Sep 10, 2012
This tractor is featured for the month of March in the officially licensed 2013 Farmall calendar.
In the mid-1960s, the horsepower race was raging. John Deere bought out the massive four-wheel-drive 8010, and IHC turned to Frank C Hough Company, an IHC subsidiary that built construction equipment for a quick response. The result was the 4300, which was advertised as the “World’s Most Powerful Four-Wheel-Drive High-Speed Agricultural Tractor.”
The 4300 featured a six-cylinder 817-cubic inch turbocharged engine, four-wheel steering, and air brakes. The machine was too big for most farms, and only a few implements worked with the machine. A handful of early experimental machines were tested on farms. Only 44 International 4300s were produced, and most of those worked on construction sites rather than farms. This 1960 4300 is serial number 1006—which is most probably the sixth model built and quite possibly one of the experimentals. Only a half-dozen or so of the 40,000 lb. 4300s are known to have survived. This one is in residence at the Farmall-Land Museum in Avoca, Iowa.
The officially licensed Farmall Calendar 2013
By Lee Klancher and Mark Jenson
The beauty of the farm and its machinery take center stage in this sumptuous calendar featuring Farmall's finest collectible tractors in beautiful settings. With tractors from some of the premier collectors in America photographed under the stars, on the farm and in the shop, this calendar blends the latest in photography techniques including HDRs, light painting, and night shots with some of the most collectible farm tractors on the planet. This year's calendar features a large selection of machines from the muscle era as well as the classic favorites from the first part of the 20th century.