International Harvester Farmall M
# Classic Tractor
This tractor is in fair condition but has not been tested. Interested buyers are asked to form their own opinion about the condition of the tractor during the inspection.
Inspection and delivery by appointment only. Payment before delivery.
This tractor comes from a collection of 35 vintage tractors in Denmark from a now deceased collector. All tractors were purchased from the estate and taken to our warehouse in Skjød and sold from there.
The M model was one of International Harvester’s “letter series”, replacing the Farmall F-30. The M was rated for three 14-inch (36 cm) plows. IH produced the Farmall Super M from 1952 to 1954. In the USA the M line was produced at Rock Island, Illinois. Production outside USA was in Doncaster, England and in Australia.
The M was one of the most-widely produced of International Harvester’s “letter series”, with 270,140 produced over the 13-year run. The M was equipped with an International Harvester C248 inline overhead valve four-cylinder engine with a 248-cubic-inch (4,060-cubic-centimetre) displacement, and a six-volt electrical system. The sliding-gear transmission had six total gears: five forward and one reverse.
The M was the larger of the two prominent row crop tractors produced by IH from the late 1930s to the early 1950s, along with the Farmall H and its variants, yet could still use the same implements. As with the other letter-series IH tractors, the M used a modular design that allowed assemblies to be removed and replaced as units. All Ms had hydraulic lifts. Versions were produced for gasoline and distillate fuels. Standard Ms had narrow front wheels on the centerline. Rear wheels could be adjusted on splined axles from 52 inches (130 cm) to 88 inches (220 cm) in width to allow for different row widths. An optional extended axle allowed widths of up to 100 inches (250 cm).
# Classic Tractor