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Everything posted by nepoweshiekfarmalls

  1. I had one of those too. $17. at the Farm and Home in Toledo, IA. I saved my allowance of .50 a week and then went in and tried to pay with quarters. The owner told me to keep my money, it was already paid for! I found out later that Mom paid for it the day I looked at it and it was set back with my name on it. It dug a lot of holes in my sandbox. I always took care of it and treasure it to this day. Good memories!
  2. These low centered machines with specialized fenders used the Farmall H engine. Found in orchards, nut and vegetable farms. Unusual in row crop country, these machines draw attention at any antique event. Let's see your examples!
  3. Way to go, Runner! A good dog should be rewarded, especially when facing mortality. My little rat terrier is living with cancer too. She is spoiled these days also.
  4. I am always hoping for new farm toys for Christmas! The precision 1460 is on my list. We have the real thing, so it tugs at my emotions! I found a nice drill to replace the one I wore out grass farming as a child.... good memories.
  5. We have a 13 1/2 ' 820 with the standard 3" IH cutterbarand a 15' 820 with the 3" SCH cutterbar. We no till and I can't see a big advantage for the SCH. One piece of advice I learned the hard way: don't confuse the bolts between them. Slightly different diameter and you will constantly have the sections work loose and fall off or become broken!
  6. I agree. Charge them, use them often and re charge. Last SO much longer when used frequently. To sit unused is to die..
  7. I had the opportunity to drive this one: it ripped!
  8. Reminds me of Nicholas Cage and Eleanor in the San Fransisco Bridge jump scene in Gone in 60 Seconds!
  9. I check items I am considering purchasing on Black Friday a couple weeks ahead to see if there is an inflationary period prior to the "big sale". Sometimes there is, sometimes the price remains the same with a higher price marked out next to it.
  10. I saw the first 2 cylinder JD I actually liked with that IH V-8 in it!
  11. I broke the spokes on my old 350 steering wheel that looked just like this climbing onto it one winter day. Exact scenario you describe.
  12. I respectfully disagree. Many of these machines have been worn out and scrapped. Most of them are rusted out in the doors and where the black stripe on the cab where it meets the fenders. With the headaches of modern electronics, the appreciation for these simple machines will rise. Clean examples with be sought after. At some point, pristine examples will be "collectable" on this basis alone.
  13. The largest of the 86 series row crop tractors, the 1586 featured a 3 speed transmission with optional TA and inboard planetaries. This robust workhorse was the "big dog" on many farms. Discovered as cheap horsepower, these machines are still popular on farms throughout America. 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. The local IH dealer had just installed a new clutch in Dad's 856 Custom and installed the wrong pto gear and they did not have the correct one in stock. So, Dad's tractor sat split in two that weekend. We were running late to plant crops that year and I needed to be turning dirt that weekend. So, Dad negotiated the loan of a tractor to make up for their mistake. They even delivered the mighty 1586 to the farm! That weekend made me determined to own an 86 series someday. A dream I realized with the purchase of my 1486 many years ago. 😁 Let's see your 1586 machines and hear their stories!
  14. He puts the buckets over the exhaust when parked. Open station machines get an old mineral tub over the seats when parked.
  15. I actually enjoy the music/ 🎵 songs in Fiddler..... sounds like an entertaining evening. "Anatevka, Anatevka....."
  16. Yes. Custom split manifold. Really neat.
  17. International Harvester Collectors Iowa Chapter 5 held their fall meeting Saturday at the JJ Nichting Dealership in West Liberty, IA. Their meeting room adjacent to the parts department was a beautiful venue. The meeting was hosted by members: Vernon and Evelyn Smith, whose farm was nearby. Vernon parked his 7488, serial number 1 and 7500 vari width plow outside to welcome everyone. Mr. Brown from Wilton, IA had his Detroit powered IH Transtar truck on hand too. Following a delicious meal and the Fall membership meeting, Vernon led the way with old #1 to his nearby farm. There, the members were treated to 7488 #13 and several other old IH machines. Vernon still uses most of them in his operation. 7488 #13 A few newer machines, I thought were interesting. A couple of Orange ones for DT Fan: Hope you enjoyed these photos.
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