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43 minutes ago, brahamfireman said:

Definetly gunna need pics of that.

She's in the shed now with the doors drifted closed, I will get some for you though.   Nice machine,   reverser, factory 4WD, long unload tube, paint is pretty nice but we never got it washed after harvest.   

   

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we had a IH 1480 great combine sadly it had a major break down so it got sold, was one of the earlier models. I liked it better then them New Hollands TR's

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 There is a member of this forum who had one of the first Axial Flow combines.
It was a 1440 if I remember correctly.
I can no longer find the photos he posted on this forum.

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On 2/16/2021 at 9:03 PM, cjf711 said:

She's in the shed now with the doors drifted closed, I will get some for you though.   Nice machine,   reverser, factory 4WD, long unload tube, paint is pretty nice but we never got it washed after harvest.   

   

Would like to see some pics of the combine if you get a chance. 

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Axial Flow combine harvester in front of the Angers factory (France).
Factory which assembled 1420 models; 1440 and 1460 From the end of 1982 until the acquisition by CASE.
The factory was closed and the machines were built in East Moline
(personal photos)

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On 2/6/2023 at 4:00 PM, Drysleeves said:

I happened to be on a tour at East Moline one winter day in 1978 when the first 1480 was built. It wasn't yet painted and we were near the end of our tour when our guide pointed it out to the group.

Should have hopped in it and drove it home..

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1 hour ago, Drysleeves said:

The thought crossed my mind. Back in the day farmers within a reasonable distance of East Moline would crawl in the cab of their new machine and pilot it home. Not sure what that really saved if you were a couple hours away by automobile but it happened!

they didn't get a predelivery inspection at the dealer⁉️

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I honestly don't know. It went on in the late 60's and into the early 70's but the powers that be evidently ended the practice because I never heard of it after the Axial - Flow combine was introduced. I'm going to ask one of the "Old Hands" from then to see what went on as it seems like a lot of fuss and bother just to avoid freight.

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21 hours ago, hillman said:

they didn't get a predelivery inspection at the dealer⁉️

Dealers actually cared and had "heart" about taking care of the customer, probably drove to the farm and did an inspection and spent a day in the combine with the farmer and bought lunch.

Unheard of now.

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