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Farmall H on Steel


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Old 09-23-2019, 05:54:20 PM
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Default Farmall H on Steel

I saw a Farmall H on steel wheels on the Bethmann auction and was wondering how common steel wheels are on an H?
The rear look like F-12 wheels, are they interchangeable?
Did anyone on the Stak end up with it?
https://bid.aumannauctions.com/m/lot...Fid%2F21946%2F
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Default Re: Farmall H on steel

There were 2 around here. Both were 1942 models and because of the war rubber tires were not available. The people across the road had a B John Deere on steel and it was a 1942 model as well.
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Default Re: Farmall H on steel

Had a neighbor here used an H on steel as there primary tractor; they farmed close to 200 acres with it. Paved road cut through their place so state highway dept. made them a slab to cross the road. H and M models had a provision to lock out 5th gear when on steel. In our area the talk was you could pull the same load in the next higher gear on rubber tires. I Believe that after the war, quite a few changed to rubber for this reason. They were reliable and durable machines many still in use and able to do a good days work despite their age.
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Default Re: Farmall H on steel

I really hate that I missed that sale. The wheels on that tractor are from a F-12, the right ones are similar but the center hub is much heavier and cast. I never tried to see if they interchange, but apparently will. Those Farmall's were the best thing on the market then and still can hold their own to most newer tractors today. We still keep a few on duty here for light chore tractors, Can't see the sanity to use a big 200 hp modern tractor for such mundane jobs. Plus I like using them.
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Default Re: Farmall H on steel

Some years ago I posted axle sizes of some common tractors, I don't have the list anymore but it should be some where on the Stak. I do know that the axles on an H are smaller than F12 axles, I had them side by side when I measured them and they are different.
Also found that SC Case axles are the same size as an F12, I had SC wheels on my F12 for several years.
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H steel was available with heavy cast centers and stamped steel. F12 was a 14 spoke wheel H's were 12. F12 had a larger dia. axle so F12 wheels can be used on H but not the other way around
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I used to own a unstyled B JD that someone had put some H Farmall steel on! Later on I sold the tractor, with a set of proper B JD steel with it and asked the new owner to see if he could sell the H steel for me. Years later he came up with $200 for me, and I was glad to get it!

At one time I also found three M Farmall steel wheels in a small junkyard near me that I think I gave $100 for? I wound up either selling or trading them to a friend of mine a few years later.

They have always seemed to me to be about like 9N Ford steel, not very common but not very de$irable either. Maybe things have changed, though? Dunno!

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I had to sell my favorite plow tractor some years ago, an M on steel. The fronts get pricey, the rears are still usually reasonable.
A friend bought two H Farmalls at an auction several years ago and put the good tires on the one he wanted to keep, gave me the other tractor. I put rear steel on it and use it constantly, it has become my belt start tractor and all around tree row mover.
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Default Re: Farmall H on Steel

Sorry to interrupt over here but I have NEVER seen an M on steel.
A couple H's sure but...
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