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farmallday
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:56 am    Post subject: sm?? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Looked a a M on craiges list it is a SM what is the S??
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:06 am    Post subject: Re: sm?? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

From 1952 thru 1953 or 54 Super M's were built. They made a few changes to the M and called it a Super M.

So the S stands for Super.

Gary
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:52 am    Post subject: Re: sm?? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

so the super M is stamped SM on the searial tag?
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:10 am    Post subject: Re: sm?? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The SM is silk-screened on the tag, not stamped, but basically, yes to your question.

A regular M will have FBK on the serial tag.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:03 am    Post subject: Re: sm?? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

A true Super M serial number will begin with either SM or L depending in which plant it was assembled (SM = Rockford; L = Louisville).

Bear in mind there are MANY regular M tractors around with Super M decals applied. Buyer beware!
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:58 am    Post subject: Re: sm?? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Letters SM will be near the top left corner looking at the serial tag the way you would read it on a super M. Serial number and its prefix and sufix letters will be on a different level than the SM or SMD if a diesel. If a S follows the serial number on the same level it may be a super MTA. LP tractors can also have letters.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:03 am    Post subject: Re: sm?? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

buyer beware is correct. But in this case it is oppasit. I beleave it has a SM serail # but regular M decals!!
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:44 am    Post subject: Re: sm?? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Bob M wrote:
(quoted from post at 08:03:15 11/12/12) A true Super M serial number will begin with either SM or L depending in which plant it was assembled (SM = Rockford; L = Louisville).

Bear in mind there are MANY regular M tractors around with Super M decals applied. Buyer beware!


Rockford??? Isn't it Rock Island?
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:51 am    Post subject: Re: sm?? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Oops - I meant Rock Island! (Hadn't had my coffee yet when I typed that...)
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:17 am    Post subject: Re: sm?? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Here is my Super M tag. Just to give a little view of what they look like with the SM on them.

 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:21 am    Post subject: Re: sm?? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks guys!!
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:31 pm    Post subject: Re: sm?? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Bob M wrote:
(quoted from post at 10:51:25 11/12/12) Oops - I meant Rock Island! (Hadn't had my coffee yet when I typed that...)


Same state... Laughing
 
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