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philh

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Posted: 10/12/19 05:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Were they within towing and cargo capacity?

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Posted: 10/12/19 07:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Around here everyone refereed to them as a old "binder", have no idea why.

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philh wrote:

Were they within towing and cargo capacity?


LOL. I had a Holmes wrecker bed mounted on mine. Single rear wheel, and I hooked on to a couple of trucks where I had issues with the front wheels lifting. But always had plenty of power.

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Yep, I have several friends, my age and older, and they all refer, or referred, to IH as "Binders". Which I always assumed was meant as another name for a "reaper" or "binder".


Towing, you likely know the area. I was leased to a large operator that bought ton trucks from many dealers to get their tow business. Mine was the only one in the fleet that could get on I29/35 northbound off Armour, towing a Caddie, and be doing the speed limit when we got to the split.


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Aiming your headlights high to drive through corn and hay fields at night to feed the stock? I never heard that one.


Drive thru corn field? Better not knock any down. Don't cut any ruts. A hay field, never grows as high as lights.

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Posted: 10/13/19 07:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think those folks are lined up to see which rig will be the first to fall through that rickety old bridge...


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We used to say… The only thing international Harvester built that was worth a **** was a manure spreader, and they wouldn’t stand behind it!

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I had friends that had those old IH trucks. Yes they were tough. But, they rode and drove like,, well like a truck.

Last one I rode in was my friends 1964 IH truck in about 83 or so. I was in the passenger seat and he took a left turn at a stop light. I leaned against the door and it flew open. He had to reach over and grab me by the shirt to keep me from falling out in the middle of the road.

Durable trucks but the door latches sucked. He started holding the door shut with a bunji cord to keep it closed.

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My 62 was like that, but only after I rolled it :-).

I used to drive around town with the window down and my left arm hooked around the door so I could easily pull it closed each time I went around the corner.

That was when I was young and stupid.


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C Schomer wrote:

We used to say… The only thing international Harvester built that was worth a **** was a manure spreader, and they wouldn’t stand behind it!

Haha, classic!


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Look at the custom canopy on the first truck! Prolly one of the first full size 4wd pickups too.
That 2nd one though looks like a 1/2 ton. The caravan probably all stopped there to tell him he was over his gvw, rawr and towing rating....

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Grit dog wrote:

Look at the custom canopy on the first truck! Prolly one of the first full size 4wd pickups too.
That 2nd one though looks like a 1/2 ton. The caravan probably all stopped there to tell him he was over his gvw, rawr and towing rating....
Actually the Dodge power wagon had the first 4 wheel drive PU in 1946 civilian version , " from 15 trucks that changed America ". International did have the first crew cab PU in 1957 with 3 doors, upgraded to 4 doors in 1961. Chevrolet had the first doolie in 1973. Dodge had the first Diesel PU in 1989. Chevrolet had the first independent front suspension PU in 1960.

* This post was edited 10/14/19 04:00am by colliehauler *

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