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    Showing hogs and cattle in 4-H, American history, 80’s country music, antique tools, gardening, farming and farm machinery- especially IH equipment

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  1. By what it did for the tractor market do you mean it really built a good reputation and made 4WD’s popular?
  2. 555 wasn’t offered for very long. Only shown in the Spring, Summer/Fall 1973 and 1974 Buyers Guides.
  3. Looks like there’s another one in the left side of the picture at the other end of the field too.
  4. The guy that had most all the 03 series combines had a 403 Hillside. I had never seen one in person before. @HMR I saw that photo on another forum which I assume was posted by you. Those are great photos. Neat the LoadStar is in it too!
  5. Yes I was reading your post from a few years back those are neat you found those. I can’t recall seeing any 03 combines in my area. I’ll bet back in the day our area was predominantly Gleaners and Deere. At least during the 03 series. I know my great grandpa had IH tractors and other than a Massey 21A and JD 55 (ran with a 1958 Gleaner A) he always had Gleaners. First red combines to come to the farm was1993, a 1984 1480 and 1986 1680 (first combine I ever rode in). Don't know anything really about the swathers so I was curious what others experienced.
  6. Yesterday was five years since I really started collecting IH stuff. Ironically it was a forum member who reached out about me purchasing a cream separator & Milker Pump oil can. Got it on April 29th, 2019. Anyways I get these two brochures yesterday, one of the 4000 and 5000 swathers which was printed in June 1979. The other of the 403 and 503’s. I got them on eBay from the same seller and there was the wrong description for the combine brochure and only one picture of the front cover. I thought it was neat, and I hadn’t seen one before. So I’m looking at it yesterday and was super surprised to see it was printed in Australia! Even has a dealer stamp! Not that an overseas brochure is super rare but it’s the first piece from overseas in my last five years of collecting, and I wasn’t aware what it really was when I got it! There are not a lot of differences between this a U.S. brochure. But I really like it. Got to see a guys collection earlier this month that has almost all the 03 series combines. So this brochure ended the month nicely. So, if you got to the bottom of this post, lol, anyone still run or had experience with the 03 series? I’ve done some research on them and sounds like they were good reliable machines for their day. Same question goes for the 4 and 5000 swathers. I’m happy with these additions to the collection and thought I’d share them here.
  7. Cool to see one out and about resorted at a show. I’ve only seen one, which was at Farmall Land U.S.A. Wonder how many are still actually out there. On the front of the front fenders it reads on the other side “Before I grew Up” then on this side “ I was a Cub Cadet.” I think that was something Jerry did when it was restored.
  8. I know which one Jack and Russell are but I’ve never known the other names. So you have me curious who is who! Not to derail Brian’s thread. Guys like Jack and Russell were employed by the IH Photographic Center, plus many others. A July 1968 interview with Al Rucker who was manager of the Photographic Center said there was 38 (I think) people employed at the farm then. That included anyone from farm workers to camera men and directors. That was a top notch job to work at the IH Photographic Center.
  9. Congratulations Danny on #436. I remember when I interviewed you on our FFA Chapter’s radio show on December 19th, 2019 you said you had just done over 400, and I thought wow that is a lot! You do such great work and I’m so glad we got to meet at RPRU 2023. Whenever I see a picture like above of the one and only 5388 I think, so cool I got to drive it! Danny Anderson is a first class guy that does first class work!
  10. The AII and CII Gleaners came out in 1964 so very likely to be a 1966 ad….. and if Loadstar posted it, it probably is. I also saw that on FB yesterday. Lots of old Gleaners in our area…… even here in Central TX for a few days I’ve seen a few. Great grandpa had a 1958 A he bought new. I believe that was replaced in 1970 by an F. June 24th, 1974 he bought a new L and new (I think) L2 in 1977. There was a G somewhere between the F and L. This would be my great uncle on the A in 1961. They also had a pretty used JD 55. Here is I think a 1972 photo of the F with 18 ft head unloading into the 1957 IH A-160 great grandpa bought new. In the back is a 1940’s Dodge truck is my guess. Bottom two pictures are from the same time This is the 1974 L with a 24ft header.
  11. Well, I’ve been on here a little over six years so I keep trying to become more like you guys.😂😂 The undercarriage is from a wagon we got at Hobby Lobby. Just used the undercarriage. Basket is still in the box. I did that my senior year of HS and dad helped me with the wagon and he is a carpenter so he deserves a lot of credit! It was painted by the collector I got it from but I did do a couple touch ups…. Including the flywheel.
  12. I think your meaning the model LA 1.5-2.5 HP engine. According to this list looks like yours is an early 1937 model. I have a model LB engine that’s 1.5-2.5 HP. 1944 model. Neat little engines to have. Here is mine. It was restored by another collector. It was in October 2019 when I got it. Following spring build the oak wagon for it and put decals on. It also has a pump jack on the back.
  13. That’s a really good film that Farmingtonimplement restored. A 1974 film that the IH Photographic Center went to FARMALL WORKS to do. Al Rucker who was manager of the Photographic Center, talked about doing that film on DVD #5. That film named “Possibilities Unlimited” is on DVD #4. Really neat how they were able to get into the factory. Mr. Rucker recalled the workers were really private about their work but when they learned they were there to film and from the IH Farm they were welcoming to show the work they were doing on the assembly line. The tractors on the side are if they had something missing or a part was defective or a part shortage they were pulled off …… I think that was the case anyways. I know for sure tractors like that were put in the yard and were pulled back in for the next shift to finish. My guess about the rims is they have primer on them and waiting to be painted. Kinda odd why they are at the Finish Assembly line (which was Department 70 in the plant I think). Hopefully Dr. Evil chimes in. I’m just going off stories I’ve been told. He has been there although I think he was there at the start of the 86 series.
  14. I’m my hometown there is CaseIH, John Deere, and Massey Ferguson all within a mile on the edge of town off the highway. There is also a Bobcat dealer right there. Deere is in the process of building a huge new office area and shop because the original building was built in the late 60’s or early 70’s and are too small for the new stuff. They sell some off line stuff too. CaseIH right across the highway sells Kubota, Krone, and Polaris, plus some bumper pull trailers and a couple other brands. MF does some other lines too. Here in my hometown IH and JD were right across the street for 25+ (now CaseIH is across the Highway). MF was in the same spot, Ford was here plus Allis-Chalmers….. at least those were they were the bigger ones here.
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