason Wolfe wrote on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 (PST):
  • My question is, I have a 1946 Farmall M and I was wondering what if when I redo the tractor is there anyway that I can change it to a Super M and add a TA to it What kind of problems will I run into And will it cost me a lot of money I was told just to redo it just the way it is now, it would cost me around 6,000.00 . Please let me know as the winter is getting shorter and I want to know what it will take to finish it off. I used this tractor to mow grass with in the summer. Thank You.
    herman barringer wrote on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 (PST):
  • I dont see any farmall 300 how many were made I KNOW THEY WERE MADE IN 1954 1955
    David W. Dill wrote on Thursday, October 22, 2009 (PDT):
  • I am looking for the adjustment procedure for the #62400D Speed Attachment for the Farmall M tractor. I have the Operator s Manual and the Service Manual but the info is not contained in either of them. It would be greatly appreciated if someone would help me out on this matter. Thank you. David
    Austin Smith wrote on Sunday, October 18, 2009 (PDT):
  • What do I need to convert a 3 point hitch back to a 2 point hitch
    Austin Smith wrote on Sunday, October 18, 2009 (PDT):
  • What do I need to convert a 3 point hitch back to a 2 point hitch
    Austin Smith wrote on Sunday, October 18, 2009 (PDT):
  • What do I need to convert a 3 point hitch back to a 2 point hitch
    Austin Smith wrote on Sunday, October 18, 2009 (PDT):
  • What do I need to convert a 3 point hitch back to a 2 point hitch
    Jim Moran wrote on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 (PDT):
  • I just finished working on my 1950 M ,she loks great . Its worth was worth every minute of my time . Just loved working on it.
    Ron L. wrote on Thursday, September 24, 2009 (PDT):
  • It s away from you on mine.
    Austin Smith wrote on Thursday, September 24, 2009 (PDT):
  • Which way is idle on the throtle, away from you, or closer to you
    Ron Luster wrote on Thursday, September 24, 2009 (PDT):
  • I have two questions, one, my M s serial# is FBK-156620 XI, could someone please tell me what year it is. My second question is a little tougher, how do I set the screws on the carb Someone messed with them and I m having a dickens of a time getting it back to rite. Thanks for any help that you can give!
    NORMAN G. MOYER wrote on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 (PDT):
    Tom D, wrote on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 (PDT):
  • I want to convirt a 6 volt system to a 12 volt system on 1954 Super MTA, What exactly would need to be changed
    ricky smith wrote on Sunday, September 06, 2009 (PDT):
  • i have a 1950 farmall m serial # fbk 234765 x1 i was wondering if this was one of the white demo models does anyone know it appears to have white paint bleeding through the red can anyone help!
    Sherry wrote on Sunday, September 06, 2009 (PDT):
  • I have a 1950 molean runs on propane or did run on butane . I wood like to sell or trade for smaller tractor . She runs but needs a radiator . 559-287-3964 Fresno , Ca.
    Bob Cleberg wrote on Tuesday, September 01, 2009 (PDT):
  • I have a 50s vintage M Farmall that I would like to sell. Though it has lots of rust, it runs great and is very restorable. I need to know what it is worth.
    Austin Smith wrote on Sunday, August 02, 2009 (PDT):
  • How do you start a 1951 Farmall Model M
    Austin Smith wrote on Sunday, August 02, 2009 (PDT):
  • How do you start a 1951 Farmall Model M
    Austin Smith wrote on Sunday, August 02, 2009 (PDT):
  • How do you start a 1951 Farmall Model M
    Austin Smith wrote on Sunday, August 02, 2009 (PDT):
  • How do you start a 1951 Farmall Model M
    Austin Smith wrote on Sunday, August 02, 2009 (PDT):
  • How do you start a 1951 Farmall Model M
    Austin Smith wrote on Sunday, August 02, 2009 (PDT):
  • How do you start a 1951 Farmall Model M
    Austin Smith wrote on Sunday, August 02, 2009 (PDT):
  • How do you start a 1951 Farmall Model M
    Austin Smith wrote on Sunday, August 02, 2009 (PDT):
  • How do you start a 1951 Farmall Model M
    Austin Smith wrote on Sunday, August 02, 2009 (PDT):
  • How do you start a 1951 Farmall M
    Austin Smith wrote on Sunday, August 02, 2009 (PDT):
  • How do you start a 1951 Farmall M
    Stan Beck wrote on Friday, July 31, 2009 (PDT):
  • I have a Super A Farmall tractor that I think was manufactured in the mid 50 s. All I have is a serial number #256603. I would like to know the year of manuf. so I can order the correct owner Parts manuals.. can you help me locate the year of manuf. thanks
    Dwight A.Brown wrote on Saturday, July 25, 2009 (PDT):
  • I am a photographer and did a picture of a white M at a tractor show. It is a beautiful restoration. It says demonstrator on the hood. Were all the white ones demonstrators or were some sold to use.
    Austin Smith wrote on Tuesday, July 07, 2009 (PDT):
  • dylan what does a generator look like
    Austin Smith wrote on Tuesday, July 07, 2009 (PDT):
  • dylan what does a generator look like
    Austin Smith wrote on Tuesday, July 07, 2009 (PDT):
  • dylan what does a generator look like
    dylan lynch wrote on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 (PDT):
  • austin, if the m has a generator it is probably has a 6 volt system. go to your nerest ih dealer to get a battery
    Gary Matthews wrote on Monday, June 22, 2009 (PDT):
  • I have an M with bucket loader,posthole oger, sickle bar,three bottom plow, disk, and a molean steel wheel disk Ive aquired the M needs a moter but its all there the emplaments are in exalent condishion.All was bought new and owned by one man if anyone enterrested its all for sale my home #405-462-7339 my cll #405-245-7766 thank you
    JOHN WOLINSKI wrote on Sunday, May 10, 2009 (PDT):
    Austin Smith wrote on Sunday, April 26, 2009 (PDT):
  • My grandpa has a 1953 Farmall M that needed a battery, how do I know wether to use a 6volt or 12volt because my grandpa recently passed away and I know he wanted to fix it up but never got around to it so I m fixing it up and don,t know what size battery to use
    eric beady wrote on Sunday, March 15, 2009 (PDT):
  • bill you should be around 40-50 hp on a super M
    Chuck Magley wrote on Friday, February 27, 2009 (PST):
  • Have a restored 1954 Type M similar to the picture above. Would like to sell. It has a seven foot box scraper with after market hydraulics.
    Bill Boldt wrote on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 (PST):
  • I have a 1952 Super M all reconditioned. Does anyone know the rated horsepower of that particular model Thanks.
    Bobby Carnes wrote on Saturday, February 21, 2009 (PST):
  • I just purchased a super M farmall with wide front end and a threepoint hitch with up and down pressure, and I was wondering if anyone out there can tell me what it might be worth. It has good paint all decals with good tires and has always been sheded. It appears to be all orignal. Thanks;
    David Bragdon wrote on Friday, February 06, 2009 (PST):
  • Does anyone know how much the farmal M weighs. I need to buy a trailer to haul it from Florida to NH. The back tires are loaded so that might change the weight. Thanks
    Rod Knoll wrote on Tuesday, January 20, 2009 (PST):
  • Working on a 53 Super M T/A, in the family for almost 40 yrs, has power bucket but needs help, working on a wide front end, looking for a rear rim, a 3 point hitch conversion, maybe power steering....
    Bob Griggs wrote on Friday, January 09, 2009 (PST):
  • I bought a 1945 M and I m enjoying doing a reconditioning job on it.
    Rod Litz wrote on Wednesday, January 07, 2009 (PST):
  • About how much does a M and a Super C weigh. I m putting them on a trailor to haul. Thanks
    Delmar wrote on Thursday, May 01, 2008 (PDT):
  • What is the problem when the carburetor frost up just above the unit in cold weather.
    Joyce Allen wrote on Thursday, February 07, 2008 (PST):
  • My dad just bought a farmall M Dec 15 2007 we know nothing about it serial # fbk 99395x1 if you can help me out with a year please give me a call 520-723-2815
    Joyce Allen wrote on Thursday, February 07, 2008 (PST):
  • My dad just bought a farmall M Dec 15 2007 we know nothing about it serial # fbk 99395x1 if you can help me out with a year please give me a call 520-723-2815
    Terr Fulk wrote on Saturday, February 02, 2008 (PST):
  • We were given a 1943 Farmall Tarctor, And every thing works on it but, it just wont stay running, Does anyone out there know what might make this happen, Thank you Terri..
    Terr Fulk wrote on Saturday, February 02, 2008 (PST):
  • We were given a 1943 Farmall Tarctor, And every thing works on it but, it just wont stay running, Does anyone out there know what might make this happen, Thank you Terri..
    Don Sullivan wrote on Monday, January 21, 2008 (PST):
  • I am still looking for someone to help me find out how many 1954 SMTA tractors were made with out the TA and how many had an all fuel engine too. Thanks Don 810-367-6054
    Don Sullivan wrote on Thursday, January 03, 2008 (PST):
  • I have a 1954 Super M without TA never had a TA,also is an all fuel engine too. Can anyone tell me how I can find out how many of these tractors were made.810-367-6054 Thanks
    Don Sullivan wrote on Thursday, January 03, 2008 (PST):
  • I have a 1954 Super M without TA never had a TA,also is an all fuel engine too. Can anyone tell me how I can find out how many of these tractors were made.810-367-6054 Thanks
    Mike Bahr wrote on Friday, November 30, 2007 (PST):
  • Anyone know where I can locate a cheep set of fenders for a 1952 Super M with Double tires Also looking for a T6 International Dozer, for parts or in running shape. 218-242-1698 Thanks
    Wayne Mullican wrote on Thursday, November 15, 2007 (PST):
  • I am completing restoration on a M Farmall that my Dad started a year or more ago.He was adding 12 volt sys.,m w full time hyd.,m w hand clutch.ever thing has been redone like new.He passed on May 1-2007.He always worked on tractors,and was good at it.this M will be a shower.
    Don Fleming wrote on Tuesday, October 09, 2007 (PDT):
  • Farmall H M rpm hunting ....Bushings are worn in the governor....Replace same rpm will be stable..Same fix for other models with similar magneto/governor setup...
    wayne clayborne wrote on Sunday, August 19, 2007 (PDT):
    kevin scott wrote on Thursday, August 16, 2007 (PDT):
  • i have an 1939 m farmall that i pull it has a gas head on it but i have figured out the fuel mixture so that i can run diesel through it horse power wise it help about 10 horse
    Bruce Miller, New York wrote on Sunday, August 05, 2007 (PDT):
  • I just purchased a Farmall M serial no. FBK56603. Does anyone know what year this is. Thanks.
    Casey S. wrote on Saturday, August 04, 2007 (PDT):
  • In response to Justin... Your Model M Serial number 232450 was built in 1950.
    redkev wrote on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 (PDT):
  • Have 1943 H would like lighter frontend, is there any help
    Robert Sisk,Gurley Ala. wrote on Friday, July 20, 2007 (PDT):
  • Wrote on Friday,July 20,2007.I have a farmall m 1948,also super a 1953, super h 1953, farmall h 1950,farmall h 1940,farmall m 1950, 656 farmall 1957. I like red. Will leave collection to grandson ,cory sisk.
