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.
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.
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.
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.
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.