|1952 Farmall Super C
Serial No. 150523
Many options have been added, with the goal of equipping this tractor with most all
that were provided by IH for a Super C. Below is a list of options added, most are
- Fast Hitch (from a 1953 tractor)
- Rear Wheel Weights
- Front Wheel Weights
- Air Cleaner / Pre-Cleaner
- Tall Gas Cap (triple baffle)
- Radiator Shutters (original & rare)
- Umbrella Holder (original & rare)
- Brackets for FH Lever (rare)
- Guard for Belt Pulley
- Guard PTO Shaft Cover (original)
- Safety Shield PTO
- Front Hitch Plate (for narrow front)
- Wide Front End (original)
- Flip Seat Bracket (original)
Mounts on Gauge Box
(Custom & Rare)
Fast Hitch &
The six photos below show the various combinations for connecting to implements
using: 1) Fast Hitch, 2) Three Point Brackets and 3) Quick Hitch Adapter for 3-point
implements with bushings. This third option allows quick and easy connection to
implements by this and other modern tractors like the John Deere shown on this site.
with original draw bar
|Custom Top Link Bracket for 3-Point
|Fast Hitch with 3-Point Brackets
Below is the last attachment that is original equipment for a Super C.
Note: The full collection of attachments was sold as they were longer
displayed or used. Collection included: C36-A Harrow, C-20 Plow, C-251 Corn
Planter, C21-P Sickle Mower, C72 Grader Blade, other.
|Model C-1 - Platform Carrier
|Fast Hitch Release Lever Brackets
Mounts on Gauge Box and Hydraulic Unit
|Flip Seat Bracket
|Super C with Umbrella (Replica)
Made by Heritage Farm Power, Inc.
This tractor was purchased by my Dad in 1953 and used for much of the farm work over the next 25
years. It was always stored in a garage and maintained in good condition.
In April 2004, the tractor was restored to show room quality. A Wide Front End, Fast Hitch, many FH
attachments and various other options have been added.
- coil (new, original style)
- governor (rebuilt)
- carburetor (new, Zenith model)
- rear axle seals (new)
- pto seals (new)
- muffler (new)
- lights (new - front & rear combo)
- belts & hoses (new)
- all grease fittings (new)
- radiator screen (new)
- front end tie rods (new)
- hydraulics - lines, seals
- touch control unit (rebuilt)
- wiring harnesses (new)
- clutch disk & plate (new)
- clutch bearing (new)
- rear tires & tubes (new)
- front tires & tubes (new)
- starter (rebuilt)
- generator (rebuilt)
- regulator (new)
- distributor (rebuilt)
- seat (new)
- pan, spring, front bolt & bushing
- gauges (new)
- engine temperature
- hydraulic temperature
- amp meter
- oil pressure
- gaskets (new) - head, pan, valve
- pto shield (new)
- belt pulley guard (new)
|Engine and drive train on a dolly -
stripped and sand blasted.
|Re-assembly after painting drive train,
wheels and other parts.
The tractor was fully dis-assembled, sand blasted, primed with rust inhibitor and painted to IH
specifications. All tin was straightened and repaired. Most all parts were either rebuilt or
replaced, see list below. The engine was fully rebuilt prior to restoration.
|Reese Hitch Adapter - allows many flexible inserts
International Harvester first introduced the Farmall C in 1948 with a C-113 (113 cubic inch, 20 hp) 4-cylinder
in-line, overhead valve and thermo siphon water-cooled engine. Some models produced in the early 50's
were painted white for promotional purposes and are considered somewhat rare.
The Super C replaced the C in 1951 and was produced for 4 years through 1954. It had a larger engine
(C-123, 24 hp) that was also used in follow-on models (100, 130, 200, and 230) from 1954-1957. This engine
featured a water pump and a slightly higher compression ratio and had wet cylinder liners providing ease of
rebuilding and good heat transfer. The tractor had adjustable rear tire spacing (with sliding hubs), a frame
design similar to the larger Farmall Models H and M, International Harvester's "Touch Control" system that
allowed the operator to lower and raise implements by touching one small lever, and optional IH 2-point fast
hitch and a wide front axle.