    Justin wrote on Friday, June 29, 2007 (PDT):
  • I have a Model M Serial #232450 What year was this built
    Justin wrote on Friday, June 29, 2007 (PDT):
  • I have a Model M Serial #232450 What year was this built
    Dick Brown wrote on Saturday, June 16, 2007 (PDT):
  • how do you determine the year of an IH Farmall M tractor have one with one front wheel serial #FBK 275021X1
    Zachary Oursler wrote on Sunday, June 03, 2007 (PDT):
  • It is my 3 favorite.
    Craig MN wrote on Sunday, June 03, 2007 (PDT):
  • Johnny red, I have 2 Ms, 42,46. 46 has been converted to live hydraulics at the magneto drive. They used the filler hole in the orig. tank as a return port, I have some seepage but it works great. I have also seen people add a tank near the battery, you can not have belt pulley drive on though. If you do this you can also use the belly pump to power something if need be. My 46 has a 3pt conversion and a trip bucket, I have added some ball valves so I can direct hyd. pressure forward or aft as needed, if my belly pump was still operation I would be able to use it for my 3 pt.
    golf cart wrote on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 (PDT):
  • the name McCormick-Deering Farmall was changed in 1949 after the Farmall MD in 1948
    johnny red wrote on Wednesday, April 04, 2007 (PDT):
  • Restoring/modifying an M, want to install a M/W live hyd. pump,any tips on plumbing Do you use the orig. pump as a tank Do you have to remove internals from orig. pump Will M/W pump pull fluid up from a tank this low Any tips or info. sources/pictures would be greatly appreciated. Tractor is 70% comp. already have M/W pump but am considering using orig., after this much time and labor when it goes together it better not have to come apart for a looong time!
    Hunter Prowse wrote on Friday, March 23, 2007 (PST):
  • The decal on the tractors went from Mcormick Deering Farmall To Mcormick Farmall,around the time the paint went from grey to red, and the body style changed. It was all part of the transformation in about 1936 or 1938.
    Frank wrote on Tuesday, November 07, 2006 (PST):
  • Question-I have a 1948 Farmall M,3 point with pto. Will a John Deer #9 sickle mower fit/work on my tractor? Appreciate answer asap-Thanx
    charlie K wrote on Saturday, October 21, 2006 (PDT):
  • I have a Farmall M (actually 2 of them). The one I recently purchased appears to have blown out the clutch. I believe the tractor must be broken in half to repair. My question is any idea how much such a repair might cost, and whether it is worthwhile to even consider. Thanks!!!!!
    e. cencora wrote on Thursday, October 19, 2006 (PDT):
  • hey guys i just boiught a farmal m tractor ,and trying to find out where i can get parts for it .
    John C Schurko, Mr wrote on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 (PDT):
  • I thought I would let every one know I'm listing a 1948 M Farmall on Ebay. Should be on Tomorrow October 18, 2006. It's in nice restored condition with new tires. If anyone is interested email me. I would be happy to answer any questions!
    Butch Johnson wrote on Monday, October 09, 2006 (PDT):
  • I would like to up the horsepower on an M Farmhall for using in antique tractor pulls
    tracy wrote on Tuesday, September 12, 2006 (PDT):
  • I have a 1942 M and for years we used it as a loging tractor and all it dose now is bushog and parades it dosent do a lot of manuel laber but I love the M its grate all the power you need and still fits in tihet spots
    Larry Brady wrote on Saturday, September 02, 2006 (PDT):
  • I am looking for a book or a web site that has IH Serial numbers listed that will tell me all the information on that tractor. Thank You
    Nico Visser (South Africa) wrote on Tuesday, August 08, 2006 (PDT):
  • I got an M from an old farmer. The engine got water in it as it stood in a field for years. Pistons can be moved at least 1mm sideways inside sleeves, so it will need a new engine kit. Transmission and diff. look good. Lots of rust. The rest of the tractor is complete. Needs four new tyres. Can anyone give me an idea of what it will cost to restore my M to original condition? I guess prices will differ between S.A. and the U.S. but just for an indication.Is it possible to put a double set of wheels on the side shafts? They look long enough to me and I think it would look real nice! Does anyone have pictures of a Farmall with double rear wheels? Lekker boer! Nico
    Ashley wrote on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 (PDT):
  • me my father and my grandfather well mostly them just recently and still are rebuilding a Farmall M they got it out of the woods and are now totally rebuilding the whole thing but i was just wondering what year this one is its a beauty!!!!
    Derek Dieleman wrote on Thursday, July 20, 2006 (PDT):
  • We recently purchased a Farmall M and want to convert it from 8 volt to a 12 volt battery. How can we do this? Please email with any help. Thank you in advance.
    Don Nielsen wrote on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 (PDT):
  • I have a Farmall Super M between 1945-1950 for restoring could anyone help with what it is worth, thank you
    ryan wrote on Monday, July 10, 2006 (PDT):
  • Do any of you know about the M&W pto lever for the Farmall M and Super M.I would like to make one. Anybody have some sizes for it or know anything about it. Please email if you can help. thanks
    JOHN BERGEMANN wrote on Thursday, June 29, 2006 (PDT):
  • lOOKING FOR A SUPER "M" MY Uncle had one and in the early 50's it was BAD ASS!
    mr bob from SE ohio wrote on Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (PDT):
  • i've never operated an"M", but have operated an "H" quite a bit. i'm wondering if the "M" has this one characteristic that i encountered with an "H". that is 5 gears foreward; there being very little difference in speed of first four, and then 5th being very fast.
    Don wrote on Sunday, June 25, 2006 (PDT):
  • I spent a lot of my summertimes during High School on a farm that had a Farmall M. The days were spent(the easy days) doing just about anything imaginable with it. There was a two-row cultivator for corn, mower for haying, three-bottom plow for spring and fall plowing. These were the attachments. We used it to pull a Case hay baler, a Case combine. Some jobs were not well suited for the M. For instance, for rotary hoeing corn, it was not fast enough in 4th gear, not quite enough power for 5th gear. Same was true for dragging or harrowing. In about 1940, the International dealer installed an extra transmission that doubled the number of speeds. After this, it was practicle to drag or rotary hoe. Some of the slight inconveniences involved the power takeoff. The transmission was designed so that if using the power takeoff, for instance, combining grain, the combine had to come to a complete stop in order to get the tractor in gear again.
    jeff wrote on Sunday, June 11, 2006 (PDT):
  • I am currently restoring a 1945 farmall m. It has a m&w cluth that does not work and was wondering what I have to do to remove it?
    Larry Brady wrote on Thursday, June 08, 2006 (PDT):
  • What year did they start making the super M and what year did they stop making it. Thanks
    Adam Cox wrote on Sunday, May 21, 2006 (PDT):
  • My neighbor has what I think to be a Farmall M he wants to sell me for $700, it has a wide front end and is decent shape. Any info on how to make sure this is in fact an M and any other info on these tractors would be great, Thanks adamtcox at
    Clayton Ott wrote on Monday, May 08, 2006 (PDT):
  • Kale, farmalls are not worth much unless you have a very rare one or one of the very first production models. Im guesing your M is worth between $3500 and $5000 you might get a little more for it because it has a wide front end but its not worthmore than $6000
    neil cowley wrote on Monday, April 17, 2006 (PDT):
  • I have a super M and am trying to get the radiator off, does anyone have information on how it ataches on the lower end (bolted or pins?). am also changing the valve gasket, any advise? thanks
    Kale Stewart wrote on Thursday, March 09, 2006 (PST):
  • I own a 1952 Farmall Super M. It has a wide front end and a heavy duty 3pt hitch. This tractor is currently being restored and I was wondering about what it will be worth when finished.
    Dan Frieden wrote on Friday, February 24, 2006 (PST):
  • I have a 2-row cult.a International Model#76 combine,a farm-all M,a farm-all A with a 1-row cult. will seperate.
    John Lathan wrote on Sunday, January 22, 2006 (PST):
  • I am looking for steel wheels for my M. My grandfather had a set, and they were cut up by someone. I could really use a new set. If you could let me know where I could find them, that would be great. Thanks.
    hugh leonhardt wrote on Saturday, December 31, 2005 (PST):
  • nice about changing it to to an m with 2 front trycicle wheels.i think that's the more common setup.thanks for any help you can give on this matter
    dylan wrote on Monday, December 26, 2005 (PST):
  • john you should make sure all wiring and stuff like that is in perfect but make sure the seat spring is in go condition and make sure that the spark plugs and carb is all working properly
    John Schulz wrote on Friday, December 23, 2005 (PST):
  • I have an old Farmall M that is in great shap but I need to do a little matenence on it. Do you have any suggestions for tunning up this particular tractor? I like this old tractor and want to keep it running. Thanks for your help. John Schulz
    dylan wrote on Saturday, December 17, 2005 (PST):
  • robert godwin the m is probably about right the smta should go for more not many smtas were made and Bill K you might need a bigger truck but DEFINATLY block the trailer but i don't know what the baler and plow is worth dale if its totally restored and you did a GOOD job i would go for 3,000 but that's asking a little much now thats just the tractor if you didn't restore it but tin and engine are good it's worth about 1,400ish if you did a ok job and will just make you happy it will be inbetween that Jesse austin you have a tractor smaller than a m because you have a side mounted seat
    dylan wrote on Saturday, December 17, 2005 (PST):
  • robert godwin the m is probably about right the smta should go for more not many smtas were made and Bill K you might need a bigger truck but DEFINATLY block the trailer but i don't know what the baler and plow is worth dale if its totally restored and you did a GOOD job i would go for 3,000 but that's asking a little much now thats just the tractor if you didn't restore it but tin and engine are good it's worth about 1,400ish if you did a ok job and will just make you happy it will be inbetween that Jesse austin you have a tractor smaller than a m because you have a side mounted seat
    dylan wrote on Saturday, December 17, 2005 (PST):
  • robert godwin the m is probably about right the smta should go for more not many smtas were made and Bill K you might need a bigger truck but DEFINATLY block the trailer but i don't know what the baler and plow is worth dale if its totally restored and you did a GOOD job i would go for 3,000 but that's asking a little much now thats just the tractor if you didn't restore it but tin and engine are good it's worth about 1,400ish if you did a ok job and will just make you happy it will be inbetween that Jesse austin you have a tractor smaller than a m because you have a side mounted seat
    Robert Godwin wrote on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 (PST):
  • I have a 1942 M that I am trying to sell with no luck. It has been repainted and decalled last spring, I am asking $2,300.00 for it. Is this to high? I also have a super MTA I would like to sell as well, any suggestions on pricing would be a big help.
    james friend wrote on Sunday, November 27, 2005 (PST):
  • I own a 1942 M that must have had a different engine installed. This engine has a dipstick that is stamped "power unit-engine running" on one side and "engine stopped" on the other side. Anyone out there know what this motor is out of, specs, and so on? Thanks a millio.
    sean semkowski wrote on Saturday, November 26, 2005 (PST):
  • i would like to know if anyone can e-mail me a wiring diagram of the farmall m -3 position light switch.
    david mcintire wrote on Thursday, November 17, 2005 (PST):
  • does anyone know the location of the 0ne millionth tractor produced by ih at rock island, illinois
    Chris IH wrote on Monday, October 31, 2005 (PST):
  • I own a 1942 Farmall M and i am going to pull with it. I have a 6336 head and i wanted to know if that is a propane head. or what casting number head would have the highest compression? call me at 701 200 4172
    Chris IH wrote on Monday, October 31, 2005 (PST):
  • I own a 1942 Farmall M and i am going to pull with it. I have a 6336 head and i wanted to know if that is a propane head. or what casting number head would have the highest compression?
