Farmall 1256

Farmall 1256 tractor photo
1967 - 1969
56 Series
Standard-tread tractor
Series map:
*Estimated engine power for comparison only.

Note: the Farmall model 1256 is the same as the International Harvester 1256. The following data is from the 1256 listing.
ManufacturerFarmall (a part of International Harvester)
Standard-tread tractor
Built in Rock Island, Illinois, USA
Original price was $10,700 in 1969
Farmall 1256 Engine
International Harvester 6.7L 6-cyl diesel
Fuel tank42 gal
159.0 L
Engine details ...
Farmall 1256 Transmissions
8-speed gear
16-speed partial power shift
Transmission details ...
Farmall 1256 Power
PTO (claimed)113 hp
84.3 kW
Drawbar (tested)102.03 hp
76.1 kW
PTO (tested)116.12 hp
86.6 kW
Performance test details ...
Two- or four-wheel drive
Power steering
Independent hydraulic dry disc brakes
Open operator station. Two-post ROPS optional. Cab optional with heat and air-conditioning.
Typeopen center
Pump flow8 gpm
30.3 lpm
Tractor hitch
Rear TypeIII/II
Power Take-off (PTO)
Rear PTOindependent
Rear PTO Type1000
Engine RPM1000@2100
Dimensions & Tires
Wheelbase105 inches (Farmall)
266 cm
 92 inches (International)
233 cm
Weight9940 to 11030 pounds
Front tire10.00-16
Rear tire18.4-38 (Farmall)
Full dimensions and tires ...
1256 Serial Number Location
Farmall 1256 serial number location
Serial number place on the left side of the 1256, on the clutch housing.
1256 Serial Numbers
19677501 (Farmall)
19688849 (Farmall)
196913140 (Farmall)
19677501 (IH)
19687703 (IH)
19698444 (IH)

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Charging systemalternator
Charging amps55
Battery volts6
Battery AH204
1256 references literature
Spring 1968 Buyer's Guide published by International Harvester
Summer-Fall 1968 Buyer's Guide published by International Harvester
Spring 1969 Buyer's Guide published by International Harvester
1256 Turbo Tractors published by International Harvester
Farm Equipment Reference Catalog published in 1968, by International Harvester
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