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  1. 1 hour ago, 766 Man said:

      I got thinking about the IH Number 10 grain drill I got as a kid around 1970 this morning.  Sure would be nice to have another one.  It was not Christmas that day but my birthday and it sure was blowing snow.  I remember the box wrapped in gift paper and when I first saw it the box was sitting on mom's Kenmore dish washer.  I wish that I had taken better care of it but I was a typical kid who could be a bit aggressive with things.  I see a 1/16 scale 1460 combine advertised for 625 dollars available early 2024.  At that point I will go looking for a real 234 corn picker.

    Dad has several of his farm toys from when he was a kid. One bring the 10 drill. Missing a few parts tho. 

    There is a picture of Christmas Day 1971 at his grandparents house and under the tree was a new 1/16th IH 1456 with cab. I think there was also a red 1/32nd scale tractor too.  Dad was about a year and a half old. Christmas Day 2001 I was nine months old and got a 1/16th IH 756 Custom with Hiniker Cab. 

    We both still have these tractors today. His has been restored, mine is original. I was always one for some reason to not play hard with my toys. 

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  2. 1 hour ago, SDman said:

    I can remember being a young lad and seeing a new N7 Gleaner at the SD State Fair with a 12-row corn head. Had to have been 1979 or 1980. I think the 315 bushel grain tank on the N7 impressed me more than the 12 row corn head at the time.

    Even looking back in ads today I catch myself looking in awe at a N7 and 12 row head. The bushel capacity made it the largest combine of the time being a Class VII. 

  3. On 11/21/2023 at 8:14 PM, nepoweshiekfarmalls said:

     I fondly remember disking 480 acres (twice) one Memorial Day weekend in a 1586 pulling our White 256 disk.  A special that played every one of George Strait's #1 hits was on the radio during my marathon session in the field.

    Sounds like the perfect environment for me…..

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  4. Well I got home for break and I went ahead and pictured all combine pages for the summer/fall buyers guides. Hope you all can blow these up to read them.

    The first time a 15 series shows up was in 1968 which is the 315.







    815 has a V304 128 hp gas engine, V345 144hp gas or LP engine, and a D407 120hp 6 straight six diesel. 

    915 has a V345 144 hp gas or LP engine, V392 158 HP gas or D407 120 hp straight six diesel. 















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  5. Talking about tall stubble made me think of these photos, probably from 1972. Stubble doesn’t look all that tall which I’m sure is why the trucks are in the field. This is great-grandpas Gleaner F and IH A-160. I think the other truck is a mid 40’s Chevy by the looks of it. 
    I’m gonna assume all these had gas engines?
    This is winter wheat planted with IH 150’s. 




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  6. 12 hours ago, SDman said:

    The 914PT and the 715SP were so popular that IH kept producing them for a couple years after the Axial-Flows were introduced. The late 914s had the red grain tanks as opposed to the earlier ones that had the white grain tanks. I can remember when a "Red Top" 914 was worth considerably more than a "White Top" 914 just because it was that much newer. Sad thing is, both Axial-Flow replacements for the 914 and 715 were probably not really considered all that successful. The 1482 and the 1420 were introduced at a time when the market for both machines was disappearing fast. The 14/1620 and the 14/1682s as a whole were not big sellers.

    Is that why the 914 and 715 were made up until like 1979? I assumed it was because IH didn’t have the 1420 and 1482 ready by 1977-78. If the 914 and 715’s were that popular that makes more sense.  

  7. 2 hours ago, Big Bud guy said:

    Ever since I started this thread I've been trying to find early low profile 815/915 literature and other stuff and it's been difficult almost like IH buried these combines.  

    When I get home from college here in the near future I have a 1970 brochure of the 8 and 915’s and all summer fall guides from 69-73 that those combines are in. I can make a dedicated thread….. or post them here in one shot. First is also from 1972. It’s interesting that all IH Summer/Fall guides have a combine on them. Guess just like Spring guides had a tractor on the front, it was seasonal.  


