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    IH, Steiger, Caterpillar, engines, Big Equipment in general.
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  1. It's strange why it took them sooooo many years to get rid of the Ambac pump. Was there a reason? There was talk about patents on the Bosch system but I can't believe that would've been the case.....
  2. Was the 400 series one of the best medium duty diesels ever produced? Yes. Was the 8.3 a close 2nd? Yes.
  3. Most dozers, Payloaders & Payhaulers good, the rest not so much:( DK about skidders....
  4. This topic should be on the IH side NOT the coffee shop!!!!! Lots of good info here.....
  5. Melrose Park was also making the very successful 817 since 1959 too. The 429 was good too just very low production. The 466 took it's place.
  6. Yes, Solar was a very profitable business, especially the last 10 years before it was sold to Cat.
  7. It's surprising how a color can make something look good to rather ugly....
  8. The point is Melrose Park was the engine plant. They just happened to make some construction equipment there too.
  9. When IH came out with the 815/915 Hi pro's, it sealed their fate at number 3 or 4, until the axial flows came out. Then to make matters worse they had the v8 gasser fire makers in those pos.
  10. Construction equipment is about the fastest way to log tough hours.
  11. 1% improved. Still not much to write home about....
  12. Looks rough, u/c looks suspect especially when they showed no pics of it....winch is probably the most valuable thing there.
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