I could be riding around in an air conditioned cab, but I am not. To rake hay on some smaller patches and waterways, I have brought out the antique iron. The Farmall M was a staple on large farms in the 40's and 50's.
Around 270,000 of these tractors were made between 1939 and 1952. It came in several models with gas and diesel engines and a base of 33 horse power. Model M's were rated to pull a 3 bottom (14 inch) plow. It is considered the row crop version of the Farmall W-6. Several variants were the MV (High Crop), MD (diesel), MT (Torque Amplifier), and the Super series.
Many of these tractors are still in use on farms today. Mine is obviously not a parade tractor. She looks pretty good in her work clothes, though. Truly, a transitional and pivotal piece of farm equipment. I hope you enjoy the video.(Looks like I overloaded my video account. Oh well, back to good old YouTube!)