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Farmall BN and Farmall B


Michael Halsall

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A history question about the FARMALL BN.

I am well aware that the BN was 8" narrower than the B, but what was this narrower version used for?

Different crops?

My understanding is that the B was the "two row" version of the "single row" A.

Wider being an advantage when cultivating corn two rows at a time.

Was the BN used for beans or similar crops?

I have never able to find an explanation for the narrower little Farmall

Regards from Michael Halsall

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A history question about the FARMALL BN.

I am well aware that the BN was 8" narrower than the B, but what was this narrower version used for?

Different crops?

My understanding is that the B was the "two row" version of the "single row" A.

Wider being an advantage when cultivating corn two rows at a time.

Was the BN used for beans or similar crops?

I have never able to find an explanation for the narrower little Farmall

Regards from Michael Halsall

B= wide rows.

BN= narrow rows.

They were both used on the same crops.

Some people used rows less than 36" so they needed a narrow wheel tread.

Ray

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When the B was in production most crops were in 36-42 in rows. Here in Mi. the navey pea bean was planted in 28 in rows. The BN worked well for the narrow row spacing. The BN lasted for about 4 years till the model C appeared with it's adj. bar axel. BN's are not that common in most parts of the country and are a low production collectable item.

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BNs are a neat little tractor. ours is narrowed up a bit more because the rear rims are installed on the inside of the hub. also has the blot on style Superish front rims. were they an option or a later update?

ours is nice and original has the 3 Gauges with the C arounf the IH and fading red paint with that primer yellow showing. also one weavy Firestone tire which i think came from the factory on it

I seen two of them sell at different sales this summer. one was a '42 with a single front tire. a guy in town here bought it. both restored pretty good i think they brougth 2750 each.

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