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Tractor of the week # 7 1066


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This week our model is the mighty 1066. I believe the 1066 is one of the most iconic tractors that International Harvester produced. Myself, well you all know my all time favorite is the 1466. I expect lots of good pictures today and some great 1066 stories. We have owned six 1066's over the course of time, but currently don't have one. We someday would like to find a nice black stripe as my Dad bought one on a farm sale in the fall of 1980. I don't have the serial # unfortunately, so it will just have to be as I remember it. It did not stay long at all however as it was traded for a new 1486 in December of the same year. Below are a couple pictures. This is a 1066 that we bought and then restored. It didn't look nearly as good as the first picture even when we bought it. We converted it to a narrow front and got it all mechanically sound. We then farmed with it for a couple years before restoring it and selling it. How many of you have a one owner? Let's see em y'all.:D

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Was that from the big wind last summer?

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I don’t own one but have snapped pics of a few along the way. Nice looking black stripe at the local dealer a few weeks ago followed by a few I’ve grabbed pics of here and there. 

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Dad's '75, in front of his p.o.s. 220 ridge-builder disk.

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Just got done putting new dampner pulley on and rebuilt shift levers.  Wow what a difference!  Levers snap into position like when it was new!!  Before you could move levers almost in a circle...exaggeration here but very sloppy.  

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10 minutes ago, Steve C. said:

Was that from the big wind last summer?

Yes it was, and it wasn't any fun removing the building from the machinery! Cousin has a big forklift that made it bearable. Put everything in a big pile, then a friend and I tore all the steel off the wood. Hot, sweaty, miserable work but it had to be done.

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2 minutes ago, DT Fan said:

Yes it was, and it wasn't any fun removing the building from the machinery! Cousin has a big forklift that made it bearable. Put everything in a big pile, then a friend and I tore all the steel off the wood. Hot, sweaty, miserable work but it had to be done.

Felt for you guys when I saw the pictures last summer.  We got a little taste of that wind here, but nothing like you got.

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Here's a pic of one of mine rolling rice this winter.

Dad bought it at a bankruptcy auction back in the early 80s. Our neighbor bought it new. It's lived It's entire life here.

Thx-Ace 

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Back in 2014 after a year of working on it.  At the time I liked the 4 rib but not as much anymore.  DT466 roller cam motor and fuel/injectors/turbo from Wimer Diesel. (rain cap on the 1256 faces the other direction).  It sometimes sees the IH disc but has a relatively easy life.

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Almost enough to have me dig through my photo albums and find the picture of a friend with his new 1066 (as you can tell by the 70's/80's MASSIVE sideburns)  

I preferred his 4440 with the aftercooled 466 (ala 4640)

RIP, Larry H.

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Here is my 1066, factory narrow front, TA delete.  It came off a vegetable farm in southern Florida, and it was in very tough shape when I got it.  I thought I would paint it someday, but I don’t think I am now?! I like how it looks!!80598462-61BD-4B36-A940-262B81CC6F1D.thumb.jpeg.832711f9bcc0fa8724b8f7d1982a655e.jpeg

Here is my first 1066, I re worked it after a cab fire.  Luckily, only just wiring, gauges, seat, and a few other cosmetic things were replaced.B6703196-5CA6-4723-B1BC-48514750548F.thumb.jpeg.3ee3830fbc81bc3fece5dca17270b9b3.jpeg

And here is my dads 1066, we are the 3rd owners of this 10, and it doesn’t look like it, but it’s 1650 actual hours, and that has been verified!! I just put new decals on it 3 weeks ago.  The second owner always kept it undercover, under an oak tree! 1308E9A6-59E8-434F-8D49-82310BFB4286.thumb.jpeg.864266a890f5239ae0015185470e784a.jpeg

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34 minutes ago, Farmall1066 said:

This one looks familiar!! Did your cousin sell it, or buy it on a sale? I remember seeing this one on an auction website?!

They've had it since the late 70s.  It still sits in the same spot. Its probably familiar to you because this is the 2nd time I have posted this same picture here.  

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My Dad and grandpa bought two matching 1066’s in 1974. Got delivered to the farm from the factory and then the dealer did the prep on them in our shop. 
I have my dads and my cousin has my grandpas. 
both have been on the same farms since new. 
added the extra IH decals to dads doors to tell them apart  


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3 hours ago, Big Bud guy said:

They've had it since the late 70s.  It still sits in the same spot. Its probably familiar to you because this is the 2nd time I have posted this same picture here.  

That must be it?! Well it has a twin then, I remember seeing one on a Steffes auction that resembled this one, I’m almost positive!!???

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My in-laws have a 1066 hydro diamond cab bought new/used from IH Hinsdale when uncle George was an engineer there 

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Just realized that our tractor of the week is # 7 and should be # 6. Not that it matters, so next week will be # 6. So if you are for ant reason logging them into your memory, they will be out of order. Good grief huh.

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3 minutes ago, INTERNATIONAL 1466 said:

Just realized that our tractor of the week is # 7 and should be # 6. Not that it matters, so next week will be # 6. So if you are for ant reason logging them into your memory, they will be out of order. Good grief huh.

It's possible to edit the thread heading but I don't know how. Lol

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