Most valuable IH tractors
Posted 04 May 2012 - 12:49 PM
Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:18 PM
As for me, I like to look at the ultra-rare 1 of a kind tractors at shows. They need to be owned by capable collectors that can afford to take good care of them. My personal delight is the 'bread and butter' models that fed thousands of people for decades and are 'common' as dirt.
In the shed: '42 "H", '45 "H", '49 "M" & some GREEN stuff too. Oh, get over it.....they're all old and still run!
Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:47 PM
Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:03 AM
The 361's in 806's and 1206's are fantastic engines. If taken care of can run upwards of 15000 hours. The horsepower capabilities are unbelievable along with fuel efficiency. The 1256's with the 407's are good engines but not as efficient 361's and initially a rare event occcurred within Harvester, they sent an engine out of the factory that had some problems until revised. The 407's had weak wrist pins...I wish I had bought every 1206 I could lay my hands on. I've had 2 and sold them both for 3500 years back. now average price is around 7500 with very nice around 9500 and excellent to pristine bringing12000 on up..better than money in the bank
Anybody know the power differnce between a 1206 an 1256? Just curious. Thanks
Not much, the 1206 was Nebraska tested @ 112.64 PTO HP, the 1256 tested @ 116.12 PTO HP. But with a few adjustments to the pump both could make much much more.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:35 PM