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THE INTERNATIONAL GOLD DEMONSTRATOR'S (Post Your Pics)

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The 544 from the Red Fever Collection, of the late, great Richard Lantis.

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An 826 at Albert Lea MN. Owned by Deb Eisenmann, Petersburg MI. Bought new by her dad, Dale.

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A very well done 1026, pulling into Albert Lea for the 2011 RPRU.

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Old Max going for a cruise at Albert Lea, on his very correct 1456.

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This 1456 belongs to a local collector. I drove it through a local parade and thats when the bug started nibbling on me.

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Another rare bird. It seems most cabs get lost during restoration. This tractor use to live at Aberdale Farm. I understand Dale sold it to someone in ND, and Dale hasen't posted on the forum for several years, which was a loss to this forum and the IH community.

BK

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How many of these do ya see??

:wub: I'm enjoying this thread more than any in recent memory...I absolutely love that MFD 1456!

....and...the one with the cab as well! Haha, I was just wondering why they were all open stations.

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Here is the 1026 Rice Special, then owned by Easy Bob Off, at Mansfield OH 2006.

A gold line, at Mansfield OH, of Richard Lantis, on his 544, Easy Bob's 1026 Rice Special, Richard's 656 and Aberdale Farm's 1456.

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How many of these do ya see??

:wub: I'm enjoying this thread more than any in recent memory...I absolutely love that MFD 1456!

....and...the one with the cab as well! Haha, I was just wondering why they were all open stations.

Yes Birdman this is the kind of stuff I like to read about on Red Power. The Gold Demo tractors is an interesting topic. Dont get Eason started on the Paint though lol :P

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Another pic of the only known 1026 Gold Demo Rice Special. Previously owned by Easy Bob Off, and now resides in Leesburg FL with Stew Paquette's collection. I gotta get back down to Stew's soon, of course I may even visit my daughter, whom happens to live in FL too. :P

BK

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Here's some before and after shots of Old Max Favourite's 656.

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Here's a before and an after of Old Max's 826. Notice that Max used some "artistic license" during the restoration. Sure came out nice though!!

BK

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As I mentioned, often the cabs get lost during the restoration. Here's Old Max's 1026.

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Hope this isn't considered hijacking a thread, but I have a few questions about the Gold Demo's. First, were they all originally painted gold at the factory?

Second, how was it determined what dealer got one and what model?

And lastly, when the demo program was over, why were they repainted red, was that up to the dealer or original buyer of the paticular tractor?

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Hope this isn't considered hijacking a thread, but I have a few questions about the Gold Demo's. First, were they all originally painted gold at the factory?

Second, how was it determined what dealer got one and what model?

And lastly, when the demo program was over, why were they repainted red, was that up to the dealer or original buyer of the paticular tractor?

My understanding is that they were painted Gold at the factory. Sorry, I have no clue about your second question. The tractors were suppose to be repainted red before being sold, who knows the reasoning behind that company policy. Old Max told me that some farmers refused to give up the tractors once they had them on their farms, so they were never repainted back to red! I'm sure Old Max and Bermuda Ken could shed some light on the subject.

BK

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Here's Old Max's 1456 Gold Demo, which he "discovered" on his own farm when he became interested in the Gold Demo tractors. It was just a tractor he bought at a sale to use on the farm!!

BK

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Here's Max's most recent discovery, an original 544 Utility. Last time I chatted with Max she was still awaiting restoration.

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If ya can stand one more post, here is the 656 Row Crop that belonged to Eason and is now in the Paquette Collection, in Leesburg FL.

BK

PS: Thanks for your patience

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Hope this isn't considered hijacking a thread, but I have a few questions about the Gold Demo's. First, were they all originally painted gold at the factory?

Second, how was it determined what dealer got one and what model?

And lastly, when the demo program was over, why were they repainted red, was that up to the dealer or original buyer of the paticular tractor?

My understanding is that they were painted Gold at the factory. Sorry, I have no clue about your second question. The tractors were suppose to be repainted red before being sold, who knows the reasoning behind that company policy. Old Max told me that some farmers refused to give up the tractors once they had them on their farms, so they were never repainted back to red! I'm sure Old Max and Bermuda Ken could shed some light on the subject.

BK

I think any dealer could get a Demo. Max's 656 was one that was never painted back red. The farmer that bought it liked the gold so much that he told the dealer to just leave the tractor at the farm.

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attachicon.gifBlack 826.JPGOK what is the color code for the gold? I pull a 826 and want to paint it like this.

IH 4357 gold metallic which was a scout & pick-up color in 1970 Eason

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can someone explain how that 655gd in stews collection is a row crop looks like a high utility to me thanks

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can someone explain how that 655gd in stews collection is a row crop looks like a high utility to me thanks

You're right it's a high utility.

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