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Handcrank

02-19-2020 18:34:11




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I have a 1949 Os6, how many of them were made? What was their main purpose and are they considered a rare tractor? What is the tractors value?




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SadFarmall

02-20-2020 15:12:42




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 Re: Os 6 in reply to Handcrank, 02-19-2020 18:34:11  
For interest, here is a link to some Australian-built IH tractors, including AOS6.

http://www.ploughbooksales.com.au/info/ihcW6/ihc-W6.htm

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DR. EVIL

02-20-2020 10:49:38




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 Re: Os 6 in reply to Handcrank, 02-19-2020 18:34:11  
Guy Fay's Letter Series Originality Guide says 831 tractors OS-6 built between November 1944 to November 1, 1952. Guy's book doesn't specifically say, but I'm sure they were built at the FARMALL PLANT, many many similarities to the W-6 which was built there.



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SadFarmall

02-20-2020 00:03:55




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 Re: Os 6 in reply to Handcrank, 02-19-2020 18:34:11  
I don't know how many OS6 tractors were built, but a fair number of AOS-6 tractors were built in Australia (hence the A). Pretty much all kerosene tractors here and sometimes fitted with a Lucas magneto instead of the IHC H4, which was NOT an improvement!

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MJ in the UK

02-20-2020 05:51:38




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 Re: Os 6 in reply to SadFarmall, 02-20-2020 00:03:55  
The Austrailian AOS6 tractors used the Doncaster UK built SBW6 engines and transmissions with the useless Lucas SR4 magnetos. A friend of mine has one of these tractors wich came back from Austrailia about 10 years ago. MJ



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khouse6

02-19-2020 19:51:33




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 Re: Os 6 in reply to Handcrank, 02-19-2020 18:34:11  
http://www.tractordata.com/farm-tractors/004/9/9/4991-mccormick-deering-os-6.html



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FastFarmall

02-19-2020 19:03:54




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 Re: Os 6 in reply to Handcrank, 02-19-2020 18:34:11  
I take that back, not sure!!



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FastFarmall

02-19-2020 19:00:20




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 Re: Os 6 in reply to Handcrank, 02-19-2020 18:34:11  
36, mostly for cultivating in the orchards !



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