Farmall A

1944 Farmall A

Farmall A on display

My Farmall A last use was as a boat tractor in the Marlborough Sounds.  Prior to this it was most likely used in the tobacco growing area of Motueka.  The Farmall A was popular in the region and well suited to this type of work with the offset driving position know as ‘Cultivision’ which is unique to the Farmall tractors.
There is a range of matching implements although these are now hard to find. It will pull a single furrow plough. This model is designed to start on petrol then run on kerosene. It has an extra petrol tank under the bonnet as well has a different manifold.

Purchased in Feb 1999 from Templemore. The restoration was completed in 12 months. The process was assisted by finding a wreck from which many parts were obtained for use on this tractor as well as swapped.

It has proven to be a lot of fun and used at Christmas Parades, kids birthday parties and at club rallies. Starts easily (off the crank).

In 2016 I finally managed to get all the parts required (tooks about 10 years) to add a matching plough so the next use will be to get it in the paddock to turn some soil.

Plough attached to Farmall A

Front attachment for Farmall A Plough









Awarded Wiren Trophy for Best Presented Wheeled Tractor at Nelson Vintage Engine & Machinery Club Shows 2000 & 2002.

McCormick-Deering Farmall A

Year of Manufacture: 1944
Serial No: FAA 99110

Technical Specifications.

Cylinders:  4
Bore & Stroke:  3 x 4 inches
Displacement:   113 cubic inches
Compression Ratio:  5.33:1
Drawbar:    17.35
PTO/Belt:  19.06
Weight:      1870 pounds
Number produced:  117552

Road speed:
Tyre size 8.0 x 24
1st:     2 ¼ mph
2nd:        3 mph
3rd:   4 5/8 mph
4th:   9 5/8 mph
Rev:  2 3/4 mph