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Don't know why but I do. They have their faults but I still like them

Nice looking pair of tractors. I agree, really like our 86's too. Those who don't like them don't like hot coffee or cold ice cream for the most part. They are great tractors.

I'm an 86 series fan too.   All mine need work though.....

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They look nice! The 1586 looks tough with its duals on! Now that you have the 10 back you shall be a proper cattle barron! 

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Interesting 1086 with that style of cab on it. 

Any more pics of fuel tank on back and inside cab pics?

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Over the years I owned three.  An 886 and two 1086’s.  They are comfortable, nice handling tractors.  The naysayers bemoan the “backwards” opening doors and “choppy” ride supposedly because of the mid mount seating, but I really liked the visibility it provided.  That is a sharp one!

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Great looking tractors you have. I really liked my 1980 1086 back when I had it.

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86 series tractors did a tremendous amount of work for us from 1976-2018 when the last one left. They helped the farm grow over the 42 year's they were here along with paying alot of bills from their service. I can't find anything negative to say about them. I still can faintly remember the (new cab smell) of the 1086 when it was delivered November of 1976.

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I really liked baling with the 1486 I acquired this past spring.

Negatives? What negatives? It is all good, love that tractor!😃

Thinking about putting it ahead of the hay processer this winter so I can leave the dozer blade and Gnuse on the 966 for playing in the snow 😁

 

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I grew up running open station IH tractors in the 60's which at the time was great then we had add on cabs in the seventies plus one black stripe 1566 with the deluxe cab but when dad got his 1086 that was like getting in a Cadillac compared to what we were used to over the years.  He also had a slick 886, I loved running those two tractors.

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15 hours ago, INTERNATIONAL 1466 said:

Nice looking pair of tractors. I agree, really like our 86's too. Those who don't like them don't like hot coffee or cold ice cream for the most part. They are great tractors.

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thats a beautiful set of tractors right there

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11 minutes ago, brahamfireman said:

So what's the story on this thing, did you build it, did it start as a cabbed or open station tractor? 

I have a thread in the projects section. It just happened wasn't planned. I was gonna use it on the farm and didn't realize it was so unique,  I may have to sell it dangit.

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I too love the 86 series tractors. Many years ago I spent five years as a parts guy for a CNH dealer. The 06 to 86 series I cut my teeth on. Can't tell ya what direction to turn a wrench but still have part numbers memorized that I can't seem to get rid of. :blink:

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Another 86 series lover here. Started when Dad bought a new 1086 in the spring of 1978. As a 7-to-10 year old boy, I don't know how many days I crawled up behind the seat to watch my Dad or older brothers farm with that 10. I'm sure I took a few naps there, too.

Then in the 1980s I thought I was pretty special to operate that tractor for several years. That thing was pretty reliable, pretty quiet to operate, and just made hours of farm work go by without a lot of aggravation. Then from time to time I would help our neighbor out...he had a tri-stripe 1586 and a 3588 2+2, which was more or less like operating another 86 series. Many good memories made by farming with an 86 series. 

Then you get on the www, and they make it sound like operating an 86 series IH is like being put into a torture chamber of some sort. Sorry...not for me.

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IMO, the 86 series is a whole lot better than the 66 series. They should've skipped that series with the crappy cabs all together (no offense).

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2 hours ago, ST-470 said:

IMO, the 86 series is a whole lot better than the 66 series. They should've skipped that series with the crappy cabs all together (no offense).

Thank you, another person that feels the 66 series should have been skipped. We had a 986 and a 1466. I'd take the 986 cab to run hands down.

 

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86 lover here too, started doing field work when i was about 8 with 1586, prior to that i would ride along with whoever was driving and occasionally take a nap behind the seat. wish i had a 10 or 14 now. 

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4 hours ago, Reichow7120 said:

Thank you, another person that feels the 66 series should have been skipped. We had a 986 and a 1466. I'd take the 986 cab to run hands down.

 

You guys sound like my old IH dealer...he said the same thing. He thought IH would have made it if IH came out with the 86s in the early seventies, the 50 series in the late 70s, and the Magnum/New Farmall in the early 1980s.

In his "dream world", IH would have kept the 56 series an extra year, releasing the 86s in 1972 at the same time Deere introduced their Next Generation(30 series) tractors. Then they would have released the 50 series in 77 or so, with the full powershift in 1981. In Ken Updike's book (IH tractors 1955-85), he mentions that the STS transmission was available when the 86s came out in 1976, but IH's marketing people decided the new cab and a new transmission at the same time was considered "too much new stuff at one time" for the market at the time. 

Hindsight is 20/20.

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