    Bill K. wrote on Monday, October 10, 2005 (PDT):
  • Hello; I just bought a 1948 M. I will need a trailer, truck to move it. Will a 1/2 ton PU work? Size of trailer? Any info on where to get a engine oil filter element in MN? Any information to get started on maitanence would help. It runs but burns oil. Thank you! BK
    Tony wrote on Wednesday, September 21, 2005 (PDT):
    Farmall1939boy wrote on Monday, September 19, 2005 (PDT):
  • I have a 1939 Farmall M with 1,000lbs of wheel weights in each wheel. It is one my Great Grandfather bought back in 1939 brand new, it was its first of its kind sold in california. Bought From N&S tractor.
    Bria wrote on Monday, September 12, 2005 (PDT):
  • I have a 1950 M that I would like to restore completely. I would like it to be showroom quality. Does anyone know who or where to have a complete job done, mechanical and paint. I am in Colorado, but that really doesn't matter if there is a best answer elsewhere.
    Kim wrote on Friday, September 09, 2005 (PDT):
  • Was wondering if a 3 point hitch can be put on a 1948 M Farmall?
    Sharon wrote on Thursday, September 08, 2005 (PDT):
  • "M" Collection twice sold. My husband found restored the entire collection of 16 M's from 39 to 54 one at a time. Not long after he had finally found and restored the last one in the collection, he was found to have cancer and died. You could still smell the new paint. Well,after a bit, our daughter and I decided to have an auction and sell the M's and all the rest of Dale's restored tractors, nearly 60 of them. The auction was June 6th, 1998 and it went well. But, I did a dumb thing and bought the M collection back as my daughter was upset about their loss. She and her husband were going to tend to their upkeep, but that didn't work out after a few years. Now, the M collection is on their way to a three day sale in Larned, KS,in October. So,now, will all you Farmall M and other tractor lovers, wish me luck. ;-) I won't buy them back this time. ;-)
    CHARLES JERNIGAN wrote on Tuesday, August 30, 2005 (PDT):
    Roger wrote on Sunday, August 28, 2005 (PDT):
  • I am looking for a grille for a Farmall M, not yet sure of date of manufacture of tractor. Anyone close to Richmond Ind want to sell one? Hopefully I'll have the serial number tonight 8/28/05
    dale wrote on Thursday, August 25, 2005 (PDT):
  • I have a 1946 model M farmall tractor bought brand new. It is in good running condition. I would like to find out how much it's worth. It also includes plow and hay bailer.
    jess wrote on Sunday, July 31, 2005 (PDT):
  • i have just aquired a farmall M for an FFA proj and i need to know the year the serial # is fbk 276332x10 if you have any info email me at leeling45 at
    RON wrote on Friday, July 29, 2005 (PDT):
    Curt Olson wrote on Wednesday, June 01, 2005 (PDT):
  • how can I find A front end for a Model M-D High wide These are very rare I understand and so please e- mail be back.
    Ed Miller wrote on Saturday, May 07, 2005 (PDT):
  • We had a 41 M with the m&w kit in it, would pull 3 16's in Ohio clay all day long, am looking for one to restore, any one want to sell a good one?
    Clark Dennert wrote on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 (PDT):
  • Have a Farmall M that needs a good home and a little work. 314 330 5842 $1000.00
    RAY STIKELEATHER wrote on Thursday, April 14, 2005 (PDT):
  • looking for 1953 super m also b farmall in good cond. tks
    Jesse Austin wrote on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 (PST):
    josh gill wrote on Monday, February 28, 2005 (PST):
    tommy wrote on Monday, February 28, 2005 (PST):
  • our m is an 1940. but it says m-x1. whatdoes this mean.
    chummy wrote on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 (PST):
  • I have a farmall M, i use it to run agrain arger for about 4,000 b of corn in a bin last fall. It worked great!!!! I'm looking for a older john deere for my dad, to be a friend to my M.
    Ted Turnbull wrote on Wednesday, February 09, 2005 (PST):
  • My grandfather and uncle farmed a 500 acre (300 under plow) with a farmall M which was purchased after the massey harris 81 which was thier first tractor after horses. I spent many hours on that tractor pulling a plow, a bull disc, a hay morer, and various other implements. I was to young to be let loose with the bayler,(spent my time on the wagon) or the combine. It was a great tractor but I would not want to have one on a hilly farm. I nearly tipped it over on a side hill pulling the bull disc. I was turning uphill and hit the left brake which caused the wheel to come up very quickly. Taught me a valuable lesson. It did a lot of work on that farm. My uncle would put new sleeves in nearly every winter while it was not needed. We had another 2 plow MH for intermediate work. Can't remember the model #. Farming taught me a lot of lessons that I carried with me the rest of my life. Our sociaty would be in a lot better shape if we were still had an agrarian lifestyle. Just like everything else the income kept going down while the expenses kept going up and most farmers were not college educated and didn't do well with the new ways of making money such as the stock market ect. They did very well at growing our food, so well it kept pushing prices downward which only hurt them in the end. While that is my story. Hope you enjoy it Ted
    Hugh Leonhardt wrote on Thursday, February 03, 2005 (PST):
  • i'm trying to find out how old my m is.the serial # is FBK 11294. thanks for in info anyone might have
    Rocco wrote on Thursday, February 03, 2005 (PST):
  • I have both a M & H,( years not known) both need TLC! I am looking to sell them both for $2,500.( if you will take both)any questions please call me 815-693-6874
    dennis wrote on Friday, January 28, 2005 (PST):
  • Anyone have a swingbar for m widefrontend?thanks
    Dennis wrote on Friday, January 28, 2005 (PST):
  • I have a 41-42 farmall M.Wide frontend,hydr,12volt,Anyone have any photos of anything close?
    Erin wrote on Sunday, January 23, 2005 (PST):
  • I have a Farmall M. And I would like to find out what year model it is from the serial number. Can any one help me? Thanks Thats a nice looking M you have!!!
    Erin wrote on Sunday, January 23, 2005 (PST):
  • I have a Farmall M. And I would like to find out what year model it is from the serial number. Can any one help me? Thanks Thats a nice looking M you have!!!
    Dylan Smith wrote on Monday, January 03, 2005 (PST):
  • I own a 1951 M it has an aftermarket wide front and power - steering.It runs very well...after you get it warmed up a-nyway.Ms are the best tractors I'v ever seen.
    Garth wrote on Sunday, January 02, 2005 (PST):
  • Hi, I love Farmall tractors including the H and M. I have restored a Farmall H at the age of 12. My H has all the fixings. I have a belt pulley,electric start, custom PTO cover with my name on it.Now the H is all done but I want a precleaner really bad. I need help finding one.Now my father and I are restoring the M. I love the power of this tractor. We need help getting the pistons unstuck. We tried Deisel fuel, but that did not work.I want suggestions.
    Linda wrote on Friday, December 03, 2004 (PST):
  • For accuracy in a story I'm writing, I would like to know if a Farmall M would ever need to have the timing adjusted. I know next to nothing about tractors and engines, and I'd really appreciate your help. Thank you!
    Brandon Berg wrote on Monday, November 29, 2004 (PST):
  • I need replacement sheet metal for my Farmall H and M such as a hood and grill. Does anyone know of a reliable parts company from who I can get these replacement parts from?
    William P wrote on Friday, November 26, 2004 (PST):
  • I have a 41 M that my dad traded a 1600 Ford for. I am going to restore it but that's kinda hard when it's getting used all the time. I'm 13 years old and i'd rather use my M insted of our 1900 Ford, 6700 Ford, or our Black stripe IH 1066.
    Bob wrote on Wednesday, November 03, 2004 (PST):
  • I have a 1952 Super M that i have set up for pulling. My M is pushing out about 85 horses right now. I'd like to be able to push more horses out to be able to compeat in light weight classes with more horespower
    Ron Dennis wrote on Monday, October 18, 2004 (PDT):
  • I have a Farmall M, serial number FBK 53009. Does anyone out ther know what year this tractor was built, or know of a web site that has that information?
    dennis hoyer wrote on Saturday, October 16, 2004 (PDT):
  • i bought a M 8 weeks ago it hasn,t been used in around 10 years it smoked a lot when I first started useing it but now it is fine . It has slept in side all of it's life ,it is in real good shape . I paid $1,600 for it,I think I got a fair deal. Have fun be careful
    Dennis Stuhr wrote on Monday, October 04, 2004 (PDT):
  • Restoring my M. I need to repaint the front rims, have new rear rims which are gray. What does one call the grey color of the rims? I received a auto parts catalog with all sorts of paints for restoring vehicles.
    Kyle Ellis wrote on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 (PDT):
  • I want to find a farmall M in ohio thats less than $2,000.
    joe d. wrote on Saturday, September 18, 2004 (PDT):
  • Over the years we farmed,we had 3 farmall''M''tractors.They were the best.You could always rely on them to start in any wheather and perform many jobs.One time we hooked two M's together to pull a manure spreader through four feet of drifted snow.Man,I miss those days.If I still farmed,I would'nt be without an 'M'or two around.They just don't quit.
    tractor pulling kid wrote on Tuesday, September 14, 2004 (PDT):
  • to keven jewell, dont get an H, they just arent competable anymore even with all the mods, get an M and lighten it up and get in 4000 pound range, and build up the engine there.. as far as shipping weight in guessing for an H 3800 pounds..
    kevin jewell wrote on Sunday, September 05, 2004 (PDT):
  • hi iam looking for farmall tractor to pull can get an H but would like to know shipping weight and HP before buying thanks ....
    Ted Simons wrote on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 (PDT):
  • Can anyone tell me the year my "M" was manufactured. Serial # FBK 286993 X 1? Is it possible to tell where it was manufactured also by serial #?
    Joe Barrett wrote on Monday, August 30, 2004 (PDT):
  • mr sprague, you can find manuals on or any other old tractor parts website
    tom anderson wrote on Thursday, August 26, 2004 (PDT):
  • just got an "M" for $50.00. neighbor got tired of it not starting; new carb and it runs like a champ! i think it runs better than my F350!!
    MIKE SPRAGUE wrote on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 (PDT):
    Gene Garat wrote on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 (PDT):
  • I would like to know the approximate shipping weight of a Farmall M (year unknown). I want to ship my father's M from CA to my son's who live in WA.
    Randy Schillinger wrote on Sunday, June 20, 2004 (PDT):
  • Can anyone tell me the year of manufacture of a Farmall M , serial # FBK63613? Will have this 1 for sale soon.
    shannon wrote on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 (PDT):
  • My dad bought one and loves it paid around 1500-2000. alot as far as he was concerned runs good.
    maurice wrote on Monday, April 26, 2004 (PDT):
  • man i love them m's always wanted to get one and still do.
    Troy wrote on Friday, April 23, 2004 (PDT):
  • need help with IH W6 tuneup specs points,plugs,timing,fire order.Any and help ,info will be great. thanks
    Philip Jung wrote on Monday, March 29, 2004 (PST):
  • Does anyone know where I can get a mechanics manual on a 1946 "M" model farmall, I have some intermitant grinding noise in the tranny when the clutch is let out and would like to have a schematic of it before I remove the upper plate above the tranny.
    Sandy wrote on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 (PST):
  • We are looking for an IH Super MTA , M, or H. Please reply to my email.
