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John Rowehl

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    South Central PA
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    Farmall models introduced in the 60’s and 70’s, 403 Combine

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  1. Doesn’t look like B&H sells iPhones. But they do list CAT! 😊
  2. Super scouts specialists sells the paperback version for $40. https://www.superscoutspecialists.com/international-harvester-a-corporate-tragedy-book
  3. I miss those bolts with “IH” on the heads. Every once in a while I come across one when I’m working on my Oliver that my Dad undoubtedly grabbed out of his box of spare bolts when he was doing a repair.
  4. 1983; went with my father to look at a used 6600 JD. It was stored in an old barn on a nearby farm. One of the dealer’s men was backing it out. Thing got stuck in reverse. The unloading auger caught the edge of the door. 🤷‍♂️The combine kept going and pulled the door down onto the top of the combine. Thought right away about the lack of a foot ’n inch pedal. Dad decided he wasn’t interested in buying ANY 6600 with a hydro. 😊
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    I just found it interesting that the guy bought it for one use. Granted, sounds like he was in a pinch. How cheap is cheap? But then to just let it sit there for ten years? I think I’d have found something to do with it to, as Satchel Paige said, “keep the juices flowin,’.”
  6. This sign is still up, just north of Clark’s Ferry
  7. That’s what keeps me going back every eight weeks to donate my O- blood.
  8. nepoweshiekfarmalls: Thank you for your kind words. And you have given me some good food for thought.
  9. I cannot bring the tractor to the show but here is my story about it. The Farmall 826 that I have was purchased new by my father from TRYAC Truck and Equipment in Riverhead, NY. I do not know the price he paid or the exact date of purchase. I do know that it was delivered to the farm sometime during the winter of 1972-73. Interestingly, the serial number indicates that it was made in late 1970. Why there was that much time in between is unknown to me. We had mostly Oliver tractors up until then and I don’t know if my father considered buying an Oliver at that time or not. I do know t
  10. Serial no. Info on tractordata.com would confirm it was made in late 1949. It does also suggest that a Super A would have hydraulics. Maybe it was an option.
  11. Some of you may have seen this one already. From the McCormick -IH Archives at the Wisconsin Historical Society Actor Ken Berry and actress Marianna Hill with a Farmall 656 tractor on the set of the television show "Mayberry RFD." The tractor was a prop for the episode titled "Millie's Girlfriend" which aired on March 24, 1969.
  12. For IH tractors, I think the 86 series had the nicest styling.
  13. Back in the 70’s I asked a farmer acquaintance how he liked his 986. His first response was similar to the comment made by J Mech about the shifting being difficult because there was so much linkage.
  14. Nice 504. My Dad had one. Luckily we never had the tie rods get bent up despite being so vulnerable. Does it have a step on the right side? Hope you enjoy it.
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