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McCormick Farmall 130 1957
McCormick Farmall 130, 1957
Model history
Model introduced 1956
Model discontinued 1958
Model status Discontinued Discontinued
No. produced 9,709
Preceded by Farmall 100
Superseded by Farmall 140
Engine Specification
Engine make International
Engine model C-123
Fuel type gasoline
Power hp 22 belt, 20 drawbar
Governed rpm 1400
Displacement cu in /(litre) 123 ci
No. of Cylinders 4
Bore in (mm) 3.125"
Stroke in (mm) 4"
Cooling system water
Naturally aspirated, Turbo or Supercharged NA
Transmission Details
Transmission type sliding gear
Gearbox make International
Forward 4
Reverse 1
Drive 2-WD
General Data
Linkage Category "Fast-Hitch" 2-point
Tyre Sizes (std/options)
Front 5.00-15 4-ply
Rear 11-24 4-ply
Tractor Dimensions
Length (inches/metres) 107"
Width (inches/meters) 56"
Height (inches/meters) 65"
Weight (nominal) lb/kg 2650 lb
Turning circle (nominal) inches/meters 17 ft
Wheelbase 71"
Other info
Factories Tractor Works, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Plow rating 1-16" or 2-12"
Nebraska Tests No. 617
Approximate Cost new in (year) $1950 (1958)
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The Farmall 130 was built by International Harvester from 1956 to 1958 in Chicago, Illinois, USA and Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

Model History Edit

For Company history see
Main article: International Harvester

For 1957 the Hundred-series (100. 200, 300, etc.) became the 30/50-series (130, 230, 350, 450, etc.). All models were restyled with a new 2-tone paint scheme, although the sheet metal was unchanged. Harvester Red was still used for the body and chassis but a new Harvester White was applied to the grill and wheels and the hood sides under the Farmall lettering. The McCormick brand name lettering had become so small as to be almost invisible. The Farmall 130 was mechanically almost identical to the the Farmall 100 it replaced, except that the compression ratio of the engine was increased, giving the tractor a little more hp.

Tractor Comparison Edit

Other makes and models competing most closely with the Farmall 130 were the Minneapolis-Moline BG and Oliver Super 44, although both were slightly more powerful than the Farmall. The Massey-Harris Pacer was somewhat smaller and less powerful. The Ford 501 was built in the offset style, like the Farmall, but was quite a bit heavier and more powerful. Another small tractor competing with the Farmall for some uses was the standard-tread John Deere 40. During 1958 International Harvester replaced the Farmall 130 with the slightly more powerful Farmall 140.

Make & model Pto hp Weight (lb) Price ($)
McCormick Farmall 130 22 2650 1950 (1958)
Ford 501 33 3530
John Deere 40 Standard 25 2950 1521 (1954)
Massey-Harris Pacer 19 1915 1418 (1957)
Minneapolis-Moline BG 28 2880 1710 (1957)
Oliver Super 44 25 2386 1935 (1959)
McCormick Farmall 140 23 2720 2400 (1962)

Note: Some specifications and prices for comparison tables from [1] and [2]

Timeline Edit

Factory locations Edit

  • Tractor Works, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Louisville Works, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Specification Edit

See Infobox for basic details

  • 123 ci 4-cylinder gasoline engine
  • 4-speed transmission
  • Adjustable front axle
  • Electric starting and lights
  • Touch Control hydraulics
  • 2-point Fast Hitch implement attachment
  • Standard tires
    • Front: 5.00-15 4-ply
    • Rear: 9-24 4-ply

Variations and Options Edit

  • Distillate engine
  • Non-adjustable front axle
  • Belt pulley
  • Pto
  • Hydra-Creeper slow speed attachment
  • Optional tires
    • Front: 4.00-15 or 6.00-16 4-ply
    • Rear: 10-24 or 11-24 4-ply

Serial Numbers Information Edit

Year Serial no. run
startstart[3]
Serial no. run
End[3]
Number Built Notes
1956 501 1119 619 Number built calculated from serial number range
1957 1120 8362 7243
1958 8363 10209 1847
Total built 9709

Preservation Edit

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List of Preserved Farmall 130 tractors(inc Hi Clearance)
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Serial No. Build-Date Engine-Type/Make Owner
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Farmall 130 unknown sn 1407  ?  ? owner ? 1407-Farmall-130-left-side Photos uploaded by User
Farmall 130 unknown sn 545  ?  ? Pennsylvania
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See also Edit

Collection related info
  • Shows and Meets - events featuring tractors and other machinery
  • Clubs Listing - List of clubs including various tractor marques
  • Collections - list of private collections with tractors (add yours)
  • Museums - includes museums featuring tractors (please add missing ones)

References / Sources Edit

  1. Hall, Mike, Ed., The Official Tractor Blue Book 2010, Price Digests, Overland Park, Kansas, 2009
  2. Larsen, Lester, “Farm Tractors 1950-1975”, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan, 1981
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Implement & Tractor Red Book Issue 1962", p.A-208

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