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International Super A 1949
International Super A, 1949
Model history
Model introduced 1948
Model discontinued 1954
Model status Discontinued
Preceded by International A
Superseded by International Super A-1
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 4.00-15 4-ply
Rear 8-24 4-ply
Tractor Dimensions
Length (inches/metres) 106 in
Width (inches/meters) 56 in
Height (inches/meters) 64 in
Weight (nominal) lb/kg 2680 lb
Turning circle (nominal) inches/meters 17 ft
Wheelbase 71 in
Other info
Factories Tractor Works, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Plow rating
Approximate Cost new in (year) $1420 (1954)
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The International Super A was built by International Harvester from 1948 to 1954 in Chicago, Illinois, USA and Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

Model History Edit

For Company history see
Main article: International Harvester

For row-crop model see: McCormick Farmall Super A

The International Super A industrial tractor was almost identical to the McCormick Farmall Super A. It just had a few stronger components for the heavy-duty industrial work.

Tractor Comparison Edit

The International Super A carried over the offset style of the row-crop Farmall version. It competed with small industrial tractors from several other manufacturers. The Allis-Chalmers IB resembled the Super A in being based on a row-crop model, but without the offset chassis. The Case VAI and John Deere MI were based on standard-tread, non-row crop models. The Minneapolis-Moline RTI was based on a taller tricycle row-crop tractor. During 1954 International Harvester upgraded the Super A with a larger engine and turned it into the more powerful International Super A-1

Make & model Pto hp Weight (lb) Price ($)
International Super A 18 2680 1420 (1954)
Allis-Chalmers IB 22 2365
Case VAI 21
John Deere MI 20 1620 (1952)
Minneapolis-Moline RTI 21
International Super A-1 21 2383

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

  • Standard tires
  • 113 ci 4-cylinder gasoline engine
  • 4-speed transmission
  • Non-adjustable front axle
  • Standard tires
    • Front: 4.00-15 4-ply
    • Rear: 8-24 4-ply

Variations and Options Edit

  • Distillate engine
  • Electric starting and lights
  • Belt pulley
  • Pto
  • Optional tires
    • Front: 5.00-15 4-ply
    • Rear: 9-24 or 10-24 4-ply

Serial Numbers Information Edit

Year Serial no. run
start[3]
Serial no. run
End[3]
Number Built Notes
1947 250001 250081 Number built included with Farmall Super A
1948 250082 268195
1949 268196 281268
1950 281269 300125
1951 300126 324469
1952 324470 336879
1953 336880 353347
1954 353348 355679
Total built

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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 Wendel, C. H., 150 Years of International Harvester, Crestline Publishing, Sarasota, Florida, 1981

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