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Re: Farmall H won't pull

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JD Seller

12-12-2012 06:54:36

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You must not have much in the way of hills. Here is a picture of my drive way. Neither of the two "H" Farmalls would pull this hill in road gear empty. Put a wagon behind them and it had better be empty or you would come down it back wards.

I am not a big two cylinder/hand clutch fan but a JD "A" would drag an Farmall "H" around all day long. You are comparing two different size tractors.

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12-12-2012 18:06:26

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 Re: Farmall H won't pull in reply to JD Seller, 12-12-2012 06:54:36  
Those hills in your picture tell me that there was something wrong with your tractors, they should handle those hills just fine.

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JD Seller

12-12-2012 19:21:24

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 Re: Farmall H won't pull in reply to Leroy, 12-12-2012 18:06:26  
Leroy neither of those Farmall "H" tractors have been on this farm since 1975. They where in good running condition. That hill you all are saying is nothing will whip a 450 horse power semi going out with a load of grain. That small hill is a 8% slope. It is steeper than it looks. Plus the Farmall "H" we had where both older one that did not have Super H parts in them. They both where bought new and where rated at 21 belt horse power on the original invoices.

The only trouble with those Farmall "H" tractors was that they where under powered for there size and had a real fast road gear.

Also guys trying to make me defend a JD two cylinder is a lost cause. They where a crude tractor that just about put JD out of business. I personally collect the 10 series and newer. I am not a fan of hand clutches or hand brakes. So I only have a few of the older JDs that the family had.

Plus the original poster has a clutch problem that is unrelated to how much horse power his tractor has. He can't get the power to the wheels.

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12-12-2012 12:17:42

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 Re: Farmall H won't pull in reply to JD Seller, 12-12-2012 06:54:36  
Neb test Eary JD A draw bar 18 hp, max pull 2923 lbs IH H draw bar hp 24 hp, max pull 3603 looks like the H wins.. I have 2 h's one with firecraters one stock and a SH . The stock one would pull a 2 bottom plow with a JD about even in the field, the other 2 would lap a JD a plowing. Sounds like a clutch problem and a good tune-up on 50 year old tractors would make a hugh difference.

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12-12-2012 14:00:54

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 Re: Farmall H won't pull in reply to supermpuller, 12-12-2012 12:17:42  
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Thank you for those facts.

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12-12-2012 08:09:00

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 Re: Farmall H won't pull in reply to JD Seller, 12-12-2012 06:54:36  
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You definitely need to have an IH mechanic work on those 2 Hs. That hill is nothing. Any properly tuned Farmall H wouldn't even break a sweat pulling that hill in road gear.

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330 Standard

12-12-2012 07:27:28

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 Re: Farmall H won't pull in reply to JD Seller, 12-12-2012 06:54:36  
My hill is no way near yours. True about the JD A versus the Farmall H as far as size but I have seen a Super C run this route just fine which is why I figured the H would be good to go.

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12-12-2012 07:21:52

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 Re: Farmall H won't pull in reply to JD Seller, 12-12-2012 06:54:36  
Your Hs have problems. The one we had growing up would drop to 4th to pull a loaded hay wagon up that hill but would pull itself (no load) up something like that with no issues. It's not like ours was in all that great of shape either.

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