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  1. 2 hours ago, dale560 said:

    Found this on Facebook. Picture of supposedly 1st scout back in 1960


    The caption doesn't say that was the first Scout, only that the first Scout rolled out the door 63 years before the post on 12/1 although it's easy to make that assumption.  I did the first time I read it.

    That is actually the 100,000th Scout.  I have a copy of the photo where you can read 100,000th Scout on the banner on the windshield.

  2. 22 minutes ago, IHhogfarmer said:

    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.

    No bodies installed at the factory except for pickups.

    Some bodies were installed at the Sales Processing Centers located near the factories but not in large numbers.

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  3. 23 hours ago, Howard_P said:

    Cab originally built by Chicago Cab, but IH purchased the design and built the cab after 1953.  At least 15 different manufacturers used the cab.

    I was wrong, only 14 in my list.

    Canadian Car,





    Diamond T,

    Diamond Reo,





    Leyland (Canada),



  4. You could mount most anything you could mount on a small tractor like a Ford 8N--plows, discs, mowers, etc.  Here's a post hole digger mounted on a Scout.

    Jeep extensively promoted this on their CJ with the 3 point attachment in the late 1940s and some were sold as Farm Jeeps, but they never caught on because the tractor was better suited for that use although they were offered into the 1960s.  Google Farm Jeep to see more of the intended use of the hitch.


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  5. On 6/12/2023 at 1:38 PM, stronger800 said:

    Wouldn’t that thing auto correct and get back on course?  

    Guidance wasn't that advanced yet.  I think they launched them on a certain course and they flew for a set time and shut down to crash.  Change its course and it continues in the new direction.

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  6. Serial number indicates built sometime in 1963.  You occasionally see one restored, but I wouldn't say they are in big demand by collectors.

  7. 23 minutes ago, dads706 said:

    Having spent the better part of a couple years 'down under' I'm sure our friends have heard it butchered many times.......it's Qantas not Kwantus. (Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Service). But, even having worked for them for a bit, I never could pronounce it like a native.

    I've wondered where that name came from.  But can you show us in text how it should be pronounced?

  8. 20 minutes ago, nomorejohndeere said:

    ad states 30 sum thousand mile....

    Is that an IH emblem on the bed rack?  Did IH offer wood bed racks?


    Never seen anything about bed racks in our catalogs.  Owner built.  I doubt if that wood is 65 years old anyway.

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