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This tractor was my 1st cousins and we restored it for him and his grandaughters. I'm a little disapointed in the decals from Dakotah Toy. They are too bright white.

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The IH dealer in Sparta, Illinois had an 806 for the kids to ride while dad was talking to the owner. I remember riding on it for a while and then go into the office and listen to the stories that were told. Great memories!! 

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On 1/2/2022 at 7:24 PM, Eason said:

This tractor was my 1st cousins and we restored it for him and his grandaughters. I'm a little disapointed in the decals from Dakotah Toy. They are too bright white.

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Great job Eason,. 

Good for another 50 years

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On 1/25/2022 at 4:19 AM, Eason said:

Alan wasn't that where the In the Heat of the Night was filmed?

That’s one of my favorite tv shows of all time. Actually it was filmed in Covington Georgia. The fictional town was Sparta Mississippi. 

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15 hours ago, Cummings1486 said:

That’s one of my favorite tv shows of all time. Actually it was filmed in Covington Georgia. The fictional town was Sparta Mississippi. 

I was referring to the original movie in which the series was based off of. In the movie there were several shots of an IH dealer Sparta Equipment.

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3 hours ago, Eason said:

I was referring to the original movie in which the series was based off of. In the movie there were several shots of an IH dealer Sparta Equipment.

Ohh ok I gotcha, sorry my mistake. Thats probably correct then. I do remember that. I think there was a 1206 being worked on in the service department when they came in to do some questioning? 

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On 3/10/2022 at 8:12 AM, Cummings1486 said:

Ohh ok I gotcha, sorry my mistake. Thats probably correct then. I do remember that. I think there was a 1206 being worked on in the service department when they came in to do some questioning? 

Yes.  Also an 806 with either white fenders and rear cast wheel centers.

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13 minutes ago, nepoweshiekfarmalls said:

Yes.  Also an 806 with either white fenders and rear cast wheel centers.

That’s right I remember seeing that 806 as well and thinking how odd it was that they had white fenders. I couldn’t exactly remember, I watched the TV show quite often but I haven’t seen the actual movie in a while. 

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1 hour ago, Cummings1486 said:

That’s right I remember seeing that 806 as well and thinking how odd it was that they had white fenders. I couldn’t exactly remember, I watched the TV show quite often but I haven’t seen the actual movie in a while. 

I received the bluray of the movie for Christmas,  so I watched it a couple months ago.  Lots of IH at the dealership: tractors, pickups, windrowers,  combines.....

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38 minutes ago, nepoweshiekfarmalls said:

I received the bluray of the movie for Christmas,  so I watched it a couple months ago.  Lots of IH at the dealership: tractors, pickups, windrowers,  combines.....

So neat to see that stuff in the movies. Ah the good ol days 

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On 1/25/2022 at 4:19 AM, Eason said:

Alan wasn't that where the In the Heat of the Night was filmed?

Yes it was, the man that owned the dealership passed away in 2020 at 94 and his wife is still living in the house that they bought in the late 70’s early 80’s. The 1206 stayed local, but they couldn’t remember the story about the white wheels on the 806. 
I got to visit with him several times in 2019, but he was having memory issues because of a medication that he was on. His wife did quite a bit in the office, I guess pretty much the office manager.

She said that while they filmed the movie, she was sending toys to LA for the film crew. They loved the toys!! 

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On 4/4/2022 at 12:40 AM, Alan Dinan said:

Yes it was, the man that owned the dealership passed away in 2020 at 94 and his wife is still living in the house that they bought in the late 70’s early 80’s. The 1206 stayed local, but they couldn’t remember the story about the white wheels on the 806. 
I got to visit with him several times in 2019, but he was having memory issues because of a medication that he was on. His wife did quite a bit in the office, I guess pretty much the office manager.

She said that while they filmed the movie, she was sending toys to LA for the film crew. They loved the toys!! 

Interesting stuff. I’ve watched the movie several times. It sure would be cool to know what the deal was about that 806. I always wondered if it could have been because they swapped an ice cream box cab off an 806 to put on a 1206, and so put the fenders off the 1206 on to the 806? But that still wouldn’t explain the white wheels on the 806.  Unless someone wanted white wheels on their 806 and some one wanted red wheels on their 1206?  I guess we’ll never  know. 

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I thought that just the wheels were white? I’ll have to watch it again. 
The owner of the dealership is in the movie also, he’s cutting a piece of strap steel in the shop, in the background while Rod Steiger is talking to William Schallert. The director wanted “sparks” in the background. Their daughter was an extra, walking across a parking lot, she was 11. 

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