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Hello all,

I have a few simplicity garden tractors and have been wanting an old big boy tracor for a while now. I was at a NTPA tractor pulling event last week and saw for the first time a beautiful Farmall A. This is the right size for me. It was not a puller but there as a helper for the track maintenance and towing etc. Can anyone tell me, can parts be had for restoration for these. Decals also? Do they have a rear 540 PTO? IF so I am on the hunt. Also does Alllis make a similar size from the era and what would the model number be? I have only seen stuff in the forums on the D21 which seeemed to be much larger but a very popular model to be converted to a puller and used for farming today. I am after something to mow with, run a belly or rear blade etc, not building a puller myself, any thoughts here would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Tim
 

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The A is a popular little tractor to both restore and use. There are a lot of them available for parts and resto items are available. Do a little research and start shopping. I had one and regret letting it go.

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I think the Farmall "A" and the Ford N series has more restoration parts available than any other tractors. That also includes decals and the proper paint. They are both easy to restore. PJ
 

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Hello all,

I have a few simplicity garden tractors and have been wanting an old big boy tracor for a while now. I was at a NTPA tractor pulling event last week and saw for the first time a beautiful Farmall A. This is the right size for me. It was not a puller but there as a helper for the track maintenance and towing etc. Can anyone tell me, can parts be had for restoration for these. Decals also? Do they have a rear 540 PTO? IF so I am on the hunt. Also does Alllis make a similar size from the era and what would the model number be? I have only seen stuff in the forums on the D21 which seeemed to be much larger but a very popular model to be converted to a puller and used for farming today. I am after something to mow with, run a belly or rear blade etc, not building a puller myself, any thoughts here would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Tim

I am from Michingan. Left almost 40 years ago. I was on Craigs list out of Detroit last month. They had several Farmall's there forsale. Very nice condition. $1800 for one and $2500 for the other one. That is cheap. I just sold a restored one for $4500. One of my doctors bought it.
 

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The 'A' is a sweet little machine, I had one for several years until I got the 'N' (I live on a hill and if you were to stub your toe as you went out the door you would not stop rolling till you got to the bottom :biglaugh:) and wanted a more "stable" tractor. I did not have any problem finding part sources for any repair/rebuilding I did to it. Always started when I needed it.

Mom (nearly 80) has a Super A she uses to mow with every week and does nothing for it except put gas in the tank. I tuned it up 2 years ago and did a little repair on the Woods belly mow. That is all it has had done in the 10+ years she has used it mowing about 6 acres.

Take your time and look around, you should be able to find a good one.
 

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I forgot to mention that I have my dads old 1944 "A" in the barn and wouldn't part with it for anything. To many nice memories. The engine has never been apart, but runs like new.PJ
 

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I am from Michingan. Left almost 40 years ago. I was on Craigs list out of Detroit last month. They had several Farmall's there forsale. Very nice condition. $1800 for one and $2500 for the other one. That is cheap. I just sold a restored one for $4500. One of my doctors bought it.
Thanks cruising craigs list is an addiction for me I will keep my eyes peeled for the right one.
 

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The A is a great tractor. 540 PTO and you can get 3 points for them to use modern implements. Get a copy of http://www.amazon.com/Farmall-Letter-Tractors-Original-Guy/dp/0760304386/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1248139131&sr=8-1 I don't read. I hate reading but read this thing cover to cover in 2 days! Everything you want to know about a letter series and is great for restoring or just just learning. There was something like 100,000 A's produced so parts etc. are available. I've seen decal kits at TSC. That's how common they are. Once you fix one up they will litteraly last a lifetime unless you are farming with it.

Good luck finding one. Around here they aren't easy to find. Just depends on the area's I think. Most around here had H's and M's.

For an Allis try out one of these http://lincoln.craigslist.org/grd/1267242291.html or http://omaha.craigslist.org/grd/1276903200.html

1500 is more on par for around here. In This Thread I saw one sell for 1500. Not as sure on pricing for those though.


Good luck. You will have a really nice tractor.

T.C.
 

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Most around here had H's and M's.

T.C.
Around here most also had H's & M's, but almost all also had the little A with a set of cultivators. Great machine for cultivating tobacco patches.
 

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We're in corn and bean country. A B around here is even rarer. There was a lot of mounted cultivators on H's and M's. but not so many A's. At least not what I've seen.

T.C.
 
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