    Crystal & Doc wrote on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 (PST):
  • My Dad is restoring a 1946 Farmall Model M tractor (just about done) and he is interested in going to some shows. We live in Southern California. Can anyone direct me to a website or something with show dates? Thanks so much!
    T.Lewis wrote on Saturday, March 13, 2004 (PST):
  • My father has the M model, It has been in the family for 50 years and it still runs as good today as when it was new.
    Wesley McClellan wrote on Saturday, March 13, 2004 (PST):
  • I am part of our schools FFA. We are restoring a 1950 Farmall H and I no nothing about restoring anything there for I need a little help with the transmission I was wondering where I could get a diagram of how the transmission goes together
    Billy A. James wrote on Friday, February 20, 2004 (PST):
  • Do It All With a Farmall!! Nothing beats them. My Dad and I are about to finish restoration on our '54 M-TA. Good times and beautiful tractors...that's the way it ought to be!
    melissa wrote on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 (PST):
  • this tractor is beautiful take good care of it
    E.M.Short wrote on Tuesday, February 10, 2004 (PST):
  • I am a Farmall puller and enjoy restoring and helping other people restore theirs.E-mail me if I can help you in any way.I have a 1951 M and a 1953 Super H. I am currently trying to talk my father-in-law out of his Super C to restore.
    MIKE MAC wrote on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 (PST):
    Karen Forehand wrote on Thursday, December 25, 2003 (PST):
  • My husband and a friend are having a debate about the M or Super M white demonstrator model. I am looking for a picture of one if anyone stills has one! I have found one of a 1950 Super A but I specifically need an M or Super M Thanks!
    Tammy Wilson wrote on Friday, November 28, 2003 (PST):
  • My husband loves Farmall,and Case IH tractors. He owns a Farmall Super M that he is wanting to restore. In August, of this year, we had a son.We decided to decorate his Nursery in Farmall and Case IH. Now, he is going to wait and restore it with our son. Then when he is old enough, he will give it to him. Now that I am surrounded by Farmalls;I have grown to love those tractors,too!
    William wrote on Friday, November 28, 2003 (PST):
  • I have a Farmall-M and i have a log cart to go with it for logging.If anyone else has something like this please email me.
    Martin Cummings wrote on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 (PST):
  • I have a 1949 Farmall M in Martinsburg, WV. It runs well but needs muffler, brakes and paint. I am looking for someone to restore it. Help! Thanks...
    Rocky Blades wrote on Tuesday, October 21, 2003 (PDT):
  • I have a Farmall M and H and I like them alot,they run very well. The M I bought and the H use to be my grandfathers, I also have a buzz saw I can use on both tractors. Thanks, Rocky Blades.
    Rob wrote on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 (PDT):
  • I have owned 2 M's-1 B-2 H'S,340,560,AND A 1066 AND LOVED THEM ALL.I want to find a 400 gas with fast hitch for my Dad,but I need to sell or trade my M before I do this,but my Dad grew up on a400 and it is important to me to get one for him
    Jeff wrote on Friday, October 10, 2003 (PDT):
  • I am very interested in buying a M for my own personal use; This tractor really catches my eye for some reason; Can anyone tell me the horsepower of these units. Did power steering come with it or are they after market I've been seeing on the net; Did they come with live hdy and pto;
    "Farmall Boy" as seen on pulling board... wrote on Friday, September 19, 2003 (PDT):
  • Hey yall...i would just like to extend my hand to help....I oull a few M's and if anybody is wonder about any ideas i have messenger and e-mail....feel free to send me anytime about any ?'s......Farmall Boy discoman16 at
    Ken Guthrie wrote on Tuesday, September 09, 2003 (PDT):
  • Can anyone tell me what a 1952 Farmall M is worth? Has been restored and in very good condition. Would appreciate some help. Thanks Ken
    Ken Tabor wrote on Monday, September 08, 2003 (PDT):
  • Can anyone tell me what a Farmall M weighs?
    Dan Ward wrote on Monday, August 18, 2003 (PDT):
  • I have a 1949 Farmall M. It has a M&W clutch where the torque amplifier would be. The clutch has a pipe coming up out of it that moves forward and backward. The clutch is missing an external cover and it does not work. What is it supposed to do?
    audrey deschepper wrote on Monday, June 02, 2003 (PDT):
  • I bought an old Farmall M 1941, power steering. Runs good but is missing the draw bar or could be called a stablizer bar, on the 3 point hitch. I also need a mower, disk, and more than 5 to 8 feet wide. Anyone out there have any of these items. Audrey
    John Anderson wrote on Wednesday, May 07, 2003 (PDT):
  • My son recently purchased a 1947 (Serial # says 1947) model M. He informs me that it has a torque amplifier. Can anyone shed any light on this. How can this be as the torque amplifier was not made available until production of the Super M. Your help is appreciated. Thank You.
    Seth wrote on Monday, April 28, 2003 (PDT):
  • I was just woundering if anyone had an idea about how to rebuild one, it isnt getting a spark any ideas on how to fix it. thanks
    Debbie Roe wrote on Wednesday, April 09, 2003 (PDT):
  • I have recently bought a 1951 Farmall M for my husband, and I'm looking for a service manual and parts manual (?catalog) for it. I would appreciate any help! Thanks...
    Gary Lynn Monroe wrote on Thursday, March 20, 2003 (PST):
  • I have just purchased a 1947 M. Its my first tractor and what a jewel it is. My only problem is that it has no three point hitch. I dont even know if it is possible to put one on it?? If it is and anyone has any information or better yet a picture of one I would greatly appreciate and help I can get. Thanks.....Lynn
    rory wrote on Tuesday, March 04, 2003 (PST):
  • does anybody have any info on m made into grader (trojan front-end) how many made or if they are rare! thanks!!!!!!!!
    David Lee wrote on Monday, February 03, 2003 (PST):
  • I am in the process of restoring a 1942 Farmall "M" and I need a restorable battery box. If anyone has one I would appreciate an E-Mail.
    1066 puller man wrote on Thursday, January 16, 2003 (PST):
  • My grandpa started with a F-20. When my dad started farming my grandpa gave my dad a M. My dad and my uncal and me comverted it to 12 voltes. We are going to restor it.
    wade crotts wrote on Wednesday, January 15, 2003 (PST):
  • i have 1941 serial# 39033 what year did they come out with the single front wheel or was that option. this is a very nice looking tractor
    Nick wrote on Monday, December 30, 2002 (PST):
  • I have a farmall Super M with live hydrolics, with one out put line. My question is, can I use this one line to run a log splitter, and how would I cofigure a return line? The log splitter does not have a control lever. Could I use the tractor hydro lever? Or would I need a seperate actuator? Any Info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Nick
    Jim Hansen wrote on Friday, December 27, 2002 (PST):
  • I have a 1951 M in showroom condition and am interested in selling it to anyone seriously interested in a outstanding tractor. Less than 100 origianl hours on the tractor. It was stored for 37 years.
    jerry smallwood wrote on Saturday, December 14, 2002 (PST):
  • just bought a m sn 47633 need to know the year , great tractor wsmall8931 at
    SHAUN STACK wrote on Thursday, December 05, 2002 (PST):
  • the m is the easiest tractor to work with
    Larry Burnworth wrote on Wednesday, October 30, 2002 (PST):
  • Recently purchased a 50 M, carb needs a needle/valve seat. It is a IH carb. Anyone want to share the specs with me on the float level and drop? tnx Larry in NE Ind.
    LLoyd Thomas wrote on Saturday, October 26, 2002 (PDT):
  • yes i have used farmall m they areareal good machie
    Bill Hanson wrote on Tuesday, October 22, 2002 (PDT):
  • My 1943 M has fresh paint and I will have pictures in the near future. May be willing to sell and listen to serious offers. It really brings back the memories.
    Bill Hanson wrote on Tuesday, October 22, 2002 (PDT):
  • I have a 1943 M Farmall S/N 63962 new Firestone rear tires and new Titan front tires. Restored in 2002 with new pistons, sleeves and rings and sounds great. New battery & 12 volt conversion, Rockwell pulley, fenders, PTO shaft cover and fresh p
    Phil Smitty wrote on Monday, October 21, 2002 (PDT):
  • That's real stupid painting a farmall black in memory of DE ( his name ain't worth typing out ), get over it he's dead. Anybody who morns a dead racing guy has major issues. You just ruined your tractor. The loser deserved what he got anyways.
    Lloyd T. Powell wrote on Wednesday, October 16, 2002 (PDT):
  • I have a 53 super m and use it daily haying and around the ranch, I am loking for a way to increase HP without having to put in a stroker kit. It is lpg. It runs great is real strong but the hyd system is not strong enough to lift the blade of my disc mower any suggestions please.
    Chris wrote on Monday, October 07, 2002 (PDT):
  • We have a 1949 m that we completely restored internally and externally we painted it jet black and put a number 3 on the side in memory of Dale Earnhardt and the motor we have turning almost 100 horse power and placed third in the state of MI in the 6000 LBS. class
    Thom wrote on Sunday, October 06, 2002 (PDT):
  • I operated an M Farmall for 4 years in the 60's. I cut grass on a 100 acre airport in northern VA. We used a 91/2 Woods mower.We tried an H first,but it didn't have enough power. The M is a power house.
    Robert J. Smith wrote on Thursday, October 03, 2002 (PDT):
  • My first tractor was a Farmall M. The first thing I ever learned to drive was an M. It came to great surprise to know that the tractor I grew up with and loved would someday be mine. My grandpa gave it to me 2 years ago. Since then I have done everything that I could to keep her at her best. I would gladly take a Farmall M over any other tractor. What a great one she is.
    Sharon wrote on Wednesday, October 02, 2002 (PDT):
  • Whoops...........Correction; I don't 'own' the tractor in the picture, I own one like it. Please excuse goof.
    Sharon wrote on Sunday, September 29, 2002 (PDT):
  • Hello, I not only own the tractor in the picture, I own the other 15 "M"s that were manufactured between 1939 and 1954. I am trying to find out what a collection like that is worth. Does anyone have a clue? Oh, all are completely restored and shedded.
    gary k wrote on Sunday, September 22, 2002 (PDT):
  • ryan the IH super M's basic weight is 5603 lbs, the IH m's basic weight is 4858 lbs
    Matt M wrote on Saturday, September 14, 2002 (PDT):
  • Ryan, I believe The Super M weighed a good bit more than the regular M.
    Mitch wrote on Sunday, August 25, 2002 (PDT):
  • i am 15 years old and am looking for a running tractor for a small budget> I am in western wisconsin and am looking for a tractor somewhere close to this area if anyone has a tractor email me with more info and price thanks please include where you live
    ryan wrote on Saturday, August 10, 2002 (PDT):
  • hi do m's and super m's weigh the same? i have a m with a super m kit has anybody heard of these?
    Matthew wrote on Saturday, July 27, 2002 (PDT):
  • I am a ffa student with my 1st project, farmall M, ser# FBK-19231. It has dual fuel, does any one know anything about this, where can I find parts? Is this a 1940 model
    Tim May wrote on Saturday, July 20, 2002 (PDT):
  • im lookin for a m in new zealand any body got 1 snd me a e-mail
    Ely Briggs wrote on Thursday, June 27, 2002 (PDT):
  • Thomas you have a costly machine, for the United States.
    MIke wrote on Wednesday, June 19, 2002 (PDT):
  • I trying to find a model M for my dad. He wants a 1939 model. It doesn't have to be perfect. In fact he would like to restore it himself. Does anyone have one for sale?
