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IH Farmall Tractors
International Harvester (IH) began the decade of the 50s as the dominant tractor manufacturer in the world, and they continued to introduce new and better models through the '60s. But internal problems hurt their sales and IH slipped from number one in market share to number two behind John Deere by the end of the '60s.

The 1950s began with IH replacing their "Letter Models" – the venerable Models A, B, C and F series – with the "Number Series" models. With each new series between 1950 and 1969, the number of models increased and the horsepower of each increased as well.

    In 1951, the Farmall line had reached a milestone – the one-millionth tractor rolled off the production line. At that time, the factory was producing 306 tractors a day, and International Harvester was the number one tractor manufacturer in the world.

theres an 856 for sale in town that on the 856 plate has the word custom built into the plate(factory) wat does this mean? ive never seen it..... is it rare? any input will be appreciated

I beg to differ regarding the fenders. I believe an 856 Custom would still include the flat top fenders. In addition, I think the Custom model only had single headlights in the fenders instead of two headlights per fender.

I beg to differ regarding the fenders. I believe an 856 Custom would still include the flat top fenders. In addition, I think the Custom model only had single headlights in the fenders instead of two headlights per fender.

IH Farmall Tractors
International Harvester (IH) began the decade of the 50s as the dominant tractor manufacturer in the world, and they continued to introduce new and better models through the '60s. But internal problems hurt their sales and IH slipped from number one in market share to number two behind John Deere by the end of the '60s.

The 1950s began with IH replacing their "Letter Models" – the venerable Models A, B, C and F series – with the "Number Series" models. With each new series between 1950 and 1969, the number of models increased and the horsepower of each increased as well.

    In 1951, the Farmall line had reached a milestone – the one-millionth tractor rolled off the production line. At that time, the factory was producing 306 tractors a day, and International Harvester was the number one tractor manufacturer in the world.


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