I only saw 1 at redpower, there may be 20 between us on here. There were oval aluminum raised symbol plates attached to the radiator grille sides. I really wonder after the white demos if the follow ups really sold that many units. Many decisions were documented by the International Harvester Paint Committee and Product Identification Committee from 1924 to 1964. When the program was over the dealers supposidly had 6900+ used tractors, then they painted them red and sold them as used tractors. Over 245,000 Cubs were manufactured between 1947 and 1981, making the Cub arguably the most popular small tractor in history. Here you can't farm without a Super A-140.
Is there not a specific list showing what ones were used for the demo's? But that has more to do with the quality of the dealer than it has to do with anything else. The A and Super A were hard to beat. But an H or an M had to be ordered. Maybe somebody can tell us how popular those other brands and the n- series Fords were down in the southeast. These modifications lowered the center of gravity, and decreased the turning radius, which made the tractor more maneuverable improving the mowing capability of the Cub. It was also about 7 or 8 years too late.
Alot of these tractors were slap worn out and thrown away. Everyone has to remember that all of these serial number lists inflate the actual number of tractor that went to market. Unfortunately, we do not have a lot of information in our collection to help clarify some of the issues around the White Farmalls. In most cases, the documents are supported by our own experience with Cub and Lo-Boy tractors, so we are comfortable passing along the information. There are 2 places I will nit pick you though.
If most of your codes are X then it is a 1952 like the tag indicates. We need to get up with him and get a copy, that'd be enough to convince me. . I wondered if it was a special circumstance for a customer or a dealer trying to drum up business? Yeah they'd catch your eye, but the dealers are there to sell tractors. I'm suspecting this one isn't a true demonstrator then, but I'll have the guy check into some casting numbers for me.
The other 99% may be out there, and they may never be found. In the late 1950s, sales of the Farmall Cub shifted from agricultural purpose to industrial purpose. Ford stole the demo idea in the late 50's and did a few gold demos. We had some tobacco and strawberries grown in the area years ago. We do have serial numbers for these models of tractors, and they can be seen here. This page covers tractors from the beginning of production in 1947 up to the hood style change in late 1963.
The white tractors were assembled in Jan, Feb, and March of 1950. My pocket book couldn't afford them then. There was no decal on the radiator grille side. At 1600 rpm, early versions of the C-60 engine produced 9. If it's old and from the farm, we're interested in it! Three major series of the original Cub were built: the Farmall Cub until 1964 sn 224703 , the International Cub until 1975 sn 248124 , and the new International Cub until the end of production in 1979. Also, the front axle extensions were lowered, and the tractor wheelbase was shortened to 62½ inches.
I my self would like one to go with my White C 7,400 built from Jan to March. I don't think anyone could really compete with the M in that day for a row crop. The final decision for color and color scheme, is up to you. A 1950 Farmall C owned by Dick Halter, Louisville, Ohio. Farm Collector is a monthly magazine focusing on antique tractors and all kinds of antique farm equipment. There's something about a red tractor that looks just right, but the white Farmall demonstrators with their red wheels and other highlights do catch the eye. I have no idea what they got for them down there.
The tractor is a genuine demonstrator model, and not a red Farmall that was later painted white. Mike Schmudlach wrote:Jim, In an early post you stated that they were all white. Look closely at the monthly report and I think you will see the digit is a 2. Now a resident of Salem, Ohio, he collects antique tractors, implements and related items. The promotional display signs were reproduced by computer from photographs of originals owned by Darrell Darst.
I would like to see the hard paper work. Implement color schemes will not be addressed at this time, as color changes occurred often in response to competition and to improve sales appeal. What is not known is if all of them were painted white. The tractor was offset to the left, while the driver's seat and steering wheel were on the right. Young Boy Inspects Bird Nest on Farmall H Tractor, 1952 Young Boy Inspects Bird Nest on Farmall H Tractor. For this campaign demonstration tractors were painted white instead of the usual Harvester Red color.
Also note that tractors could have been ordered through the dealer and painted different colors based on their applications or whatever the customer wanted. We invite you to join us by subscribing to our popular blog, reading our tractor stories and enjoying some tractor trivia. And a little more beef along with the extra gears would have been nice too. Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters. There were no decals or nameplates on the radiator grille sides. This promotion was to drum up new business to increase new cub tractor sales, correct? You state 106517 but I read it as 106512.