W4 McCormick Deering

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20 De Goepestraat, 2313, NW Leidem, Netherlands

With this letter I am sending you some photos of my father's and my tractors. We are collecting everything that bears the name IHC or McCormick Deering.

The tractor in the picture is a W4 standard serial #WBH 24203. This model was built from 1940 until 1953. The engine is a 4-cylinder gasoline/kerosene type C152 engine. It has a bore and stroke 33/8 x 4? and has 28 HP at 1650 rpm. This same engine can also be found in the IHC models: 14, H, O4, OS4, HV. These models do also have the same transmissions and transmission housings.

The tractor in the picture is equipped with: electrical starting and lighting, belt pulley arrangement, swinging drawbar, pneumatic tires, exhaust muffler. These items were originally not standard. They had to be ordered extra.

As mentioned above, the W4 is, in a lot of ways, equal to the Farmall H. These two tractors were intended for different purposes. The Farmall H has adjustable wheelbase. The W4 hasn't. The Farmall H can drive through a field with crops. The W4 can't. The Farmall was intended for cultivating crops and the W4 was intended for pulling loads.

For the farmer who thought that the W4 wasn't strong and powerful enough, IHC offered stronger versions: W6 (or WD-6, diesel) and W9 (or WD-9). The W-6 was also available in a Farmall option, the well known Farmall M (35 HP). The engine used in the W-6 and the M was also used in the T-6 (crawler).

We bought the W4 at an auction several years ago. It was our first antique tractor. Since then we have acquired many more IHC models. I will name them:

(USA) Farmall Cub, Super A, BN, C, H, H(wfe), M;

(USA) Standard W4, W6, WD-9;

(USA) Crawler T6, T20;

(Germany) Farmall FG, DED3, D430, D212;

(USA) Combine 141 SP, Plows, Hay baler;

(France) Potato planters, plows;

(USA) Engines, Type M, 3HP, LB 3-5 HP

(Germany) Binder, hay tedder, and many more.

I would like to correspond with everyone who has interest in old IHC items.