Friday, June 18, 2010

IH Axial-Flow combine history


The axial flow combines were he best. IH was second place in the combine business before they got the axial flow. The IH harvester company went full tilt into making a machine that was totally different than all the other machines in the industry.
The 1480 had a 190HP DT-436 IH engine, 30 inch rotor, 208 bushel grain tank, and a sieve cleaning area of 6420 square inches. The 1460 had a 170HP DT-436 IH engine, 24inch rotor, 180 bushel capacity grain tank, with a sieve cleaning area of 4750 square inches. The 1440 had a 135HP D-436 IH engine,24 inch rotor, 145 bushel capacity grain tank, with a sieve cleaning area of 4750 square inches. While the 1440 and 1460 shared the same threshing and separating specs, there were a few other differences besides grain tank capacity and engine horsepower. IH also offered a hillside model 1470 with a 210hp IH DT-466 engine, 145 bushel grain tank, 24 inch rotor and the 1482 pull-type combine requiring a 130hp or larger tractor, 30 inch rotor and 245 bushel grain tank.

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