The 5-Millionth Tractor from IH
Jul 01, 2012
The 5-millionth tractor produced by International Harvester is the tractor featured for the month of July in the Classic Farm Tractor Calendar. It’s a 1974 International 1066 that landed in Big Sky Country, when the Montana IH Dealer Group out bid all other IH dealer with a winning big of $40,086.86. Built at the Farmall Plant, Rock Island, Ill., on Feb. 1, 1974, IH became the first manufacturer to claim the production of five million tractors. The following two year, this tractor was featured at fairs, conventions and show across the U.S.
Now, it is displayed in the Montana Museum of Agriculture, Ft. Benton. The IH 1066 Turbo was produced from 1972 to 1976. In its final version, the 414 cu. in. diesel engine provided 125.6 PTO hp at 2,600 rpm. List price: about $21,000. Weight: 11,000 lb.
Museum Volunteer: Betty Cook
Ft. Benton, Montana
Betty is an active volunteer and the head classic tractor wrangle at the Montana Museum of Agriculture, where this special IH tractor is on permanent display, and can be seen Memorial Day through Sept. 30.
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