Original reminiscences of IHC executives from April 1920. Includes factory photos not published elsewhere, plus manuscript and illustrations from collector Leroy Baumgardner Jr. Softcover, 64 pages, illustrations.
International Harvester, Hough, and Dresser Construction and Industrial Machines are illustrated and described in detail along with a history of each company. The machines include crawler and wheel tractors and dozers, attachments for IH crawlers, tracked and wheeled loaders, scrapers, off-road trucks, hydraulic excavators, smaller industrial equipment, engines used to power these machines, and machines from other manufacturers that were powered by IH engines. Tables showing each model with years built, horsepower, weight, and other basic data are in appendices.
Author: Roger Amato
In this comprehensive and readable book, tractor expert Jonathan Whitlam tells the story of the development of International Harvester from its North American roots in the 1900s. The book covers developments from the early combustion-engine machines to the merger with Case in 1985 and ownership by Fiat in 1999. The story of International Harvester is inextricably tied up with developments in farming. While the giant tractors such as the Titans and Moguls could take on large-scale agriculture, smaller tractors were developed for more modest farms. The development of the famous all-purpose Farmall tractor in 1920 not only set a new benchmark in tractor design, it also completed the revolution in mechanization of agriculture in the United States. From 1949 some International Harvester tractors were built in Britain and the book goes on to reveal the importance of European developments, including German designs in the 1980s and 1990s after the amalgamation with Case. Accompanied by a rich selection of color photographs, this fascinating book is a complete account of both the UK and European as well as American IH tractors.
Author: Jonathan Whitlam
This award-winning book chronicles the complete story of the red combine’s impact on agriculture and society. Co-authored by long-time IH and Case IH product manager Gerry Salzman, Red Combines 1915–2020 is a unique collaboration that featured Klancher's storytelling ability and Salzman's knowledge from 42 years as an industry leader and insider.
The second edition features: updates on the latest Case IH combines, new photography, a slightly smaller size, and more affordable price!
The book includes photographs and details about every International Harvester and Case IH combine built in the United States and abroad, and tells the story of the creation of the Axial-Flow combine, which was developed in a garage so secret only a few people knew it existed. The Axial-Flow combine was a technological leap that transformed the industry when introduced in 1977. The book covers the entire line of red combines, including the CBX, a top-secret mega-combine built in the 1990s. Also included is brief coverage of J.I. Case combines. Authored by Lee Klancher and the team of talented contributors who created the award-winning Red Tractors 1958–2013, this thorough and entertaining book is another captivating volume sure to please fans of agricultural equipment and farm history.
Author: Lee Klancher
The third edition of the definitive guide to the history of International Harvester and Case IH tractors is revised and reformatted into a compact, 8x8-inch, easy-to-read volume. The latest edition of the award-winning history of International Harvester and Case IH tractors features an all-new cover and updated content, including data and photos of every model built from 1958 all the way up to 2022, as well as in-depth information on how these tractors were designed and constructed.
Author: Lee Klancher
The legacy of International Harvester often focuses on the lasting memories of the distinctive red farm machinery. Collectors and restorers have done remarkable work in keeping the IH brand alive. This book, from best-selling author of The Breakup, Paul Wallem, shines a light on the many successful products developed by IH between 1940-1980, some that were "industry firsts." Included are never before published photos and stories about the design and development of IH products, including the top-secret Axial-Flow combine project.
Author: PAUL WALLEM
Discover the untold story of the “tractor wars,” the twenty-year period that introduced power farming - the most fundamental change in world agriculture in hundreds of years.
A researcher, historian, and writer, Neil Dahlstrom has spent decades in the corporate archives at John Deere. In Tractor Wars, Dahlstrom offers an insider’s view of a story that entwines a myriad of brands and characters, stakes and plots: the Reverend Daniel Hartsough, a pastor turned tractor designer; Alexander Legge, the eventual president of International Harvester, a former cowboy who took on Henry Ford; William Butterworth and the oft-at-odds leadership team at John Deere that partnered with the enigmatic Ford but planned for his ultimate failure.
With all the bitterness and drama of the race between Ford, Dodge, and General Motors, Tractor Wars is the untold story of industry stalwarts and disruptors, inventors, and administrators racing to invent modern agriculture—a power farming revolution that would usher in a whole new world.
Author: Neil Dahlstrom
This book has the same content as Tractor, just with a different color on the cover for those that bleed red! This rollicking ride into machine history follows the innovators, entrepreneurs, and hucksters who transformed our world with farm machines. Starting with the turn-of-the-century visionaries who saw that four wheels and a motor could replace the horse, the book moves swiftly through key early developments to cover the power farming movement of the latter part of the 20th century—a time when major manufacturers lagged behind and independent builders and farmers began creating their own solutions with pencil drawings and welders.
The book’s stories range from the butcher shop where John Deere secretly designed a completely new line of four- and six-cylinder tractors to the skullduggery and corporate raiding that took place in fields and back lots as company agents schemed to discover what their dirty ol’ competitors had up their sleeves. The book moves all the way up through the creation of the first tractor electronics, the merger movement of the 1980s, and the emergence of high-technology innovations (such as smart farms and auto-guidance) that are changing the farm as we know it. This raucous, heartfelt book shines a light on some of the bright minds and innovative companies that emerged from the fertile fields of America’s heartland.
Author: Lee Klancher