    A Thomas from new zealand wrote on Saturday, June 15, 2002 (PDT):
  • I have just bought a Farmall Super BMD (British Diesel M)does anybody have any information on this tractor, espcially to find out the year.
    Doug wrote on Sunday, June 09, 2002 (PDT):
  • My grandfather has a Model M that he is restoring his clutch plate numbers read FBK195590X1 which I woulassume means it was built in '55 but the info above says they were only built till'54. What gives any info will help
    Doug wrote on Sunday, June 09, 2002 (PDT):
  • My grandfather has a Model M that he is restoring his clutch plate numbers read FBK195590X1 which I woulassume means it was built in '55 but the info above says they were only built till'54. What gives any info will help
    Robin Hoffus wrote on Friday, June 07, 2002 (PDT):
  • I have a M Farmall with hydraulics but the pump gave out does anyone know where i can get parts for it .was hydraulics something that was added on later or was it standard equipment also would the pump from a w6 fit
    Larry Decker wrote on Friday, May 24, 2002 (PDT):
  • I may have my years mixed up but the story here goes that my grandfather bought a brand new M in the fall of '36, 1937 being the first year of production supposedly, because he was involved with his stepson in the implement business. It came with a mounted two row cornpicker (2m?) and in those days the wagons were on steel wheels and very long. Anyway, dad told the story about grampa heading up the road on the maiden voyage to the corn field and when he put it into fifth gear it just died. Dad said he was put out with that tractor from then on, but we always had at least one M here on the farm untill a couple years ago when I sold the one I had. I may have to find another one though.
    IH farmer wrote on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 (PDT):
  • Is it odd for an M gas job to be able to pull a new holland 680 manure spreder and chop corn with a NH 718 chopper and drag a round a john deere 730 diesel like it wasn't even there? Also it will do well over 35 mph down the road. its all stock. Pistons are not over sized trans is stock gearing.Its not turned up. I guess its not to bad for a tractor that was found in the woods
    Lee W. wrote on Thursday, May 09, 2002 (PDT):
  • I'm a sophamore in high school and a member of the ffa chapter. This fall we bought a 1951 farmall M to restore in a competition. When we bought it it was locked up tight, pretty much, if it was supposed to move... it didnt. WE have had it since mid march, and it is now totally dissassembled, even sleeves are pulled out of the cylinders. The only thing out together in the differential, we put it back together last week. WE are currently sandblasting and reassembling for painting. Just thought I might throw all this out. If your interested reply and ill try to answer questions and keep updated.
    Shari wrote on Sunday, May 05, 2002 (PDT):
  • I was needing a wiring diagram for a 1940 Farmall M. Anyone have one know where to get one? Thanks!
    Chris Pierce wrote on Monday, April 22, 2002 (PDT):
  • My grandpa and i have a 195? "M" (gave $1500 for it) with a detroit diesel in it. Can anyone tell me anything about it, any help would be appreciated.
    jason wrote on Friday, April 19, 2002 (PDT):
  • I think your bearing is about shot.
    Matt Juran from Dauphin County, PA wrote on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 (PDT):
  • I've owned a Farmall SM now for 3 months and haven't had any previous problems until now. The right wheel ( on a wide front ) wiggles left to right when I'm in 5th gear going on any backroads or highways. Is it safe to run er like that, what's the problem and can it be replaced?
    jason schott wrote on Friday, April 12, 2002 (PDT):
  • jd had more junk features than any farmall and they still think thier better. red power
    RICHARD wrote on Friday, March 22, 2002 (PST):
    larry gurr wrote on Monday, February 25, 2002 (PST):
  • can any one tell me if you can bore out a "M" engine to take a 4 1/8" super m sleeve kit?
    Ken Mack wrote on Sunday, February 17, 2002 (PST):
  • Toni your transmission is stuck in two gears.What i have done in the past is drive out the pin that holds the shifter in place then pull out the shifter and line up the gear columns.You need a light and only cansee with one eye.
    Toni wrote on Sunday, February 10, 2002 (PST):
  • I have a Farmall M, last time I parked it, it did just fine, now when I start it and put it into gear it stalls out on me and won't move, The brake is off, got any ideas that would help me, please email me and let me know, thanks.
    Don wrote on Friday, February 08, 2002 (PST):
  • Can someone tell me when the model "M" came out with power steering?
    ROBERT HAILES wrote on Saturday, February 02, 2002 (PST):
    Matt from PA wrote on Friday, January 18, 2002 (PST):
  • I was amazed to find out International had a line of diesel Farmall's built in the UK, ( I believe they were called Super BMD's ). Are there any in the U.S.? What's the price of one of these machines today in U.S money?
    Klye Weber wrote on Sunday, January 13, 2002 (PST):
  • I have a m with no seriel numbers on it. I was wondering how to tell what year it is?
    Mike wrote on Saturday, January 12, 2002 (PST):
  • Does anyone know how many Hi-Crop M tractors were built?
    Paul wrote on Sunday, November 11, 2001 (PST):
  • My Dad has had a Farmall Super M for as long as I can remember (which is only 18 years). Even when our newer tractors break down, we can always count on the "old M" to go!
    Rein Matiisen wrote on Sunday, November 11, 2001 (PST):
  • Has anyone succesfully incorporated a live PTO system into a Farmall M? Would be a usefull little tractor if it had a live PTO . Also to N/a - with respect to a narrow front end, once you have tried to drive a M with a wide front end without power steering compared to a trike setup, you will see why the trike was popular for field work. For haying, which is what I use my M's for, the trike setup is useless as you are always trampling the swaths. Am looking for another wide front end myself and don't have any leads other than to buy an entire tractor. That doesn't work too well for me as I always end up fixing up the parts tractor and still needing the wide front end for the other one.
    Kathy wrote on Sunday, November 11, 2001 (PST):
  • Are the original Farmal M's, 6 volt + ground. Built in 1952. Husband seems to think it's a 12 volt. Thank you.
    N/a wrote on Wednesday, November 07, 2001 (PST):
  • Why did so many tractors from this era have the narrow front end? How can I find a wide front for a Farmall tractor? Any help is appreciated.
    Rein Matiisen wrote on Sunday, October 21, 2001 (PDT):
  • To N/a re; Orchard fenders. As far as I know IHC used the W6 and W4 series for their orchard model tractors, the Farmalls, being row-crop tractors, were a bunch higher and not that suitable for orchard work. I bet you could find a set of orchard fenders for a W6 and modify them for a M, though, if that is what you're up to.
    Matt from Pennsylvania wrote on Tuesday, October 16, 2001 (PDT):
  • My pap sold his farmall super M for $1,700.00. It had wide front, 3p/h, and hydro. He sold it with bush hog, scraper blade, and tire chains. How much was this machine worth ( I know way more than 1700) I loved that tractor! it was a true work horse. He's sorry he sold it, real sorry
    N/a wrote on Monday, October 15, 2001 (PDT):
  • Did any farmall tractor come with the orchard fenders
    Dick Chatterton wrote on Thursday, October 11, 2001 (PDT):
  • How can I determine the value of my MTA? It is like new, with power steering, wide front end, fenders, and a 2point hitch. The tires are like new as is the paint. It runs like new and everything works.
    Lawson Thomas wrote on Wednesday, October 10, 2001 (PDT):
  • We have a 1942 Farmall M and i was with a narrow front and we are in the process of restoring it.......again, however a few weeks ago i for the first time in my life saw a M with a 4 wheel drive unit on a wide front. The unit was powered by the belt pully. I was wondering if any one out there had ever seen or heard about this. Living in a rural aria in western PA the you see a lot of old tractors and Farmalls are particurally popular, most are still used in farming but i have never seen anything like the 4 wheel drive M any info would be appriceated Thanks.
    Blake Long wrote on Thursday, October 04, 2001 (PDT):
  • Hi, Doug. My Father still owns two Farmall Super M tractors, and they both still run. He isn't farming anymore, but I'm sure he will keep them both for the rest of his life. I don't know what kind of shape your M is in, but I think these tractors have a very tough engine. My Grandfater bought both the Super M's of my Dad's in 1953, new. One only my Grandfather drove until he died in 1975, and that tractor has never had the head off it, and the other one was used by the hired men, all the time. Its been overhauled at least once. When I was in High School, I took the more used one to school for a shop project and learned a lot about it. Like most people never change the transmission/axle gear oil. I would highly reccomend it. I think it holds 13 gallons to the check plug. Anyway, due to clutch problems one time, and a distributor problem once, I know the engine has been siezed at least twice and loosened up, and would you belive it runs fine afterwards. Try checking the "wishbone" on your front end, it could be worn out of adjustment and you may need to shim the front axle pin where it swivels. Ours didn't always get the attention they needed on the farm at that time, so Dad said to drive slower on ours. Well, I hope you enjoy your M. They are a solid tractor. I changed ours over to 12V in the 80s and its easy to do, just change your coil is all I did, and add a GM alternator and 12v battery. Then you can run 12v lights if you want to. Well, take care of the old M.
    Roy C. Wolf wrote on Thursday, September 20, 2001 (PDT):
  • Wonderful old tractor; the "M"; however, when it first came out in the 1939, I sure wanted Dad to buy one; but, we kept using the old 15-30 and a Farmall.
    Big Bud wrote on Friday, September 07, 2001 (PDT):
  • Does anyone have the original parts manual for a 1950 Farmall M and if so would you be willing to sell it
    BIG BUD wrote on Friday, September 07, 2001 (PDT):
  • I need some help, please for my 1950 Farmall M. The big steering shaft that runs from the gear box on top to the bottom where the wheel assembly hooks on. I need to replace the bearing and need the bearing #. I need a speedy reply.
    Gayle Merrill wrote on Wednesday, September 05, 2001 (PDT):
  • I have 1947 M I purchased new. I had live power clutch by M&W installed for baler. Now that clutch slips and is no longer used. It will not adjust. Would like to know a way to terminate it without major tear down.Suggested that a drilled hole and bolt plates together will do it. Has anyone tried this. Tractor only used now for handy man jobs on farm. Been faithfull to me for 54 years.
    sdfdfs wrote on Saturday, September 01, 2001 (PDT):
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    Big Bud wrote on Thursday, August 30, 2001 (PDT):
  • I just bought a 1950 trycyle front M- how can I adjust the front tires to stop them from wobbling? Where is the gear that controls this and how do I get to it. Please e-mail me with this info if you know.
    Judy wrote on Sunday, August 19, 2001 (PDT):
  • my husband came home with a farmall H tracter,and I would like to know what year it is and how much it is worth. I think it is a 1944 modal (serial number 158562x1).
    David Nevin wrote on Saturday, July 28, 2001 (PDT):
  • Can anyone explain to me the actual mechanics of the M-TA that started on gasoline, then was "switched to diesel? Just how did that work? Since it was started on gasoline, it had spark plugs, correct? When it was "switched" was the ignition "shut off"? My uncle had two of these gems and I am just curious since he is no longer with us for me to ask.
    Mike Elton wrote on Wednesday, July 04, 2001 (PDT):
  • I am new to the internet and happen to run across this page. I have five farmalls, three of them are "m's". A '40,'49,'51, I enjoy running them often. I am going to downsize a little though and sell my IH 400 gas and maybe one of the m's. If anyone is interested email me for more info.
    Jim Determan wrote on Sunday, July 01, 2001 (PDT):
  • I have a 1939 Model M which has a serial no. of FBK733,It is in excellent condition and I have a trailer with seats that I haul people in at shows etc. I wouldn't trade it for the world.
