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Farmall 2 speed rear axle

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Jeff Oliver

12-22-2001 09:41:14

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My dad is looking at a Farmall H or M ( can't remember) that has a 2 speed axle? The people who told him about it said they were fairly rare but we have no idea is they were or not. Does anyone on here know and if so how much would it be worth? I think they have restored it or at least painted it but since I haven't seen it yet I am not sure of that either.


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Jeff Oliver

12-23-2001 06:35:11

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 Re: farmall 2 speed rear axle in reply to Jeff Oliver, 12-22-2001 09:41:14  
Thanks for the info. Like I said we couldn't find anthing in any data books about it and I knew someone on here would know. So even with them not being a factory thing they were not real rare.. Amazing what dome people will tell you when trying ot sell something huh?:))

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gene b

12-22-2001 22:24:06

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 Re: farmall 2 speed rear axle in reply to Jeff Oliver, 12-22-2001 09:41:14  
too bad these stories get started there was no two-speed rear end there were diff overdrives used though very handy for some field work

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Denny Frisk

12-22-2001 09:55:30

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 Re: farmall 2 speed rear axle in reply to Jeff Oliver, 12-22-2001 09:41:14  
I've never heard of a 2-speed rear axle in a FAMRALL. M&W Gear Co. and HEISLER made an Over-Drive unit that went in place of the constant mesh gears in H's & M's but I wouldn't really call them rare. What these units did was reduce the reduction ratio of the costant mesh gears to increase the RPM the gears in the transmissions turned so You ended up with a 540 and about 1100 RPM PTO's and the hydraulic belly pumps also turned faster which increased hyd. flow. The lowest 4 speeds were the same as before the O/D was installed and then You shifted into O/D and the new 5th gear was high 1st, 6th was high 2nd, 7th was high 3rd, 8th was high 4th, and 9th was your old 5th speed. What this did was give You 4 speeds between the old 5 MPH 4th and the 16 MPH 5th. On M's I think the speeds were about 6-1/2, 7-1/2, 9, and 11 MPH. I'm not sure about the Heisler, but on the M&W shifting from high 4th into 5th automatically shifted the O/D back into direct if I remember right. Dad had one in a '47 M that He traded off when I was about 5-6 yrs old. Tractor didn't have powersteering so I didn't get much "Seat Time" on that tractor!

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Greg Robinson

12-22-2001 15:47:59

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 Re: Re: farmall 2 speed rear axle in reply to Denny Frisk, 12-22-2001 09:55:30  
Well said Mr. Frisk, I was about to follow up on the original comment when I read yours...you said it all.

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12-22-2001 13:43:13

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 Re: Re: farmall 2 speed rear axle in reply to Denny Frisk, 12-22-2001 09:55:30  
Howard Rotovater made a "speed splitter" for the cubs that was factory installed for use with their rear mounted tillers but I don't believe they made it for the larger tractors. On another note about the M&W OD, theres a nut that lives near me that swapped some gears around in the trans./ od in an old band brake M, he loves to show people the radar ticket he got for 36 mph in a 25 mph zone. Under make of vehicle, the ticket says Farmall Tractor.

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12-22-2001 23:30:05

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 Re: Re: Re: farmall 2 speed rear axle in reply to Brokenwrench, 12-22-2001 13:43:13  
can you tell me more about this speed splitter for cubs, never heard of it, would like to know more

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