The transmission featured 4 forward gears and reverse with 4th gear being a road gear with a speed of 10
MPH. Reverse speed is 3 MPH making back and forth operation reasonable. First through third gears are nice
and evenly spaced, allowing for excellent speed matching for most all tasks. As was the norm for the period,
the transmission is a sliding, straight cut, gear type and the gears are not synchronized. The PTO is not "live"
and it shifted in and out of gear via a sliding collar. The belt pulley is placed on the rear of the tractor above
and to the right of the PTO shaft.
The tractor is very versatile and used primarily on small farms or for small jobs on large farms. This tractor is
still in use today on farms large and small. They can also be found in the shops of collectors and lined up in
neat rows at antique tractor shows. Due in part to their usefulness and handy size, many of these tractors
have been preserved and they are not considered rare at this time.
Nebraska Tractor test number 458 completed in
1951 using gasoline.
The serial # is located on the toolbox
and seat support.
|Forward - 2.4, 3.8,|
5.0, 10.3; Reverse - 3.0
|The tractor featured
here is serial number
|Note: the 10 x 36 rear tire size has been replaced by
the 11.2 x 36 specification. Availability of new 36 inch
tires is limited as other sizes are now the standard.
|Farmall Super C 1951 - 1954
|Units were built at
|About International Harvester Corporation Tractors
The McCormick Harvesting Machine Company, formed by Cyrus Hall McCormick, merged with several other
manufacturers and formed the International Harvester Co. They were primarily known for the production of
harvesting equipment. They began experimenting with tractors around 1905. These tractors were huge,
powerful and clumsy and although they were useful for large areas, they did not work well for the small
Their first attempt at a smaller tractor was the Mogul 8-16 and was a big hit. International Harvester continued
to refine their small tractor line with several follow-on models. The famous letter series tractors, including
the A, B, H and M began production in 1939.
IH produced many tractors during their reign and were ranked as one of the largest manufacturers of farm
tractors. In 1984 IH was purchased by Tenneco and merged with the Case Corporation. The tractor line
today is called CaseIH.
|The last IH tractor, a Model 5488, was built at the
Rock Island, IL plant on May 14, 1985.
International's Agriculture Equipment Division was
sold to Tenneco the prior year, in 1984.
- From 1924 until 1963, Farmalls were the largest selling row crop tractors
- The Farmall H, produced from 1939 to 1952, became the number two-selling tractor model of all time
in North America with over 390,000 sold. Only the Ford 8n (due to its exclusive Ferguson Three Point
Hitch system) was a better seller at 524,000
- The Farmall Cub (later re-named International Cub) remained in production the longest (from 1947 until
1979 with 253,185 sold) with minor updates in engineering & design
- Culti-Vision proved to be IH's longest-lived engineering feature, staying in production from 1939 - 1979
- A few clever mechanics have created 'homebrew' IH models, the so-called Super H-TA (Super H with
Torque Amplifier), Super HD (Super H Diesel), and F-16 tractors. However, IH itself never manufactured
- The Farmall Works plant in Rock Island, Illinois first opened in 1926. The last IH tractor, a Model 5488,
was built there on May 14, 1985. International's Agriculture Equipment Division was sold to Tenneco
the prior year, in 1984
- Case IH has revived the Farmall brand on some of their latest tractors
|Case IH is a brand of agricultural equipment. It was
created in 1984 when Tenneco bought selected assets
of the agricultural division from International
Harvester and merged it into its J.I. Case Company
|The engine was rebuilt in 1976 and had limited use after 1980. In the fall of 2016, antifreeze was
appearing in the engine oil due to seals at the bottom of the cylinder sleeves going bad. Likely due to age
and sitting for periods of time. Rather than adressing a particular problem, the engine will under go
a complete engine rebuild over the winter 2017. This is the best and practical approch as much of
the effort and cost is labor, whether to repair a few internal parts or all parts.