• THE BREAKUP: WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

    How did one of the biggest-selling brands in history go under? There are a variety of reasons and opinions, all of which are explored in this book. These 192 color pages will provide hours of enjoyment to International Harvester collectors, restorers, Red Farmers, and other fans of the brand.

    Former International Harvester Company executive and former IH dealer Paul Wallem spent two years interviewing 50 dealers, farmers, restorers, and collectors, as well as former IH executives involved in the merger with Case.

    The Breakup: What Really Happened not only examines the causes of the dissolution, it pays homage to this magnificent brand that has long outlived the company. That’s due, in large part, to a growing number of ardent collectors, many of whom spend thousands of dollars to meticulously restore their IH equipment to “better than new.” They meet regularly at regional and national “red events,” and keep the iconic IH brand alive.


    Item: 9875

    Author: PAUL WALLEM

    Format:

  • ACTION IN IH COUNTRY

    A collection of magazine ads from 1964 to 1984 for International Harvester tractors and equipment, Action in IH Country tells the story of the advertising for these machines. International Harvester did a lot of advertising from the mid-1960s to the early 1980s, with many multipage ads. This collection provides a great number of ads that reveal the history of the company, pictures to help those restoring their favorite “toys,” and entertainment for those who just enjoy looking at the ads.

    International Harvester fans will savor this peek into the past, all via ads and images from the personal collection of Tim Putt.

    Item: 8223

    Author: Tim Putt

    Format: Paperback

  • EVOLUTION OF A TRACTOR

    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.

    Item: 1042

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  • INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER COLLECTORS SET

    Introducing the book set that belongs on the shelf of every International Harvester fan. Whether you are a collector, restorer, Red Farmer, or just an admirer, this popular set will provide you an inside look at the legendary brand that you will not find anywhere else. If you thought you knew International Harvester, think again.

    This set includes:

    Successes and Industry Firsts: International Harvester 1940-1980

    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 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.

    The Breakup: What Really Happened

    How did one of the biggest-selling brands in history go under? There are a variety of reasons and opinions, all of which are explored in this book. These 192 color pages will provide hours of enjoyment to International Harvester collectors, restorers, Red Farmers, and other fans of the brand.

    Former International Harvester Company executive and former IH dealer Paul Wallem spent two years interviewing 50 dealers, farmers, restorers, and collectors, as well as former IH executives involved in the merger with Case.

    The Breakup: What Really Happened not only examines the causes of the dissolution, it pays homage to this magnificent brand that has long outlived the company. That’s due, in large part, to a growing number of ardent collectors, many of whom spend thousands of dollars to meticulously restore their IH equipment to “better than new.” They meet regularly at regional and national “red events,” and keep the iconic IH brand alive.

    Item: 11330
  • INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER HOUGH AND DRESSER

    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.

    Item: 11099

    Author: Roger Amato

    Format: Hardcover

  • INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER TRACTORS

    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.

    Item: 10907

    Author: Jonathan Whitlam

    Format: Paperback

  • RED COMBINES 1915-2020

    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.

    Item: 11093

    Author: Lee Klancher

    Format: Hardcover

  • SUCCESSES AND INDUSTRY FIRSTS: INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER 1940-1980

    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.

    Item: 11329

    Author: PAUL WALLEM

    Format: Paperback

  • TRACTOR WARS: JOHN DEERE, HENRY FORD, INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER, AND THE BIRTH OF MODERN AGRICULTURE

    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.

    Item: 11370

    Author: Neil Dahlstrom

    Format: Hardcover

  • TRACTOR: RED EDITION

    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.

    Item: 9096

    Author: Lee Klancher

    Format: Hardcover

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