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Farmall Super A Tractor Review & Specification

The Farmall Super A model is a general-purpose tractor known for its strength, versatility, and durability.  This small category farming tractor was manufactured by International Harvester from 1947 to 1954 in the USA. This model is ideal for small farming tasks. And approximately 107,000 tractors of this model were produced in a span of 7 years.

This tractor model is an improved version of its previous model Farmall A. The Farmall Super A came with the new ‘touch control’ hydraulic system replacing the previous Lift-All system. It has a higher compression ratio that gives it more power. This tractor uses the International Harvester C113 engine. In this model, the engine is positioned to the left of the driver’s seat.

The Farmall Super A is equipped with a touch-Control hydraulics system, differential mechanical contracting brakes, and an Open operator station Cab. If you want to know more about the Farmall Super A tractor, read below its specifications, features, price, etc.

Farmall Super A Tractor Review

General Specifications of Farmall Super A Tractor


ModelFarmall Super A
Weight2,400 lbs [1088 kg]
Weight (Ballastes)3,450 lbs [1564 kg]
Length106.8 inches [271 cm]
Width55.8 inches [141 cm]
Height (hood)64.25 inches [163 cm]
Height (ROPS)81.75 inches [207 cm]
Wheelbase71.1 inches [180 cm]
Front Tread43 inches [109 cm] 44 to 64 inches [111 to 162 cm]
Rear Tread40 to 68 inches [101 to 172 cm]
EngineInternational Harvester C113 gasoline 4-cylinder liquid-cooled 113.1 ci [1.9 L] International Harvester kerosene 4-cylinder liquid-cooled 113.1 ci [1.9 L]
Power (gross)30 hp (22.4 kW)
Air cleanerDry
Oil capacity4.2 qts (4.0 L)
Bore/Stroke3.00×4.00 inches [76 x 102 mm]
Compression ratio6:1
Rated RPM1400
Idle RPM500 - 1540
Firing Order1-3-4-2
Starting Volt6
Transmission TypeUnsynchronized
Oil change120h
Coolant capacity13 qts [12.3 L]
Oil capacity5 qts [4.7 L]
Chassis4×2 2WD
BrakesDifferential mechanical contracting band
CabOpen operator station.
Hydraulics TypeIH Touch-Control
Capacity2.1 gal [7.9 L]
Transmission typeSliding gear
Gears4 forward and 1 reverse
Clutch9-inch dry disc
Oil capacity4 qts [3.8 L] 4.5 qts [4.3 L] (PTO) 5 qts [4.7 L] (PTO/pulley)
Rear PTOTransmission
Rear RPM540
Ag front5.00-15
Ag rear9-24

Features Of Farmall Super A  Tractor

Farmall Super A is a 2WD row-crop tractor developed by the International Harvester in the USA. This is a good quality tractor with great features. Here are the key features of the Farmall Super A model tractor.


The Farmall Super A tractor uses the International Harvester C113 engine. It is a 1.9 L, 1,852 cm2, (113.0 cu·in) four-cylinder naturally aspirated gasoline/kerosine engine. It produces 23.4 PS (17.2 kW; 23.0 HP) of output power. The bore of the cylinder is 76.0 mm (2.99 in) and the piston stroke is 102.0 mm (4.02 in). The compression ratio rating of the engine is 6.0:1. The C113 engine is rated at 1,400 RPM and includes a water cooling system.


The Farmall Super A has a two-wheel-drive sliding-gear transmission system. It has four forward gears and one reverse. The tractor has a speed ranging from 2.3 mph in the first gear to 3.6 mph in the second gear and 4.8 mph in the third. Its highest forward speed is 10 mph in fourth gear, and 2.8 mph in reverse.

Other Features

The Farmall Super A model is equipped with a “Touch-Control” hydraulics system. This enables operators to raise and lower the rear hitch easily with a single lever. This tractor has an adjustable front axle, 4-ply rated rubber tires, and a power take-off system that provides 540 RPM. The Super A also features a universal mounting frame to fit front-mounted implements. And a reversible drawbar for rear-mounted or pull-type implements.

Pros Of Farmall Super A  Tractor

  • It is a reliable and good quality tractor with a 23 hp or 17.2 kW International Harvester C113 engine.
  • There is an open operator station in this tractor.
  • Farmall Super A offers a two-wheel-drive sliding-gear transmission system.
  • The 2WD tractor comes with a “Touch-Control” hydraulics system.
  • The gearbox system of the tractor has 4 forward and 1 reverse speed.

Cons Of Farmall Super A Tractor

  • It has no power in 3rd and 4th gear so you need to struggle at higher speed.

Price Of Farmall Super A Tractor

The original price of a 1954 manufactured Farmall Super A tractor was USD 1400. The price of a used Farmall Super A tractor depends on the condition of the tractor and location.

Manufacturing Year

The serial number plate of the Farmall Super A tractor is located on the rear of the tractor. Below is the chart of serial numbers against their manufacturing year.

Year    Serial Number

1947: 250001

1948: 250082

1949: 268196

1950: 281269

1951: 300126

1952: 324470

1953: 336880

1954: 353348


Farmall Super A Tractor

Farmall Super A is a reliable and row crop tractor model. It offers great features, a powerful engine, and an advanced transmission system. This article includes all kinds of information about this model. Hopefully, the post will be helpful for you to know more about the Farmall Super A tractor.

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