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When did IH switch to 12 Volt

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Just wondering when IH switched the letter series to 12 volts, dad just bought a late model SM Casting code Y = 1953 with live oil and the battery under seat and hyd reservoir under tank and it is now 12 volts. So should it be 12 volts or did somebody switch it over ?

Randy

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Just wondering when IH switched the letter series to 12 volts, dad just bought a late model SM Casting code Y = 1953 with live oil and the battery under seat and hyd reservoir under tank and it is now 12 volts. So should it be 12 volts or did somebody switch it over ?

Randy

If its a gasoline tractor it came with 6 volt. Dave

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All the letter series tractors came with 6 volt setup. Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think IH made a 12 volt tractor until the 60 series!

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Letter series diesels WD9 &WD6 were 12 volt.

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can't remember about the 00 series but have seen in parts books where the 350 & 450 could've been 12 volt

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During the 450 series. We had one farmer that had two 450's gasers, the early one was 6V and the later one was 12V. When doing service calls you always had to ask.

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Letter series diesels WD9 &WD6 were 12 volt.

The MD and I think the TD6 and up,the Big ones could have been 32V .

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Letter series diesels WD9 &WD6 were 12 volt.

The MD and I think the TD6 and up,the Big ones could have been 32V ......????

What did they have.... 4, 8 volt batteries?

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All the deisels were 12

but ya it happened the in 450 production, recently learned that with our W-450G purchase, its 12 V Thank god!

man they must of had some stuborn engineers in that factory that were defiant to put 12V in the gasses. id like to know the reason why, and if some new engineer finaly came along and put his foot down and said we're going to 12. 6 V batterys are useless now days. so we swear by 8 Volts

there was a fellow who had an article in the RP Mag this spring about batterys. he was right about everything except he didnt understand 8 volt batteries and said they were no good! woh he needs to be educated on them. ive been meaning to email him but we've been so busy lately. they shouldn't even make 6 volt batterys anymore.(except for the long paralell ones for the 06 series) a local service station here keeps 2 8Vs on stock. and says he hardly sells a 6 anymore.

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All the deisels were 12

but ya it happened the in 450 production, recently learned that with our W-450G purchase, its 12 V Thank god!

man they must of had some stuborn engineers in that factory that were defiant to put 12V in the gasses. id like to know the reason why, and if some new engineer finaly came along and put his foot down and said we're going to 12. 6 V batterys are useless now days. so we swear by 8 Volts

there was a fellow who had an article in the RP Mag this spring about batterys. he was right about everything except he didnt understand 8 volt batteries and said they were no good! woh he needs to be educated on them. ive been meaning to email him but we've been so busy lately. they shouldn't even make 6 volt batterys anymore.(except for the long paralell ones for the 06 series) a local service station here keeps 2 8Vs on stock. and says he hardly sells a 6 anymore.

Local farm store here in North Texas has 8V in stock; suprising the Oleman!

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Local farm store here in North Texas has 8V in stock; suprising the Oleman!

The guy that introduced me to Farmall "H" and "M" tractors in the 70's had an "M" with an 8 volt battery. I've never seen on e since then!

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All the deisels were 12

but ya it happened the in 450 production, recently learned that with our W-450G purchase, its 12 V Thank god!

man they must of had some stuborn engineers in that factory that were defiant to put 12V in the gasses. id like to know the reason why, and if some new engineer finaly came along and put his foot down and said we're going to 12. 6 V batterys are useless now days. so we swear by 8 Volts

there was a fellow who had an article in the RP Mag this spring about batterys. he was right about everything except he didnt understand 8 volt batteries and said they were no good! woh he needs to be educated on them. ive been meaning to email him but we've been so busy lately. they shouldn't even make 6 volt batterys anymore.(except for the long paralell ones for the 06 series) a local service station here keeps 2 8Vs on stock. and says he hardly sells a 6 anymore.

Get your electrical system in good shape, especially use the right size battery cables. Make sure everything is clean, bright, and tight. Then a 6 volt battery will just do just fine.

Everybody thinks that 12 volt is better because 12 is more than 6! :huh::D

Al

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. 6 V batterys are useless now days. so we swear by 8 Volts

there was a fellow who had an article in the RP Mag this spring about batterys. he was right about everything except he didnt understand 8 volt batteries and said they were no good! woh he needs to be educated on them. ive been meaning to email him but we've been so busy lately. they shouldn't even make 6 volt batterys anymore.(except for the long paralell ones for the 06 series) a local service station here keeps 2 8Vs on stock. and says he hardly sells a 6 anymore.

Get your electrical system in good shape, especially use the right size battery cables. Make sure everything is clean, bright, and tight. Then a 6 volt battery will just do just fine.

Al

its not that thats the problem. ive heard guys say that before. when you get a Super M or 6 with high complression all a 6 V does is Ruuuuuuuuuh........... ruuuuuuuuuuuh...... throw an 8V in and you get continous cranking. the calbes dont smoke and get hot, and its not hard on the starter over heating it.

tried to start our Super C a few weeks ago with a 6V(that stays in the SA now because its the only tractor it will turn over) and it wouldnt hardly turn it over. yesterday i threw in an 8V because i had to move it again and bang it fired right off in about 3 seconds.

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