old tractor serial number: Farmall IHC  -- Antique Tractors Discussion Forum and Review old tractor serial number: Farmall IHC -- Antique Tractors Discussion Forum

  parts   |   manuals   |   discussion   |   photos   |   podcast   |   reviews   |   specs   |   dealers   |   classifieds   |   contact   |   faq   |   myProfile   |   home          Login Now | Sign Up


FAQ:   What is a tractor?

Forum Index

Kubota Tractors
  Kubota News
  Kubota Price
  Kubota Review
John Deere Tractors
  John Deere News
  John Deere Price
  John Deere Review
New Holland Tractors
  New Holland Tractor Price
  New Holland Tractor Revie
Other Tractor Brands
  Articulated Tractors
  Belarus
  Bobcat Tractors
  Case
  Cub Cadet
  Hinomoto
  Kioti Tractor
  Long
  Massey Ferguson
  Mitsubishi
  Other Tractor Brands
  Other Tractor News
  Shibaura
  Yanmar Tractors
Lawn and Garden Tractors
  Craftsman
  Cub Cadet Garden
  John Deere Garden
  Kubota Lawn Garden
  Other Garden Tractors
  Simplicity
  Toro Wheelhorse
  Ventrac Lawn Tractors
Antique Tractors
  Allis Chalmers
  Case David Brown
  Farmall IHC
  Ford
  Ford 9N 2N 8N
  Fordson
  Harry Ferguson
  John Deere Older
  Massey-Harris Ferguson
  Minneapolis Moline
  Oliver Cletrac Cockshutt
  Restoration
  Tractor Pulling
Tractor Attachments Implements 3ph
  Back Hoe
  Field Mowers Brush Cutter
  Grooming Mowers Finish Mo
  Loaders
  Snowblowers / Snow Plows
  Tillers and Ploughs
  Tractor Implements
  Trenchers
  Wood Chippers 3PH
Tractor Maintenance
  Diesel Fuel Lubrication E
  Tractor Engine Repair Reb
  Tractor Tires
Utility ATV
  All Terrain Vehicles
  John Deere Gator
  Mule Utility Vehicles
General Tractor
  Farming Ranching Agricult
  Photo Contest
  Size Tractor Needed
  Tractor Projects
  Tractor Safety
  Welding
Chinese Tractors
  Jinma Farmpro Agracat
  NorTrac Tractors
  Other Chinese Tractors
Cars
  All Brands
  Audi VW
  BMW
  Car Tires and Maintenance
  Chrysler
  Exotic, Sports, Racing
  Ford Cars
  General Motors
  Honda
  Hyundai
  Mercedes
  News
  Nissan
  Subaru
  SUV and Trucks
  Toyota Cars
Trucks Trailers
  Chevy Pickup Trucks
  Dodge Pickup Trucks
  Ford Pickup Trucks
  Toyota Pickup Trucks
  Chevy Pickup Trucks
  Dodge Pickup Trucks
  Ford Pickup Trucks
  Toyota Pickup Trucks
Home Building
  Alternate Electric Energy
  Barns Pole Barns
  Buying Ranch Farm Acreage
  Carpentry
  Contractors
  Electric
  Excavation
  Moldings Finish Trim
  Other Home Building
  Pellet Stoves
  Plumbing
  Wood Stoves
Tools
  Electirc Power Tools
  Gas Power Tools
  Generators
  Shop Tools
  Techniques Howto
Landscape
  Flowers Shrubs Garden
  Golf Course Maintenance
  Irrigation Systems
  Landscape Design
  Landscape Lighting
  Landscape Maintenance
  Lawn, Turf, and Grass
  Vegetable Gardening
Construction
  Caterpillar
  Komatsu
  Wheel Loaders
Current Events Health Happiness
  Current Events
  Dogs and other Pets
  Electronics And Computers
  Food
  Health
  Just For Fun Off Topic
  Movies Music Games
  Personal Finance Investme
  Sports Outdoors
Tractorpoint Site
  Member Photos
  Site Members
  Website Operations Howto


New As Posted | Active Subjects



Click to Post a New Message!

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > Farmall IHC Forum

Page [ 1 ] | 2 | | Next >>
Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo
 01-09-2006, 21:16 Post: 122506
nissan197



Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: kansas
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 16

2
Filter by User
 old tractor serial number

I bought some land last year and there is an old tractor on it. It is in pretty bad shape, but my dad thinks he wants it to fix it up. I cannot find out what it is though. My dad thinks its a 1954 IH. The serial # is 31525-S. I have been on different antique tractor sites, but cannot locate that #. It has the two front tires close and also had hydraulics. Any help with the serial # would be appreciated. Thanks.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 01-13-2006, 09:22 Post: 122674
BillMullens

TP Contributor

View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Central West Virginia
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 649

3
Filter by User
 old tractor serial number

Nissan, give us something more to go by. The number you included may not be a serial number.

If you could tell us more details, or a picture, we could figure out the model and tell you where to look for the serial number. Does it have frame rails separate from the engine? What size rear tires?

If you see numbers that are part of the castings, they may be casting codes. All major castings have them, they are in the format of month-day-year, with the year code being a letter; it is the date the part was cast. For instance 1-28-X would be January 28, 1952. Some letters are skipped, but basically A=1931 (or 1958) and Z=1954.

