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November 2013 Archive for Your Favorite Tractor

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Wide-Front Farmall 404

Nov 30, 2013

This wide-front Farmall 404 tractor is featured in the new book "Red Tractors 1958-2013: The Authoritative Guide to International Harvester and Case-IH Farm Tractors in the Modern Era" from Octane Press. The machine is pictured serving "planting duty on the Missouri farm of Darrel Darst, the editor of Harvester Highlights and curator of a museum packed with IH collectibles and memorabilia," the book notes.

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"Red Tractors" documents in depth the history of International Harvester and Case IH tractors, from the creation of the 40 and 60 series to concept drawings, photos of prototype machines and much more.

It includes first-hand accounts from engineers and additional product-development specialists, as well as more than 725 images. Click here to order a copy of "Red Tractors 1958-2013" or learn more about the book. 
 

MX90C with Front-Wheel Assist

Nov 29, 2013

This MX90C tractor with front-wheel assist is featured in the new book "Red Tractors 1958-2013: The Authoritative Guide to International Harvester and Case-IH Farm Tractors in the Modern Era" from Octane Press. "The cab has two doors for easy entry and exit," the book notes.

112913 RedTractors Extra 1990s

"Red Tractors" documents in depth the history of International Harvester and Case IH tractors, from the creation of the 40 and 60 series to concept drawings, photos of prototype machines and much more.

It includes first-hand accounts from engineers and additional product-development specialists, as well as more than 725 images. Click here to order a copy of "Red Tractors 1958-2013" or learn more about the book. 
 

1026 Wheatland

Nov 28, 2013

This 1026 Wheatland tractor is featured in the new book "Red Tractors 1958-2013: The Authoritative Guide to International Harvester and Case-IH Farm Tractors in the Modern Era" from Octane Press. "Supporters pointed out that operators could select the right speed to keep the engine in its sweet spot," the book notes.

112813 RedTractors Page 114

"Red Tractors" documents in depth the history of International Harvester and Case IH tractors, from the creation of the 40 and 60 series to concept drawings, photos of prototype machines and much more.

It includes first-hand accounts from engineers and additional product-development specialists, as well as more than 725 images. Click here to order a copy of "Red Tractors 1958-2013" or learn more about the book. 
 

New Book 'Red Tractors 1958-2013' Published By Octane Press

Nov 27, 2013

This tractor is featured in the new book "Red Tractors 1958-2013: The Authoritative Guide to International Harvester and Case-IH Farm Tractors in the Modern Era" from Octane Press. The book documents in depth the history of International Harvester and Case IH tractors, from the creation of the 40 and 60 series to concept drawings, photos of prototype machines and much more:

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The book includes first-hand accounts from engineers and additional product-development specialists, as well as more than 725 images. Click here to order a copy of "Red Tractors 1958-2013" or learn more about the book. 
 

Tractor Trendsetters: John Deere 4020 & Farmall 806

Nov 08, 2013

Tractor Trendsetters: John Deere 4020 & Farmall 806

Written By Larry Gay

Fifty years ago, in the fall of 1963, Deere & Company introduced its 4020 tractor and International Harvester announced the 806 model. It was one of the few times when the two companies introduced competing models of tractors at the same time. Both tractors featured a new level of power for row-crop tractors and provided many new features to increase the farmers’ productivity. This made these two tractors trendsetters for the 1964 model year.

The John Deere 4020 was initially rated at 88 PTO horsepower, a 10 percent increase over the replaced 4010. The 4020 offered a choice of 6-cylinder John Deere gasoline, LP-gas, or diesel engines with the spark-ignition engines’ 4.25-inch bore and 4.00-inch stroke resulting in a 340-cubic-inch displacement. A longer 4.75-inch stroke for the diesel version provided 404 cubic inches. A new feature for the 4020 was the Power Shift transmission which enabled the operator to shift through eight forward speeds without using the clutch. An 8-speed Syncro-Range transmission was also available. Front wheel equipment included dual front wheels, dual front wheels with Roll-O-Matic, and an adjustable wide front axle. The 3-point hitch matched Category 1 or 2 implements.

The International Harvester 806 replaced the 560 model and was initially rated at 90 PTO horsepower, a giant 38-percent increase in power over the 560. The 806 was powered by 6-cylinder International engines with a 301-cubic-inch gasoline engine or a 361-cubic-inch diesel engine. An LP-gas engine was also available. The gasoline engine had a 3.81- x 4.39-inch bore and stroke and the diesel engine was built with a 4.12- x 4.50-inch bore and stroke. An 8-speed transmission was standard for the 806, but an optional new hydraulically-powered Torque Amplifier provided on-the-go shifting in each of the eight gears for 16-forward speeds. The Farmall 806 was available with dual front wheels or an adjustable front axle and offered a choice of the 2-point Fast Hitch or a 3-point hitch.

Operator comfort and convenience features on the 4020 and 806 tractors included deluxe seats which were adjustable for height and weight, hydrostatic power steering, and hydraulic power brakes. Independent PTO speeds of 540 and 1000 rpm were available for both tractors.

The 4020 and the 806 were tested at Nebraska soon after they were introduced. The diesel-powered 806 produced 94.9 PTO horsepower at its rated engine speed of 2,400 rpm. The 4020 diesel tractor developed 91.1 PTO horsepower at 2,200 rpm during its Nebraska test.

Larry Gay is the author of four tractor books and the "Machinery Milestones" article in Heritage Iron magazine. To learn more about this magazine which focuses on the 1960-1985 era, go to heritageiron.com or call 1-855-old iron.
 

IH 1206

Nov 01, 2013

This IH 1206 owned by Gail Dallam of Amboy, Ill., was the first Row Crop tractor to break the 100 hp barrier at the Nebraska Tractor Test Lab, the Heritage Iron 2013 Calendar reports:

 11 Nov IH 1206

It was built from 1965-67. This is the featured Heritage Iron 2013 Calendar tractor for November. To order the calendar, go to HeritageIron.com.
 

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