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Michael Halsall

FRAME-ALL experimental tractor found in Australia.

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On an Australian vintage machinery forum ("The Old Machinery Magazine")there was a post

about a Farmall A with a strange serial number.

The serial number is FRA 107

There was argument about this number until it was pointed out that it should

belong a "FRAMEALL A" experimental tractor rather a normal FARMALL A.

"Frameall" is not a typo.

My comment is how did this tractor end up in Australia?

I believe it may have imported by IH Australia for evaluation purposes.

Does any-one know about it?

The Farmall A was an important model for IH Australia, so they may have been actively

involved in the development of the Farmall Super A.

I can't get any further information on where this tractor is located.

There are several other Framealls that still survive in the US

FRA-124

FRB-125 (Farmall B experimental)

FRA-128

Another with unknown serial number. (A ?? B ??)

Regards from Michael H

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There was a whole article on the Frameall B in an issue of the Red Power magazine last year.

Basically the Frameall appears to be a prototype Touch Control system.

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I believe that is the first time I have seen pictures of a Frameall B.

The Touch Control looks pretty goofy on them, but one thing they did right, and should have kept, was putting the battery under the seat where you can actually get to it!!

Al

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Hey All

I am the owner of this tractor FRA 107 which originally came from albury nsw australia. The tractor is in running order have not restored though and from what i can find out was changed back to a standard farmall super A and sold as it has the farmall super a hydraulics but still bare's the FRA107 serial number.

Dan

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Hey All

I am the owner of this tractor FRA 107 which originally came from albury nsw australia. The tractor is in running order have not restored though and from what i can find out was changed back to a standard farmall super A and sold as it has the farmall super a hydraulics but still bare's the FRA107 serial number.

Dan

I wonder if the tractor was sent to Geelong as a guide to implement design? Was the Super A Touch COntrol added in Oz or in the States?

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Not sure where the super A hyd's were added. Would this tractor be rare out here?

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EXTREMELY rare...

It's definitely a keeper.

I only know of two other Framealls, the B shown above, and one A here in the US. Both were mentioned in the Red Power article.

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