John Slater's

1953 Super M Farmall and 1949 Farmall C Tractors

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19 March 2007

From John :

         I happen to still have the 1953 Super M Farmall tractor that my Grandfather bought new. It is featured in the picture with our other modern farm tractors we use today.

         The Super M is used every day as we have it on our feeder wagon that we feed our Angus cows and calves with. It has been below zero almost every morning when we feed the calves here in February.

         It is still the original 6-volt system and does not have an engine block heater or anything -- but it always starts! It has hydraulics and power steering that was added on by my Father. It is a M & W kit.

         The other picture is of our 1949 C Farmall. It is unusual in that it has a single front wheel. The original tire went bad a few years ago and we now have a forklift tire mounted on the front, as we could not find a ribbed implement tire of the right size.

         Both tractors have had the heads redone, and have the hardened valve inserts so as to be able to use unleaded gasoline. Other than that they are entirely original. We had repainted them in around 1982, but need to be repainted again. Best of all is that they are still being used!


John Slater
Slater Farms Ltd
1949 Chevy 3600 - "Ole Bessie"
Bolter # 13576
Olin, Iowa

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