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Here are pics of a couple of offset Farmalls/IHs, a 140 and 274, that take a break from working up a patch for a garden.

 

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Looks good! How do those off-set tractors balance out with all the weight on one side?
 

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Looks good! How do those off-set tractors balance out with all the weight on one side?
It varies. Sometimes one will have a rear wheel weight on the right side only, and if both sides have weights, the one on the right is heavier. Front weights are available, but they are the same for both wheels. One does have to be careful especially on hillsides.
 

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On fairly level ground for sharp turning they look from here like they do handle well though
 

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Never seen a 274 before Jim, looks like a stout tractor! I see you've got it set up for cultivators and the works! Just about time up here to start turning some ground. I've already had a couple people at the church ask me about plowing their gardens "when it dries up"
 

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Jim you got two good looking tractors there always wanted one of the 274's they had the diesle engine factory 3pt just seemed like a good tractor. Good looking 140 to was wondering if yours had the quickhitch or the drawbar hookup. I'm also glad to see I aint the only one that uses the cultivator bar for a step.
 

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Jim you got two good looking tractors there always wanted one of the 274's they had the diesle engine factory 3pt just seemed like a good tractor. Good looking 140 to was wondering if yours had the quickhitch or the drawbar hookup. I'm also glad to see I aint the only one that uses the cultivator bar for a step.
The 140 has a one point hitch on it. The 274 is rated at 27.5 hp, very operator friendly and much better and easier steering than any of the other offset Farmalls that I have used. It has enuff power to operate my square baler with power to spare, just not enuff weight. Put 5 gals of fuel in it and it seems you can cultivate baccer forever.
 

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The offset Farmall's will forever be my favorite tractors, the 274's always seemed especially nice with the added conveniences. The one point fast hitch always seemed to be very overlooked in it's convenience - if one is able to track down the implements. Envious of you having two of these beauties, I know how much work they can save just having one. I see the hose for the sidedresser on the 274 (I think,) do you all side dress with the 140 as well? Thanks for sharing!
 

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The offset Farmall's will forever be my favorite tractors, the 274's always seemed especially nice with the added conveniences. The one point fast hitch always seemed to be very overlooked in it's convenience - if one is able to track down the implements. Envious of you having two of these beauties, I know how much work they can save just having one. I see the hose for the sidedresser on the 274 (I think,) do you all side dress with the 140 as well? Thanks for sharing!
I have a Cole fertilizer distributor for the 140. I have another Cole that needs repairing, but have been unable to find arts.
 

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The Cole's can be hard to find, it seems like it will go a while up here and you see them frequently - but then it will go some time before you see another one. I'm guessing that parts for those tractors down there (fast hitch, cultivators, side dresser) go pretty steep? I know they usually do up here if you don't "luck out."
 

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They are very pricey here Brandon unless one gets "lucky." There are lots of offset Farmalls around left over from tobacco's better days. I really thought the value of them would drop. Many are used very little. People just hang on to them, and they seem to hold their value. But when you consider the value of money these days, I guess they should really be twice the price.
 

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The worth usually seems to coincide with how bad somebody needs it at the time - and it seems these tractors must be very needed everywhere... even though fields around here have all kinds of them parked in them because they only use them to plow tobacco... I can't understand it. I also just noticed all of the weight on that 274 - I bet it sets down pretty good! I could use them on our 100 when pulling the fast hitch disk harrows... which I noticed is what you have on that one - though I assume it's 3 point. Thanks again for sharing, Jim!
 

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If I remember right, the 274 is a 1981 and the 140 is around 1960. I need to look up the 140 again for a memory check.
 
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