IHC Orchard Tractor

| October/November 1992

  • Orchard tractor

  • Orchard tractor

16349 Lynch Rd. Holley, New York 14470

Built in 1944, this orchard tractor was owned by an IHC dealer and used in his own orchards of apples and cherries. It had been very well cared for prior to my purchasing it in 1984. All it needed was a new coat of paint. The tractor came with its original owner's manual and my dad found a parts manual at a Case IH dealer in the next county.

After spending time working the ground in our garden and running a rotary mower in our back field, it gets a bath, dried and put back in its corner of the garage, ready for the next job it will be called on to do.

Besides the tractor I have an IHC model LA, 1?-2? HP motor and at the present time I am completing a restoration of a three horsepower type M engine that my dad gave me.

If anyone has tips on setting up the 3 HP M to help me start it right, please write. This is my first engine and I am not too sure if I have it set up correctly.