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Case IH Brings Back the Scout
Sep 17, 2009
Although it carries the same name, the second go-around for the Scout is quite different. In 2010 Case IH will launch the Scout utility vehicle.
This resurrects the Scout brand name, which was first introduced in 1961 as the first SUV. Scout SUVs were manufactured from 1961 to 1980 in Fort Wayne, Indiana by International Harvester as a way to compete with the emerging popularity of Jeep.
Case IH is introducing its four-wheel drive utility vehicles in two sizes:
- Case IH Scout - a two-passenger, 14 horsepower gasoline-powered mid-size UV
- Case IH Scout XL - available in two-passenger and four-passenger versions, with gas or diesel engines, with 23 hp gas/20 hp diesel
The Case IH Scout UV has a 14 hp gas engine, can reach 25 mph and fits in the back of a pickup truck.
A full range of Case IH Scout accessories will be available, including: windshield, winch, front blade, bed dump, bed liner, camouflage, gun rack, and more. The Case IH Scout can be equippped with a Case IH AFS receiver to mark scouting notes on georeferenced field maps.
If you’re interested in an International Harvester Scout, I hear they pop up on Fastline
every now and then!