    Steve Larson wrote on Saturday, June 23, 2001 (PDT):
  • Want to know how to tell what year my M farmall was made in?
    j c lange wrote on Saturday, June 02, 2001 (PDT):
  • as far as i'm concerned the M is one of the best tractors made. i have one of the older models and it's my baby.
    Lyn Schuerman wrote on Friday, June 01, 2001 (PDT):
  • Am looking for fenders and wide front end for an M.
    Dan N wrote on Tuesday, May 29, 2001 (PDT):
  • We have a restored m and a restored super m, and they are the handiest tractors ever, we also have 2 5488's and a 1086, and a 966, on our farm in michigan, and the 2 88's are the best, but the farmals are really handy for raking hay, and pulling wagons, they used to be good for spraying, but now the 88's and the sadle tanks work better.
    Jess wrote on Thursday, May 24, 2001 (PDT):
  • I have a 46 M and it runs like a top but my only downfall is my gas tank. It had sat for a while with no gas in it and it's gas tank is full of rust. I have pressure washed it 5 or 6 times and I continue to get more rust until it eventually clogs up between my gas tank and my sediment bowl. Does anyone know where I could buy a new reproduction? Any comments will be helpful. Email me at imler21 at
    Eddie Stephens wrote on Monday, May 21, 2001 (PDT):
  • Hi I Hope someone can help me.I am looking at a farmall M-D. 1950 model starts on gas runs on diesel. is this correct can anyone give me info on this tractor im looking to get into the hobby if you can help me please e-mail me at txnascarfan3 at thank you.
    Jary Fox wrote on Tuesday, May 15, 2001 (PDT):
  • My father and I have a combined total of three M's,1941,1947,1952. I was wondering does anyone know where we can get a set of 14.9-38's for pulling?
    Allen wrote on Thursday, May 03, 2001 (PDT):
  • My future wife and I would like to find a Farmall M or super M with a wide front end in the future and are pricing them out. I already have a 1950 Cub but she would like to have an M for herself. We are in the central North Carolina area. Thank you.
    Dave wrote on Tuesday, April 24, 2001 (PDT):
  • We love those Farmall Ms. Looking for set of original spoke steel wheels with rims welded on, so i can mount 38 inch tires. Let me know if you have some for sale.
    James Rohrer wrote on Sunday, April 22, 2001 (PDT):
  • Newton's comments on the M's with a Super M engine struck a nerve. I purchased a M a few years ago and the guy called me back about a year later to tell me that he thought that it was really a super M. I have never heard anyone else ( until Newton ) mention that before.
    Stewart wrote on Wednesday, April 11, 2001 (PDT):
  • I just bought a 1943 M runs very well I look forward to talking more as I start to restore it.
    John Whiting wrote on Monday, April 09, 2001 (PDT):
  • My grandfather, 1964 National Soil Conservation Farmer of the Year, owned a 1947 M Propane for drilling wheat and pulling a spring tooth harrow for fallow. He turned the soil with a JD R and a 16' surflex one way. Plowed with a 4-16 plow and the R. I'm sneaking up on a M Propane for myself. I loved his M and hope I can corner myself a M Propane. ( click on Links then click on My Tractors [64 Einspahr, 57 871 Ford, 1962 460 Farmall...its a gas, my JD B hasn't made the page yet] you can tell I show no favortism but they got to earn their keep at my place)
    Brian Lesh wrote on Wednesday, March 14, 2001 (PST):
  • My Dad farmed with a super M until he retired. Our neighbor had a M with white paint on it with red. Now my son's ag class bought a H to restore and it has the white paint scheme. What years and models did they use the red and white paint scheme? Dad's super M was overhauled and had 400 pistons in it. He always claimed it had 55 hp. Is that about right? I know it pulled 10 foot mulcher with 2 section harrow behind it pretty good.
    Jeff Jackson wrote on Wednesday, December 13, 2000 (PST):
  • What is a "wide front" If a M model has a wide front has it been modified? Please help!!
    Ryan Olson wrote on Saturday, December 09, 2000 (PST):
  • My name is Ryan Olson and my grandpa left me a 1940 Farmall M and I would like to restore it. Any photos,advise,or just some stories would be appreciated Thanks
    John Alfred Smith wrote on Saturday, December 09, 2000 (PST):
  • Shane, Seeing that no one has answered your quesition, I will. Based off the 1950 model that I rebuilt in college. The M was 354hp , M with a superkit is 40hp, Super M was 45hp. hope this helps.
    Shane Finley wrote on Saturday, November 25, 2000 (PST):
  • What horsepower is a super M farmall?
    jason schott wrote on Tuesday, November 21, 2000 (PST):
  • Does this guy who says The truth of the farmall line of tractors really Know what a tractor is. Is he also awear that the INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER COMPANY was bough out in 1984. Why don't he look at what the rest of the people who wrote on this page have to say.On My Grandparents farm we have all FARMALL/INTERNATIONAL Tractors and thy get the Job done with plenty of power
    Andy Rock wrote on Tuesday, November 14, 2000 (PST):
  • I am helping out a friend. He has a 51 Super M his father purchased new. It was burned in a barn fire in 1999 and he is trying to restore it to Original condition. Can anyone help us find information on the exact decaling of the instrument panel, gear shifter, and the like?
    Chris Armes wrote on Sunday, November 12, 2000 (PST):
  • The person who thinks he is speaking the truth about Farmall M's is dead wrong. I use a 1941 M to plow a 70 acre field every year using a three bottom break away plow with 16 inch mullboards. This tractor is still original, has never been overhauled and still starts without choking it even in cold weather! The way I see it you are probably one of those green tractor lovers....I've pulled against those at the antique tractor pulls.....and I have BRAGGING RIGHTS!
    truth of IH'S wrote on Thursday, November 02, 2000 (PST):
  • I owend 3 farmall M's. the gearing is to slow or to fast.the brakes poor. they sound like a vw.the hyd is joke. they are noting but a pile of junk! that's why they quit making IH'S.
    Troy Patterson wrote on Sunday, October 22, 2000 (PDT):
  • im looking for manuals for a 1949 M, my grandfather has one and would like to rebuild it. Im not sure what im looking for can anyone help me. Thank you>
    Tom Saathoff wrote on Sunday, October 22, 2000 (PDT):
  • Jim, I just happened to see your letter and was surprised that no one has responded yet. The fix is pretty simple, assuming "good luck" that the water pump pulley isn't froze. The pulley is in two seperate sections that screw and unscrew to tighten or loosen the belt. At the front of the pulley there is a set screw that needs to be loosend then you can take a rod and hammer and tap on the lugs on the pulley face to move it. More than likely the damn thing (all of mine) haven't been adjusted for a long time and are froze. Use a liberal amount of good penetrant and tap a little, resoak, repeat as much as needed. I have had to pull the radiator and fan to get room to work on this. Desperate measures. Hope this helps you. It would be a good idea to get an owners manual for the M. They are still availible from Case IH or other sources. Tom
    Chris Dyrdahl wrote on Tuesday, October 10, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have a Farmal M and just love it my first tractor, any way I have a old du-al loader on it and it works good but the old seals are leaking on the hydraulics I was told that they don't make that kind of seals anymore. What do I do without buying new hydraulics cylenders.
    Grandpa Bud wrote on Sunday, October 08, 2000 (PDT):
  • Wanted a farmall m in working condition in western Pa. or eastern Ohio
    Derek Burkhart wrote on Thursday, September 28, 2000 (PDT):
  • How much horsepower does the M have? How much would a 3 point kit cost for a M?
    D.W. Sapp wrote on Friday, September 15, 2000 (PDT):
  • I bought in the spring a 51 M from a friend of mine who taught be how to be a air traffic controller. It is a great old tractor and looks good sitting in my barn next to my AC wc and wd. Now thinging about a super H to add to my collection!
    Matthew Clifford wrote on Sunday, September 10, 2000 (PDT):
  • I want fenders off somthing like a 706 to put on my M if somone has a pare call 660 433 6370
    Paul Stimpert wrote on Saturday, September 09, 2000 (PDT):
  • I recently purchased an m series and having some transmission problems. The tractor will not changfe gears but the shifter and clutch work, any one with info to this your help would be apperiated.
    Lisa Flattery wrote on Saturday, September 09, 2000 (PDT):
  • I am looking for any information on the Farmall "M" Demonstrator Model built in 1945. Any information would be greatly appreciated! I know there weren't very many built and they were painted White, and when they were sold they were to be painted IH Red. Any information, pictures, or contacts would be very helpful!
    Charlie Meakin wrote on Tuesday, September 05, 2000 (PDT):
  • I agree with all the other posts,I just purchased a 1947 M,I have several other tractors but the Farmall M is my favorite.
    L E Headrick wrote on Saturday, September 02, 2000 (PDT):
  • In my early teens, when the 'M' was fairly new I operated one for a few days on the Lillard Farm near Benton, TN., and worked for Roy B. Bates who leased the farm. Of course at that time and at my age I was "king" sitting atop that giant machine. I do recall those days fondly, however. LEH
    Josh wrote on Thursday, August 24, 2000 (PDT):
  • I love Ms. They are the greatest to drive. We have one at the camp i work at and it gets put to good usedoing a variety of chores. It's one of the greatest tractors ever built.
    donald gene stahl sr. wrote on Sunday, August 13, 2000 (PDT):
  • when was the last m tractor make and when did the super m come out and how long did it run before it was replace. thank you skeeter
    fred riley wrote on Tuesday, August 08, 2000 (PDT):
  • i wonder if i can run an old (BELL SAW) sawmill from the rear PTO on my 1953 M. are the RPMs going to be high enough to make the blade spin straight? any ideas? thanks.
    Justin Wright wrote on Monday, July 31, 2000 (PDT):
  • My Dad and I have two Farmall Ms. One with a frontend loader and the other which is in the rebuilding process. I think that the Farmall M is one of the best tractors ever built.
    Dick Kline wrote on Wednesday, July 26, 2000 (PDT):
  • It has been a long time since I ran an M but I thing the control Jim Prior is talking about is the brake lock. Hold the brakes in and pull up. The brakes should stay down. The were great tractors. All the new tractors the salesmen brought to the farm had to start a head of me in the dead furrow. Never had a tractor in their class that I didn't have to wait for.
    Jim wrote on Monday, July 17, 2000 (PDT):
  • i have a 1947 Farmall M and I would like to know if anybody can tell me how to adjust the belt rension on the water pump. Maybe there is no way this can be done, but I can use any suggestions and/or help.
    Ken Roffel wrote on Wednesday, July 05, 2000 (PDT):
  • I own a 1947 Farmall A completly restored and now am looking for an "M" to restore or one that has been restored to original. I live in Langley, British Columbia and would like to hear from someone close enough that has one for sale. Growing up on the farm in Southern Ontario just outside of London the major field work was done with the "M" It was an excellent tractor for our size of farm (200 acres) and along with the Little "A" it worked hard in the heavy clay soil of the region. We have raised our family and now it's time for a couple of new toy's. I wanted a new convertible and decided that both the A and M would give me all the sunshine I need but at a much safer speed. I recall the M having a very high road gear and can still feel the warm Southern Ontario wind blowing across the hood. Please let me know if you have one for sale or know of an M wanting a good home. Regards, Ken
    Roy C. Wolf wrote on Saturday, July 01, 2000 (PDT):
  • I think the "M" was the greatest tractor ever built. I was born in 1931. The first tractor I ever start was my Dad's 15-3o McCormick-Deering. Then I drove an 1929 Farmal. Later a F-20; then an "H", but somewhere in there I drove my Grandfather's JD "B"--I drove a lot of JD's, but was always in love with the IHC line. Even today I feel Case-IH are the best line. Thank you for being able to view bygone eras.