Good luck,
Bill






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 01-13-2006, 09:31 Post: 122676
Peters

TP Contributor

View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Northern AL
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 3034
 old tractor serial number

Bill is right I did some hunting after you posted it and did not have enough information to match it. Approximate HP would help.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 01-13-2006, 09:32 Post: 122677
nissan197



Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: kansas
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 16

2
Filter by User
 old tractor serial number

I will do some more checking. I noticed all the numbers on the casting plates for the motor and frame. The number I got came off a small metal plate that was attached to the left clutch plate I believe. The number was the only thing stamped into this plate, everything else has worn off.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 01-13-2006, 09:57 Post: 122679
yooperpete



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Northern Michigan
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1413

5
Filter by User
 old tractor serial number

As was mentioned, the size of rear tire would help to identify. Bill's photo 1 is of an "A" and 15 is of a "C", does it appear something like either of these? Is the steering wheel shaft at an angle for horizontal. I take it you can't see an emblem at the side of the hood that says A,C,H,M or 200,300,400. Newer IHC tractors would have had a cream/white grille and/or side panel on the hood. Usually the paint can fade bad but some remnants remain of the color. You should see some sort of shadow where the emblems were to indicate Farmall/International Harvester, etc. Likewise across the front of the grille should be an insignia of some sort.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 01-13-2006, 10:04 Post: 122680
harvey



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Moravia, NY
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1529
 old tractor serial number

Glad to see the # do hickey was changed. I started another thread with a link to Farmalls.

The thread is still there with the link.

The serial # comes up as a 1040 H or a 1941 M the S at the end of the number relates to the type of transmission, I believe. At least that is how my old M comes up.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 01-13-2006, 11:30 Post: 122691
BillMullens

TP Contributor

View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Central West Virginia
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 649

3
Filter by User
 old tractor serial number

If I recall, S suffix is TA with 540 PTO provision. But not sure if that is attached to the serial number.

Bill






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 01-13-2006, 12:29 Post: 122694
yooperpete



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Northern Michigan
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1413

5
Filter by User
 old tractor serial number

TA transmissions with Torque Amplifier would be a vertical lever about 2 ft. tall on the left side of the seat. In forward position it would give you the direct gear speed that you are in. When pulled back you would shift back about 1 1/2 gear ratio. The TA worked great if the tractor was beginning to get bogged down and engine overloaded. The shift increased torque/power while also reducing speed. I believe these were only on the 300 and 400's. I don't think the "M" or "H" models had this.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 01-13-2006, 12:50 Post: 122698
hardwood

TP Contributor

Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: iowa
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 3582

3
Filter by User
 old tractor serial number

Yooperpete; The TA was used in the Super M TA for a couple years before the 400's came out. They bring big money today from collectors. the Super M TA and a 400 were basicly identical except for the tinwork. There are a ton of stories about Super H TA's being built and a few were sold. I've saw a couple, but the IH archives claim that a few were built but none were sold. Acording to them all of the H TA's are fakes built from a 300 center section put in a Super H chassis. Go to an IH collector club meeting and I gurantee you can start a lively discussion between belivers on both sides of the issue. Frank.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 01-13-2006, 13:35 Post: 122701
yooperpete



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Northern Michigan
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1413

5
Filter by User
 old tractor serial number

Hardwood:
Thanks for the insight about the M's, learn something new everyday. I was too young when my dad sold the "M" and got the 400, so I don't remember much about the "M". I started driving at about 7 or 8 but that was 50 years ago. My memory isn't so good no more. We had wide front ends on both. I thought there were quite a few more differences between them. More power, stirring linkage at the tie rods ends, quick-hitch, refined hydraulics as well as the tin.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo


Page [ 1 ] | 2 | | Next >>

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > Farmall IHC Forum

Thread 122506 Filter by Poster:
BillMullens 3 | hardwood 3 | harvey 1 | nissan197 2 | Peters 1 | yooperpete 5 |

 (advanced search)

Picture of the Day
Coachlarry

John Deere Gator - 1200A Bunker Rake Shudder under load
1200A Bunker Rake Shudder under load


Unanswered Questions

460 axle

Active Subjects

460 axle
Cub cadet 7305 no start
Upgrading the Factory 145amp A
Agracat 3720 Magnum Clutch Iss
Wiring schem
farm pro 2420
WTB TC30 suspension seat
2017 Tax Plan


Hot Topics

Tractor Category 1 2 3 Hitch s
Duerr hp 678 Chipper replaceme
Gator 620i gas in engine oil
KUBOTA Tractor Trouble Free Qu
Gator 6x4 Overheating problem
Duerr hp 678 Chipper Manual
Adjusting 7308 Pressure Relief
Long 460 hydraulic problem


Featured Suppliers

Mountain Creek Labradoodles
      MountainCreekLabradoodles.com





New Forums on Gun Sport Shooting and Hunting -- BarrelPoint.com  New Forums on Horses ManePoint.com
Talk Horses at ManePoint
Hunting + Gun Sports at BarrelPoint



Most Viewed

+ Cub LowBoy 154
+ IH 560 engine trouble Need help
+ Value of a Super C
+ Where can I get Tractor Decals
+ IH sickle bar parts avalibility
+ farmall super h value
+ 504 utility
+ Farmall Cub electrification
+ Super C rebuild
+ old tractor serial number

Most Discussion

+ Tractor History Question
+ IH 560 engine trouble Need h
+ no power steering
+ 504 utility
+ old tractor serial number
+ farmall super h value
+ 464 Transmission
+ need 706 fenders
+ Farmall B Restoration
+ IH sickle bar parts avalibilit

Newest Topics

+ 560 gas compression
+ Glow plugs needed for IH 554 tractor
+ 1949 mod h
+ Farmall Pulling Tractor
+ Farmall 4366
+ Farmall 806
+ Farmall tractor how to determine model
+ Farmall 130
+ IH 826 wiriing diagram
+ Farmall Super H hot coil after 6 volt to 12 volt c
















Turbochargers for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Cab Glass for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Alternators for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Radiators for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Driveline Components for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Starter Motors for Tractors and Industrial Machines