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100,000th Farmall Built


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Old 05-21-2019, 02:19:51 PM
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Old 05-22-2019, 01:20:11 AM
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That was cool, caser!
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Old 05-22-2019, 10:38:50 AM
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Well that's pretty cool! but I wonder how he is going to look with a broken arm because that is not how to start any tractor with a crank.
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Old 05-23-2019, 08:16:43 AM
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20 years and 50 plus tractors later ive managed not to break my arm......

there are a few that i know will kick back and those get started with 1/4 up turns.
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Old 05-23-2019, 08:53:11 AM
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I have to say I have been guilty of spinning a couple over the years, I got used to quarter up turns on my 22-36 and L Case, those don't spin well anyway.
I got frustrated and spun a friends' F-12 and the crank came off splittin my lip and chipping a tooth, not badly but enough to get my attention. Just like salsa dancing,tho ……..its all in the timing. I have been scolded a time or two at the shows for gripping wrongly, I always figured I had them timed not to kick but you know, never say never I guess.
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You forget to trip that pawl and BANG! Trip to the E.R.
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Default Re: 100,000th Farmall Built

This needs to be cleared up. If the very first Farmall was indeed serial# 501 then this guy has the 100,001st tractor. Serial# 501 plus 99,999 more tractors equals serial #100,500. Am I wrong? If I'm correct then this guy is either really confused or really deceitful. This is simple 2nd grade math. Was the very first Farmall serial #501? Does any one know? I don't believe the 100,000th Farmall would be in a hedge row rotting away.
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Old 09-02-2019, 07:54:39 AM
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Default Re: 100,000th Farmall Built

Serial numbers can be a trap, and one has to be cautious with them. Everyone wants to own the oldest, or a prototype, or a significant serial number.
For some companies, there were gaps in the numbering.
Here is a fairly comprehensive page on the Farmall. This was posted on Stak by member "Delta Dirt" on 07-30-2018. I can't vouch for its accuracy:

http://www.tractorfriends.org/farmtr...dstractor.html

As for the owner of the tractor posted here, let's say he just didn't allow for the original tractor, 501, when making his calculations. Probably an honest thing, and often done.
The owner quotes an IH press release on the 100,000th tractor. Does anyone have that copy, and does IH show the serial number? Did IH just pick the best looking tractor off the line that was close to that magic number?
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https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Image/IM12105
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Thanks for the link. That is a great site. I don't mean any disrespect to the man but I would think that a tractor as valuable as this one would be left unrestored so that people would be able to see the silver paint under the grease on the engine and around the transmission to prove that it's the real deal. Plus the serial not being right, it makes you wonder. You would think that IH would authenticate it as well. It might be the real deal but you can't just say "I have this one of a kind tractor" without some sort of proof, and the correct serial is a good place to start.
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Default Re: 100,000th Farmall Built

Not to be picky but they didn't show the no. Stamped in the frame.too bad he didn't have the original nameplate on it or at least have it with the tractor on a display board or something. Pretty cool.
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I think personally that this tractor is close enough to be the 100k Farmall by the serial number, and good luck finding the actual 100k tractor, I think. The owner is a great guy also. There are some things we don't know yet, that have been researched without final answers. You can find reference in many books about IH prefix letters stamped with the serial number, one such mystery yet is is the statement that Fairway Farmall tractors and narrow tread tractors were stamped with an N and F on the frames, you will find the N on all F-20's and F-30's but I have yet to find an N on a narrow tread regular. The Fairway regular tractor pictured below is mine, and it has neither an N or F stamped, is a 1929 model. You could say that it is missing the F because MAYBE a customer wanted a Fairway regular so the dealership or IH MAY have installed fairway wheels on a narrow tread tractor to make a sale, BUT, there are no N markings either. Im doing some more checking, but I really think at this point the N and F prefix numbers were used after 1929 or later, not conclusive yet but stay tuned.
I believe anymore that the strict processes we impose on these early manufacturers may not always be how the rubber hit the road and with more research we find new things about it all the time. I suppose...……..
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This is kind of embarrassing!
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I have no doubt that the owner is a nice guy, but are we to just take his word for it that this is THE tractor? People have been faking these kind of things for years. I collect pre 64 winchester model 70s. It is known that they have been faked and sold to people as rare rifles when they're not. I don't feel that someone's word is good enough for such a significant tractor. Further evidence is needed.
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Default Re: 100,000th Farmall Built

Well, just my opinion as always but in no way is Ryan trying to pull a fast one on anybody, the math is definitely off but I know this was debated on a facebook group and there were actually some that couldn't see the math part of it at all, correctly, this would be the 100,001st Farmall, no doubt about it. I think if he wanted to deceive the world he would have a tag on it that was correct, you see what I mean?
Anyway, ill leave it at that.
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