    Kenny Ohnstad wrote on Tuesday, June 27, 2000 (PDT):
  • serial numbers, production dates, manuals (owners, operators and shop) can be found at this same website. just dig around a little bit. I have a 450 that I use for brush cutting, lifting, snow removal, etc. I love it. I want to find a deal on an M, (and will, sooner or later) to rebuild and use in antique pulls. (my 450 was built in 57 which excludes me from many organized pulling meets)
    Jim Prior wrote on Tuesday, June 27, 2000 (PDT):
  • Thanks for the info John. But, I know where the Belt pully lever is. The two levers I'm talking about are located on the side of the bellhousing. One lever is for the hydraulics, but the other lever remains a mystery. Both levers are on the right side of the tractor when sitting in the seat and both can be controlled while sitting there also.
    john wrote on Sunday, June 25, 2000 (PDT):
  • Jim Prior,one of those levers control the hydraulic system, the clutch must be out for the pump to work. the other is probably the control to engage the belt pulley,which may or may not be on your tractor.
    Brian Tracey wrote on Sunday, June 25, 2000 (PDT):
  • Hi. I recently bought a farmal M with no motor,(not a problem ) the local pulling club is starting a V8 class. so at the moment I'm finishing a 500 hp (built) Big block Dodge . I have pulled 4x4 trucks, but this is my first pulling tractors
    Jim Prior wrote on Monday, June 19, 2000 (PDT):
  • I just purchaced a farmall M. There are two control levers, both controlled from the operators position and both on the right side of the tractor as you're sitting in the seat. One lever is located approximately around the clutch area and the other is about six inches further back. When the rear lever is engaged, it feels like gears meshing but, the front lever, feels like nothing is happening. I hope there is someone that can tell me what these two control levers do.
    DENNIS WILDEY wrote on Monday, June 05, 2000 (PDT):
  • I recently purchased a 1947 farmall M.I would like to know how many quarts of oil it takes and how to check it. This tractor has two cock-pit vavles at different levels on the side of the oil pan. Thank you.
    Rev. Samuel Bryant wrote on Sunday, June 04, 2000 (PDT):
  • Rev. Samuel BryantTo John Chowanes Thanks for your help, you were right on. I pulled the shifter, added 50 thousandths of an inch in order to prevent the shifter pulling two gears in at the same time,and that it wouldn't slip any more and it works great.
    John Chovanes wrote on Friday, June 02, 2000 (PDT):
  • To Rev Samuel Bryant - To free the M from high gear you may be able free by removing the shifter. First drive the retaining pin from the bottom of the shifter housing. Next lift the stick out of the transmission. Take a flash light and look down into the shifter hole. You will see 3 rails. The rail on the right side is your 4 & 5 gaer slider. Place a long screw driver into the slot on this rail and pry the rail back, until it is in alignment with the other two rails. As the bottom of the shifters wear out, they are no longer long enough to seat in the rail grooves and they will slip out of teh rail leaving the tractor stuck in the last gear that it was in. I hope this is all that it takes, but if that doesn't do it you will have to remove the tranny top plate and physically free the rail from the stuck position.
    james hague wrote on Sunday, May 21, 2000 (PDT):
  • greetings from australia i own a farmall am equivalent to super m in america it is fitted with an L4 perkins diesel engine 62 hp fully restored & repainted it goes great I have a problem with tyres 1350x32 unobtainable in australia any clues or help appreciated.
    D. Martin wrote on Saturday, May 06, 2000 (PDT):
  • My father and i have 3 Farmall M's, a Super c., and a F-20. One of our M's is a 1945 thats putting out close to 70 hp. Our Super C. is putting out arounf 54 hp. we also have a 1951 M LP.Theres a X 1 on the serial number. I would like to know if that means its expeirental because I know thats what it means on a John Deere.
    Coe wrote on Friday, May 05, 2000 (PDT):
  • Could anyone tell me the horsepower available at the PTO for a Farmall M? Thanks;)
    Dale Moore wrote on Friday, May 05, 2000 (PDT):
  • Eric, that's a cool ride to a prom. Where did the young lady ride?
    Eric Smith wrote on Wednesday, May 03, 2000 (PDT):
  • My family has a 1941 Farmall M and I like it so much I drove it to my Senior Prom this year. It took me awhile to talk my girl friend in to it.
    Rev Samuel Bryant wrote on Monday, May 01, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have a M model Farmall. The trans in locked in high gear. Im looking for ways in which to free it. It has been sitting in a field for years, but it has the potential of being beautiful, and useful again.
    Rev. Samuel Bryant wrote on Saturday, April 29, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have a model M, the trans is locked in high gear. Im looking for ways in which to free it?
    roger wrote on Friday, April 28, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have a farmall model m with a wide front end. i am trying to get it running to use one the farm. someone said they poured keroscene throught the engine. how did you do this if it isn't running? mine cranks but very slowly. also any ideas on converting to 12v system?
    Robert Cramer wrote on Saturday, April 22, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have two farmall tractors, one is a 48 cub (completely restored) and am now finishing up a 1953 super M pulling tractor. In need of a propane manifold or a cold gas manifold. Please contact me at above e-mail address or phone 419-399-4280.
    MARK LAWLEY wrote on Saturday, April 15, 2000 (PDT):
  • I am looking to buy a trailing brush mower for my farmall model M. I've beening searching for a few months and nothing yet. I live in central ontario and i don't mind driving a couple of hours. P.S. she's a 1946 and still going strong. If you prefer to call 705-725-3527.
    Chris Faulkner wrote on Saturday, April 08, 2000 (PDT):
  • I just restored a 1954 super A. Now i am looking for a M super M or Super MTA. If anyone in the NC,SC,orVA areas has one for sell please e-mail me. Thanks Alot!!
    Tim Malin wrote on Sunday, April 02, 2000 (PDT):
  • I bought a Super M at an Amish auction in Cashton, WI, 34 miles from my house. It was in amazingly good condition, and after 35 minutes of inspecting I declared it a good buy if it went in my price range. I'm 14, so you know how money comes tight. I got it for 900. It was absolutely amazing, and i probably will never get another buy as good. I would like to get some restoration tips. And if anyone would know where to buy paints, decals, etc. it would be helpful. I live on a family multifarm 600 acres, and I thought since we use our original M for so much I could make a business off of doing things for the nieghbors. Any tips, comments, etc. are very welcomed and thank you.
    Gerry Swigart wrote on Saturday, April 01, 2000 (PST):
  • Iconsidering buying a Farmal Super M for light work aroun dout place and grooming an areana. I like to put a loaded on it, but don't even who what to look for. I see quick a few at Auctions. Any helpful ideas ?
    Dave Lansing wrote on Friday, March 17, 2000 (PST):
  • Oops! I got my Farmalls mixed up in my message from 3/15/00. Just found the auction list from my grandpa's farm. The H had a horn loader and a snow blade on it, not the M. The M was the one with the wide front that they used regularly. Everything was sold at auction in Portage, WI in March of 1984. Has anyone had experience tracking down where things ended up from an old auction. I would imagine it takes quite a bit of digging and determination, but I would love to find one of those Farmalls and make it mine. I get butterflies just thinking about it. Sounds like I could be setting myself up for disappointment, but oh well!
    Dave Lansing wrote on Wednesday, March 15, 2000 (PST):
  • Is this crazy? My grandfather had a Farmall M and a Farmall H on his farm until everything was sold at auction after he died in 1981. I was around ten years old at the time and always loved the farm. They didn't use the M in the later years - it ran fine though. It had a bucket on the front (which may have been a "trip bucket" from what I've read here) that was run by cables and pulleys. The H they used regularly, it had a wide front end. I don't know anything about fixing tractors but am willing to try. This idea just hit me in the last week looking at tin signs, etc. for sale on What would you experts recommend to get started?
    Joe wrote on Sunday, March 12, 2000 (PST):
  • My dad has two old M farmalls with graders on them. One has the american and the other has a trojan. I've seen alot of the american ones but not a trojan. It has 32" tires on the back and is shorter than the american. could someone tell me if it is rare and what it might be worth. Thank you .
    tim galey wrote on Thursday, March 09, 2000 (PST):
  • PS my e-mail is timgaley at
    tim galey wrote on Thursday, March 09, 2000 (PST):
  • my neighbor and i are restoring his 1951 m and are looking for engine parts.if anyone in or around indiana has parts contact me at 1 765 762 2616 or e-mail THANKS
    rich price wrote on Monday, March 06, 2000 (PST):
  • need parts, info and/or a manuel for M&W 9 speed transmission for an M.m e-mail me at cabbagehed at
    steve vandeusen wrote on Sunday, March 05, 2000 (PST):
  • email adress wrong above should be sjvandeusen at
    steve van deusen wrote on Sunday, March 05, 2000 (PST):
  • i make new hand cranks for IH and AC tractors.will make others if i have specs. email at sjvandeusen at
    Jim Loucks wrote on Thursday, March 02, 2000 (PST):
  • I am looking for a Farmall MV. This is a high crop tractor.
    nick wrote on Thursday, February 24, 2000 (PST):
  • we have a M and a SM the super M is mine these to run our 7 and a half acers with a case DC which my father bought these three run the baler and haybine to cut and bale 5 acres of hay and do a pretty good job too even though they are older than the equpment they run!
    James Smith wrote on Monday, February 14, 2000 (PST):
  • I just bought my second Farmall. The serial # is SM 2539 AJ. Guy's book says it is a 1952 super. My question is how many stage I supers were made? and What is super about it compared to a non super. It does not have the live hydraulic or PTO. Has anyone ever seen a brake pedal broken off? Did the stage I's have super stickers or not? Also the grill front has holes that held the Farmall name. I thought super's had the IH emblem. Any knowledgeable comments appreciated. E-mail js65 at
    Jerry wrote on Monday, February 07, 2000 (PST):
  • would like to find a set of the shell type fenders for (H)or(M) farmall. email or call (270)789-1483 thanks.
    Bob wrote on Sunday, February 06, 2000 (PST):
  • I run Farmall M's quite often. They are a smooth running tractor and are very handy to have around the farm. We use them mostly for hauling wagons and mowing.
    Lance wrote on Saturday, January 29, 2000 (PST):
  • I am looking for a picture or a decrition of a Schwartz Loader decal. I have a Farmall M and just bought a mint condition loader for it, but the loader needs paint and I am not sure what the Schwartz decal looks like.
    Jeff Aker wrote on Wednesday, January 26, 2000 (PST):
  • Hi, I just recieved a M Tractor from my dads estate. It is in absolutly perfect shape with new tires the works. It has the two tires touching in a V shape and has hydralics comming out the back. I also recieved a B tractor. I am thinking about selling the M as I have no use for it. The B has a belly mowers so I am gonna keep it. If you are interested in the M let me know. If any of you can tell me about what a fair value is I would like to know also. I am not looking to make a killing on it would like to have some one who loves tractors the m model to have it. I am in Northern Indiana. e-mail me or call me at 219-935-4560
    Brenda O'kelley wrote on Saturday, January 22, 2000 (PST):
  • I would like to know what you need to do to put live power on a M farmall. Would a super M hydrolic pump fit? If anyone has this information please e-mail me at bkokelley at Thanks again
    Jim Radley wrote on Friday, January 14, 2000 (PST):
  • I'm trying to locate the Farmall "M" that my Dad bought new in 1945 and I grew up with. It's a wide front, s/n FBK92932. It was last known to be somewhere in Lewis or Oneida county, New York in the mid 1960's. We have no record of it after that time. I would greatly appreciate any information on this tractor. I would like to purchase it in any condition to restore in memory of my Dad.
