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Farmall 340 1958
Farmall 340 with dual front wheels and gasoline engine, 1958
Model history
Model introduced 1958
Model discontinued 1963
Model status Discontinued
No. produced 7,211
Preceded by New model
Superseded by Farmall 504
Engine Specification
Engine make International
Engine model C-135
Fuel type gasoline
Power hp 35 belt, 32 drawbar
Governed rpm 2000
Displacement cu in /(litre) 135 ci
No. of Cylinders 4
Bore in (mm) 3.25"
Stroke in (mm) 4.0625"
Cooling system Water
Naturally aspirated, Turbo or Supercharged NA
Transmission Details
Transmission type 5-speed sliding gear plus 2-speed planetary
Gearbox make International
Forward 10
Reverse 2
Drive 2-WD
General Data
Linkage Category 2-point "Fast Hitch"
Tyre Sizes (std/options)
Front 5.00-15 4-ply
Rear 12.4-36 4-ply
Tractor Dimensions
Length (inches/metres) 120"
Width (inches/meters) 64"
Height (inches/meters) 63"
Weight (nominal) lb/kg 3600 lb
Turning circle (nominal) inches/meters 14 ft
Wheelbase 80"
Other info
Factories USA
Plow rating 3
Nebraska Tests No. 665
Approximate Cost new in (year) $3600 (1962)
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The Farmall 340 was a row-crop tractor built by International Harvester from 1958 to 1963 in the USA.

Model historyEdit

Main article: International Harvester

The Farmall 340 was a new row-crop model, similar to the Farmall 240 but heavier and with the larger 135 ci 4-cylinder engine from the International 330. The 340 came with a 2 or 3-point Fast-Hitch with traction control and Tel-A-Depth depth control and a fully enclosed Hydra-Touch hydraulic system. International made available a diesel version of the Farmall 340 for the first time in 1960. The engine was a new 166 ci 4-cylinder with the same bore as the D282 6-cylinder used in larger tractors.

Tractor Comparison, gasoline version Edit

When the Farmall 340 came to market in mid-1958 it was fairly closely matched in power with the Allis-Chalmers D14, Case 311B, Ford 701-series, Minneapolis-Moline 335 Universal, and Oliver Super 66. The nearest competitor from John Deere was the smaller and less-powerful 2-cylinder 430T. In 1959 the Oliver 660, which replaced the Super 66, moved ahead of the Farmall 340 in power, at a lower price. The 4-cylinder John Deere 1010RC, introduced in 1960, matched the Farmall in power at a lower price. The Allis-Chalmers D15 and Case 541, introduced at the same time, offered more power than the Farmall for a lower price.

Make & model Pto hp Displace. Speeds Weight (lb) Price-$ (year)
Farmall 340 35 135 5-10 3600 3600 (1962)
Allis-Chalmers D14 34 149 8 3623 2875 (1957)
Allis-Chalmers D15 40 149 8 3985 3315 (1962)
Case 311B 32 148 4-12 3274 2546 (1958)
Case 441 33 148 4-12 3530 2940 (1962)
Case 541 40 159 4-12 3455 3495 (1962)
Ford 701-Series 35 134 4-2 3175 2670 (1962)
Ford 2000-Series 33 134 4-2 3026
John Deere 430T 29 113 4-5 3210 2560 (1960)
John Deere 1010 RC 36 115 5 3615 3360 (1965)
Minneapolis-Moline 335 Universal 33 165 5-10 3481 2500 (1958)
Oliver Super 66 35 144 6 2945 2720 (1958)
Oliver 660 40 155 6 3362 3000 (1962)

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

Tractor Comparison, diesel version Edit

The diesel-powered Farmall 340 roughly equaled the Allis-Chalmers D15, Case 531, and Oliver 660. The Ford 901-series and Minneapolis-Moline 4-Star and Jet Star were more powerful. John Deere bracketed the Farmall. Its 1010RC was lightly lighter and less powerful than the Farmall, with a smaller engine. The 2010RC was heavier and more powerful, although it still cost less in 1962. In mid-1962 International Harvester replaced the Farmall 340 with the more powerful Farmall 504.

Make & model Pto hp Displace. Speeds Weight (lb) Price-$ (year)
Farmall 340 39 166 5-10 4060 4300 (1962)
Allis-Chalmers D15 37 174 8 4220 3950 (1960)
Case 531 41 188 4-12 3600 3975 (1962)
Ford 901-Series 45 172 5 3450
John Deere 1010 RC 36 145 5 3700 2880 (1962)
John Deere 2010 RC 47 165 8 4600 3950 (1962)
Minneapolis-Moline 4-Star 44 206 10 4000 3935 (1962)
Minneapolis-Moline Jet Star 45 206 10 4600 4000 (1962)
Oliver 660 41 155 6 3378 3420 (1962)

Timeline Edit

  • 1958 - Farmall 340 introduced with gasoline engine
  • 1960 - Diesel version added
  • 1961 - Farmall 504 introduced to eventually replaced Farmall 340
  • 1963 - Farmall 340 discontinued

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SpecificationEdit

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  • C-135 4-cylinder gasoline engine
  • 5-speed transmission
  • Dual front wheels
  • Lights
  • 2 or 3-point "Fast Hitch" with "Traction Control" and "Tel-A-Depth"
  • Standard tires
    • Front: 5.00-15 4-ply
    • Rear: 11.2-36 4-ply; 12.4-36 (1960)

OptionsEdit

  • Distillate engine
  • LPG engine
  • D-166 4-cylinder diesel engine
  • Torque Amplifier 2-speed planetary gearbox
  • Single front wheel
  • Adjustable front axle
  • Power adjusted rear wheels
  • Independent pto
  • "Hydra-Touch" hydraulic valves
  • Optional tires
    • Front: 6.00-12, 6.50-16, and 7.50-10 single, 4.00-15 dual front wheels, 4.00-19 and 6.00-16 adjustable axle
    • Rear: 12.4-36, 13.9-36; 12.4-38, 13.6-38 (1960)

Serial numbers version)Edit

Year Serial no. run
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Serial no. run
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Number Built Notes
1958 501 2722 2222 Production calculated from serial no. range
1959 2723 5410 2688
1960 5411 6641 1231
1961 6642 7625 984
1962 7626 7698 73
1963 7699 7711[3] 13 Last built
Total built 7211

PreservationEdit

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List of Preserved Farmall 340 tractors
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Farmall 340 - SN.546 1958 C-135 Len Sameiro Image needed LHB


Acushnet, MA. 02743 Working tractor still
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See alsoEdit

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  • Museums - includes museums featuring tractors (please add missing ones)

References/sourcesEdit

  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 1966", p.B-196

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