Posted September 10 2004 - 05:03 AM
Kindred, The industrial A and the Farmall A had the same engine. The differences were that the Industrial A had a square tube front axle with a reinforcment brace which extended to the rear engine mounting flange on the Mag side of the tractor. The Farmall A had a round tube front axle, which in most cases was adjustable. The industrial A also had a foot throttle not found on the Farmall version. Of course the decals were different as the Industrial read International on both the side hood decals, and the front hood emblem. As to paint, standard paint from the factory whether Industrial or Farmall, was red, however you could order just about any color you wanted and the factory would paint it that way. Many fleets ordered different colors other than red. Some were orange, some yellow, some red, some gray, O.D.green. Many municipalities, county and state road depts either ordered them painted orange or yellow, and some painted them after delivery. If a tractor came from the factory a different color than red, it was because it was special ordered that way.