Posts Tagged ‘international harvester’

IH TD-6 Crawler, 1940s.

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

A man and his boy riding a diesel International Harvester TD-6 caterpillar tractor. Appears 1940s. From this set.

4H IH Scout

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

The float aside, that bright red truck is the focus here (also seen here, and here) The owner of this truck was a forward thinker: the shiny, new truck seen here was from the first year International Harvester made the Scout, its answer to the Jeep. At the time, tractor manufacturers weren’t specifically tractor manufacturers: they made all kinds of motorized stuff beneficial to farmers. IH saw a need for a heavy-duty farm vehicle that Willis’ Jeep was fulfilling, and came up with the Scout. Ford eventually followed with its Bronco, but the gas-conservation of the 70s mostly killed off these smaller versions of what we’d call an SUV. You may not know, but IH made the Scout until 1980: that’s almost 20 years on the road.