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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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. 

  4. 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.

  5. 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. 

  6. 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. 

  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. When you have your videos pulled up that you’ve uploaded there should be three dots to the right. Click on them and comes up a list of options. Click share video and there should be an option that comes up that says “copy link.” 

    If you have the video pulled up (like you’re watching it) there should be an option below the video that says share. Click that and “copy link” will come up. Click that. 

    However you copy it you then go to where your post on here and tap the space and it will say “paste” click that and the link will show up on your post. 

    Hope that helps. 

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  10. Reminded me of this picture I took during wheat harvest back in July. There are places like this in our area too. Sad to see. I think there is also and IH pickup and swather at this place. Lots of stuff. 

    The Gleaner is a G I’m certain 

    Deere is a 66/7700

    IH is a 8/915 looks like a low profile one. 

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  11. 11 hours ago, Rick G. said:

    I still have to try to figure this out. I tried to post some cool videos here of my visit to the Dyess AFB open house last April and they refused to post here. I haven’t tried to put them on YouTube. I really don’t want my videos on YouTube and I don’t want a YouTube channel. 

    I don’t want mine out either but you can make it so it’s on a privacy setting. So I don’t think anyone can see my videos Unless posted here. 

  12. Good land…..

    Two Deere tractors I would like to have. A 7020 then a 4630 since my grandpa had two of them at one time. 

    Lots of neat stuff. Thanks for sharing BBG. 

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  13. Wow I like that one! Always have loved the 4166/86 tractors!

    I’ve always thought all 4186’s had the exterior ROPS. I would assume they were taken off for the restoration and left off. I have seen a couple 4166’s with the white ROPS and white cab. Then when they changed to red cabs in 1975 the ROPS went red too. At least I assume that how it was 45-50 years ago from the factory.

  14. 1 hour ago, dale560 said:

    The pto  mentioned in the add. Was the pto hp tractor was advertised with.

    I wondered. That’s why I was unsure how to interpret that.

    I’ve always found interesting how the Wheatland’s had the narrower fenders and tires and the standards had wide fenders and larger tires. At least thats how I’ve seen a lot of them. 

    Looks to me like great grandpas had the same axle length as spec sheet, just had the large cast weights. Here is that tractor about two years after the first was taken. Notice there are only 34 inch duals. After a couple years they had a pair of 38’s for it.



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  15. Ahh we may have something here. This one has the Wheatland sticker, 18.4, narrower fenders, and no TA but reads like you could get a PTO?

    Anyone have this sheet for the 1206 Wheatland? I found one but its too blurry to read


  16. 8 hours ago, Big Bud guy said:

    Nice tractor but I disagree that a true “wheatland” means no options.  

    I edited my post a little, that one also didn’t have a PTO. Maybe not the best way to put it is “no options” but like Dan says, there wasn’t a lot on them that you could get with other versions. That’s how I have understood it and to me that makes the most sense between a Wheatland and standard 

    Wheatland - little to no options (or very few options, however you want to say it) i.e. refer to great grandpas 1206 above

    Standard - has any options that a Wheatland doesn’t have but not all options that a row crop would. 

    8 hours ago, Dan Robinson said:

    True Wheatlands actually have a decal on the side panels, and yes they were a low option tractor. If you wanted more options then you got a standard, not wheatland. 

    Just because people call set back axle, big fendered tractors wheatland, doesn't mean it's actually a wheatland. 

    "Wheatland" was an option package, and very low options at that. 

    That’s how I’ve interpreted it. Yes the one above has the Wheatland sticker.

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