McCormick-Deering MD 1941
McCormick-Deering Farmall MD 1941
Model history
Model introduced 1941
Model discontinued 1952
Model status Discontinued
Preceded by New model
Superseded by McCormick Farmall Super MD
Engine Specification
Engine make International
Engine model D-248
Fuel type diesel
Power hp 37 belt, 33 drawbar
Governed rpm 1450
Displacement cu in /(litre) 248 ci
No. of Cylinders 4
Bore in (mm) 3.875 in
Stroke in (mm) 5.25 in
Cooling system water
Naturally aspirated, Turbo or Supercharged NA
Transmission Details
Transmission type sliding gear
Gearbox make International
Forward 5
Reverse 1
Drive 2-WD
General Data
Linkage Category drawbar
Tyre Sizes (std/options)
Front 6.00-16 4-ply
Rear 12-38 6-ply
Tractor Dimensions
Length (inches/metres) 133 in
Width (inches/meters) 85 in
Height (inches/meters) 76 in
Weight (nominal) lb/kg 4745 lb
Turning circle (nominal) inches/meters 17 ft
Wheelbase 90 in
Other info
Factories Tractor Works, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Plow rating 3-14"
Nebraska Tests No. 368
Approximate Cost new in (year) $3335 (1952)
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The Farmall MD was a Row crop tractor built by the International Harvester company from 1941 to 1952 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Model historyEdit

For Company history see
Main article: International Harvester

The McCormick-Deering Farmall MD was the same as the Farmall M except for its diesel engine. The 248 ci diesel used the same block as the gasoline engine but was strengthened with a 5-main bearing crankshaft instead of 3. The diesel engine used International's well-known gasoline atarting method.

Timeline Edit

  • 1939 - McCormick-Deering Farmall M gasoline-powered row-crop tractor introduced
  • 1941 - McCormick-Deering Farmall MD diesel model added
  • 1942 - McCormick-Deering Farmall MV gasoline-powered high-clearance tractor added
  • 1945 - McCormick-Deering Farmall MDV diesel-powered high-clearance tractor added
  • 1946 - brand name shortened from McCormick-Deering to McCormick
  • 1952 - Farmall "M" models replaced by Super M, Super MD, Super MV, Super MDV

Factory locations Edit

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

Specification Edit

See Infobox for basic details

  • Standard tires
    • Front: 22.5"x4" dual steel (1939); 6.00-16 4-ply (1948)
    • Rear: 51"x8" steel (1939); 11-38 6-ply (1948); 12-38 6-ply (1951)

Variations and Options Edit

  • Electric starting
  • Pneumatic "Lift-All" implement lift system
  • Adjustable front axle
  • Optional tires
    • Front: 6.00-16 or 6.50-16 4 or 6-ply dual; 7.50-16 or 9.00-10 6-ply single (1940); 9.00-10 8-ply single (1949)
    • Rear: 10-38, 11-38, 9.00-40, or 10.00-40 4 or 6-ply; 12-38 6-ply; 6-44 or 7-44 4-ply dual (1940); 9.00-36 or 10.00-36 6-ply (1941); 11.25-36 6-ply (1944)

Serial Numbers Information Edit

Year Serial no. run
Serial no. run
Number Built Notes
1941 FDBK26145[2] 50987 Serial range includes Farmall M-MD-MV-MDV
1942 50988 60010 Number built included with Farmall M
1943 60011 67423
1944 67424 88084
1945 88085 105563
1946 105564 122822
1947 122823 151707
1948 151708 180513
1949 180514 213578
1950 213579 247517
1951 247518 290922
1952 290923 298218
Total built


A number of examples of this model can be seen in museums and at tractor Shows and Meets in America and the UK.

List of Preserved Farmall M tractors
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Make + Model No. Reg No.
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Serial No. Build-Date Engine-Type/Make Owner
(if known)
Photo Were seen/Featured in Other info
Farmall M MSM 66 D3527  ? IH owner ? Farmall M sn D3527 - MSM 66 at NVTC rally 2011 - IMG 0664 at Northumbria Vintage Tractor Club Rally Drives a ? threshing machine
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Gallery Edit

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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. 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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