    Rick Mayernik wrote on Thursday, January 13, 2000 (PST):
  • WANTED; wheel and hub for International Farmall M. Thank you from Montana
    MICKEY COMER wrote on Friday, December 31, 1999 (PST):
  • I have a 1937 WK40 MCCORMICK DEERING I am the 2nd owner I
    Kenny Christopherson wrote on Thursday, December 30, 1999 (PST):
  • I have a Farmall M with a Farmhand loader,it is a trip bucket.My grandpa got this tractor for free around 1981,it was in a bad storm and the muffler got knocked off by a fallen tree,and a bunch of water got into the engine and froze it solid.All my granpa did was pour some Kerosene into the engine and it started up and ran like a top.He died in 1993.I am 13 and this tractor is one of three I own.I was wondering if anyone could help me get it running right,it boggs out,and sometimes it is stuck at a high throttle position.Will i need to take of the carb,or the cylinder heads?
    Mike N. wrote on Monday, December 20, 1999 (PST):
  • According to the book I have Andrew B.'s tractor is a 1945 model. I also have just purchased a tractor from my uncle that has been in his family since purchased new in 1950. I also love the sound of the old 4 banger.
    Andrew B. wrote on Saturday, December 04, 1999 (PST):
  • I recently got a Farmall M Series, and I know it's from the 1940s, but I'm trying DESPERATELY to find the exact yearof production. It's serial number is; FBK-87672-XI, and has hydraulic feature AND a magneto, which makes it hard to pinpoint a year in the 1940s. Also, notice that the serial# has 5-digits rather than 4-digits. PLEASE HELP! EMail me with any suggestions of howI can find the exact year of production of this FARMALL M. Thanks!
    Garson gural wrote on Thursday, December 02, 1999 (PST):
  • I have a farmall at my Grandparents house that i bought with my own money it is als a M but it is for (Sale) if you would like to contact me I live in windsor ont. telephone #256-3648
    Josh McCrory wrote on Tuesday, November 30, 1999 (PST):
  • i just bought a farmall M, I haven't even gotten it home yet and all ready I love it! I want to restore it and pull it in compatition. Can anyone tell me what my limits are on building the engine?
    Sue wrote on Tuesday, November 30, 1999 (PST):
  • In the early 50's my father bought a 40's model M Farmall, I was about 6 or 7 at the time. He used the Farmall to do custom hay baling all around our county, and also used to pull a combine, which he also used on other farms. It still remains one of my favorite antiques, although the tractor was traded for an 861 Powermaster in the early 60's, I can still the sound of that engine as if it were yesterday. My father died 2 years ago at the age of 92, still farming and still bragging about that old "M'.
    Kelly wrote on Tuesday, November 23, 1999 (PST):
  • I presently have a International "C" and "H" now I am looking for an "M" If any one wants to get rid of one please write back/sheet metal dosent need to be in good shape at all. Just need it to use around the farm because i dont like to use the ones that are painted. I live in Emporia KS. I Dont want to travel very farr to get it. 400-500 $ Thank you.
    ken kelliher wrote on Monday, November 22, 1999 (PST):
  • would like to find a trip plow for a farmall m please send some info where the best place to find one
    Mike Druschel wrote on Friday, November 19, 1999 (PST):
  • I have a farmall M (1946) that we still use everyday on my dairy farm in pennsylvania We use it everyday to haul manure and rake hay in the summer. For being 53 years old the old girl still runs very well it starts everymorning and stops every night. when my grandpap first bought it, it had steel wheels on it but after about 20 years of that they burnt the wheels off and put rubber ones on it. We still use it to run our silo blower with it's pulley. I will tell you one thing that they are one of the worst things to run over plowed ground. You almost break your wrist try to keep the wheel from spinning out of conntroll. It may be old but it is in very good condition the sheet metal is still stright and there is no rust. i want to do a complete restoration on and put the steel wheels back on it. I want to do this so I can display and pull it at my tractor clubs show.
    Stan Fryzel wrote on Wednesday, November 17, 1999 (PST):
  • I have a Farmall "M" (1944) that sat in the barn for 6 years..I drug it out woth a chain ran some keroscene through the engine a few tines..changed the oil and filter foured some gas in the tank.and what do u think happened...YES...THE "M" started...This winter im going to give the Old reliable "M" a good face lift and total restoration.. OH...Im looking fort a hand crank for my "M"......Stan
    Donnie Land wrote on Sunday, November 14, 1999 (PST):
  • I have a 1946 Farmall M. I use it to do all my farming from Bush hogging to cutting hay. It is all original and still runs great. If there is a better built tractor, I would like to see it.
    Greg Christensen wrote on Wednesday, November 10, 1999 (PST):
  • Just bought my first Farmall,a 1953 (at least I think it is) Super M.Would like any information I can find on wide front conversions.
    Noah wrote on Monday, November 08, 1999 (PST):
  • I am 16, and just purchesed my first tractor, a "M", I would apreciate any info on it. I want to restore it, and maybe do antque pulls with it. any type of info is greatly apprecated! Thanks!!!
    Ryan Bortner wrote on Tuesday, November 02, 1999 (PST):
  • I have a 1947 m and it had a mounted corn Picker on it and the picker was getting worn out so we took it off and i decided to pull with it and I have had perfessionals say that I should have no trouble with tyhe m because it is Better than any tractor ever made And has been proven. I love it a ton. when we restored it everything was right out in the open and didn't have to take every part off to get to another that is how simple they are.
    Kiwi BM wrote on Saturday, October 30, 1999 (PDT):
  • I now have a Farmall Super BM, serial #11424, and built by the International Harvester Company of Great Britain. The tractor is running well. It has been modified in its past life with mud guards, additional pto and hydraulics. It is now being used in its orignal condition and colours. I believe it is a 1952 model but no 100% sure. I am interested in finding out about the British buit series of M and Super M tractors. The U.S. has an excellent documented history on the tractors, but what is existing in the U.K.? Anyone have any information on UK sources of data on these tractors and especially their UK history. Are there any internet sites as good as this one? regards
    Franklin Duddy wrote on Wednesday, September 22, 1999 (PDT):
  • I have a 1949 Farmall M. I want to modify the engine for pulling. Does anyone know how big I can make the cylinders and what pistons to use. Also how much to stroke the crank and be still reliable. Is there parts like this available? Also any other information, head work etc. Thank you
    billymallenjr. wrote on Saturday, September 18, 1999 (PDT):
  • do any body know where i can autction one off and find out how much one is worth.
    RON JOHNSON wrote on Tuesday, September 14, 1999 (PDT):
    Dave Snyder wrote on Sunday, September 12, 1999 (PDT):
  • My e-mail address is davenpam at
    Dave Snyder wrote on Sunday, September 12, 1999 (PDT):
  • I have a 1953 Super M with an M and W clutch attachment. I have replaced the clutch disc but I am still getting slippage in the clutch. Anyone that has any information on M and W clutches, please e-mail me. Thanks.
    Mike Hood wrote on Sunday, September 12, 1999 (PDT):
  • Does anyone have any information about a Farmall Super MTA such as value and rarity of this model. My family owns one in excellent condition but I have never seen another one.
    Josh Swanson wrote on Thursday, September 02, 1999 (PDT):
  • just thought you might need my e-mail address it is ssswanson at
    JOSH SWANSON wrote on Thursday, September 02, 1999 (PDT):
  • my freind and I are looking for a project for an ag class at school, we would like to find an old Farmall M or H to restore but not looking to spend alot of money to get one, maybe up to $500 dollars. If you know of any around the Il or Iowa area please e-mail me to let me know. thanks Josh!
    Dennis wrote on Friday, August 27, 1999 (PDT):
  • Can anyone tell me anything about a 30 or 31 trip bucket loader make IH in the 40's thanks
    Eric Tessmer wrote on Tuesday, August 17, 1999 (PDT):
  • The M is the pinnacle of tractor evolution. It gets no simpler.
    emily benham (for son, Lee Benham) wrote on Saturday, June 26, 1999 (PDT):
  • My son says, "I have a 1946 Farmall M gasoline. I converted it from the propane model. Modified the govenor to achieve more RPM's, have redone the head by milling, flowing, and 3-angle valve grind. It is producing 10.5/1 compression. I have widened the rims myself and now have 16.9/38's and enjoy outpulling John Deere tractors in its horsepower range. We have an antique tractor pull in the South Texas area. Anyone can do this type of modifying and have a great time! Lee Benham
    Teri Ferguson wrote on Thursday, June 24, 1999 (PDT):
  • What is the value of a Farmall M 1950 (?) dual wheel in the front (like trike wheels)
    Terry Morley wrote on Sunday, June 20, 1999 (PDT):
  • She'll go 5000 # without water on the tires, Unless you are a glutton for punishment and think you will move the wheels...... you'll need 8' wide, at lest 18' long longer is better. GOOD LUCK. Oh, if you don't block under the rear of the trailer, she'll lift the rear of the pickup when you back her on.
    Greg Lindholm wrote on Thursday, June 17, 1999 (PDT):
  • my brother is buying a farmall m, how wide is it so we know the size of trailer we need.
    Stu Struna wrote on Saturday, June 05, 1999 (PDT):
  • Turn a farmall into pulling tractor. When i was a kid our hired hand built on fast puller out of an M. Go to to following address and see my drawing of Farmall M, C, and H.
    Stu Struna wrote on Saturday, June 05, 1999 (PDT):
  • Turn a farmall into pulling tractor. When i was a kid our hired hand built on fast puller out of an M. Go to to following address and see my drawing of Farmall M, C, and H.
    Don Glenn wrote on Sunday, May 16, 1999 (PDT):
  • How do I convert an M from 6 volt +ground to 12 volt -ground? Any help would be appreciated.
    Joe Smith wrote on Monday, April 26, 1999 (PDT):
  • does anyone know how to find the serial number on a Farmall M that the data plate has been removed
    Hank Meyer wrote on Friday, April 23, 1999 (PDT):
  • This M in the picture has a single wheel. I never saw one on an M before. We had a 1940 B Farmall Dad bought new that had just a single wheel
    Pete Conley wrote on Friday, April 16, 1999 (PDT):
  • I just bought a farmall model m,if anyone can tell me anything about it, I would appreaciate it very much,
    Pete Conley wrote on Friday, April 16, 1999 (PDT):
  • I just bought a farmall model m,if anyone can tell me anything about it, I would appreaciate it very much,
    Pete Conley wrote on Friday, April 16, 1999 (PDT):
  • I just bought a farmall model m,if anyone can tell me anything about it, I would appreaciate it very much,
    Pete Conley wrote on Friday, April 16, 1999 (PDT):
  • I just bought a farmall model m,if anyone can tell me anything about it, I would appreaciate it very much,
    Scott wrote on Friday, April 09, 1999 (PDT):
  • Does anyone know the exact date of production or serial number that the hood decal on an M was changed from McCormick Deering/Farmall to McCormick Farmall?

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