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  1. Yeah, I see RHD typically as mail carriers, usually Rural Route carriers in that era. Just ran across some that had mosquito spraying equipment and they were RHD so the driver/operator could spray the ditches. Kinda odd to see one turned from a Traveltop to a Cabtop. Most of the time, it's the other way around!
  2. Have been upable to find any documentation of the yellow anywhere, until the 61 series but will keep looking.
  3. I spent a couple of hours in the Paint Committee files this morning but could not find an answer as to the color. I looked thru the crawler images again and the earliest yellow crawlers I could find were in the Series 61, which started in '56. Looked again online and I couldn't find any first series crawlers in yellow that could be absolutely confirmed as having come that way from the factory.
  4. OF COURSE! Paint Committee Decisions. Why didn't I think of that? Thanks! I will peruse and see if I can pin it down!
  5. Hey guys. Trying to confirm or deny that the TD-6 was offered in the IH Industrial Line in yellow for 1949. In the resources I have here, I'm not seeing them in yellow that early but that doesn't mean they weren't. Shot a nice '49 TD-6 in Industrial Yellow, with an equally nice Bucyrus-Erie Bullgrader on it and want to know if the yellow could be real or something fanciful by the owner (who I am unable to reach for comment). A pic is below, as seen at the NW Engine Show in Findlay, Ohio, for 2019. I know the Series 62 came in yellow and I think the Series 61, but the '40-56? Many thanks.
  6. Thanks guys. The story came out last year. I just looked and they haven't posted it to the magazine website yet but if they do, I'll let you know.
  7. Accounted for all 17 of the Olympic Scouts, which were built in September of 1975, and delivered the same month. Have the LSTs for ten of them. Plus the Olympics happened in February of 1976 and all 14 of those Philly Patriots were built in May. Not in time for the Olympics but JUST in time for the Bicentennial. ( : < )
  8. BTW, the count of documented Patriots going to the Philly IH dealer has risen to 14, two orders of five and one of four.
  9. Most likely that explains it but wouldn't it be cool to find pictures of Patriot Scouts towing float in the Bicentennial Parade in Philadelphia, out nation's first capitol? Worth a little time to see.
  10. Anybody here live in Philly during the Bicentennial? Just uncovered an interesting fact. Eleven Patriot Scouts (seven Traveler, four Traveltop) were sent to the Philly IH factory owned dealer (4298 Manchester Street) around May 19, 1976. All built mostly nose to tail and shipped out at nearly the same time. That smacks of a purpose! Plus, that's 30 percent of the total production of documented Patriots going to one dealer when others only got one or two. That seems like a lot until you consider that on July 4, 1976, Philly had a BIG Bicentennial parade and hoopla. So did IH think they would sell a bunch-o-Patriots because of the Bicentennial, or were they sent to be parade vehicles or serve some other purpose in the event? I've done some online searches today and saw a lot of images of that parade, none containing any Patriots Scouts. Still, maybe the brain trust out there has seen something or even has some direct knowledge. Any and all tips appreciated. Shown below is a Spirit of '76 model, one of three special Scouts with that appliqué offered as a promotion in 1976. The Spirit had a lot of unique components, plus was a soft top. The Patriot and SnoStar (a Patriot with a ski rack) were more standard Traveltop builds. They were Winter White (9219WH), with the 10876 appliqué, and Wedgewood Blue interior (either Deluxe or Custom trim). They could have any engine and trans combo and all available was seen in the 45 documented units produced. There was an undetermined number of undocumented (meaning no 10876 code on the LST) Patriots built starting as early as the end of January. Lots more to this story but you'll be able to read about it soon in an article I'm working on.
  11. Just saw a picture of one with a Bosch pump!
  12. I found the most useful online information at the Wisconsin Historical Society in their McCormick collection. Piecing it all together from disparate sources, I seem to now have enough of a picture on the IH crawler tractors. They really don't get much play in the history books but this little research jag really filled up my informational coffers and thanks to all that offered up information! One of the biggest remaining info deficits was finding when the IH Combination Dozer-Toolbar debuted. We were pretty sure it appeared after Mike Ramey's tractor was built but we didn't know when. I got with Mike Schreiber, the "Toolbar Crawler King," and he had literature on the IH combination toolbar from when it was announced as "NEW!" and it is dated 1953. He said that toolbar crawlers... and they were built by most of the companies that had ag crawlers... are very rare.
  13. What's the source of this great image with the subsoilers on the TD9B? Something from the internet or something of yours. If yours, let't talk!
  14. Been there, done that. ( : < ). One thing I haven't been able to find is the date when that toolbar became available? Mike Ramey (I spelled his name wrong before) is going to hook me up with Mike Schrieber, who he calls a "Tool Bar Guru" who might have that info. Mike thinks the toolbar might have appeared after his TD-9 was built. I guess Schrieber posts here too.
  15. Good stuff, thanks! Guy here has a 1700 very much like yours. Not sure of the year, but it has a diesel. I think it might be a Perkins D354. New meaning to "slow" I'm sure!
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