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Tractor of the week. Week 39: 1456


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I was very pleased with the neat contributions to the 966, 400 and hydro 70 topics.  I am hoping for a big response to this one!  I will try to add my contribution tonight.

The largest of the 56 series row crop machines;  the 407 diesel featured a beefier crank and connecting rods, larger injectors,  pump and lines.  This beast made the ground shake!

 

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Our 1456 is a 1971.  My Dad bought in 2003 from my uncle who had owned it about 10 years. He paid $7500 for it and a 3pt chisel. I love sitting in the seat of this beast.  We had only replaced the clutch and head gasket until last year.  Rebuilt the turbo, new wiring harness and LEDs.  This winter new front spindles and moving it in to 30 inch rows so I can sidedress with it.  Since we have gone no till it doesn't get used near as much as the 1086.

 

 

 

 

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My 1456 was imported from Kansas, along with a pair of 806s, in 1996. Driver said he got lots of thumbs up on his way to New York.

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The cab is a Hinson Royal Guardian. 1456 is my best corn planter tractor, as wheels were set narrow, and the wedgelocks didn't want to move anyway.

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It has done about everything on the farm.

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Along with the 826 hydro, it will be the last work tractor that I ever let go of.

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I had a 1456 until I traded it for a 5488 bout 10 years ago. 

I got it because a guy owed me money. It needed work but turned out to be a good tractor. It was beat up some because of a train wreck.

A previous owner was crossing a railroad track crossing. It got the brushog it was pulling caught up/high centered or something on the tracks. He was trying to free it when a train came around the corner and he jumped off! Dragged it a ways until the drawbar and PTO shaft broke, freeing the tractor. Lots of cosmetic damage but it was structurally sound.

Got pics somewhere but can't find them...

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In the spring of 69 , my neighbor bought a 1456 open station. That was the biggest tractor I ever ran as a kid in high school. I was in heaven.  The next year dad rented more ground and due to a wet fall ,none of the corn stalks got fall plowed. So a bigger horse and plow were needed by spring. For a few dollars more ,a 1456 could be had over a 1256. Dad and I studied what would work for us for options and the order was put in the system.  A # 700 ,7-16 plow was add as well.

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The 1456 ,ser#15413,served  us well till the financial  crunch of the '80's . Dad was wanting  to retire and we down sized and the bank put undue pressure  on us. We sold all equipment except a 786 and the family M. After the auction  the bank was happy and we,my wife and I, started all over again with the home place and 2 tractors. Fast forward  to 3 years ago during a BS session, the where abouts of the 14 was brought up. Through a face book chat,a photograph  of the14 when new was posted.One member replied that it looked like one of there tractors. It took nearly a year and a 1466 to trade  to get it back. It's  getting  a restoration  back to new.

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To Me, a 1456 is the ultimate in class and power for a farm tractor. It's what a real tractor should look like. 

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     The local JI case dealer wanted to demonstrate a new 1570 and a big vari-width DMI moldboard plow to a fellow looking for a new plow. Charlie took the farmer for a few rounds in the new rig. He said "This tractor pulls pretty good, Charlie, but I wouldn't mind trying my tractor on this plow".  OK, What have you got to pull this plow?  They put the 1456 on it and they went for a round. Charlie said, Not bad..., but the 1570 will pull it at any speed or width. The farmer said "Hang on!". He wiped the throttle, threw the TA ahead and opened the plow up to the full 22"!  Charlie took the 1570 back to the lot.... haha! 

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Paging @Long Farms  ... @Axelflow 

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I saw one for sale once. I kick myself every time I drive by the spot it was sitting. I passed it up because as I drove by I could see the chrome blank over the hole where the TA handle should have been. Not that I would have actually needed it as all the equipment I had was sized for a Farmall 400.  Would have been a cake walk for it. 
 

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4 hours ago, Rusty_Farmer said:

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The 1456 ,ser#15413,served  us well till the financial  crunch of the '80's . Dad was wanting  to retire and we down sized and the bank put undue pressure  on us. We sold all equipment except a 786 and the family M. After the auction  the bank was happy and we,my wife and I, started all over again with the home place and 2 tractors. Fast forward  to 3 years ago during a BS session, the where abouts of the 14 was brought up. Through a face book chat,a photograph  of the14 when new was posted.One member replied that it looked like one of there tractors. It took nearly a year and a 1466 to trade  to get it back. It's  getting  a restoration  back to new.

That is so cool to get it back

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Just not many 14’s when were growing up. Can only think of 1. Lots of 806’s and 856’s, some 1066’s. Most jumped to 86’s and the 806’s primarily were sent down the road. Next door neighbor got a 1486, then over the next couple years traded power from a 560 to an 886, and eventually, if I recall the 856 was the last to be traded for another 886.

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Don’t have one but a neat story : my dad got a 1456 toy (ICB Cab) Christmas Day 1971 when he was a year and a half old. Thirty years later on Christmas Day 2001 I got a 756 toy (Hiniker Cab) when I was nine months old. We both still have these today. His has been restored, mine is original. 
 

20 hours ago, Farmall Doctor said:

To Me, a 1456 is the ultimate in class and power for a farm tractor. It's what a real tractor should look like. 

A story:   

     The local JI case dealer wanted to demonstrate a new 1570 and a big vari-width DMI moldboard plow to a fellow looking for a new plow. Charlie took the farmer for a few rounds in the new rig. He said "This tractor pulls pretty good, Charlie, but I wouldn't mind trying my tractor on this plow".  OK, What have you got to pull this plow?  They put the 1456 on it and they went for a round. Charlie said, Not bad..., but the 1570 will pull it at any speed or width. The farmer said "Hang on!". He wiped the throttle, threw the TA ahead and opened the plow up to the full 22"!  Charlie took the 1570 back to the lot.... haha! 

My great grandpa had a true Wheatland 1206 and the neighbors had a Case 1200. The 1206 would out pull the Case and supposedly the 4166 that he replaced the 12 with. 

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