|The Model 40 T|
1954 model 40T - R.L. McIntosh, Jr.
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More Model 40 Tricycles were built than any other style of tractor in the 40 family. The serial number plate on these tractors simply state "40" . A 40 tractor that has a plate without a C, S, U, V, or H stamped on it, is a T. The configuration of the front end makes no difference. You could get an all-fuel engine as an option on the tractor.
You could order special options on your 40T, like a wide front end. This option made it more stable on slopes. You could also order the single front option, instead of a standard two. This was popular with some vegetable farmers. Front end weights were a very popular option ordered from the factory or installed by the dealer. Lights and hour meter were two other popular add-ons. Remote hydraulic units, for controlling a plow lift or other draft equipment is sometimes installed on these tractors.
Production on the 40T began in October of 1952 for the 53 model year, with serial # 60001 and continued until October of 1955 ending with #77906. This was the highest production configuration in the 40 series with a total of 17,905 built.
|Horsepower - drawbar||21.7||Horsepower - belt||24.3|
|Tires - Front||6.00 -16||Clearance||21"|
|Tires - Rear||11.2x10 - 34||Width||88 -1/2"|
|Compression||6.5:1||Width short axle||80 -1/2"|
|Gears||4 fwd, 1 rev||Length||130 -5/8"|
|Weight as tricycle||3000||Height - over hood||58 -3/4"|
|Electrical||6 V Positive ground||Wheelbase||82 -1/4"|
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