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McCormick-Deering B 1940
McCormick-Deering Farmall B 1940
Model history
Model introduced 1940
Model discontinued 1948
Model status Discontinued Discontinued
No. produced 93,156 (includes BN)
Preceded by McCormick-Deering Farmall F-14
Superseded by McCormick Farmall C
Engine Specification
Engine make International
Engine model C-113
Fuel type gasoline
Power hp 18 belt, 16 drawbar
Governed rpm 1400
Displacement cu in /(litre) 113 ci
No. of Cylinders 4
Bore in (mm) 3 in
Stroke in (mm) 4 in
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 drawbar
Tyre Sizes (std/options)
Front 6.00-12 4-ply single
Rear 8-24 4-ply
Tractor Dimensions
Length (inches/metres) 108 in
Width (inches/meters) 79 in
Height (inches/meters) 65 in
Weight (nominal) lb/kg 1870 lb
Turning circle (nominal) inches/meters 15 ft
Wheelbase 73 in
Other info
Factories Tractor Works, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Plow rating 1-16"
Nebraska Tests No. 331
Approximate Cost new in (year) $605 (1940)
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The Farmall B was built by International Harvester from 1940 to 1948 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Model History Edit

For Company history see
Main article: International Harvester

The new McCormick-Deering Farmall B was closely related to the Farmall A. The main differences were the B's narrow front (tricycle) design with a standard single front wheel or optional dual wheels, plus an extended left rear axle. Moving the left rear wheel outward put the engine and transmission in the center but the driver was still offset to the right for a good view of the ground and crop below the tractor. The B had the same power as the A and was also rated as a 1-plow tractor but it was designed to cultivate two rows vs. one for the A.

Tractor Comparison Edit

At $535 the 18 pto hp Farmall B was the least expensive tricycle-type tractor available in 1940. The only other models under 20 hp were the Allis-Chalmers RC, Cletrac General, John Deere H and its replacement MT, and the Oliver 60. The other companies' smallest tricycle models were over 20 hp.

Make & model Pto hp Displace. Speeds Weight (lb) Price ($)
Farmall B 18 113 4 2014 535 (1940)
Allis-Chalmers RC 18 125 4 2595 785 (1940)
Allis-Chalmers C 23 125 4 2155 595 (1942)
B.F. Avery A 123 3 2280
Case VC 24 124 4 4290 625 (1940)
Case VAC 21 124 4 3173 710 (1942)
Cletrac General GG 19 113 3 2105 595 (1939) 0
John Deere H 15 100 3 3035 1475 (1947)
John Deere MT 19 100 4 2700 1200 (1952)
Massey-Harris 81 22 123 4 2580 699 (1941)
Minneapolis-Moline RT 24 165 4 2720
Oliver 60 18 121 4 2450 1585 (1948)

Timeline Edit

  • 1939 - wide-front McCormick-Deering Farmall A introduced
  • 1940 - narrow-front McCormick-Deering Farmall B added
  • 1946 - name shortened to McCormick Farmall B
  • 1948 - replaced by McCormick Farmall C

Factory locations Edit

  • Tractor Works, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Specification Edit

See Infobox for basic details

  • Standard tires
    • Front: 6.00-12 4-ply single
    • Rear: 8-24 4-ply

Variations and Options Edit

  • Electric starting
  • Pneumatic "Lift-All" implement lift system
  • Adjustable front axle
  • Optional tires
    • Front: 4.00-15 4-ply dual (1940), 7.50-10 4-ply single or 5.00-15 4-ply dual (1941), 6.00-12 6-ply (1944)
    • Rear: 9-24 4-ply (1940), 10-24 or 11-24 4-ply (1941) or 4-30 or 5-30 4-ply dual (1944)

Serial Numbers Information Edit

Year Serial no. run
start[1]
Serial no. run
End[1]
Number Built[2] Notes
1940 FAB6744 41499 12765 Serial range includes Farmall A-AV-B-BN and International A
1941 41500 80738 16553 Number built includes Farmall B-BN
1942 80739 96389 6305
1943 5
1944 96390 113217 7933
1945 113218 146699 12951
1946 146700 182693 14623
1947 182964 198298 20100
1947 200001 220829
1948 1921
Total built 93156

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References / Sources Edit

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Wendel, C. H., 150 Years of International Harvester, Crestline Publishing, Sarasota, Florida, 1981
  2. Klancher, Lee, International Harvester Photographic History, Motorbooks International, Osceola, Wisconsin, 1996

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