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Old Mar 29, 2007, 10:48 PM   #1
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Found this perfect old Farmall tractor on an abandoned farm here in Illinois. This tractor has been sitting here through the winter snows and ice, and still looks mint - can't say the same for the barns...








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Old Mar 29, 2007, 11:02 PM   #2
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Color me surprised. My dad had a McCormick Farmall tractor when we lived on the farm in South Dakota back in the 50s. It was five or ten years old then but he used it frequently. I though they stopped making them sometime after that (1954). So, you can imagine my surprise when I see a shiny, like-new, bright red tractor. Can you shed some light on this subject?

These are excellent photos. The color is bright, the composition good, and the saturation is spot on. Good work.

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Old Mar 29, 2007, 11:17 PM   #3
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[align=center]IH produced the Farmall 400 from 1954-1956. It has a 263.9 cid engine and weighs approximately 6,519 lbs. The 400 is virtually the same as the Farmall M, but with increased horsepower. It was one of the first competators to the John Deere 70. The 400 has 5 forward gears and 1 reverse gear. There were about 40,957 Farmall 400's produced from 1954 to 1956.
don't know if it's accurate, but for what it's worth....[/align]
I'm not sure why someone would have put a restored tractor on this abandoned farm, there is a home across the road from it, so maybe someone just decided it would look nice sitting there. (it's got to be a fairly recent restoration because I see a clean, blue spade connector on some electrical parts). This farm is very close to newer housing; whoever owns it is sitting on million$ now, so I guess they can afford a nice red tractor!
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Very nice, My Dad still has my Grandpa's old H model, but this one you have here is in beautiful condition and deserves a home indoors and outta the weather!
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