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  8. 1 hour ago, SDman said:

    IH must have caught some flak over that issue as well. About 10-15 years ago in one of the issues of Harvester Highlights magazine, a former East Moline plant guy had an article where they took an 8 or 915 combine, put a scale underneath all 4 wheels, and weighed the combine with both an empty grain tank and a full grain tank. According to him, the %s from front to back, and side to side were virtually the same regardless of the grain tank being empty or full. Seems like this machine was an early/Hi-Profile model as well. They then did the same procedures with either a MF or Deere combine, and showed how the combines with the front-mounted engines had a much bigger % of the grain tank weight get transferred to the front axle. They were trying to show how the IH combines with the rear-mounted engines were much more stable/balanced regardless of the grain tank being full or empty.

    Seems like maybe the guy said IH even made this into an advertisement as well at the time?

    1972 Summer/Fall Buyers Guide


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  9. Yea @SDman and @dale560have it right from the IH film of low profile combines I’m thinking about. They were introduced in 1974. The cleaning fan chute was able to be unhinged easily for maintenance. There was a service deck and ladder below the engine fan and the fan ran of suction and no belts. There was also an optional service deck under the improved unloading auger. There was also a new swing down ladder. Final drives were improved on the 915 and I think were adjustable. 

    Thats what I recall from the film without watching it again. Also btw @Big Bud guy from anything I have found 1970 is when IH started painting the augers red instead of white. 

  10. 2 hours ago, Mr. Plow said:

    As you look at the Farmington Implement videos and the literature form the same period,  you begin to recognize the shots.  They took plenty of stills along with the movies.  Many of the scenes and angles are the same.  It wouldn't surprise me if they snipped movie frames for literature shots as well.

    The discussion on Danco belly mowers a while back had some literature posted......EXACTLY the same equipment and shots from the video Farmington Implement published. 

    There is an 800 plow video that has the plow behind a 4366....that same shot is on the cover of the late 70s moldboard plow literature....certainly shot and filmed together. 

    Many of the 284 scenes from the current DVD are also literature shots. 

    ....Growing up as the kid who was always pouring over 70s and 80s literature has the benefit of "that looks familiar "🤣🤣

    As you watch those films you notice that they took some scenes originally on one film and used them in a different one.

  11. 7 hours ago, Absent Minded Farmer said:

    If one were to venture a guess, IH used their own photos, wrote the script & sent it all off to AGS&R, Dallas Jones, Etc. Those companies would have added the voice-over & set up a story board for approval. After the green light, they would go about the record mastering & get the master filmstrip done. Then get everything reproduced & canned for distribution. Those media companies were pro's & would have been able to fill out Harvesters requests in short order, though scheduling would have been an issue. They were making filmstrips for everybody at that time by the thousands!


    After 1959 IH made all their own films, instead of the productions like you said that did them in past years. I can’t speak much to the ones like you posted but IH was very good at doing their own films at the photographic center. I love the film and advertising side of things for IH. 

    I’m one to think that IH did the most promoting film wise (making film at least) than any other company. Allis-Chalmers might have been second to them. 

  12. I recognize that spokespersons voice from a 1973 IH film on DVD 14 from FarmingtonImplement. Could be a different guy tho. 

    So I suppose the photographic center did these films too? Just in a different format than the motion picture films. I’ve never known a lot about these ones like you posted. 

  13. 1957 IH A-160. Great-grandpa bought it new that year. Used it on the farm till they moved to town in 1980.

    Did all IH trucks leave the factory as cab and chassis only? Then the customer or dealer could put whatever on the chassis.



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  14. This was something I made back in August. I’ve always loved farm equipment (as we all do) and taking pictures and videos of them and talking about them. I should have worked at the IH Photographic Center in Sheridan, Illinois, but was born too late for that. Anyhow, I considered posting this video on Facebook but thought there might be some of you here to enjoy it. My dad, uncle, and myself help a friend with wheat harvest. Here is what’s in the video: 

    2007 CaseIH 2588 w/30 ft 1010 header. I’ve driven this the last two harvests. 

    2013 (I think) CaseIH 7130 w/35ft Macdon D65-S Draper header 

    New Holland Versatile 9682 and Parker 1039 1000 bu. grain cart. 

    This was first harvest with the grey Peterbuilt truck. Pretty nice rig.

    Like it says, I don’t own rights to the songs. 


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